Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend

  • Sakana Special: LA Niigata Sake no Jin

    Swing to live jazz while pairing Japanese small plates with 20 premium sakes imported from Niigata Prefecture.
    Marathon winner: Cheer on LA runners at Andaz's bottomeless brunch. They get the glory. You get Belgian waffles. Everyone wins.
    Tonight 6p & 9p. Izakaya Fu-ga, 111 S. San Pedro St., Downtown (213-625-1722). $35 here.

    Nearby: Lazy Ox Canteen; Bäco Mercat; Mo-chica

  • Track Meet: Big ‘Cap Beer Festival

    Stake your claim to $1.4 million in winnings by cheering on stallions over craft beers from 30+ breweries.
    Big cheese: Go VIP ticket to score more inclusive drinks and all-you-can-eat Gus’s BBQ.
    Sat Noon. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia (626-574-6384). $40-100 here.

    Nearby: Din Tai Fung; The Derby; Gin Sushi

  • Symphonic Showcase: The Aussie BBQ

    Go Down Under with a killer lineup of 20+ indie-rock bands headlined by veteran alt-rocker Ben Lee.
    First Friday: Electronica experimentalist Son Lux heads up tomorrow's Natural History Museum’s monthly musical throwdown.
    Sun 2p. The Fold, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Westlake (213-389-3856). $10 here.

    Nearby: Engine Co. No. 28; Mohawk Bend; Drago Centro

  • Foodie Felicity: The Essentials

    Eat your way through more than 30 LA dining hotspots handpicked by food writers and reviewers from LA Weekly.
    Smalls society: Or channel the Rat Pack with gin-and-tonic specials, a ‘60s soundtrack, and a prime-rib dinner.
    Sun 1p. LA Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Downtown (213-763-5801). $45 here.

    Nearby: Bottega Louie; Trader Vic's; Mas Malo

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