Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

Dec. 17-20


Princess Diana Exhibition at Santa Monica Place

Now Open | Tells the story of the world’s most loved Princess through an intimate new lens. For the first time, world famous Royal Photographers, Anwar Hussein and his two sons Samir and Zak, will share collections of their original images and the intimate, never-before-told stories behind them. The Husseins worked side by side with the iconic Princess and her family and reveal what they witnessed first-hand. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. Princess Diana at SMP

Once Upon A Time In LA

Dec 18 | Once Upon A Time In LA sparks the nostalgia of a summer in L.A. in the ‘90s with a modern twist. The massive lineup includies: Al Green, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, YG, Ice Cube, The Game, The Isley Brothers, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Cypress Hill, and dozens of others. Freaks and Nights of the Blaxican, and dozens of others. At Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park, downtown. https://www.onceuponatimeinlafes

Food + Drink

Naughty or Nice Cocktail Pop-Up at Hotel Figueroa

Dec 17-24 | Revel in the season’s festivities, get merry and raise a toast with friends and loved ones at the warmly lit Bar Magnolia for an ultra-festive ‘Naughty or Nice’ cocktail pop-up. Skylights, chandeliers and multiple roaring fireplaces enhance the holiday cocktail menu featuring a selection of beautifully presented cocktails, or non-alcoholic, botanical spirit-based mocktails. Whether you’re getting ‘blitzen’ or in need of detox moment with a mood-boosting seasonal mocktail, Beverage Director Carla Lorenzo’s ‘Naughty or Nice’ cocktail list features the best of both worlds 939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles Hotel Figueroa

Chef Residency at L’Ermitage

Dec 16-18 | L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has announced an exclusive three-night residency with Michelin-starred chef Christophe Eme, formerly of the acclaimed Ortolan restaurant. Ortolan at L’Ermitage offers impeccable and artful cuisine with a five course pre-fixe menu ($135 per person) Signature dishes from Ortolan include: Seared scallop, artichoke ravioli, black truffle + watercress emulsion; Poached lobster, sunchoke puree, baby fennel + chestnut; and Lamb shoulder confite, eggplant + tomato concassé served en cocotte. There is also a wine pairing option ($55 per person). 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills OpenTable

Arts + Culture

Allman Family Revivial

Dec 19 | The Wiltern. A concert celebrating the Allman Brothers’ music with a who’s who list of guest performers. The show promises to be much more than a concert and features artists who knew and performed with Gregg Allman. 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles https://www.allmanfamilyrevival.com/

Stevie Wonder In Concert

Dec 18 | Microsoft Theatre The American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer appears live featuring his wide range of pop and R&B hits. He is the winner of 25 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom and one of the world’s best selling musicians, with sales of over 100 million records. 8:00 PM 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles https://www.microsoftth

A Christmas Carol

Now Playing | Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story starring three-time Emmy® winner Bradley Whitford as Ebenezer Scrooge; Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton as Ghost of Christmas Past; and Grammy®, SAG Award, Critics Choice, and Hollywood Critics Association Award nominee Alex Newell as Ghost of Christmas Present. Winner of five Tony Awards, this New York Times Critics’ Pick welcomes theatregoers of all ages into an immersive experience brimming with Christmas spirit. Ahmanson Theatre 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles   ACC Information

Photo credits: Stevie Wonder courtesy of Vivid Seats. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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