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November 4-7


Ruched Muscle Tunic from Zero + Maria Cornejo photo courtesy Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pop-Up

Nov. 4-6. For the first time since closing its Melrose Place store last year, Zero + Maria Cornejo is coming back to L.A. to host a special three-day pop-up at fine jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian’s beautiful space on North La Brea. The pop-up will feature a curated selection of the current Fall/Winter collection and customers will get an exclusive chance to shop first arrivals from the new Resort Capsule 2022 collection. To toast to the occasion, there will be rosé from Lorenza Wine served! 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 357 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. zeromariacornejo.com | More Info

Village Market at Manhattan Village Shopping Center photo courtesy Manhattan Village

The Holiday Village Market

Nov. 6. Get your holiday shopping done early at Manhattan Village’s festive market. Look forward to a curated collection of vendors with a variety of items such as clothing, food, gifts, shoes, jewelry, home goods, sweets, beauty products and more. Check-in will be at Concierge in front of the Apple store inside the shopping center. Upon arrival, you will receive a map of where the vendors will be located inside the center and in the outdoor plaza. Guests who RSVP will be entered to win a gift basket full of prizes from stores in the shopping center. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310.546.5555. shopmanhattanvillage.com

Food + Drink

Arth Bar + Kitchen's Narangi Gulab Jamun Diwali dessert photo courtesy Arth Bar + Kitchen

Celebrate Diwali at Arth Bar + Kitchen 

Nov. 4-7. For those who observe Diwali (the Festival of Lights), head over to Culver City’s newest modern Indian eatery to celebrate all weekend long! Guests can enjoy Indian fare in a completely new way and look forward to receiving a special complimentary dessert each evening at dinner. Courtesy of executive chef Sagar Ghosh, the dessert is an orange liquor-infused fried dumpling—Narangi Gulab Jamun (pictured). M-Su 5-10 p.m. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 424.603.4155. arthla.com

Sip & Sonder founders Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas photo courtesy The Music Center

Sip & Sonder at The Music Center

Opens Nov. 5. Sip sip, hooray! Attorneys and founders of Sip & Sonder Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas (pictured) are opening a second location of its speciality coffee house directly in front of The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Alongside serving its mindfully-crafted, house-roasted coffees, Sip & Sonder will offer specialty drinks such as the Cardi Rose, a Rose and Cardamom latte; or its “Refresh” line of tonics and spritzers, including a lavender espresso tonic. There will also be signature bites and pastries for hungry patrons to enjoy. Tu-Su 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. sipandsonder.com

New Seasonal Brunch Menu at The Waterfront

Launches Nov. 6. Calling all brunchers! Venice Beach’s The Waterfront is launching a new fall weekend brunch menu to enjoy this season. Diners can indulge new offerings including two types of pot pies, steak and eggs, Gioella ricotta toast, and more. The outdoor restaurant offers a respite from the Venice Boardwalk, has plenty of spread-out seating, as well as ample heaters so diners can stay warm while enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean and savoring in the new menu. Weekend brunch: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 424.309.5333. thewaterfrontvenice.com

Grain Whiskey Bar photo credit James Tran Photography

Grain Whiskey Bar

Reopened. Cheers to the reopening of the whiskey-centric bar, located inside the back corner of the beachside restaurant Playa Provisions! Coming back for the first time since March 2020, the hidden gem’s new bar manager Liam Odien rolled out new craft cocktail creations—such as Midori Means Green, American Beauty, Banana Alexander and more—to pair with all-new food menu featuring highlights including fried duck wings, spiced lamb sugarcane skewers, poblano fritters and the pretzel burger. Note: Proof of full vaccination is required for entry. W-Sa 6 p.m.-last call. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. playaprovisions.com

Wise Sons' tuna melt photo courtesy Dylan + Jeni

Dinner and New Beer & Wine Selection at Wise Sons Culver City

Now Available. Locals of Culver City are in luck because Wise Sons is now open for dinner along with its usual breakfast and lunch service! At any hour of the day, guests can enjoy both familiar favorites as well as reimagined deli classics such as the Diner Tuna Melt (pictured)—unique to this location’s menu—and the Kimchi Reuben. The restaurant has also officially secured its beer and wine license, so guests can now choose from a selection of beers and seltzers, including Seafarer KSA and Buenavida Hard Seltzer, as well as a limited selection of wines. M-F 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 424.298.8205. wisesonsdeli.com

Arts + Culture

American Youth Symphony photo courtesy American Youth Symphony

13th Annual Hollywood Project Concert

Nov. 6. Mark your calendar for the American Youth Symphony’s (AYS) annual Hollywood Project concert return to UCLA’s Royce Hall. Led by music director Carlos Izcaray, the orchestra will perform John Powell’s Oscar-nominated score to DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon and Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique, a 20-minute animated film about instruments of the orchestra. Following the concert, AYS will host the annual Hollywood Project dinner and will honor the musical achievements of composer John Powell. Concert 4 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. $18 GA, free for AYS members; $450 concert and dinner package. 340 Royce Drive, L.A., 310.470.2332. aysymphony.org

"The Last, Best Small Town" at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum photo by Ian Flanders

The Last, Best Small Town

Through Nov. 6. Don’t miss the final weekend of The Last, Best Small Town at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. The production tells the story of two neighboring families—one Latine and one White—who live in the small Southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st-century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents. See website for showtime and ticket prices. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. theatricum.com

"Barack Obama" by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018 © 2018 Kehinde Wiley

The Obama Portraits Tour at LACMA

Opens Nov. 7. Hurray and grab your tickets to view the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s official portraits of President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley (pictured) and First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald—on view through Jan. 2, 2022. This special presentation enhances conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities. In addition to the artworks themselves, LACMA will feature teacher workshops, curatorial tours and a richly illustrated book. See website for hours and tickets. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6010. lacma.org

Photo credits: Sip & Sonder courtesy The Music Center. The Waterfront courtesy White Oak Communications. Grain Whiskey Bar by James Tran Photography. Wise Sons courtesy Dylan + Jeni. “The Last, Best Small Town” by Ian Flanders. “Barack Obama” artwork by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018 © Kehinde Wiley. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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