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November 5-8


Secret Movie Club’s Parking Lot Cinema

Nov. 6-8. Sit back and relax (in the comfort of your car) while watching action-packed blockbusters or family-friendly animated films on an outdoor screen. This weekend, you can buy tickets to watch movies such as Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Coco and The Nightmare Before Christmas. See website for showtimes and prices. Glendale Sears Parking Lot, 211 W. California Ave., Glendale, 213.935.8987. secretmovieclub.com

Día de los Muertos Drive-Thru Celebration

Through Nov. 15. Take time to remember and pay homage to those who are no longer with us at this Día de los Muertos exhibition, presented by the City of Los Angeles and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. Drive down Van Nuys Boulevard or walk on the sidewalk to see an elaborately decorated altar as part of the facade of Pacoima City Hall. This year, the alter includes photos of community members who’ve passed due to the pandemic. Pacoima City Hall, 13520 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, 818.485.0600. More Info

Food + Drink

Din Tai Fung x Netflix’s Over the Moon

Through Nov. 27. If you’re a fan of the world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung, don’t miss out on this Full Moon Feast! Inspired by and in collaboration with the new Netflix family film Over the Moon, this feast includes cucumber salad; sweet and sour baby back ribs; kurobuta pork xiao long bao; shrimp and kurobuta pork pot stickers; and much more. Each order also includes sweet and savory bun sampler boxes, plus family-friendly activity kits. Limited supply, available daily. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 424.382.1118. westfield.com | dintaifungusa.com

New Offerings at Tiato Kitchen and Garden

Now Available. Sister restaurant to the iconic Crustacean Beverly Hills welcomes diners to get a taste of its fall offerings in a safe and spacious environment. Donning a 3,000 square-foot outdoor patio surrounded by an on-site functional herb garden, the Cal-Asian, eco-chic eatery has something for everyone. On weekdays from Wednesday through Friday, the patio heats up as the sun goes down with its new Garden Nights featuring rotating nightly specials, speciality cocktails, large and small plates, and an eclectic atmosphere. See website for hours. 2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, 310.866.5228. tiato.com

Patio Dining and To-Go at Hermanito

Reopened. The neighborhood Mexican restaurant in the heart of Sawtelle is back—for patio dining and to-go orders! Come and sip on new and classic Mexican cocktails with subtle nods to the neighborhood’s Japanese heritage, including the StaycationKIN, frozen yuzu colada and mezcal old fashion. Pair your drink with dishes such as salsa macha wings, al pastor boa bun, chorizo smash burger and omakase “chef’s choice” three taco pack. Open daily with social distancing rules in full effect. 2024 Sawtelle Blvd., L.A., 424.465.9029. barhermanito.com

Arts + Culture

Forgetting, Not Forgotten

Nov. 6. Tune in for a special livestream of Forgetting, Not Forgotten—an official selection of the Black Voices Festival—from the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Written and performed by L.A. native Petal d’Avril (pictured), this multimedia, multiple character story centers around an aspiring young performer named Petal as she takes on the role of caregiver after her mother’s diagnosis with a mental illness. The link for the event will be active for two days after the scheduled performance. 7 p.m. $15.99+. whitefiretheatre.com

“The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro”

Begins Nov. 6. Brush up on your ancient Greek history with writer/performer Luis Alfaro’s Chicanx adaptations of classic Greek plays. Presented by Center Theatre Group and the Getty Museum, these streamed readings of the award-winning trilogy—Electricidad (Nov. 6), Oedipus El Rey (Nov. 13) and Mojada (Nov. 20)—transplant themes of the ancient Greek tragedies of Electra, Oedipus the King and Medea into the 21st-century streets of Los Angeles, giving voice to the concerns of the Chicanx and wider Latinx communities. 5 p.m. Free, donations gratefully accepted. centertheatregroup.org

Rembrandt Plumbs the Depths: The Jewish Bride, Sinners, and Saints

Nov. 8. Calling all 17th-century art lovers! Hammer Museum presents its final lecture of the “Rembrandt Here and Now” program series. Led by art historian, curator and museum director John Walsh, this lecture shows how the pictures use historical and Biblical events—or merely allusions to them—for pared-down compositions that touch the viewer with their quiet eloquence, rich color and brushwork, mysterious light and deep feeling. 2 p.m. Free, RSVP required. hammer.ucla.edu

Photo credits: Drive-in theater by Jona Schmidt via Unsplash. Hermanito courtesy White Oak Communications. Petal d’Avril in “Forgetting, Not Forgotten” by 3cubedstudios. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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