Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Dessert Goals, Parm Boyz Pop-Up and more… Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for November 7-10.
Edited by Alicia Luchak.
Nov. 7. The Ronald McDonald House charity is throwing a speakeasy-themed philanthropic soirée that is going above and beyond to raise money to provide sick children a “home away from home.” Decked out in 1920s decor, the event will also be teeming with entertainment like close-up magic, live music, gourmet food stations, dancing and more. American Idol‘s Blake Lewis will even perform some of his original music, as well as jazz-inspired renditions of popular songs. 6 p.m. $500. Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Hollywood. Tickets
On Air Fest
Nov. 7-8. For the fourth year, On Air Fest is coming to Los Angeles to celebrate all things audio. Prepare for two immersive nights of multimedia storytelling, musical performances and in-depth conversations with popular podcasts like Memory Palace and Strangers. Each night will kick off with a cocktail hour and a meet and greet with the performers. LA Annex 7-10 p.m. $35-$60. KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio, 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica. Tickets
The Los Angeles Coffee Festival
Nov. 8-10. Wake up and smell the coffee at this fest, where you can enjoy interactive demos, food, cocktails, live music, art, film and, of course, unlimited coffee from the likes of Coffee Manufactory and Lamill, all at DTLA’s Magic Box @ the Reef. $27-125. 1933 S. Broadway, downtown. Tickets
The Autry’s Annual American Indian Arts Marketplace
Nov. 9-10. Explore endless forms of Native American artwork, from elaborate performances to delicate handcrafted pieces that you can take home, at the Autry. Watch choreographed dances and theatrical performances as you peruse (or buy) unique jewelry pieces, wood carvings, intricate textiles, basketry, delicious food and so much more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See website for complete lineup and schedule. The Autry Museum of the American West, Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Glendale. theautry.org
Nov. 9-10. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pie, ice cream, churros, cookies—and Instagram photo ops galore—at this sugary showcase at Evolve Project L.A. This year’s Tie Dye Tiki-themed festival, presented by Chase Sapphire, is said to be its biggest festival yet. If you still have a sugar craving, come back next weekend for seconds! General admission $15, Extra Sugar Rush $35. Evolve Project, 1921 Blake Ave., L.A. dessertgoals.com
Now Open. The fast-casual Korean eatery has opened a more expansive restaurant in a contemporary venue. Its carefully curated menu offers Korean culinary staples like beef bulgogi, mandu and Seoul bibimbap, in addition to its own unique menu items like gochujang hummus, crispy avocado and refreshing soju cocktails. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, 424.284.3312. bibigousa.com
Blue Breeze Launch Event
Nov. 9. Bringing a little color into fall, Boomtown Brewery is releasing a new DIPA, Blue Breeze, with limited-edition geometric can art by award-winning international graffiti artist Mikael B. Known for his ornate geographic murals and vibrant color palette, Mikael chose a holographic cubist design with a contemporary feel that echos the beer’s light fruity notes. The brewery will be celebrating the collaboration by offering the new Haze Double IPA both on draft and in four-packs, along with some tasty bites. 12 p.m. Free. Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St., downtown. boomtownbrew.com
Nov. 10. This monthly dinner pop-up at Melrose pizza hot spot Ronan is returning for another round of family-style Italian feasts. The Parm Boyz are serving up their Italian-American favorite dishes like chicken and eggplant parmigiana served with spaghetti and red sauce, followed by their rich tiramisu. The night will also include a menu of cocktail classics like a mezcal Negroni—and maybe even an impromptu mid-meal dance party. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $30. Ronan, 7315 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323.917.5100. ronanla.com
The Great Leap
Opening Nov. 6. Tony winner and actor BD Wong directs this new drama about the conflict that arises when an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529. Tickets
Playing Now. Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia stars in the world premiere of this adaptation of Maxwell Anderson’s Broadway hit and the subsequent Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall-starring noir film. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. Tickets
Disney Pixar Coco—A Live-to-Film Concert Experience
Nov. 8-9. Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Hollywood Bowl, where beloved animated Oscar winner Coco will come to life with the vocal talents of Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Miguel and others. 8 p.m. $37.50+ 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000. Tickets
Nov. 8 . For one night only, Saint Archer Brewing Company is proudly showcasing exhibit Family Portraits, a photography series highlighting the exciting and artistic side of skateboarding culture. The exhibit will celebrate the famous skate-photographer behind the show, Mike Blabac, as he launches his new 198-page portrait book and short documentary film. Saint Archer Archer Brewing will also be using the evening to highlight its brand-new core beers: Tropical IPA, Hazy IPA and Mexican Lager. 7-10 p.m. Free. HVW8 Gallery, 661 N. Spaulding Ave., Hollywood. hvw8.com
Photos: Dessert Goals credit Sarah Winona Photography. Give Easy courtesy The Ronald McDonald House. On Air Fest courtesy On Air Fest. Los Angeles Coffee Festival courtesy The Los Angeles Coffee Festival. The Autry’s Annual American Indian Arts Marketplace courtesy The Autry. Bibigo Kitchen courtesy Bibigo. Blue Breeze Launch Event courtesy Boomtown Brewery.Parm Boyz courtesy Ronan LA. The Great Leap courtesy @pasadenaplayhouse/Facebook. Key Largo courtesy @geffenplayhouse/Facebook. Disney Pixar Coco—A Live-to Film Concert courtesy The Hollywood Bowl. Family Portraits courtesy Saint Archer Brewing Company.