Get Out: Last Call At King Eddy's, Petersen Vault Opens, The Gospel Of Hip Hop
DRINKING: Tonight is last call at the historic dive bar King Eddy Saloon before it opens under new ownership. Located in Skid Row, it's considered one of the last legit dives in the area (we're not talking about the pseudo-vintage bars to appeal to the mustachioed hipster crowd).
SHOPPING: Today UNIQUE LA is hosting a Holiday PopUp at the KK Gallery in Chinatown, where you can buy art, apparel, jewelry, housewares or make your own gifts. The pop-up opens from noon until 9 pm at 963 Chung King Road. The DIY crafting will be from 1pm - 4pm with Sonja Rasula, the founder of UNIQUE LA, and KC Sears, Los Angeles Etsy Ambassador.
ART: Bergamot Station in Santa Monica is having their holiday open house today from noon until 5 pm. There will be food, drinks and plenty of art, of course. Parking is $1 at the nearby Crossroads School. Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica.
READING: The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles is hosting a reading by Lawrence Parker, who is better known as KRS-ONE (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone). The Brooklyn MC will be reading from the recently released "The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument." The reading begins at 5 pm.
FOOD: Seinfeld's infamous "Soup Nazi" episode is coming to a Pavillions near you -- in Burbank, in fact. Jason Alexander will be on hand for the launch of the product of Al Yeganeh (aka the original Soup Nazi!) It starts at 3 pm. For more info about the event and other weekend food events, check out our "Weekend Eats."
AUTOS: Beginning today, the Petersen Automotive Museum is opening its vault for us mere mortals. (It's usually only open to VIPs.) The cost is $25 per person in addition to regular admission. For more information, visit the Petersen's website or check out this write-up from the OC Register.