March 27 — Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, hosts the Los Angeles Sake Festival from 8 to 11 p.m. This three-hour event offers samples from more than 100 sake brands. Hot or cold, filtered or unfiltered, they’ve got it all, including an open bar of specialty sake cocktails.
Take an introductory sake class or just sample freestyle. But because learning the ins and outs of alcoholic beverages can take its toll, you may want to grab food beforehand, seeing as this is a liquor-only event.
Though if you don’t eat, you’ll be even more primed for the evening’s topper: karaoke. Prepare to belt out a few of your favorite tunes, “Lost in Translation”-style.
For information, visit www.drinkeatplay.com/lasakefestival/