11/08/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

DailyCandy's LA Weekend Guide, November 8-10, 2013: Wine Riot, Film Festival & 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

Surf's up, wine down.

Wine Riot

What: More than 35 booths serve samples from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Divining Rod; a Wine 101 class schools newbies looking to turn oenophile.
Why: The event's exclusive Second Glass app lets you store info and vote for your favorite label; a partnership with Uber means you get home safely at a discount.
When: Sat. Riot One, 1-5 p.m.; Riot Two, 7-11 p.m.
Where: The Majestic Halls, 650 S. Spring St., at Seventh St., Downtown. Tickets ($60) at

Save the Waves Film Festival

What: Hang ten while listening to live music, then get schooled on surf culture at several documentary film viewings.
Why: The feel-good fest raises funds for Save the Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves.
When: Fri., 6-11 p.m.
Where: The Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Blvd., at Ashton Ave., Westwood. Tickets ($20-$50) at

3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

What: Fans of the designer's urban-tinged aesthetic can snag ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories from his spring collection at up to 70 percent off.
Why: You missed out on his wallet-friendly Target collab.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at Ninth St., Downtown.

L.A. Mart Design Center Sample Sale

What: Design junkies gain access to showrooms, usually open to the trade only (Bassman Blaine, Urban Colony), packed with furnishings, home accessories, and art at up to 70 percent off.
Why: You vowed to start holiday shopping early this year.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1933 S. Broadway, b/t W. Washington Blvd. & W. 21st St., Downtown. Tickets ($10) at the door.

L.A. Odyssey: Conceptions Artists Reception

What: Hosts Agyness Deyn and Ilaria Urbinati celebrate the eye-popping work of local shutterbugs Lily Flores, Serge Gil, and Kristy Mann.
Why: From glam to gritty, the trio meditates on the cityscape as inspiration in a series of nudes set against diverse local backdrops -- don't miss the 3-D video installation by guest artist Ida Joglar.
When: Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 S. La Cienega Blvd., at W. Washington Blvd., Culver City (310-876-1780).

Umami Burger Truffle Season Menu

What: The Los Angeles chain ups the ante by decking out burgers, salads, and desserts with the sought-after delicacy.
Why: Five words -- truffle salted chocolate ice cream.
When: Through Dec. 31.
Where: Locations at

Goldie's Buckets of Mary's Cornish Hen & the Fixings
What: Chef Thomas Lim puts a farm-to-table spin on the fast food family favorite -- get a starter, fried hen, and classic sides (potatoes, slaw, bean salad) for $25.
Why: Where else are you encouraged to wash down paté with a $4 brew?
When: Sun., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 8422 W. Third St., b/t S. Orlando Ave. & N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. For reservations, call 323-677-2470 or email

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LA Weekend Guide, November 8-10