This Weekend: Beer Class, $5 Sake Tasting, Fancy Happy Hour

Blah, unpacking. Lots of booze-focused events for you though.

Thursday, August 26

Cocktail Hour for Taste of Beverly Hills
At this fancy happy hour, score half off wine, beer and cocktails! There will also be free appetizers and a glass of sparkling wine to toast the Taste of Beverly Hills. If you still haven’t bought your ToBH tickets yet, they’re offering a buy one, get one free deal at this event! And all-weekend passes will be discounted $350 (regularly $500).

  • 5-7pm. The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map).

Friday, August 27

Open House and Happy Hour Live at Central in Santa Monica
Ooh! Happy hour til 9pm on a Friday night with live music, FREE pizza from Joe’s Pizza and special happy hour priced booze — $3 draft, bottles and PBR tall boys as well as $4 micro draft, $5 well. If you stay til 10, you can moonwalk to your heart’s content during the Michael Jackson tribute party. To get on the guest list for Happy Hour Live, email kim [at] spinprgroup.com. Tell ‘er, Caroline on Crack sent you.

  • 5-9:30pm. Central, 1348 14th Street, Santa Monica (map).

Saturday, August 28

$5 Sake Tasting at The Wine House
Sake Sommelier Toshio Ueno and sake specialist Kenji Tateishi will be pouring six sakes for you to taste for only $5! It’s in the middle of the afternoon, just stop by for a tipple and check out the premium white tag sake which will be 10% off. No ressies needed.

  • 1-4pm. $5. The Wine House, 2311 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, August 29

The Chemical Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl
Man, I am long overdue for the Bowl this summer. And this groovy concert may be enticing enough to get me out from under my moving boxes. Dance in the aisles to The Brothers as well as electro-funk Chromeo and synth-y YACHT. Jason Bentley will be hosting. Amazingly tickets are still available!

  • 7pm. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood (map).

Tuesday, August 31

Beer Chicks’ Beer and Bites Pairing 101 Class at Library Alehouse
Those cute beer girls are at it again, educating beer newbies all over. This class which will guide you through different beer styles takes place at one of my fave beer bars, Library Alehouse. Beers include Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel, Chimay Blue and more, while the seven-course event will include the likes of fish tacos with mango salsa and beef carbonade with French fries. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit breast cancer research via the charity What a Pair. RSVP asap as this is a hot ticket.

  • 6:30-8pm. $59 (included processing fee). Library Alehouse, 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica (map). Reservations (310) 314-4855.

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