Let’s not start counting our turkeys before they hatch.
What: A candlelit hideaway serving new takes on old-fashioned drinks inside what was once the caretaker’s cottage for the Raymond Hotel.
Why: Cozy up to conversation-starting cocktails (Ramos Fizz with gin and orange-flower water, hot cider toddy, Pimm’s Cup with tequila and grapefruit soda) and a snacky bar menu.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 4:30 p.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., at Columbia St., Pasadena (626-441-3136).
What: Baker Sarah Williams and designer Julia Luke’s pop-up DIY bakeshop where you can nab a pie kit (crust along with classic apple, lovely lemon, or maple pumpkin filling) for $20.
Why: The dough raised benefits the Los Angeles Food Bank.
When: Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Machine Project, 1200 N. Alvarado St., at W. Sunset Blvd., ste. d, Echo Park (213-483-8761).
Cookbooks for Chefs and Foodies
What: Whether you’re in charge of the bird or just bringing wine, study up on seasonings and best vintages with cookbooks from James Beard, Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, and more.
Why: You don’t want to give Grammy food poisoning — again.
When: T-Day is a week away. The time is now.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Oyster Bar at District on Sunset
What: Three or four varieties of oyster are now available on the rocks with horseradish and cocktail sauces.
Why: Skip the raw and go for the briny mollusk fried, charred, or in a sandwich.
When: Tues.-Sun., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 6600 Sunset Blvd., at Seward St., Hollywood (323-962-8200).
Fashion Trivia Night at In Residence
What: Cocktails, shopping, a trivia game for fashion lovers, and 20 percent off purchases for all attendees. DailyCandy subscribers get an extra 10 percent off with a printout of this e-mail.
Why: The winning team of two takes home a prize of In Residence-designed clothing.
When: Thurs., 8-10 p.m.
Where: 2051 Sawtelle Blvd., at Mississippi Ave., West Los Angeles (310-312-2049).
Trunk Show Sample Sale
What: Formerly a permanent sample sale shop in Santa Monica, the newly roving operation is popping up with loads of denim and knits marked at up to 80 percent off retail.
Why: Get down with discounts on labels like J Brand, Work Custom Jeans, Seven for All Mankind, Monrow, and LnA.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel, 3540 S. Figueroa St., b/t Exposition & Jefferson Blvds., Downtown.