LA Weekend Events Roundup 10.6.16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 10.6.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

Into the Night: Pop for the PeopleEVENTS
Into the Night: Pop for the People

Oct. 7. Celebrating the major new retrospective, Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A., the Skirball Cultural Center hosts the eighth installment of its after-dark series mixing outdoor live music, pop-up activities and rare nighttime access to the museum galleries. The event takes place on opening night and includes performances by synth-pop performer Seth Bogart and alt-electro artist Chela. Come dressed in Pop Art–inspired makeup and costumes, enjoy signature cocktails and more. 8 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.440.4500. skirball.org

 

 

Festival of DisruptionFestival of Disruption
Oct. 8-9. Curated by David Lynch, this fest at the Theatre at Ace Hotel features his favorite musicians, visual artists, virtual reality creators, choreographers, DJs and more. Highlights of the festival include performances by Robert Plant and St. Vincent; talks by Frank Gehry and Mel Brooks; and photography by Lynch. 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.235.9614. festivalofdisruption.com

 

 

L.A. Greek FestL.A. Greek Fest
Oct. 7-9. Experience the best of Greece in the middle of Los Angeles. Fill your dish with Greek cuisine and pastries like gyros, spanakopita, baklava and moussaka, along with Greek wine, beer and cocktails. The fest also features Greek music, dance performances and DJ tunes. Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., L.A., 323.737.2424. lagreekfest.com

 

 

Cinema Under the StarsCinema Under the Stars
Oct. 7-8. The Getty Villa’s alfresco film series returns with screenings of Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Oct. 7) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Oct. 8) in the outdoor classical theater. Pair the flicks with a glass of Vine Brule Bianco, their signature warm spiced-wine cocktail and other concessions. The museum galleries and gardens will also be open at 6 p.m. to enjoy prior to the movies. 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, 310.440.7300. getty.edu

 

 

Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.ARTS + CULTURE
Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.
Oct. 7-March 12. Renowned for his representations of everyday objects and his inventive interplay of line, dot and color, Roy Lichtenstein (1923–97) shaped the Pop Art movement. The Skirball Cultural Center’s new exhibition explores how the artist and the movement, buoyed by a renaissance in printmaking, made fine art accessible to the American public in ways that had not been achieved before. By exploring the historical and cultural context of Lichtenstein’s life and work, the exhibition sheds light on the social impact of Pop Art. The show coincides with the 50th anniversary of prominent Los Angeles printing house Gemini G.E.L. and features more than 20 of its Lichtenstein prints. (photo: Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior, Roy Lichtenstein, Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior, 1992. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / Gemini G.E.L.) 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.440.4500. skirball.org

 

 

Catch LAFOOD + DRINK
Catch LA
One of the hottest Los Angeles restaurant openings of the year finds trendy Manhattan eatery Catch opening above the streets of the West Hollywood Design District. Find a well-heeled crowd dining on a globally influenced, seafood-centric menu paired with expansive al fresco seating—340 seats under a retractable roof. Menu signatures unglue truffle sashimi; Cantonese lobster; bourbon-miso black cod lettuce cups; and “Hit Me” chocolate cake. 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. catchrestaurants.com

 

 

Serafina SunsetSerafina Sunset
The beloved New York City-based Italian eatery opens its first West Coast outpost with a breezy indoor/outdoor location on the Sunset Strip. Dine on an array of handmade pastas accented with everything from pesto and porcini mushrooms to caviar, along with pizzas (over 20 varieties) and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. House specialities include tartufo nero pizza made with robiola cheese, fontina, truffle oil and black truffles; farfalle limoncello pasta; and prosciutto with creamy burrata. 8768 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.659.9130. serafinarestaurant.com

 

 

Sweetfin PokéSweetfin Poké
Opens Oct. 7. It’s no secret that poké is taking Los Angeles by storm. Sweetfin Poké is the latest shop to open a new outpost—this time at The Village at Topanga. The newest location will feature a signature bowl called the Avo-Coco Albacore, which combines pineapple, Fresno chili, mint, snow peas and a new housemade sauce. 6256 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #1310, Woodland Hills. sweetfinpoke.com

 

 

LucquesLucques Oktoberfest Beer Garden
Oct. 9. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne throw an Oktoberfest celebration of first-of-the-fall season dishes showcasing winter squash, roasted apples and wild mushrooms with a variety of grilled and pan-roasted housemade sausages and Lucques’ sauerkraut. Also find German bottled brews and seasonal draft beers, along with wines from Austria, Germany and around the world to complement the menu. All guests will receive a welcome tulip glass of house made Mint Schnapps made by head barman Christiaan Röllich. Festive Oktoberfest attire for staff and guests is encouraged. (Dylan + Jeni) $65/pp. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. lucques.com

 

 

Rock & Reilly’sRock & Reilly’s
The Sunset Strip’s lively Irish pub has opened in the heart of the financial district. Find a massive indoor/outdoor space that boasts a patio on Flower St. The menu features classic pub fare that includes everything from tacos, to burgers and flat breads. Also find a weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m. 615 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.537.0554. rockandreillys.com

 

 

FIG & OLIVE Melrose PlacPink Thursdays at FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
Oct. 6-27. Every Thursday throughout October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FIG & OLIVE will serve an array of rose-tinted drinks and small bites—not to mention a dynamite selection of rosé. Kick off your night with pink Champagne; pink cocktails like the La Vie en Rose, berry-infused gin, grapefruit liqueur, lemon, and rose water; and pink bites like tomato-watermelon gazpacho with squash seed and basil oil. Their new menu also focuses on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and includes dishes like Provencal carrot and thyme soup; quinoa salad with  red cabbage, roasted squash,  pomegranate, orange segment and a pumpkin seed citrus dressing; and Riviera salmon with braised endive, baby kale, cauliflower purée and an olive and piquillo tapenade—get it as a prix-fixe for $55 all month long. 8490 Melrose Place, L.A., 310.360.9100. figandolive.com

 

 

beerRiot House Bar
Through Oct. 31. Once a hangout for rock ’n’ roll legends of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the revamped spot inside Andaz West Hollywood offers a special Angel City Oktoberfest beer pairing special for $25. The deal includes a 12 oz. pour of Angel City Oktoberfest beer paired with a quartet of fall bites (think crispy potato cake, blistered pretzel and pork belly) from new executive chef Justin Taylor. The deal is available at the bar during dinner hours. 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323.656.1234. westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com

 

 

manuelaManuela
Food and art unite in downtown Los Angeles. Manuela is the new daytime, southern-influenced restaurant that takes residence inside international gallery, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Expect artisanal cuisine made utilizing techniques including in-house smoking, fermenting, preserving and pickling. Some of chef Wes Whitsell’s dishes include the Redneck Sampler of country ham, pickles, pimento cheese and a biscuit; grilled peach with country ham and ricotta; smoked half chicken with charred eggplant, yoghurt and bitter greens and smoked baby back ribs. 907 E. 3rd St., downtown, 323.849.0480. manuela-la.com

 

 

Fritzi DTLAFritzi DTLA
You can now get your brunch fix at Fritzi DTLA. Their take on the weekend meal is inspired from past visits to Denmark. Choose either three or five items to fill your tray, ranging from Dutch baby pancake; white miso Kouign-amann; chocolate croissant; head-to-tail pork sausage; a variety of eggs, including baked eggs stuffed with sundered tomatoes and spinach; and more. $13/$18. 814 Traction Ave., downtown. fritzidtla.com

 

 

Hollywood Premiere Party The ShowTHEATER
Hollywood Premiere Party The Show

Oct. 7-Nov. 5. LA’s newest interactive theater production gives you the ultimate Hollywood-style experience. It puts you into the middle of a Hollywood premiere party where you get to schmooze with actors and other VIPs, walk the red carpet and more, all while enjoying dinner and live music along the way. Fri.-Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m. $99-$129. Manor (Tiffany’s on Vine), 1718 Vine St., L.A., 323.960.7792. hollywoodpremiereparty.com

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