Barbershop Pop-Up

Chef Walter el Nagar, most recently of Il Grano in Santa Monica, will launch a pop-up in the top floor of Il Covo, the soon-to-be new home of Suzanne Goin's A.O.C. It's run as a chef's table with a six-course menu of reimagined Italian classics and an optional wine pairing. RSVP by calling (424) 272-5849.

WHAT: Barbershop Pop-Up

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 20 – Saturday, Dec. 22; 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. seatings

WHERE: Il Covo, 8700 W. Third St., L.A.

COST: $75; $35 for wine pairing

Suckling Pig at Bestia

On Friday and Saturday, chef Ori Menashe of Bestia will offer whole roasted Sonoma suckling pig and roast winter veggies just in time for the holidays. Guests can opt for per-person service, or splurge on a whole pig, which serves 20-25 people, for $500.

WHAT: Bestia's Suckling Pig

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 21- Saturday, Dec. 22

WHERE: Bestia, 2121 E. Seventh Place, L.A.

COST: $28 per person

Float Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Local artists, crafters and food vendors will pop up at Pasadena's Float café to aid in last-minute holiday shopping. Participants include Clare Sweets and Treats, Blossom Vintage, the Good Luck Soy Candle, Kate & Meg and Tailored Paperie.

WHAT: Holiday Pop-Up Shop

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

WHERE: Float, 380 S. Lake Ave., #106, Pasadena

COST: Free

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