Boozy Bounty: Bourbon Dinner at Cafe Del Rey
Marvelous marina views matched by scallops, roasted pork, and venison, plus four paired whiskies.
Cocktails & canapés: Warm your taste buds (and buzz) from 6-7p with inclusive drinks and passed trays.
Tonight 6p. Café del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Ray (310-823-6395). $75; call for required reservations.
Nearby: Bin 73; Hinano’s; C&O Trattoria
Toothsome Theater: Vampire Film Festival
Get bloodied by three days of fangtastic vampire shorts, features, and documentaries from an international lineup.
Launch party: Mingle with the indie filmmakers and sip $5 margaritas and cocktails until 10p tonight.
Fri-Sun. Casa 0101 Theatre, 2102 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights (323-263-7684). $49-75 here.
Nearby: Wurstkuche; MOCA; Urth Caffe
Meat Market: LA Bacon Festival
Partake in some mouthwatering baconalia as 45 area food vendors pimp their pork in vodka, cookies, and much more.
Sweet meets savory: Be sure to scope out Beachy Cream, who’ll be serving heavenly candied bacon ice-cream sandwiches.
Sat 3p. Petersen Auto Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-City West (323-964-6356). $40 here.
Nearby: LACMA; Busby’s; El Rey
Pop Fusion: Santigold at House of Blues
Hit the dance floor for a raucous set from the electro-pop savant who’s drawn (fair, but overblown) comparisons to M.I.A.
Southern funk: Or shake it to the big, bouncing beats of New Orleans' "queen diva."
Sat 8p. House of Blues Los Angeles, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood (323-848-5100). $239 and up here.
Nearby: Tower Bar; Chateau Marmont; Sunset Trocadero