10/18/2012 01:09:00 PM
Eat This, Drink This, Do This: LA's Weekend Planner
Rockwell: Table & Stage, basically Vermont and Rockwell, which are now named as one, has gone through some changes over the last few months, and it's ready for its big debut. The performance space for "For the Record" has been opened up so you have more room to see the rad show featuring songs from directors like John Hughes and the Coen brothers. This weekend, the talented stage, film and TV performers do songs from Martin Scorcese movies. There's an entirely new menu to go along with it, so you can dine on lobster deviled eggs or mussles steamed in beer while someone sings "Layla" around you. Tickets are $40 for reserved seats, $20 for partial view, and dinner and drinks are all a la carte.
LA Magazine's annual The Food Event at the Saddle Rock Ranch in Malibu is always a blast, with plenty of food from top restaurants for grazing - MB Post, Lukshon, Loteria Grill, Milo + Olive, Savory and many more - booze from cocktailians, wineries and breweries, alike, and zebras. Yes, there are zebras, buffalo and camels to greet you on the property. Be smart: where sensible shoes. You're on a ranch, in the grass. Otherwise we'll probably giggle at you trying to walk across the field in those stilettos. Tickets are $115, or $125 with the after party. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-5 PM.
Another weekend, another beer fest in LA. This time it's Hollywood on Tap at the Paramount Studios backlot, where there will be more than 40 breweries pouring their stuff. You'll find sips from as far away as New Orleans (Abita) to close to home (Golden Road) and plenty in between. And PBR. For food, trucks like India Jones, the Bun Truck and Coolhaus will be on the lot. Tickets are $40 general admission, $50 for VIP (enter an hour earlier), and designated drivers are $15. Or just make it easy on everyone and check out the ticket-ride packages available with Driving Alliance. No tickets will be sold at the door; check out the website for specifics.