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LA Weekend Events Roundup October 19-22

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013. See end of post for credit.

From cutting edge art to distinct dining options, here are the top LA weekend events for October 19-22.

Edited by Christina Xenos.


WestEdge Design FairWestEdge Design Fair
Oct. 19-22. West Coast’s premier contemporary design fair features a highly curated selection of domestic and international manufacturers, independent designers and makers. Shop from premium home furnishing brands—many new to the West Coast—and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. The fair also offers a full series of educational programming and special events. See website for schedule and pricing. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. westedgedesignfair.com



Eastside Food FestivalEastside Food Festival
Oct. 22. Now in its fourth year, this annual celebration of the vibrant food and dining cultures within L.A.’s Eastside communities will feature unlimited tastings from over 35 local food and beverage vendors—including FrankieLucy Bakeshop, Sweetfin Poke and Cosa Buona. Other entertainment includes cooking demonstrations, discussion panels, live music and a VIP area with perks and prizes. 21+. 4-7 p.m., advance VIP hour 3-4 p.m. $50-$105. Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., L.A. eastsidefoodfest.com



Brewery ArtwalkBrewery Artwalk
Oct. 21-22. This biannual art walk takes place in the world’s largest art complex, located in a former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. More than 100 resident artists who live in the brewery’s lofts open up their studios to showcase their work. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 2100 N. Main St., L.A., 323.638.9382. breweryartwalk.com




Burbank Beer Festival & Street FairBurbank Beer Festival & Street Fair
Oct. 21. This third annual fest takes over the streets of downtown Burbank to celebrate craft beer. Expect 85+ beers on tap, musical performances, vendors and more. A complimentary shuttle will ferry festival-goers to and from Burbank hotels. Street fair: noon-7 p.m., all ages, free. Craft beer tasting sessions: noon and 4 p.m., 21+, $40-$45. San Fernando Boulevard, between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue, Burbank. burbankbeerfestival.com



The House of Peroni: L.A. Pop-UpThe House of Peroni: L.A. Pop-Up
Oct. 19. Experience a hub of culture and design at this traveling pop-up curated by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter St. Vincent. Spotlighting a dynamic mix of artists, the evening will feature celebrated poet Robert Montgomery, set designer Lauren Machen, cult Italian photographer and filmmaker Fabio Paleari and bespoke hat maker Brandon M Franklin. Special performances by DJs Tyler Blake of Classixx and Turbotito of Poolside will round out the evening. 21+. Free. 7-11 p.m. 668 N. La Peer Dr, L.A. houseofperoniusa.com


Best things to do in Los Angeles this October


Beverly Hills ArtshowBeverly Hills artSHOW
Oct. 21-22. This long-running outdoor art showcase displays artwork from about 240 exhibitors twice a year. Wine and beer gardens, as well as food trucks, are on-site. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo to Rexford Drives, Beverly Hills, 310.285.6830. beverlyhills.org




Pure Cycles Container Pop UPure Cycles Container Pop-Up
Ongoing. Catch It While You Can: L.A.-based bike retailer will be serving up both classic and new bikes for a limited-time at Platform LA. Test ride a bicycle or come in for repairs, tune-ups, rentals or some good old-fashioned advice from riders and staff. Su-Th 11 a.m.-7 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City. purecycles.com




Lit Crawl L.A.Lit Crawl L.A.
Upcoming | Oct. 25. Fifth annual walkable event for book lovers finds 35+ restaurants, bars, galleries and theaters in North Hollywood playing host to over 40 literary happenings. Dine, explore the area and stroll while enjoying readings and performances. Check website for schedule. Free. NoHo Arts District, anchored by Lankershim and Magnolia boulevards, North Hollywood. litcrawlla.org





Yayoi Kusama: Infinity MirrorYayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Opens Oct. 21. The Broad presents the hotly anticipated traveling exhibition comprising of six kaleidoscopic mirrored environments—including Kusama’s most recent room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016)—alongside large-scale installations, key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the Japanese artist’s 65-year career. The Broad is the only space in California to host this exhibition. Advance tickets, $25; limited same day standby tickets, $30. 221 S Grand Ave., downtown, 213.232.6200. thebroad.org



Mike Kelley: KandorsMike Kelley: Kandors
Opens Oct. 21. This Mike Kelley mega-exhibition is the first in L.A. to present the full sweep of the artist’s late series inspired by the comic-book tale of Kandor, the capital city of Krypton, birth planet of Superman. Mike Kelley: Kandors presents a number of works for the first time in L.A., including Kandors Full Set (2005–2009)—a miniaturized, sprawling array of illuminated cities, some set in colorful hand-blown bottles—and the monumental Kandor 10B (Exploded Fortress of Solitude), Kelley’s take on Superman’s cave-like post-apocalyptic bunker. Free. 901 E. 3rd St., downtown, 213.943.1620. hauserwirthlosangeles.com



‘Head of Passes’ photo by Craig Schwartz

‘Head of Passes’
Through Oct. 22. This moving new drama—a contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job—from playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney stars Tony winner Phylicia Rashad. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org




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The World’s Longest Manicure BarThe World’s Longest Manicure Bar
Oct. 21. Be part of history this Saturday as OPI attempts to set the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest’ Manicure Bar’ in Santa Monica. Receive a complimentary ProHealth GelColor manicure while enjoying popsicles, a plush lounge and music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1200 block of 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. facebook.com





Spa WeekSpa Week
Through Oct. 23. Biannual event sees some of L.A.’s top spas offering signature treatments for just $50. See website for a full roster of participating spas and treatments. 212.352.8098. spaweek.com





Chocolate-Infused Treatments at The Ritz-Carlton SpaChocolate-Infused Treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Through Dec. 31. Renowned L.A.-based chocolatier, Valerie Gordon, has joined forces with The Ritz-Carlton Spa to offer exclusive, luxurious treatments this winter season. Pampering begins with a cup of Valerie’s hot chocolate blend before indulging in one of four options: Chocolate Peppermint Pedicure, Chocolate Spice Organic Facial, Chocolate Glow Body Ritual, or Whiskey-ing Away for the Holidays—a hot stone massage in which essential oils evoke the essence of whiskey. $95-$185. Call for appointments. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.763.4400. ritzcarlton.com



Ongoing. Known for quick, luxury blowouts for women on the move, Glam&Go has officially launched its first West Coast location at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Choose from an express (15-minute) or signature (30-minute) blowout, or opt for an on-trend menu of braids, buns and ponies. With close proximity to the hotel’s FIG Restaurant, you might even have time to indulge in a glass of wine…we won’t tell. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. fairmont.com





Papilles Brunch photo by Christina Xenos

Papilles Brunch
Ongoing. The revered jewel box French bistro in Hollywood launches brunch on the heels of the arrival of their new Michelin-starred chef Claudio Dell’Anno. Dine chef Claudio’s modern takes on rustic French bistro fare, of which highlights include an array of tartines—la Californienne is a beautiful combination of avocado, sunflower seeds, beets, Fresno chili and edible flowers—quiche du jour and Pain Perdu made from a bruleéd slice of buttery brioche, fruit and whipped cream. The restaurant also offers a basket of warm pastries and bubbly Kier Royales by the carafe. 6221 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, 323.871.2026. papillesla.com


Fundamental photo by Wonho Frank LeeFundamental DTLA
Ongoing. The neighborhood fixture in Westwood, opened in 2011 by Jeffrey Faust and Woogene Lee, has just opened a second outpost downtown. The new location offers a breakfast of freshly made pastries, grain bowls and avocado toast; while lunch showcases a variety of sandwiches. The airy dining room is complimented by an outdoor patio that faces Grand Avenue. Dinner and cocktails service coming soon. Opening hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 750 Grand Ave., #30, downtown, 213.935.8180. fundamental-la.com


Gudetama Menu at Curry HouseGudetama Menu at Curry House
Oct. 20-Jan. 20. Sanrio and Curry House are bringing everyone’s favorite lazy egg, Gudetama, to all nine California Curry House locations. Dine on a multi-course tasting meal that includes keema curry with rice, salad, cup of corn soup, custard pudding for dessert and a drink. Each location will also feature Gudetama photo ops and collectible placemats throughout the promotion. $29. See website for SoCal locations. curryhouseusa.com



An Evening at Lucques with The Publican’s Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss

An Evening at Lucques with The Publican’s Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss
Oct. 22. Lucques, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, welcomes guest chefs/authors Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss for a special evening inspired by their new cookbook: Cheers to the Publican, Repast and Present: Recipes and Ramblings from an American Beer Hall. Dine on a four-course menu prepared by Suzanne Goin and chef de Cuisine Mercedes Rojas honoring the cuisine from Chicago’s legendary Publican restaurant. Menu highlights include Pork Loin in Tonnato & Baby Turnips and a salad of chocolate persimmon with Cosmo’s Magic Bacon Dressing; Publican Chicken with french fries and the Arugula Guy’s arugula; and Ode to Publican waffle honey ice cream and Pudwill’s blackberry “jam.” $65/pp, advanced purchase required. From 5 p.m. 8474 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.6277. lucques.com


The Bazaar by José Andrés Gin & Tonic MenuThe Bazaar by José Andrés Gin & Tonic Menu
Oct. 19-Nov. 19. In honor of National Gin & Tonic Day (Oct. 19), The Bazaar celebrates the drink with a month-long Gin & Tonic menu. Sip 10 distinct takes on the classic cocktail that range from their signature Ultimate Gin & Tonic (Hendrick’s gin, Fever Tree Indian tonic water, lime, lemon, juniper berries, lemon verbena sprig, kaffir lime and a micro marigold flower), to the Naranja Gin Tonic (Onilikan Mexican gin, orange-epazote tonic syrup, del maguey vida mescal, Fever Tree Indian tonic water, lime, orange and epazote). 465 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, 310.246.5555. slsbeverlyhillshotel.com


Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013. Wood, metal, glass, mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls and water. Courtesy of David Zwimer, NY. Copyright Yayoi Kusama. Mike Kelley still from “Superman Recites Selections from ‘The Bell Jar’ and Other Works by Sylvia Plath”. Head of Passes photo by Craig Schwartz. Papilles photo by Christina Xenos. Fundamental DTLA photo by Wonho Frank Lee.

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