Flights of Five: White Christmas
Cruise to a brewhouse to nibble on five savory artisanal cheeses matched with five wheaty microbrews.
Limited edition: Flights include The Bruery’s rare–brewed 14.25% ABV, bourbon-barrel aged White Chocolate.
Tonight 7p. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Glassell Park (323-257-7866). $29; RSVP here.
Nearby: Villains; Bordello Bar; The Griffin
Tipsy Santas: Santa Monica Pub Crawl
Ho-ho-ho your way to a holly jolly hangover on this holiday-themed booze bash at the best bars in Santa Monica.
Scavenger hunt: Squeeze sleuthing into your boozing to score an ice-skating party and other freebies.
Sat 5p. Various bars in Santa Monica; pub crawl map here. $10 here.
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Mollusk Morsels: Fall Tasting Series
Put back flutes of California and French bubbly paired with a top-shelf spread of seafood and shellfish.
Sweet finish: Top it with chef Mirko Paderno’s flourless chocolate cake drizzled with bourbon sauce ($9).
Fri starting at 11:30a. Oliverio, Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills (310-407-7791). $69; call for reservations.
Nearby: The Bar Room; Comme Ca; Villa
Chewbacca Christmas: A Wookie Holiday Party
Watch the unbelievably bizarre (read: amazing) Star Wars Holiday Special while munching wookie cookies and sipping Wookey Jack Rye IPA.
This happened: How bizarre? Think Princess Leia breaking into off-pitch song and wookies celebrating “Life Day”. Mmmhmm.
Sat 8p. Bar One, 12518 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood (818-509-1938). Free.
Nearby: Federal Bar; Tiki No; Vicious Dogs
Japanese Cinema: LA EigaFest 2012
Follow the stories of a time-traveling Roman bathhouse architect and aspiring countryside rappers at this three-day Japanese film fest.
Cartoon chefs: Slurp bowls of ramen after Sunday’s screening of animated shorts with food-obsessed plotlines.
Fri-Sun. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-461-2020). Free-$25 here.
Nearby: Loaded; Hemingway’s; Beso