This Weekend: Great LA Walk, Beer Fest, Unlimited Chili

The weather is going to be more wintry than we’re used to but that shouldn’t stop you from having fun. Check out what’s going on around town. The asterisked events are the ones I’m gonna talk about on Carson Daly‘s “AMP Mornings” radio show today.

Friday, November 19

*Ella Moss & Splendid Bi-Annual Warehouse Sale in Downtown
Score designer clothes for the whole family at this huge 20,000-square-foot warehouse sale that features Splendid and Ella Moss labels discounted 50-70% below retail.

  • Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm. The Cooper Building, 860 S Los Angeles Street, Downtown (map).

Disney TRON Pop-Up Shop Opens at Royal/T Cafe in Culver City
OK, some of you might be too young to remember the original TRON movie but that shouldn’t stop you from getting in on some TRON pop-up action at Royal/T Cafe in Culver City. The six-week-long event which promotes the new TRON: Legacy 3D movie coming out next month will feature all things TRON like a pop-up shop with sportswear, collectibles and even couture and a food menu with goodies like a Lightcycle salad and an Identity Disk cake.

  • 10am-6pm. Royal/T Cafe, 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map).

Saturday, November 20

*5th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk from Downtown to Santa Monica
This should be on every Angeleno’s bucket list as it’s one of the best ways to enjoy our city. This year’s Walk returns to Wilshire Boulevard, starting off at Pershing Square downtown and ending in Santa Monica — that’s 15.6 miles. The afterparty will be at Border Grill in Santa Monica. Email greatlawalk [at] to participate.

  • 10am-6pm. Free. Start point: Pershing Square in Downtown (map).

*Cupcake Camp LA in Hollywood
The event for cupcake lovers. You get to sample every kind of cupcake — holiday-themed, wedding, vegan, gluten-free, etc. — from the best cupcake bakers in Southern California. There will be about 50 bakers and 10,000 cupcakes!

  • 12-5pm. Tickets: $5-$30. The Music Box Theater, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

*Inaugural Harvest Beer Fest at the Echoplex in Silver Lake
This boozy charity event will benefit 826LA and feature over 50 West Coast and national beers, unlimited sample pours, food trucks and live music by local bands like Vaud & the Villains and Last Round Down.

  • 12-7pm. $30. Echoplex and the Echo, 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

LA Derby Dolls 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off in Downtown
It’s supposed to rain this weekend and what better way to keep warm than lots and lots of chili? For just $10 you get all the chili you can eat OR if you’re more the competitive type, you can enter your famous chili recipe for judgment for $20. I’m one of the judges so see if you can make chili so good it’ll make me cry. BTW, all proceeds go to benefit the LA Derby Dolls travel team. To compete email bongjovi420 [at]

  • 3-6pm. $10-$20. La Cita, 336 S. Hill Street, Downtown (map).
3 Responses to This Weekend: Great LA Walk, Beer Fest, Unlimited Chili
  1. Katy
    November 18, 2010 | 9:08 am

    Hey, caroline
    I hear u every morning on amp radio, ur awesome.
    I wanted to invite u to come over to my catering truck. It would be honor to have u stop by and enjoy a taste of really mexican food.
    I hope ur interested e-mail to check out our page on
    We’re located on grand n olympic in downtown we’re open 7 days a week S-Th 4:30-2:00am F-

  2. Noelle
    November 18, 2010 | 9:55 am

    I keep being out of town when the Great LA Walk happens! Last year and this year… Oops. Darn these amazing ticket prices I keep getting!!
    Are you doing the walk? Have fun!!

    And, will you post a report on the chili?

  3. Caroline on Crack
    November 18, 2010 | 9:56 am

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to do the walk because I’ll be judging the chili cookoff. Really wish I could do both or maybe the chili first and THEN the walk.


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