The Weekend Go Go: Repeal Day Cocktails, Beautiful Barware, Sips and Sweets + More

Best. Xmas Present. Ever.
Best. Xmas Present. Ever.

Win a pair of tix ($70 value!) to Angel City Chorale this Sunday, December 7th!  Click link above for details!

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s the holiday season.

To survive the surfeit of cheer, Ms. Go Go offers a libation-themed weekend that only marginally edges into wassail-and-eggnog territory.

Think of the weekend as sanity in a glass….

The End of Madness

On December 5, 1933, Americans got the best early Christmas present ever when Prohibition was repealed.

What better place to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the end of insanity than in one of 1933 Group‘s fab bars with a special Repeal Day cocktail for a dollar?

From 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, each of The 1933 Group’s six, splendid — and, clearly, historically minded — drinkeries will offer a special Repeal Day cocktail for a bill, a buck, a bone.

Sip on Old-Fashioneds at Harlowe, Bigfoot Lodge, Oldfield’s, Thirsty Crow,  Sassafras and Big Foot West.  The latter establishment  will also offer a pisco-based Kapple Pie while La Cuevita is featuring a Tequila Press, with jalapeño-infused Sino tequila.

A buzz for a buck?  You’ll drink to that….

1933 GROUP’S REPEAL DAY COCKTAILSFri, Dec 5, 5-7pm.  $1/21+Go HERE for 1933 Group bar locations.

Crafting the Cocktail: how to look good while drinking.
See beautiful barware aand more t Crafting the Cocktail exhibit at Craft in America.

Decorative Drinking

Back in the day, people drank from hollow gourds and bare hands.

Then things got fancy….

This Saturday, The Craft in America Center and The Museum of the American Cocktail show you just how fancy with Crafting the Cocktail.

Suggested exhibit subtitle: “How to Look Good While Drinking”.

Saturday’s Opening Reception and Cocktail Party launches the FREE  exhibit of alcoholic accoutrements, which features everything from swizzle sticks to tiki ware, champagne coupes to liquor cabinets.

In conjunction with the exhibit, which runs through February 21, 2015, The Museum of the American Cocktail will present a variety of talks and seminars around the city featuring libation experts such as Marcos Tello, Joe Keeper and Brandyn Tepper.

So basically, an exhibit that’s good-looking and smart.

CRAFTING THE COCKTAILSat, Dec 6, 4-6pm/Opening Reception & Cocktail Party; exhibit runs through Feb 21, 2015. FREEThe Craft in America Center, 8415 W Third St, LA 90048.  For more information, go HERE.

RSVP for the Opening Reception & Cocktail Party at: rsvp@craftinamerica.org.

Sips & Sweets & Shopping....
Sips & Sweets & Shopping….

How To Have Fun While Shopping

Feeling a wee bit guilty about all the holiday shopping you’re avoiding this weekend?

Be a multitasking merrymaker this Sunday and head to the LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets The Majestic Downtown + the Reserve in DTLA.

Sample up to eight cocktails by master mixologists like Danielle Crouch (Caña Rum Bar, John Kelly O’Hare (Sonny’s Hideaway)  and Christiaan Rollich (A.O.C.).

Non-alcoholic bevs available…if necessary.

Bring the munchkins along to “help” you taste-test treats from some of L.A.’s best bakers and pastry chefs including Terri Wahl (Auntie Em’s), Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), and Nicole Mournian (Gjusta) to name a very few.

In addition to all that sipping and sweets-eating, check off items on your holiday shopping list at the artisan vendor village and cookbook corner featuring new food porn tomes from local chefs.

Finally, you can feel good about your gustation; a portion of your ticket sales benefits Food Forward whose mission is to harvest food, fight hunger and build community.

Let’s drink to that….

LA WEEKLY’S SIPS AND SWEETSSun, Dec 7, 2-5pm.  All ages/$40 (21+); $25 (under 21)The Majestic Downtown + the Reserve DTLA, 650 So Spring St, DTLA 90014.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

Grand Central Market Holidays —  Menu specials! Gifts! Music!  Kids’ DIY! — Fri, 12/5 – Sun, 12/7

Mohawk Bend IPA Fest — 60+ IPA’s!  All CA brews!  2nd Annual beer-bration!  – Sat, 12/6

CicLAvia South L.A. — Leimert Park to Central Avenue via Martin Luther King Blvd! California African American Museum!  Kwanzaa! — Sun, 12/7

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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