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November

Liquid Intelligence at The Mixing Room

Complimentary, 6-7 p.m.

The ultimate cool school for aspiring mixologists, wine connoisseurs, and beer aficionados.  Each week, our experts guide you through a signature tasting and hands on experience. Sip and savor regional wines at gLAnce Lobby Bar during the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Get to know local craft breweries at gLAnce Lobby Bar during the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Reserve your spot and email jwlarestaurants@marriott.com.

November 2 – Sweet takes a back seat…come in and discover drinks that focus on rich, savory flavor cocktails.

November 9 – Sip and savor the full flavors of Syrah wines.

November 17 – Skip the milk and pair your cookies with beer!  Sample unique flavor pairings of classic cookies with various Sam Adams brews such as Winter Ale, White Christmas, and the Chia IPA

November 30 – Cozy up with hot cocktails for those cool fall SoCal nights.  

Whole Hog Dinner at Ford’s Filling Station

Reservations required 8-10 day in advanced

The anticipated Whole Hog Dinner is now available at Ford’s Filling Station! Perfect for parties of 6 - 8 people, the $800 dinner requires an 8 - 10 day advanced notice and comes with a full menu of appetizers, main entrée, side dishes, and a dessert to compliment the whole pig. Wine and beer pairings are available for an additional cost. To book your reservation, call (213) 765-8630

Complimentary Yoga/Meditation/Tai Chi Class

Saturdays at 9 a.m. on The Ritz-Carlton Pool Deck

Certified instructors take guests through a series of Yoga poses, Tai-Chi and meditation. Yoga Mats, Towels, and Water will be provided. The class is suitable for all fitness levels, and will be tailored to accommodate the guests in attendance. The complimentary class is open to hotel guests and is the perfect way to greet the day with inspiring views of the city from the 26th floor. Guests can call the spa and sign-up, or simply go to the pool deck at 9 a.m.

Live Events, Concerts, and Sports Games

STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theatre

L.A. LIVE is anchored by STAPLES Center, the world's most successful arena. Home to four professional sports teams (Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Kings) the 20,000-seat arena hosts 240 events and over 4 million visitors annually. STAPLES Center has presented virtually every major indoor sporting event in Southern California including ESPN's X Games, HBO Boxing, the Pac-10 Basketball Championship Tournament, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the NHL and NBA All-Star Weekends and the WTA Championships. STAPLES Center has also become the premier venue for musical performances, family entertainment, televised award shows, including the GRAMMYs, and many major events in the region.

Complementing the larger STAPLES Center arena, the state-of-the-art Microsoft Theatre is a mid-sized venue for live performances and events. The theatre hosts more than 125 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, corporate meetings, shareholder meetings, and product launches annually. Most notably, the theatre is the proud host of the American Music Awards, the ESPYs and the EMMYs.

To view upcoming sports and concerts at STAPLES Center, check out staplescenter.com/events.

To view upcoming concerts and events at Microsoft Theatre, check out microsofttheater.com/events.

The GRAMMY Museum Public Programs

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE

The GRAMMY Museum's public programs serve as a living extension of the exhibits, films, and artifacts that inhabit the Museum. The Museum hosts over 50 programs a year – an eclectic mix of unique events produced in the intimate, 200-seat, state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theatre. Audiences are thrilled to see performances by legendary artists, hear candid interviews with industry heavyweights, or catch an up-and-coming band from Los Angeles.

To view upcoming programs, check out grammymuseum.org/programs.

December

Holly Jolly Day – A Family Fun Event at The Mixing Room

Saturday, December 17, 2016 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come join us for a holiday event perfect for the whole family at JW Marriott Los Angeles!  Tickets include private access to the L.A. LIVE ice skating rink with a Hot Chocolate & Holiday Sweets Laboratory: a hands-on treat station with cupcake decorating and chocolate fondue. For adults, festive cocktails and spiked hot chocolate with a variety of toppings will be available at the bar. Santa Claus, the man of the hour, makes special appearances in the life-size Gingerbread House for photos and a meet-and-greet.   Tickets available online at hollyjollyday2016.eventbrite.com.

Session One
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Holiday Sweets in The Mixing Room
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Exclusive Ice Skating at L.A. LIVE before it opens to the public (includes skate rental)

Session Two
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Exclusive Ice Skating at L.A. LIVE before it opens to the public (includes skate rental)
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Holiday Sweets in The Mixing Room

Photos with Santa
Santa will be onsite 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for photos in the hotel's life-sized gingerbread house, along with other special surprises throughout the event.

Liquid Intelligence at The Mixing Room

Complimentary, 6-7 p.m.

The ultimate cool school for aspiring mixologists, wine connoisseurs, and beer aficionados.  Each week, our experts guide you through a signature tasting and hands on experience. Sip and savor regional wines at gLAnce Lobby Bar during the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Get to know local craft breweries at gLAnce Lobby Bar during the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Reserve your spot and email jwlarestaurants@marriott.com.

December 7 – Explore the ultimate cocktail builder for your holiday libations.

December 14 – How to select the right sparkle for the season with Taittinger wines.

December 21 - Get to know all about the Spiced Baltic Porter, a specialty brew from Angel City.