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Weekend roundup

December 3-6


Iration Drive-In Concert

Dec. 4. Grab your tickets to watch reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration at the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The concert will include a visual light show, multi-media entertainment and a video screens to ensure a good viewing experience for everyone in the comfort and safety of their cars. Space is limited. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. $119-$179 per car. 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. concertsinyourcar.com | Tickets

Sun and Sea Collective Holiday Pop-Up

Dec. 5. Support South Bay small businesses at this outdoor holiday pop-up market in South Redondo. The event offers an array of socially distanced, festive shopping and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Shop in-person and pick out meaningful gifts while supporting local artisans, restaurants and businesses. Each free ticket includes one beverage from the Tap Truck. The exact address of the private residence will be sent via email before the event weekend. 1-5 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Visions of Holiday Glamour on Rodeo Drive

Continuing. Light up your evenings at this new and festive holiday installation that brings the great runways of Paris, Milan and New York to the length of the iconic, palm tree-lined Rodeo Drive. On view through Jan. 3, this sparkling addition to the street features 10 beautifully-adorned mannequins spanning the three-block stretch of Rodeo Drive from Santa Monica to Wilshire Boulevard. Lights on daily from 5-11 p.m. rodeodrive-bh.com

Food + Drink

Alinea Tribute Menu at Vespertine

Begins Dec. 3. Elevate your tastebuds with chef Jordan Kahn’s latest iteration of Vespertine’s rotating monthly, themed take-out menus. Chef Jordan Kahn nods to his past with an homage to Chicago’s modernist mecca Alinea by recreating dishes from its inaugural year—such as duck with pumpkin, banana and Thai aromatics (pictured). The menu will be available for pick-up only at Vespertine, every Thursday to Sunday through Dec. 20. 3599 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 323.320.4023. vespertine.la

FoodCycle L.A.’s Virtual Culinary Experience

Dec. 5. Put your cooking skills to the test during a virtual cooking class hosted by FoodCycle L.A. in partnership with Impastiamo. This annual fundraiser event features chef Francesco Lucatorto—live from Italy!—and other special guests, who will be demonstrating how to make a real vegetarian comfort meal: a pumpkin soup and porcini mushroom risotto (pictured). 4-6 p.m. $100+. impastiamoclasses.com

Nueva Dinner Menu To-Go

Now Available. With new restrictions in place for outdoor dining, Venice’s newest contemporary cantina now offers its complete dinner menu to-go! Fans of modern Mexican fare can order items such as hamachi and uni ceviche; house-made chips and guacamole; and roasted Mary’s organic half chicken with garlic toum, salsa Nueva and crispy potatoes. Pair your at-home meal with specialty canned cocktails of tepache mule, mescal negroni and spicy margarita or even a frozen margarita. Open daily from 5-10 p.m. 822 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, 310.747.6050. nuevavenice.com

Arts + Culture

Alex Ross: Wagner & Hollywood

Dec. 3. The Hammer Museum and the UCLA Departments of Comparative Literature and Musicology present a special virtual event featuring The New Yorker‘s longtime music critic Alex Ross. During the online conversation, Ross will discuss his recently released third book, Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music and chat about German composer Richard Wagner’s pivotal, complex role in Hollywood movie history. 5-6:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. hammer.ucla.edu

Arturo Sandoval Live from The Broad Stage

Dec. 5-13. Watch legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bring the ultimate Latin jazz party into your home. In this upbeat and melodious concert, Sandoval and his exemplary band perform 60 minutes of original compositions and inspired covers that will get audiences on their feet and swaying to the beat. It is available on-demand for one week only. $10 per screen, free to Broad Stage members. thebroadstage.org

Barbara Morrison: Standing On Their Shoulders

Dec. 5. Launching Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ virtual Sorting Room Sessions is jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison, named by NPR one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists.” Watch the three-time Grammy Award-nominee display her stunning two-and-a-half-octave range and rich, soulful, musical interpretations in Standing On Their Shoulders, a musical tribute to iconic jazz and blues singers. 8 p.m. $25 per household. thewallis.org


Dec. 6-7. Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) invites guests to relive the the experience of The QUEST, a project of 10 premieres in 10 different locations, in celebration of its 35th anniversary. During this two-day virtual screening experience, audiences will rediscover L.A. through sound, movement and conversation. 6-7 p.m. $5-$120. heididuckler.org | Tickets

Photo credits: Nueva by Rob Stark. Arturo Sandoval by Jeremy Lock. Barbara Morrison by Tony Maddox. Dancers of Heidi Duckler Dance by Rush Varela. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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