Things To Do This Weekend | LA Weekend Events Roundup 11.22.13

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 11.22.13

Justin-TimberlakeMUSIC + DANCE
Justin Timberlake
Nov. 26. He’s bringing sexy back … all over again. JT takes to the Staples Center on the heels of the release of The 20/20 Experience—2 of 2, the second volume of his first record in six years. Timberlake recently passed through Pasadena on his tour with Jay-Z. Kick off pre-show festivities at The Mixing Room inside the JW Marriott with five special cocktails inspired by JT like Pusher Love Girl with Avion Silver Tequila, pomegranate, St. Germain, and ginger. L.A. Live, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 800.745.3000.


megan-hiltyMegan Hilty
Nov. 22. See the perky personality from stage and screen perform Broadway, American and pop standards, as well as songs from from her debut album, “It Happens All The Time” in an intimate solo-concert at Catalina Bar & Grill. Hilty currently stars in NBC’s Sean Saves The World and is also revered for her role as Galinda in Wicked and from the hit TV series SMASH. Sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $40-$50. 6725 West Sunset Blvd., L.A., 866.468.3399.


beckBeck’s Song Reader
Nov. 24. For one night only, Beck, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor David Campbell and special guests will perform songs and stories inspired by Song Reader, Beck’s book of sheet music. The music will be complemented by personal stories narrated by special guests including comedian Jack Black, singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold. 8 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000.


magic-fluteThe Magic Flute
Nov. 23, 30; Dec. 5, 8, 11, 13. LA Opera premieres a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute that created a sensation at Berlin’s Komische Oper last season. Developed by British theater company 1927, the concept mixes live performance and music with elaborate pre-recorded animation and film projection at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7211.


felliniBeyond La Dolce Vita: A Visual-Symphonic Homage to Italian Cinema
Nov. 22. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini’s death, the Orchestra Italiana del Cinema collaborates with local musicians for an evening of music and film. The celebration features a multimedia concert of Fellini’s film soundtracks performed in union with high-definition projections of his films. Revisit classics like La Strada (1954), Le Notti di Cabiria (1957), and La Dolce Vita (1960) throughout the evening. 8 p.m. Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, L.A., 310.825.4401.


LA Auto Show
Opening Nov. 22-Dec. 1. Automakers rev up car buyers with their latest and greatest offerings at this annual show, held at the L.A. Convention Center. Ticketholders can check out more than 1,000 car makes and models, including more than 50 debuts, plus cutting-edge race cars and alternative fuel vehicles. $6–$12, under 13 free. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 828.333.9403.


chill queen maryChill the Ice Kingdom at Queen Mary
Nov. 22-Jan. 5. Witness the Queen Mary as it is overtaken by a deep freeze for the second annual Chill, bringing holiday cheer, enchantment and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California. See larger than life, hand carved ice sculptures that fill the 14,000 square-foot igloo called The Ice Kingdom, featuring scenes from The Nutcracker, such as life sized reproductions of Clara, the evil Mouse King, sugar plum fairies and the Nutcracker himself. Grab an oversized tube and race down one of the six slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long and ice skate in the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink. Enjoy a holiday village with gingerbread houses, holiday carolers and Santa. $29.95 for adults; $14.95 for children. Open Tu-Su through January 5. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 800.437.2934.


sassySassy City Chicks Shopping Event
Nov. 21. Grab your girlfriends for an evening of shopping, pampering and more. The evening features free cocktails, complementary spa services like mini manicures from celebrity manicurist Gloria Williams, and styles from top local designers and boutiques like PilyQ, London Manori, Made Eyewear, and more! Plus beauty brands like Pixi Beauty and Cailyn—all offering specials up to 50% off. 5-10 p.m. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.


bh-tree-lightingBeverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 24. This year ritzy Rodeo Drive will be all aglow over the holidays with the help of 150,000 lights. Festivities surrounding the ceremonial lighting also feature chainsaw-wielding ice artists carving 6,000 pounds of ice, fashionable DJs spinning a modern holiday mix, photo opps with Mr. Kringle and more. 5-6:30 p.m. 200 block of Rodeo Drive at Wilshire Boulevard in front of 2 Rodeo and the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.


eat-my-blogEat My Blog
Nov. 23. Indulge in an explosion of sweet and savory holiday treats baked by more than 25 local bloggers, writers and restaurants such as Republique, chef Roy Choi, Sotto, The Tasting Kitchen, Vintage Enoteca, and The Hart & the Hunter, all to benefit the those in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Stock up on a range of specialties from Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars courtesy of Animal and Son of a Gun to a savory Waffle Corndog from Night + Market to Ube Cupcakes from local blogger Nastassia Johnson from “Let Me Eat Cake,” a nod to her Filipina heritage (and a throwback to the cult-favorite cupcake served on the former The Manila Machine Filipino food truck). All sales generated during the bake sale will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross to aid victims of the tragic super storm. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Coolhaus Pasadena, 59 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.


rivalsRivals in the Ring
Nov. 22. The Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing are, once again, teaming up for The L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational. The night’s events will feature over eight NCBA sanctioned bouts with the main event taking place between two of the oldest crosstown rivals USC versus UCLA. Al Bernstein, the famed boxing analyst and commentator for Showtime will be announcing the event. There are three levels of seating available for this black tie (optional) event. Exclusive balcony VIP seating that includes a special whiskey tasting with complimentary wine and beer. VIP ringside seating is available for groups of four or more and general admission seating is available. All tickets will include lavish hors d’oeuvres, pre fight buffet and post fight desserts. Cigars will be available throughout the night to enjoy the breathtaking views of the club’s outdoor rooftop. Doors 6 p.m., fights start at 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. 7th St., 213.630.5255.


hermosaHermosa Beach Holiday Sidewalk Festival
Nov. 23. Get in the Holiday spirit seaside in Hermosa Beach. The event features live music on three stages, holiday decorations and spotlighted merchandise on the sidewalks in front of stores throughout the downtown area, a holiday themed scavenger hunt, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Hermosa Beach.


santa-monica placeSanta Monica Place Holiday Celebration
Nov. 23. Kick off the Holiday season at Santa Monica place with an evening full of music, activities, and more. Italian pop trio Il Volo crowns a night of music that also features performances from Amanda Ply, Jacob Lusk and Whitney Steele. Festivities also include the unveiling of a life-size gingerbread house which will be lit up by HGTV host Carter Oosterhouse and Santa. Santa will return to the house the following day where he will remain throughout the holidays season for photos and visits starting and noon. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, 310.260.8333.


w-los-angeles AprèsAprès at the W Los Angeles – Westwood
Nov. 25-January. Transport yourself to a Swiss ski chalet in the middle of Los Angeles at this winter-themed event at the W Los Angeles – Westwood. The poolside deck will be done up in winter chalet decor, complete with fire pits, s’mores and sweet and savory fondue stations. Sip on specialty Veuve champagne cocktails, strike a pose in the on-site photo booth, and play foosball on the Veuve table. The poolside Airstream bar will be serving cocktails including the Hot Apple Pie with apple cider and Tuaca with cinnamon sugar. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.208.8765.


Opens Nov. 23. Indulge your sweet tooth with more than 140 candies from around the world at the new Sugarfina candy boutique in Beverly Hills. The massive curated sweet selection also includes more than 50 candies never before sold in the U.S. You can build your own Candy Bento Box, design custom favors and gifts at the Candy Concierge, shop from a selection of “top shelf” and “taste of Beverly Hills” candies, and sample a delicious assortment of candy tastings rotating daily. 9495 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 1.855.SUGARFINA.


Sleeping BeautyTHEATER
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Nov. 21-Dec. 1. Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Matthew Bourne, along with his company New Adventures, returns to the Ahmanson Theatre with this timeless gothic romance. Perrault’s fairy tale about a young girl cursed to sleep for 100 years was turned into a legendary ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa in 1890. Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the christening of Aurora, the story’s heroine, in the year of the ballet’s first performance at the height of the fin de siècle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.


12-angry-menTwelve Angry Men
Through Dec. 1. The classic drama written by Reginald Rose unfolds in a New York City courtroom on a sweltering August evening as a jury is filed into a deliberation room. They are tasked with determining the verdict in a murder case in which a young man is accused of killing his father and faces the death penalty if found guilty. First created as a 1954 teleplay for the Studio One anthology television series, Twelve Angry Men was aired as a CBS live production on Sept. 20, 1954. The following year, it was adapted by Rose as a stage play. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.792.8672.