5 Things To Do In LA: 12.1 – 12.7

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5 Things To Do In LA: 12.1 – 12.7


Tuesday December 2



Taking Back Tuesday: Emo Night | The Short Stop

Dreams do come true. HELLO 2005! BRING ON THE NOSTALGIA! Grab your friends, have some cocktails, feel some feelings, and sing along at the top of your lungs to some of your emo favs. Be one with a crowd who just gets you. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night, and did I mention it’s free? Must be 21+, more like must be 25+, and more info can be found HERE via Do LA!

Echo Park: 1455 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026



Thursday December 4



LA Mag’s Big Holiday Party | Miracle Mile

Who better to test and sip a variety of cocktails than with Los Angeles Magazine? This year marks as the mag’s 4th annual holiday party, and just as years passed it is open to the public to attend – must be 21+, obviously, and must purchase tickets. Expect nothing short of an awesome, craft cocktail filled evening! (more info and tickets here)

Miracle Mile: 5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90036



Friday December 5 (open every night through January 4)



LA Zoo Lights | LA Zoo

This is the very first year and hopefully one of many that the LA Zoo hosts its spectacular holiday light show created by live music light show design engineers Bionic League. Bring the kids, take a date and stroll through a 60 – 90 minute self guided tour of lights under the stars. (more info and tickets here)

Griffith Park: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027



Saturday December 6 (&7)



Unique USA LA Holiday Market | California Market Center

This year marks the 7th annual Unique USA LA Holiday Market and it’s back and better than ever. It was at the Unique LA holiday market last year that I discovered quite a number of small businesses that have now become some of my favorite local brands to shop. It’s also worth noting that I was able to get just about all of my holiday shopping done in one convenient place; from jewelry, clothes, homemade goodies, leather goods, art, candles and so on, prepare to get lost in a fabulous world of local creativity. Tickets for both days will only cost you $10 total, soooo… why wouldn’t you go?  (more info and advance tickets here!)

DTLA: 110 East 9th Street, 13th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90079



Sunday December 7



LA Weekly’s Sips & Sweets | The Majestic Downtown + The Reserve

Crafted in LA cocktails and delectable local sweet treats…. ? Sold. The list of incredible bakers, pastry chefs, mixologists, and bartenders can be found at laweekly.com – the event runs from 2 – 5 pm and more info and tickets can be found here!

DTLA: 650 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014






Tuesday December 2


Sopra at Sotto | Sotto

Join one of my favorite Italian restaurants in all of Los Angeles for a special 9 course meal in celebration of the holidays and especially Piemonte cuisine. $55 per person / $40 wine pairing / White Truffle $50 per person, per dish. RSVP: events@sottorestaurant.com – more info here!

Pico-Robertson: 9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035


Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday in December


Champagne Wine Dinner | Culina

It’s the holidays and we are feelin’ FANCY! For $95 per person you can enjoy a 4 course meal at Culina prepared by Chef Mette Williams paired with Champagnes of Moët et Chandon selected by Culina’s Wine Director Chris Bradford. The special menu will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday in December except Dec 24, 25, & 31 – reasonable.

Beverly Hills: 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048




Mrs. Fish | DTLA

Mrs Fish: a massive, 3 story, “subterranean” supper club brought to us by the same people who brought us Perch Downtown? Is it open right now? You’ll want in too once you see these pictures from Eater >> la.eater.com

DTLA: 448 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA


All’Acqua | Atwater Village

All’Acqua is a brand spankin’ new rustic pan-Italian eatery that has set up shop on the Eastside, and it sure looks purdy.

Atwater Village: 3280 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039


Spice Affair | Beverly Hills

A new, upscale, modern Indian fusion restaurant has opened on Restaurant Row off La Cienega that offers lunch, dinner, a champagne brunch buffet on weekends, AND a happy hour from 3 – 7 pm. Visit their site for more info – spice-affair.com 

Beverly Hills: 50 N La Cienega Blvd Suite 120 Beverly Hills, California 90211

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