LA Weekend Events Roundup 11.3.16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 11.3.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

red bull sound selectEVENTS
Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days in LA
Nov. 1-30. The month-long concert series features shows from top performers like rapper Pusha T, Haim, YG, Jhene Aiko and many others. In addition to concerts, find several other day and night parties, including a festival to celebrate the iconic record label Stones Throw, the AFROPUNK Fancy Dress Ball and a party hosted by Chicago rap website Fake Shore Drive. See website for artist and venue information.



Dîner en BlancDîner en Blanc
Nov. 4. The chic Parisian-inspired secret picnic draws outdoor eating enthusiasts all dressed in white to a secret location. Just pack your picnic and accoutrements (like your finest china and stemware), rally at one of the predetermined destinations and wait for the final call that will lead you to the evening’s secret destination. Over the course of the night, you will eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing.



Pop-Up MagazinePop-Up Magazine
Nov. 3. The live magazine, created for a stage, a screen and a live audience returns to LA on the first stop of their national tour. The event features Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times best-selling authors, popular radio and podcast voices and artists (think Ira Glass, Jessica Hopper and Mychal Denzel Smith). Presenters tell vivid, multimedia stories, accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, even shadow theater. The night ends gathered around the bar. 7:30. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 933 S Broadway, downtown.



Westedge Design FairWestedge Design Fair
Nov. 3-6. Some 150 premium design brands showcase their latest products and design ideas for the home during this annual event, which also features educational panel discussions, culinary demonstrations and more. Th 7-10 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-$80, under 12 free; opening night $80-$95. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 917.822.0350.



My Wildest Night in WeHoMy Wildest Night in WeHo
Nov. 3. Hosted by Andy Dick with Margaret Cho, Lachlan Patterson, Iliza Shlesinger, Moshe Kasher Jonathan Kite and Justin Martingale, the evening will pay homage to the best of the best wild and crazy nights in West Hollywood. All proceeds will benefit The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, an internationally acclaimed group that promotes civil rights and acceptance through music in Los Angeles and beyond. $20. The Comedy Store, 8433 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.



Ice at Santa MonicaIce at Santa Monica
Opening Nov. 3. This 8,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink in downtown Santa Monica brings holiday spirit to the beach. M-Th 2-10 p.m.; F 2 p.m.-midnight; Sa 10 a.m.-midnight; Su 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission, including skate rental, $15. 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, 310.260.1199.



Nov. 5, 10, 13, 17, 19, 27. In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, one that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: The Sun God reigns supreme. But Akhnaten’s bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow. L.A. Opera presents a new production of Akhnaten by renowned director Phelim McDermott, led by the company’s new artist in residence, young conductor Matthew Aucoin. Akhnaten’s mesmerizing score by Philip Glass is filled with driving rhythms and exquisite choral harmonies. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.8001.



Girl GodsGirl Gods
Nov. 3-6. The powerful contemporary dance and multimedia production is Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney’s newest work. It is set within an immersive video and sculptural environment. With a physical language expressing undomesticated and long-buried feelings, the dancers fiercely reveal the emotional underbelly of the female experience. (Photo by Jenny May Peterson.) REDCAT, 631 West 2nd St., downtown, 213.237.2800.



Angelini AlimentariFOOD + DRINK
Angelini Alimentari
The new daytime concept from the team behind beloved Angelini Osteria, offers a traditional Italian coffee bar, market and breakfast and lunch daily. Menu highlights include baked eggs with cherry tomatoes, onions, spicy sausage and crostino; white fish Milanese; famed Gino’s meatballs; and housemade gelato. There are also several vegan options. (Photo by Jakob Lyman.) 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 7317 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.297.0070.



pacific seasThe Pacific Seas
Opens Nov. 4. Since reopening last year, historic Clifton’s downtown has been rolling out new elements. The latest is The Pacific Seas, a Tiki bar accessible via a hidden staircase. Step inside to enjoy an island-getaway vibe, Polynesian cuisine and classic Tiki cocktails served from behind a mahogany boat deck. 648 S. Broadway, Level 4, downtown, 213.627.1673.



Oh Man! RamenOh Man! Ramen
Get a taste of the new ramen spot from chefs Luke Reyes and Phillip Frankland Lee, which is opening for lunch at Scratch|Bar & Kitchen prior to the unveiling of its forthcoming brick-and-mortar location in Encino. The menu includes tonkotsu pork ramen with braised pork belly, confit shoulder, bamboo shoot, green onion, soft egg, shiitakes and bonito flakes; and vegetable ramen with roasted squash, braised black kale, charred garlic sauce, soft egg and sesame. Also find an array of other dishes like General Lee’s octopus rice bowl; pork belly steamed buns; karate chicken sandwich on Hokkaido milk bread; to name a few. They will also be testing out 3-5 new specials each week before they decide what will be on the final opening menu. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 16101 Ventura Blvd. #255, Encino, 747.264.0642.



highland park bowlBitter Boozy Brunch at Highland Park Bowl
Nov. 5. Celebrate with Amaro author Brad Thomas Parsons in a spirited Bitter Boozy Brunch at Highland Park Bowl. Explore the book through a special menu of amaro cocktails, nibble on Highland Park Bowl’s Neapolitan-style pizzas, and lace up your bowling shoes for a day of bitter fun. Bowling will be encouraged. Noon-3 p.m. RSVP reqired. 5621 North Figueroa St., Highland Park. Tickets



Hedwig and the Angry InchTHEATER
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nov. 1-27. Glee’s Darren Criss stars alongside Tony winner Lena Hall in the L.A. premiere of this genre-bending rock musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. Recommended for mature audiences. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770.



Model ApartmentModel Apartment
Through Nov. 20. This early work by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an elderly couple who retire to Florida but can’t escape their brutal past. (Photo by Jeff Lorch Photography.) Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454.



Through Nov. 20. A timely entry for election season, this satirical play—having its world premiere—follows the tailor of a real-estate tycoon/reality TV star turned presidential nominee. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.