Things to do for November 29, 2017

A 1,300-Pound Gingerbread Bar, Is All

Plus, All Kinds of Fun at the Museum of Failure

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Drinking Amid 1,300 Pounds of Gingerbread
GINGER SNAP

Drinking Amid 1,300 Pounds of Gingerbread

Gingerbread houses are okay. 1,300-pound gingerbread bars sitting in the lobby of the JW Marriott are better. Especially when they feature bar tools and bottles made from candy and cookie dough and intend to serve you punch from a disco ball. Only then are they worthy of your patronage.

Now open through Jan 2, Santa's Tavern at JW Marriott, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Downtown, 213-765-8600

Friday
A Vintage Airstream Full of Handsome Gifting Potential
HAPPY TRAILERS

A Vintage Airstream Full of Handsome Gifting Potential

You're holiday shopping at the Grove. First, you score a Cronut. Then, you stroll over to a huge Airstream PanAmerica trailer packed with Aether's jackets, shirts, sweaters and bags. At which point, you buy something for someone. And maybe something for yourself. Because you made the trip.

Saturday
The Museum of Failure Is Coming
YOU'VE GOT FAIL

The Museum of Failure Is Coming

The Ford Edsel. Clear Pepsi. The Segway. These are the kinds of things you'll explore at Sweden's Museum of Failure, which is arriving in Downtown this Saturday. In addition to exhibits on history's greatest mistakes, there's also a confession booth for recording your own failures. Hypothetically.

An Important Noma Vet Comes to Cook at Alma
MADS ABOUT YOU

An Important Noma Vet Comes to Cook at Alma

Mads Refslund is coming to Alma. If that sentence failed to move you, it'd probably be important to mention that he helped run this Danish place called Noma. Here, he'll be looking at our own native ingredients to add la carte dishes to Ari Taymor's menu. Right, that Mads Refslund.

Sunday
NoMad Lends Its Bar Staff to the Walker Inn
GUEST FRIENDS FOREVER

NoMad Lends Its Bar Staff to the Walker Inn

Soon, the full Nomad hotel will be in Downtown LA. Until then, you've got the NoMad Bar popping up at the Walker Inn every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with seasonal drinks and holiday surprises. No, you may not sit on bar director Leo Robitschek's lap. But at least you asked.

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Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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