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Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup November 21-24

Bananas Krupa, one of the special cocktails in Birds & Bees’ new series

Drunk Yoga, A Dog Day Afternoon, Christmas at Palisades Village, Vino Day and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for November 21-24.

Edited by Alicia Luchak.




Drunk Yoga 
Nov. 21. Work your body and mind with booze and beach views during another weekend full of wine-fueled workout activities for LA yogis. Each 90-minute event starts with a 15-minute happy hour and ends with a 30-minute “wine down.” The meditative sipping sessions include classic drunk yoga, brunch drunk yoga, happy hour drunk yoga, hair of the down-dog yoga and sunset drunk yoga. Enjoy perks like two glasses of wine, free rooftop entry for the entire weekend and 30% off drinks. $45. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice Beach. Tickets



Renegade Craft Fair 
Nov. 23-24. 
Get a head start on holiday shopping at this free pop-up market at Los Angeles State Historic Park, where you’ll find giftable goods from over 300 makers. Food trucks, seasonal cocktails, vinyl DJ sets and workshops are also on offer. 11 am-5 pm. Free. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., downtown. renegadecraft.com




A Dog Day Afternoon
Nov. 24. Boomtown Brewery and Dog for Dog present a day of cats, dogs, craft beers and more. Support the West L.A. Animal Shelter, including the animals affected by the recent fires, while mingling with people and pets over great food, treats, toys, games and giveaways. Whether you bring your four-legged friend from home or adopt one of the many cats and pups in attendance, be sure to get a professional digital portrait taken together in the photo booth. 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St., downtown. dogfordog.com



Christmas at Palisades Village 
Nov. 24. This weekend, Palisades Village is welcoming the Christmas season with its second annual tree lighting celebration, the first “snowfall” and Santa’s Grand Arrival. Get into the spirit with some pre-ceremony treats, entertainment and holiday crafting. The evening will feature performances by Disney Channel’s Dakota Lotus and Jayden Bartels, So You Think You Can Dance star Fik-Shun and the Adderley School. You can pay a visit to Santa’s cottage any day (other than Thanksgiving) through Christmas Eve. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m., the Tree Lighting Ceremony is from 7-9 p.m. Free. 15225 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades. palisadesvillageca.com





Vino Day 
Nov. 23. Get ready to stock up on your soon-to-be favorite wines for the holidays. For one day only, Eataly LA will be providing complimentary tastings, in-store vintners and experts to help you choose just the right red or white for any of your upcoming occasions, and 20% off your purchase of at least six bottles. With over 1,500 regional Italian labels to choose from, this day of sipping, sampling and shopping specials is a connoisseur’s dream. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 213.310.8000. eataly.com



Lucques Cookbook Supper: Rosetta 
Nov. 24. Lucques’ book-inspired dinner series continues this weekend, celebrating the publication of Elena Reygada’s cookbook, Rosetta. Named after Reygada’s internationally renowned restaurant in Mexico City, the book of recipes, culinary history and personal recollections provides a well-rounded understanding of each of her dishes. The evening will include unique dishes like sweet shrimp aguachile and guava roll with ginger ice cream. Cocktail and wine pairings come courtesy of Christiaan Röllich and Caroline Styne. $75. Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.655.6277. Tickets



Birds & Bees’ Fat-Based Cocktail Series
Through Nov. 30. As part of an ongoing series of monthly themed cocktail collections developed by bar manager Jake Larowe, Birds & Bees is mixing three limited-time drinks using healthy fats. For the rest of November, the 1950s-inspired speakeasy will be serving the Avo-Bravo (avocado-based with gin, inspired by a bloody mary), Bananas Krupa (pecan-based with rum and sherry, inspired by a Bananas Foster) and Coco-Bongo (coconut-based with rum and absinthe, mixed with herbal teas, with hints of floral and vanilla). For every specialty drink sold, $1 is donated to the American Heart Association. 207 S. Broadway B, downtown, 213.537.0510. birdsandbeesla.com





August Wilson’s Jitney
Opening Nov. 22. The final play in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle to be seen on Broadway, Jitney follows a group of Pittsburgh men trying to make a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. This acclaimed production won the 2017 Tony for best revival of a play. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. Tickets




L.A. Comedy Festival 
Through Nov. 24. Back for its 26th year, the L.A. Comedy Festival is blessing Los Angeles with a stacked weekend of hilarious cinematic content. This showcase attracts up-and-comers and established comics alike, providing a platform for the best comedy shorts, features, TV pilots, web series, film sketch comedies and animation. Check website for schedule and ticket information. Let Live Theater, 916 N. Formosa Ave., L.A. lafilmfestivals.com




L.A. Dance Project 
Through Nov. 24. Since bowing in 2012, L.A. Dance Project has graced venues around the world. But this fall, the contemporary dance company is saluting its roots and creative collaborators with L.A. Dances, a six-week festival comprising 10 L.A. premieres (six of them are world premieres) of dance works presented at its downtown performance/rehearsal space. During Program C, audiences can catch five, including two dances by celebrated LADP artistic director Benjamin Millepied. See website for full schedule. 2245 E. Washington Blvd., downtown. ladanceproject.org



The New One
Through Nov. 24. Comedian Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me) takes the stage at the Ahmanson to tell a new story in a new way—and Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Mulaney are already raving about it. Visit website for the full schedule and ticket prices. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. Tickets





The Thanksgiving Play 
Through Dec. 6. 
See Thanksgiving in a new light after watching Larissa FastHorse’s satire at the Geffen, which follows three “woke” white thespians as they struggle to plan a politically correct elementary school pageant for the holiday. Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. Tickets





Photos: Drunk Yoga courtesy Hotel Erwin. Renegade Craft Fair courtesy @RenegadeCraft/Facebook. Dog Day Afternoon courtesy Dog for Dog. Palisades Village’s Annual Tree Lighting courtesy of Tiffany Rose for Caruso. Vino Day courtesy Eataly. Lucques Book Club Supper: Rosetta courtesy Lucques. Birds & Bees Fat-Based Cocktail Series courtesy Birds & Bees. August Wilson’s Jitney courtesy @CTGLA/Facebook.L.A. Comedy Festival courtesy @lafilmfestivals/Instagram. L.A. Dance Project credit Benjamin Millepied. The New One courtesy Ahmanson Theatre. The Thanksgiving Play courtesy @geffenplayhouse/Facebook

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