So you’ve still got shopping to do. Breathe. We’ve got you covered with a top-notch craft fair in Silver Lake that’s fully equipped with cocktail bar and DJ. We also got you a one-way ticket to Westeros to "hold the door" for Bran or to a Bob’s Burgers pop-up for some puntastic (and real) burgers. Do some toy shopping for Stevie Wonder or immerse yourself into a moody Russian film landscape filled with mysterious heroes and a 7-course feast. Oh, and local indie band Run River North is hosting a food, art and music explosion to celebrate their newest album. It’s all happening, Los Angeles!
Wednesday, December 7 - Saturday, December 10
Bob’s Burgers pop-up
Thanks to Unit 120, Alvin “Eggslut” Cailan’s culinary incubator designed for chefs to freestyle without constraint —a 10-day Bob’s Burgers pop-up is in full swing. Show creator Loren Bouchard has even given his blessing. The final days are upon us so we’d get over there fast for a puntastic Belcher burger designed by a different Angeleno chef each day. Tuesday’s “Get in My Deli” burger by Chef Micah of Wexler’s Deli sold out before close, so get in line early.
Deets: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. through December 10; Unit 120; More info HERE
Thursday, December 8
The Music Center Remembers Leonard Cohen
Hey, sulking alone is no way to say goodbye. How about a final hallelujah to the legend himself with the Music Center on hand to warm your broken heart with drinks and outdoor heaters? There will be no tribute performances here, just pure Cohen recordings at their best.
Deets: 5- 9 p.m.; Music Center Plaza; FREE; More info HERE
Friday, December 9
20th Anniversary of Stevie Wonder’s House Full Of Toys Benefit Concert
If the thought of Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and John Legend singing their hearts out under one roof drive you wild with hot, sexy thoughts, then redeem your sinful dirty minds with charity. Stevie has requested that concertgoers bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy and concert proceeds will also benefit the We Are You Foundation, which assists children and families in need. All gifts are of course 100 percent tax deductible.
Deets: 8 p.m.; Microsoft Theater; $69.50 - $159.50; More info HERE
Friday, December 9 - Saturday, December 10
Game of Thrones S6: Behind The Scenes Fan Event
Winter is here and Hollywood and Highland turns Westeros for two days with the arrival of some impressive Game of Thrones (replica) set pieces, virtual reality simulations, and photo opps. Visit the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen, hold the door to save Bran or sit on the Iron Throne to celebrate the Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD launch. It’s a free event but pre-registering will get you fast passes.
Deets: 12:30-8 pm; Hollywood & Highland Center; Free; More info and register HERE
Image courtesy of HBO
Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 11
Far From Moscow Festival: Film, Music, Food, Life
Russophiles, gather here! An entire three days of immersion in Russian film, culture, fashion and comics at UCLA’s Far From Moscow Festival including a 7-course dinner with four Russian chefs at Verlaine (the soon-to-open new WeHo digs for chef Diego Hernandez of Mexico’s celebrated Corazon de Tierra.)
Deets: UCLA’s James Bridges Theater and various; Full schedule and tickets HERE
Saturday, December 10
Museo Silver Lake’s first birthday celebration
Eastside menswear consignment boutique Museo celebrates its first birthday this weekend with some hefty discounts and a Silver Lake block party. The former internet-exclusive retailer finally found a suitable home in Silver Lake and their neighbors seem to be stoked too: Lost Hills hair salon will have a photo booth and DJ, art space Bill’s Bar will host a ‘Champions of Leisure’ event featuring an array of boisterous games and free PBR and American Electric Tattoo Co. will feature event-specific flash tattooing. Museo opens at noon, and we’re told that early birds can expect handsome rewards.
Deets: 3 - 7 p.m.; MUSEO; FREE
Image courtesy of Museo
PARALLEL with Run River North
Local indie folk rockers Run River North have teamed up with the delicious food concept of Little Meats and a handful of artists and designers to bring us a one-of-a-kind event. Parallel is inspired by their new album Drinking from a Salt Pond and will be a “multi-sensory showcase of food tasting, art, and music” revolving around the theme of deconstruction — the beauty in breakdown. Tickets are limited, so hop on the link below!
Deets: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; GLDVW; $60, Tickets and more info HERE
Image courtesy of Parallel
We the People
Join some our favorite, mostly LA-based artists (Allie Pohl, Joshua John Miller, Jen Stark, Friendswithyou and oh so many more …) for a celebration of democracy and freedom of expression at We The People, a show curated by multimedia artist Austyn Weiner. Buy some art or just hang, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Deets: 6 - 8 p.m.; WERKARTZ; Follow @austyn to stay posted.
For Ideal Woman Allie Pohl’s favorite female gallerists in LA, click HERE ….
Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11
The Echo Park Holiday Craft Fair at Mack Sennett Studios
If you keep hitting up a different holiday market every weekend till Christmas then you’ll, at the very least, have an abundance of new toys for yourself. The Echo Park Holiday Craft Fair has always been about the handcrafted and the locally sourced and boasts 120 innovative artists selling everything from ceramics, jewelry, perfume and clothing to woodwork and fabric art. There will also be plenty of tasty food and drinks to keep you fueled as well as a specialty cocktail bar hosted by The Spare Room and music by Dublab DJs. Way to rock out the shopping list!
Image courtesy of Echo Park Craft Fair
Header image of Bob's Burger pop-up courtesy of @Lasa_LA