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Weekend roundup

November 2-5


Party on the Pier

Nov. 5. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital’s annual ‘Party on the Pier’ at Pacific Park offers unlimited rides, carnival games, Mattel toys, a VIP Area hosted by the LA Dodgers Foundation and a ‘Play is the Way’ tent with creative activities for kids. Proceeds support the hospitals locations worldwide. Sunday, 10 a.m-2 p.m. 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. partyonthepier.ucla.edu

Wellness Wonderland Pop-Up

Nov. 4-5. Bloom Nutrition and Vita Coco partner up to celebrate their new co-merch partnership with a two-day “Wellness Wonderland” event. Highlights include a photo booth, a winter-inspired mocktail bar, an interactive wellness reflection wall and a claw machine with prizes including a year’s supply of greens. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 8425 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. More Information

Schwarzenegger Holiday Collection Pop-Up

Nov. 4-5. Join Katherine Schwarzenegger and Cleobella’s Angela O’Brien at The Coast Lounge and shop their new holiday collection featuring party dresses, holiday pajamas, a complimentary hot cocoa bar, gift wrapping and ornament decorating. Saturday, at 1 p.m-7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 15225 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades. Get Tickets Now

Disney’s Mickey & Friends Holiday Village

Nov. 4-5. Disney-themed clothing and accessories are the stars at a Venice pop-up featuring brands like Baublebar, Forever 21, Loungefly, shopDisney and more. Check out Mickey’s Magic Post Office and the Mickey & Friends’ Holiday House photo opportunity. Advanced registration suggested. Across from Erewhon. Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. 606 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. disneyholiday.com

Food + Drinks

New Mexican Gastropub Arrives at Redondo Beach

Now Open. Experience coastal dining with Cal Mex Cantina’s menu of local flavors with a Mexican twist. Try shareable dishes like queso a la plancha, Cal Mex fries, gobernador taco, birria grilled cheese and octopus taco. To complement your meal, explore the craft cocktail menu which includes the Mangoso mezcal featuring blanco tequila and mezcal topped with a chili mango lollipop. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. 100 Fishermans Wharf H, Redondo Beach. calmexcantina.com

Fuil Wine Tasting

Nov. 3. Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar hosts the award-winning local winery during their first Friday tasting room pop-up. A rotating menu of the winery’s current releases is personally poured by owner and winemaker Matt Espiro Jaeger. While tickets are for those aged 21 and older, the venue welcomes families and walk-ins are encouraged. Friday, at 6 p.m. 909 San Fernando Road, San Fernando. Get Tickets Now

Day of the Dead Celebration

Through Nov. 5. La Cha Cha Cha restaurant has a special DIa de los Muertos Ofrenda in collaboration with the Ofelia Family, known for their involvement in the Disney movie “Coco.” During the celebration, enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine such as barbacoa and grilled pulpo . Through Sunday, hours vary daily. 812 E 3rd St., Los Angeles. More Information

A.O.C. Debuts New Seasonal Cocktails 

Now Open. The renowned West Hollywood institution embraces the changing fall season with a fresh cocktail menu crafted by head barman Ignacio Murillo. Among the standout specialty drinks are the Fiesta Oaxaca, featuring mezcal, mole liqueur and chocolate bitters; and the Imperio Azteca, which combines tequila with spiced apple and lime. Open daily, hours vary. 8700 W. 3rd Street, West Hollywood. aocwinebar.com


Now Open. Chef Kwang Uh and Mina Park have launched a renewed version of their Korean restaurant, featuring a five-course fermentation-driven tasting menu complemented by a curated wine and sake selection. $110 per person. Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-11 p.m. 905 East 2nd St., Unit 109, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Arts + Culture

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

Nov. 2-3. Gustavo Dudamel, conducts the LA Phil through John Williams’ timeless score for Steven Spielberg’s enchanting tale, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Relive the heartwarming story that revolves around the friendship between a lost little alien and a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Thursday-Friday, starts at 8 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. laphil.com

Comedy Gold Takes Over

Nov. 4. Having first crossed paths in 2016 on an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan will both headline the Kia Forum for the first time as part of a limited tour. Starts this Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. 3900 W Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert

Nov. 2-3. Calling all Spidey-fans! Experience a screening of the award-winning animated film at The Pantages Theatre with the Broadway sinfonietta led by conductor Emily Marshall. Emmy winner Daniel Pemberton composed the innovative score, with contributions from artists like Post Malone and Nicki Minaj. Thursday-Friday, at 8 p.m. 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Remains Persist

Nov. 2-4. The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the West Coast premiere of Moriah Evans’ performance installation at The Geffen Contemporary. It explores elements like inherited traits, muscle memory and generational trauma, creating a unique and thought-provoking experience for viewers. Thursday-Saturday, 4-8 p.m. 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. moca.org

Photo credit: Party on the Beach courtesy of UCLA. A.O.C Cocktail photo credit Suzanne Lanza. Remains Persist courtesy of MOCA. Cal Mex Cantina photo courtesy of Xperience Restaurant Group. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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