Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

November 19-22


Happy Place Drive-Thru

Begins Nov. 20. Need something to brighten up your weekend? The popular L.A. themed museum Happy Place returns this winter with an all-new and reimagined drive-thru experience. The journey begins on the 3rd floor of Westfield Century City’s parking structure, covering over 50,000 square feet and leading you up to the picturesque rooftop. The experience features more than 18 unique and vibrant exhibits, designed to embrace and accentuate experiencing the event being enjoyed from your own vehicle. See website for schedule. Tickets start at $49.50 per car. westfield.com

Floral Arranging: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Nov. 21. Spruce up your holiday decor with a statement centerpiece for your dining table on Thanksgiving day! Flower Duet hosts this virtual flower arranging class where you can enjoy the pre-recorded online lesson at your own pace that incorporates the history of cooking and home entertainment from The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens’ own published book and demonstrates traditional floral techniques suitable for any level. 5 p.m. Virtual course and materials: $80 members, $85 non-members. Virtual course only: $45 members, $55 non-members. huntington.org

LACMA Live! Virtual Dance Party

Upcoming | Nov. 23. Get up on your feet and dance it out with LACMA Live! virtual dance party! Club House Global, a social impact initiative and live-stream platform, will virtually power a dance floor aimed at bringing together the worlds of art and music—complete with a sneak peek at upcoming LACMA exhibitions. You’ll listen to featured DJ sets by Novena Carmel (pictured) and Rashida with spotlights by special guests. View the event on Zoom, Twitch, and LACMA’s website. 7-9 p.m. Free with RSVP. lacma.org

Food + Drink

Paper Pizza Company

Opens Nov. 19. From the minds behind Lock & Key Social Drinkery comes Paper Pizza Company, Southeast L.A.’s new custom-fired pizza restaurant slinging fresh, “neo-nuvola-style” pies for the masses. Open for dine-in and pick-up, the edgy yet family-friendly eatery makes every pizza with wholesome, real-food ingredients—including pure wheat flour imported from Italy—and also offers house-made pastas, salads, cocktails, beer and wine. Su-Th 5-10 p.m., F-Sa 5 p.m.-midnight. 9500 Lakewood Blvd., Downey, 562.822.8281. paperpizza.co

Brunch at Hermanito

Begins Nov. 21. Calling all brunch fans! Sawtelle’s Mexican restaurant Hermanito is launching an all-new brunch this Saturday! The menu is filled with executive chef Abraham Lemus’ take on beloved Mexican dishes with subtle nods to the neighborhood’s Japanese heritage, including shishito chilaquiles, an avocado toast Benedict with togarashi and Mexican fried rice. Brunch is available for dine-in and to go. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 2024 Sawtelle Blvd., L.A., 424.465.9029. barhermanito.com

L.A. Times Dinner Series: Fargo Cast x Chef Jeremy Fox of Birdie G’s

Nov. 22. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind virtual dining experience with L.A.’s premier chefs, celebrities and the L.A. Times Food team from the comfort of home. This week’s experience includes a five-course meal from chef Jeremy Fox of Birdie G’s and Rustic Canyon (pictured), and a live dinner party conversation with Fargo season 4’s showrunner and three actors from the show. Dinners will be available for pick up on Nov. 22 between noon and 3 p.m. at Birdie G’s. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. $125 (two ticket minimum per household). 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets

Adrift Burger Bar

Now Open. Legendary chef David Myers returns to L.A. to debut his new burger bar pop-up in his hometown neighborhood of Venice. Myers offers a global perspective on the humble American classic with a no-fuss menu featuring Myers’ celebrated burgers—available in single, double, triple or with your choice of an Impossible plant-based option on any burger. To accompany the burger menu, Adrift Burger Bar also offers an assortment of globally inspired sides and elevated milkshakes. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424.238.5753. adriftburgerla.com

White Truffle Festival

Through Nov. 22. One of Italy’s most prized ingredients—fresh white truffles—are back in season at Eataly L.A.! Treat yourself to this prized tuber and its perfect pairings, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP and Prunotto wines, as well as seasonal offerings in the marketplace, truffle specials to-go and all-new truffle dishes in the restaurants. We recommend making reservations at Terra or La Pizza & La Pasta to try the Tajarin al Tartufo Bianc, made with housemade 40-yolk pasta, Ferrarini butter, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP aged 36-months and freshly shaved Urbani white truffles. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 213.310.8000. eataly.com

Arts + Culture

Diana Wyenn’s Blood/Sugar

Nov. 21. CaltechLive! presents Diana Wyenn’s Blood/Sugar, a solo show that focuses on Wyenn’s life as a diabetic. At the intersection of public health and performance, Blood/Sugar will be performed live and broadcast from Wyenn’s home, adding an intensely personal dimension to this can’t-miss tour de force. The performance is immediately followed by a conversation among Wyenn, the audience, and local diabetes educators and nutritionists. 7 p.m. $20 per household. caltech.edu

A Paris Love Story – Live from Florence

Nov. 22. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a livestream musical event A Paris Love Story, produced by “Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence.” This Sunday, tune in to watch Felder take the audience on his own personal journey through this program as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, bringing to life a visionary who proclaimed nature his religion and romance his milieu. 5 p.m. $55 per household. thewallis.org

The Bogusław Schaeffer Livestream Project

Upcoming | Nov. 23. Ghost Road Company and Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation present an international real-time collaboration featuring original works of dance, theatre and film, created to respond to the work of maverick Polish composer and playwright Bogusław Schaeffer. Noted L.A. choreographers Heidi Duckler, Laurie Sefton and Micaela Taylor have created dance films shot in unique outdoor locations in which company members perform short works inspired by or accompanied by Schaeffer’s music; Heidi Duckler Dance’s “Measuring the Sky” (pictured) will premiere during this livestream. Noon. Free with RSVP. howlround.com

Photo credits: Jeremy Fox of Birdie G’s by Jim Sullivan. Adrift Burger Bar by Adan Langbaum. “Blood/Sugar” courtesy Plain Wood Productions. Heidi Duckler Dance by Kelly Stuart. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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