Events | LA Weekend Events Roundup 11.12.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 11.12.15

Edited by Christina Xenos

Diem: Talks Design
Nov. 13. Fourth annual design symposium offers discussions, panels and more from leaders in the fields of design, decorative and fine arts, fashion and architecture. This year’s theme is “The Future Is Now.” See website for schedule and ticket information. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. West Hollywood Design District showrooms located at the intersections of Robertson and Beverly boulevards and Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood.


the-groveThe Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane
Nov. 14. Celebrate the start of the holiday season at The Grove’s Christmas tree lighting. The extravaganza features exclusive performances from Emmy award-winning television series and film-maker, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and singer and actress Katharine McPhee. You can also frolic in the season’s first snowfall, visit with Santa and enjoy the fireworks finale. 7:30 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr., 323.900.8080.


barnsdallBarnsdall Art Center Holiday Art Sale
Nov. 15. Shop for everything from prints, ceramics and jewelry, to handcrafted cards and photography—all made by the students and faculty at Los Angeles’ Barnsdall Art Center. Local business will also be on hand selling eats and drinks. Proceeds will benefit scholarships, programming, and supplies for children and adults at Barnsdall Art Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.


pershingHoliday Ice Rink in Pershing Square
Nov. 12-Jan. 18. Skate among the skyscrapers at this pristine ice-skating rink, which materializes every holiday season at Pershing Square, in the heart of downtown L.A. See website for hours and skate-session schedule. $9, skate rental $4. 532 S. Olive St., downtown.


contemp-crafts-martketContemporary Crafts Market
Nov. 13-15. Shop for handmade works of art, from jewelry to furnishings, textiles, home decor, silver, glass and more from artisans who are on site selling their works. The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for burgeoning and established talent for the last 30 years. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, 310.285.3655.


cafe-busteloCafé Bustelo Pop-Up Café
Nov. 12-16. Hit up the pop-up cafe for complementary coffee and wi-fi, giveaways, interactive photo booth and live performances. Cafe Bustelo is partnering with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities for the Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest FY16. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Graffiti Café, 180 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.


rose-cafeEAT + DRINK
Rose Cafe – Restaurant
The hotly anticipated Venice restaurant and cafe from restaurateur Bill Chait (Sprout LA) and Chef Jason Neroni (Superba, Catch & Release) opens its doors for breakfast, lunch and quick service. Dine in the heart of Venice on local Southern California cuisine that is influenced by Neroni’s travels. This translates to pumpkin pancakes with chocolate chips and bacon crumble; the Lower Eastside breakfast complete with beet-cured salmon, orange marmalade, farmers’ cheese and arugula; lamb shwarma pizza; and ricotta gnocchi with sopressata-fennel ragu and pickled Calabrian chilies. The expansive space—designed by local Art District company Studio UNLTD—includes indoor and outdoor dining with a beer garden, full market and bakery, Verve Coffee bar and 40-foot bar with cocktails by Julian Cox and Nick Meyer. Expect dinner to start the first week in December. Open now: Sun.-Wed. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (photo Pascal Shirley) 220 Rose Ave., Venice.


Opens Nov. 16. The exciting new restaurant from Innovative Dining Group takes traditional teppanyaki and sushi to the next level with and array of Japanese dishes. Go hot or cold with teppan chefs preparing everything from A-5 Japanese Wagyu, Matsuzaka beef and Santa Barbara spot prawns at interactive grill tables; while sushi chefs finesse fish and inventive Omakase offerings behind a live-edge walnut sushi bar. ROKU is also part R&D—serving as a test kitchen for the IDG culinary team to experiment and create new dishes for the global brand’s other Japanese concepts worldwide. Did we also mention it has one of the largest selections of Japanese whiskey in L.A.? 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.


unionUnion’s Friendsgiving
Nov. 15. Get a head start on your holiday eating at Union’s Friendsgiving celebration. Chef Bruce Kalman will be cooking a family-style feast celebrating the fall harvest through dishes like housemade ham with spiced apple chutney; whole-roasted ducks with roasted grapes, red wine and rosemary; apple and fennel bread stuffing; sweet potatoes, carrots, sunchokes, celery root and carrot top pesto; Union dessert boards and more. Proceeds benefitting Green Wish and local organizations Food Forward , HoneyLove, Hollywood Orchard, & Muir Ranch. 4 p.m. $225, email for tickets. 37 E. Union St.,  Pasadena, 626.795.5841.


butchers-barbersButchers & Barbers
Nov. 15. Celebrate the Hollywood hotspot’s first anniversary with a special four-course dinner and fall cocktail menu launch. Dinner will be a mix of new dishes and old favorites. Avery Underhill’s new cocktail menu includes selections like Vacation Forever with Jameson Caskmates Whiskey, allspice-infused Coco Lopez, roasted pineapple, fresh lemon and Abbott’s bitters; the Gamekeeper with Bank Note Blended Scotch, Kronan Swedish Punsch, Don Ciccio Nocino, Blackstrap bitters and lemon oils; and Concord Cobbler with Atlantico Reserva Rum, Hidaldo Oloroso Sherry, Cocchi Rosa, Concord grapes, blackberry, Peychaud’s bitters and nutmeg. $30. 6531 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.461.1464.


san-antonioRiboli Family Winemakers Diner
Nov. 14. Join Anthony Riboli, Winemaker for San Antonio Winery for a dinner and discussion of the winery’s award-winning wines. Riboli will offer insights into the rapidly growing regions of Paso Robles and Monterey. The wines will be paired with a five-course dinner by guest chef, Claud Beltran. Highlights of the menu include crab and leek pie, duck confit on a parsnip latke, braised beef chess on papparadelle pasts and pan-seared New York steak with sunchokes. $100. 7-9:30 p.m. San Antonio Winery, 737 Lamar St., downtown, 323.223.1401.


Chef Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage) takes Korean BBQ to new nights in downtown Culver City, along with Restaurateur Stephane Bombet at new Hanjip. The centerpiece of the menu are top selections of meat and seafood and creative banchan accompaniments. It’s broken down into beef, pork and Chef’s Cuts like beef tongue, spiced lamb, intestines, hamachi collar and some of the most giant (Carabineros) prawns you’ve ever seen. You can also go all out for a tomahawk steak served with foie gras butter, or combos of some of the menus more popular pork and beef offerings. Lunch specials bring forth a selection of traditional soups: braised short rib, spicy beef noodle, cold beef noodle and soon tofu, in addition to bibimap. Want a bonus? You can always add a uni-steamed egg. (photo Rick Poon) 3829 Main St., Culver City, 323.720.8840.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Nov. 13-22. The hit Broadway musical arrives in Hollywood for a limited run. Expect the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score, plus some additional songs to accompany Belle’s revelation that love is blind. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770.


CarrieCarrie—The Killer Music Experience
Through Nov. 22. Theater fans are abuzz with the October premiere of a cult classic that’s being billed as “the immersive Carrie experience.” Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience takes the stage at the lavishly decorated 1931 Los Angeles Theatre on downtown’s Broadway, reimagines the supernatural 1976 horror film starring Sissy Spacek and drags audiences back to the high school prom. There will be blood. 615 S. Broadway, downtown.