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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Griffith Observatory at Sunset

Griffith Observatory at Sunset. Credit: Adam via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.] Enjoy a time warp during Way Back Wednesday at The Autry, where museum admission will be the same as it was in 1988 when they opened opened. Adults can enter the museum for $4.75, kids for $2, and seniors/students for $3.75. Attendees are invited to dress in 80’s attire for the chance to win a special prize.

2. [10 a.m.] Take a look into renowned architect Sou Fujimoto’s work at the Japan House’s new exhibit “Futures of the Future.” The showcase will explore the award winning ideas and themes used throughout Fujimoto’s career. Over 100 live scale replicas will be present. The exhibit will run from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. FREE

3. [11 a.m.] It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holiday season, which is the main purpose of Fa La Land, a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of installations like a Jingle Bell Toy Factory and a fluorescent “Fa La Forest.” Fa La Land runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, 2019.

4. [4:35 p.m.] Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE

5. [5 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [5:30 p.m.Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019.

7. [7 p.m.Underground Jazz Sessions at The Continental Club.

8. [7 p.m.] Stop by Salazar every first and third Wednesday from November to February for a Mezcal Tasting Series with select mezcal brands. You’ll hear the history and culture of each brand and taste different expressions paired with snacks.

9. [9 p.m.Dub Club with DJ Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony at Echoplex. FREE (before 10 p.m.)

10. [10:30 p.m.] Thanksgiving Memories and Family Jam at the UCB Sunset.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [10 a.m.] Take a look into renowned architect Sou Fujimoto’s work at the Japan House’s new exhibit “Futures of the Future.” The showcase will explore the award winning ideas and themes used throughout Fujimoto’s career. Over 100 live scale replicas will be present. The exhibit will run from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. FREE

2. [10 a.m.] Check out Dan Cohen’s High Noon at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. FREE

3. [11 a.m.] It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holiday season, which is the main purpose of Fa La Land, a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of installations like a Jingle Bell Toy Factory and a fluorescent “Fa La Forest.” Fa La Land runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, 2019.

4. [11:30 a.m.] The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.

5. [5 p.m.]  Ice Skating at L.A. Live – Kings Holiday Ice Rink.

6. [5 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [5:30 p.m.Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019.

8. [7 p.m.R&D at Segovia Hall at the Ace Hotel, a monthly meet-up event for creative professionals and students who create art for motion graphics, commercials, or film.

9. [7:30 p.m.] True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett at The Last Bookstore.

10. [variousFree museum days: Los Angeles County ArboretumSouth Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [11-19-18 to 11-23-18]

November 19, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23, features Winterfest at Santa Anita, Enchanted: Forest of Light, Way Back Wednesday at The Autry, the 6th annual Turkey Trot, Lights on Display in Sherman Oaks, the Queen Mary Christmas, and LOTS more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

Enchanted Forest of Light Sign

The Enchanted Forest entrance up close. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Monday November 19th, 2018

1. Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.

4. Beautycon is offering a pop up expereince titled Beautycon POP from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

5. The Business LA is a free comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE

6. Head to the Golden Road Brewery this Monday for Trivia Night presented by Geeks Who Drink.

7. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include The Big Lebowski and Armageddon.

Tuesday November 20th, 2018

8. It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holiday season, which is the main purpose of Fa La Land, a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of installations like a Jingle Bell Toy Factory and a fluorescent “Fa La Forest.” Fa La Land runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, 2019.

9. Get into the winter spirit when ICE at Santa Monica returns with a 8,000 square foot ice skating rink. Running November 3, 2018 through January 21, 2019.

10. Take a look into renowned architect Sou Fujimoto’s work at the Japan House’s new exhibit “Futures of the Future.” The showcase will explore the award winning ideas and themes used throughout Fujimoto’s career. Over 100 live scale replicas will be present. The exhibit will run from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. FREE

11. L.A.’s pop-up museum catalogue is growing larger this fall with The Pizza Experience – a multi-sensory pizza themed walkthrough. Explore giant installations, an oversized cheese pool, a pizza hall of fame, pizza theme-flavored snacks throughout, actual pizza slices and more. The Pizza Experience runs through January 7. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

12. Free museum days: Los Angeles County ArboretumSouth Coast Botanic Garden and Descanso Gardens

Wednesday November 21st, 2018

13. Enjoy a time warp during Way Back Wednesday at The Autry, where museum admission will be the same as it was in 1988 when they opened opened. Adults can enter the museum for $4.75, kids for $2, and seniors/students for $3.75. Attendees are invited to dress in 80’s attire for the chance to win a special prize.

14. Griffith Observatory offers a Sunset Walk & Talk one evening a month led by a Park Ranger and museum guide. FREE

15. The Foodie Space (Nov. 21- Dec. 30) is the latest interactive pop-up museum designed for serial foodie photo-taker’s. Located in Pasadena the museum claims to poke fun at society’s obsession with social media and #foodporn. Food-themed exhibits include a giant bowl of phở, glitter fries that you can
marry and more.

16. Stop by Salazar every first and third Wednesday from November to February for a Mezcal Tasting Series with select mezcal brands. You’ll hear the history and culture of each brand and taste different expressions paired with snacks.

17. The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden presents Moonlight Forest, where crafted lanterns line the garden grounds, some depicting animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and figures from Chinese legends. Happening Wednesdays through Sunday till November. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Thursday November 22nd, 2018

18. This Thanksgiving the Laugh Factory in Hollywood welcomes all those who are living in L.A. away from home, homeless, or simply in need of a good meal and hearty laugh. Top comics will join other celebrities to serve guests a turkey dinner with all the trimmings free of charge. This tradition has been going strong for 39 years. FREE

19. Guests of Cafe Gratitude Larchmont will receive a free Thanksgiving inspired vegan plate. Like every year the deal is on a first come, first serve basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while still available).

20. Head down to The Fairplex at Pomona for the Chinese Lantern Festival where the theme is “The Wild,” featuring animals represented in lanterns from five different areas of the world, Antartica, Asia, Oceania, Africa and America. Some of the larger pieces stand all the way up to 23 feet tall. The festival run every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 15 – Jan. 16.

21. Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience. Opening it’s doors on Friday Nov. 16 in Westfield Santa Anita Mall, folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls. Party With runs through January 27 and is open Thursdays through Sundays.

22. The 6th annual Thanksgiving turkey meal at MacArthur Park has a goal to serve all 700 expected guests. On top of that, they’ll also be accepting clothing donations. All volunteers for food prep must rsvp ahead of time.

23. The 6th Annual Turkey Trot returns to DTLA this Thursday! From City Hall to Bunker Hill and Spring Street, turkey trotters can get a dose of physical activity prior to their Thanksgiving feasts.

24. The 48th annual Dinner in the Park at Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena will feed thousands of homeless and low-income individuals and families this Thanksgiving. The event brings members of the community together to share holiday cheer with those who have nowhere to go this holiday. FREE

Friday November 23rd, 2018

25. Winterfest at Santa Anita Park kicks off the holiday season in style. This family friendly event includes a visit from Santa Claus, horse drawn carriage rides a Santa’s Village and petting zoo, carolers, seasonal foods, 80+ vendors and much more. Winterfest continues Thursdays through Sunday from November 23 through December 2. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

26. Celebrate the holiday season during a Queen Mary Christmas (Nov. 23 – Jan. 6) The special occasion will see Christmas spirit lining the famous Long Beach vessel including an 80-foot Christmas tree, a variety of holiday activities, an outdoor staking rink, musical performances, a 4D showing of The Polar Express, and dinner shows on select dates.

27. Sherman Oaks resident Mike Ziemkowski’s elaborate Christmas themed animatronic characters will return once again with Lights on Display a dazzling light show with a playlist of holiday tunes. Free to the public, the 13-minute show runs nightly 6 to 10 p.m. from November 23 through January 1, 2018. FREE

28. Instead of Black Friday, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont will celebrate Green Friday with free admission to the garden. Guests can experience Origami in the Garden exhibition, explore 86 acres of California native plants and more. FREE

29. The Holiday Light Festival Train Ride at Griffith Park is a festive one mile ride on the tracks with tens of thousands of lights to get you in the Holiday spirit. Running Nov 23 through Dec. 23 and then again from December 26 to December 30.

30. The LA Phil brings iconic Stanley Kubrick film clips to life through haunting live scores from Nov. 23-25 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

31. It’s Black Friday at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center where all pet adoption fees are just $10 for the first 100 people. NKLA Pet Adoption Center will also have select pets for $10 for the first 100 adopters as well. The promotion ends Sunday. Each pet is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated.

32. 260 Sample Sale will host a Black Friday shopping event featuring Rebecca Minkoff and D.L. & Co. from Friday through Sunday with discounts up to 75% off of women’s wear and accessories, men’s accessories from Rebecca Minkoff and home goods from D.L. & Co.

33. Catch George A. Romero’s Dawn of The Dead in 3D at the Aero Theatre this Friday.

34. Golden Road LA and OC will both host a Golden Friday Fun Run. The 5k will will be followed by a party.

35. Notorious RBG explores the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg through a collection of contemporary art, archives, interactives, archival photographs and more. Each gallery section will allude to a song by the Notorious B.I.G. as the name of the exhibit suggests, and will playfully bring out the similarities between the two. Happening at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit runs until March 10. The museum is free every Thursday.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

No interest in cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner? Here are a few options for eating out for the Thursday holiday:

Lunetta Dining and The Moon Bar offers a Thanksgiving three-course dinner for $74 per adult and $34 per child 10 and under. On the menu you can find Pancetta Wrapped Diver Sea Scallop, Roasted Chestnut Soup, Red Deep Sea Crab, Maple Herb Turkey, Six-Hour Slow Cooked Osso-Buco, Classic Bouillabaisse and an option to choose between the Chocolate Banana Cream Pie, Dutch Apple Pie + Vanilla Ice Cream, or Pumpkin Spiced Mascarpone.

Playa Provisions’ Thanksgiving special will be offered from 3 to 8 p.m. Entrées include either Turkey or Honey Mustard Crusted Ham, and a variety of dinner sides including Chicory Salad, Roasted Acorn Squash, and cranberry sauce. A children’s menu of similar entrée choice and sides plus a scoop of ice cream from Small Batch.

Dekkadance at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will host a buffet and bottomless sparkling rose or mimosas from 12-6 p.m. for $95 per adult and $45 for children ages 5-12. The buffet includes Creamy cauliflower-bacon soup, Roasted duck, Beef tenderloin, Belgian waffle Station, Carving station with roasted turkey and ceviche bar, Caramel apples and homemade holiday pies. A la carte menu will be offered from 6-10 p.m.

BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles is offering guests a three-course menu of seasonal and inspired takes on holiday classics. For $85 per person, the meal will feature options such as Short Rib Wellington, Mediterranean Branzino, American Angus Filet and Roasted Heritage Turkey. Four shareable sides will also come with the meal.

Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch buffet at Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Choose from a live breakfast station, a farmers market station, fresh seafood bar, sushi, dim sum, a carving station and plenty of desserts. The elaborate Thanksgiving buffet cost $135 per adult and $69 for children ages 5 to 12 years.

The Raymond 1886 will host a Thanksgiving three-course dinner menu. For $79 per person you ‘ll feast on items like Herb & Garlic Crusted Prime Rib, Turkey Breast & Classic Gravy and a handful of classic sides and sweets like Mashed Potatoes,  Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallow, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, November 19, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1. [10 a.m.] Check out Dan Cohen’s High Noon at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. FREE

2. [11:30 a.m.] The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink.

3. [7 p.m.] Film Independent presents a screening of Dog Day Afternoon at ArcLight Cinemas Santa Monica.

4. [7:30 p.m.That’s Gold – A Free Comedy Show hosted by Karl Hess & Nick Rutherford at Bootleg Theater. FREE

5. [5 p.m.]  Ice Skating at L.A. Live – Kings Holiday Ice Rink.

6. [5 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. [5:30 p.m.Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019.

8. [7 p.m.] Head to the Golden Road Brewery this Monday for Trivia Night presented by Geeks Who Drink.

9. [8:30 p.m.] The Tracks Monday Night Residency at Echoplex. FREE

10. [9 p.m.The Business LA is a free comedy show at Little Joy featuring some of the best local comics in town. FREE

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, November 18, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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The Grove Tree Lighting

Image via The Grove LA


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1. [10 a.m.] Head down to The Autry on Saturday and Sunday for the Latin American Bazaar a specially crafted artisan market that includes clothing, rugs, pottery and more. Admission is free.

2. [10 a.m.Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns to Pasadena (November 17-18) with over 200 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products. Admission is free!

3. [10 a.m.] Fans of toys and artistic design will find something to love at this year’s DesignerCon, taking place from Nov. 16 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event sees a wide array of collectible designer apparel, customs, toys, and more for participants to explore and shop. Note that Friday is for VIP pass holders only.

4. [11 a.m.]  Take part in this year’s infamous Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, which features a colorful cast of misfits, art cars, floats and more, followed by an afterparty.

5. [11 a.m.The Patchwork Show is a large showcase of handmade and artisan crafts and creations. Support some of the best independent creators throughout Southern California by buying local this holiday.

6. [5:30 p.m.Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019.

7. [6 p.m.] The 2018 Depeche Mode Convention returns for another year of live musical tributes, DJ sets, rare videos, contests, collectibles and much more.

8. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. [7:30 p.m.] The 17th Annual California Christmas at the Grove will feature a tree lighting ceremony, with magical snow fall, a fireworks show, an appearance by Santa and a special performance by CBS A Home for the Holidays’. FREE

10. [9:30 p.m.] Come take a look at what many would consider to be a lost art – the freak show during Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow. The event, which is being touted as the world’s largest, involves several colorful characters including the Lizard Man, Escape artist Nik Sin and several more.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 17, 2018

November 17, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Saturday, November 17, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Jackalope Arts

Jackalope Arts in Pasadena. Photo by Gil Riego Photography


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1. [8 a.m.In-N-Out Burger and Hot Rod 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and give attendees the opportunity to race their own cars down the drag strip. Live music, classic cars and In-N-Out cookout trucks will be on hand to make this one big party.

2. [9 a.m.]  The annual tradition of the Great Los Angeles Walk continues for a 13th year with a walk down 6th St. through Koreatown, and then all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The group meets at Pershing Square to kicks thing off. FREE

3. [10 a.m.] Head down to The Autry on Saturday and Sunday for the Latin American Bazaar a specially crafted artisan market that includes clothing, rugs, pottery and more. Admission is free.

4. [10 a.m.] The third official Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission Pow-Wow will take place  at Grand Park with dancing, vendors, contests, arts and crafts, food and much more. FREE

5. [10 a.m.] Fans of toys and artistic design will find something to love at this year’s DesignerCon, taking place from Nov. 16 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event sees a wide array of collectible designer apparel, customs, toys, and more for participants to explore and shop. Note that Friday is for VIP pass holders only.

6. [10 a.m.Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns to Pasadena (November 17-18) with over 200 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products. Admission is free!

7. [10 a.m.Long Beach Airport’s 2018 Festival of Flight will host aircrafts on display, live entertainment, food trucks, kids activities and more. FREE

8. [4 p.m.] Celebrate the season with a Burbank Winter Wine Walk with wine tasting stations, live music, holiday lighting and even snowfall along the way.

9. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. [7:30 p.m.] Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, November 16, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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1st Street Bridge Los Angeles

The view of DTLA from 1st Street Bridge. Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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1. [9 a.m.WILDFOX is having a warehouse sale this weekend (Nov. 16-18) at the Cooper Building with up to 75% off selected items.

2. [10 a.m.Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience. Opening it’s doors on Friday Nov. 16 in Westfield Santa Anita Mall, folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls.

3. [5 p.m.] Fans of toys and artistic design will find something to love at this year’s DesignerCon, taking place from Nov. 16 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event sees a wide array of collectible designer apparel, customs, toys, and more for participants to explore and shop. Note that Friday is for VIP pass holders only.

4. [5:30 p.m.Chinese Lantern Festival (November 15-18) is a huge showcase of over 1,000 handcrafted lanterns put up together to create a beautiful display of color and light at the Pomona Fairplex. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

5. [6 p.m.] One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. [7:30 p.m.]  The Whiskey Extravaganza will have you sampling over 100 of the world’s best whiskies straight up or in craft cocktails along with whisky inspired bites. For those really serious about whiskey there will be curated masterclasses to sit in on too.

7. [7:30 p.m.] Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality.

8. [8 p.m.] Bestselling author David Sedaris will be reading unpublished newly written work at Royce Hall this Friday.

9. [various]  The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience.

10. [various] Beautycon is offering a pop up experience titled Beautycon POP from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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34 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [11-16-2018 to 11-18-2018]

November 15, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend, from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, features Jackalope Arts, a Chinese Lantern Festival, Enchanted: Forest of Light, the Great Los Angeles Walk, the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!

Symphony of Oaks

The “Symphony of Oaks” at Enchanted: Forest of Light 2016. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.


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Friday November 16th, 2018

1. Chinese Lantern Festival (November 15-18) is a huge showcase of over 1,000 handcrafted lanterns put up together to create a beautiful display of color and light at the Pomona Fairplex. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

2. The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden presents Moonlight Forest, where crafted lanterns line the garden grounds, some depicting animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and figures from Chinese legends. Happening Wednesdays through Sunday till November. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink, including the Icebreaker Opening Celebration this Thursday with live performances and more.

4. Bestselling author David Sedaris will be reading unpublished newly written work at Royce Hall this Friday. An annual tradition for Sedaris and UCLA, the author’s first reading at the university took place in 1998, making this his 20th anniversary visit.

5. Fans of toys and artistic design will find something to love at this year’s DesignerCon, taking place from Nov. 16 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event sees a wide array of collectible designer apparel, customs, toys, and more for participants to explore and shop.

6. Beautycon is offering a pop up expereince titled Beautycon POP from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

7. Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality. Performing until November 17.

8. Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience. Opening it’s doors on Friday Nov. 16 in Westfield Santa Anita Mall, folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls. Party With runs through January 27 and is open Thursdays through Sundays.

9. One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

10. 260LA will host a 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale from Nov. 13-18 in their Beverly Hills location.

11. The Whiskey Extravaganza will have you sampling over 100 of the world’s best whiskies straight up or in craft cocktails along with whisky inspired bites. For those really serious about whiskey there will be curated masterclasses to sit in on too.

12. WILDFOX is having a warehouse sale this weekend (Nov. 16-18) at the Cooper Building with up to 75% off selected items.

13. A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda Jr. will take place at The Geffen Playhouse. The father and son duo will discuss the long-term recovery of Puerto Rico, advocacy, and Hamilton’s run in Puerto Rico. The conversation is moderated by Soledad O’Brien. 100% of proceeds will benefit UNIDOS and the Geffen Playhouse Education and Community Engagement programs.

14. L.A.’s pop-up museum catalogue is growing larger this fall with The Pizza Experience – a multi-sensory pizza themed walkthrough. Explore giant installations, an oversized cheese pool, a pizza hall of fame, pizza theme-flavored snacks throughout, actual pizza slices and more. The Pizza Experience runs through January 7. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

Saturday November 17th, 2018

15. The annual tradition of the Great Los Angeles Walk continues for a 13th year with a walk down 6th St. through Koreatown, and then all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The group meets at Pershing Square to kicks thing off.

16. Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns to Pasadena (November 17-18) with over 200 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products. Admission is free!

17. Celebrate the season with a Burbank Winter Wine Walk with wine tasting stations, live music, holiday lighting and even snowfall along the way.

18. Vulture Fest (Nov. 17 – 18) happening at the Hollywood Roosevelt will see a plethora of different speaking events, film screenings, podcast tapings, parties and much more curated by Vulture editors over the course of the weekend.

19. There’s a Nerdy Black Friday Pop-Up shop featuring a variety of vendors and well as discounted prices on board games from Emerald Knights Comics and Games.

20. Once every month Griffith Observatory hosts a free public star party allowing the public to view through telescopes to see the stars and beyond as well as discuss with knowledgeable amateur astronomers about our solar system. FREE

21. In-N-Out Burger and Hot Rod 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and give attendees the opportunity to race their own cars down the drag strip. Live music, classic cars and In-N-Out cookout trucks will be on hand to make this one big party.

22. Long Beach Airport’s 2018 Festival of Flight will host aircrafts on display, live entertainment, food trucks, kids activities and more. FREE

23. The third official Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission Pow-Wow will take place  at Grand Park with dancing, vendors, contests, arts and crafts, food and much more. FREE

24. Head down to The Autry on Saturday and Sunday for the Latin American Bazaar a specially crafted artisan market that includes clothing, rugs, pottery and more. Admission is free.

25. Notorious RBG explores the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg through a collection of contemporary art, archives, interactives, archival photographs and more. Each gallery section will allude to a song by the Notorious B.I.G. as the name of the exhibit suggests, and will playfully bring out the similarities between the two. Happening at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit runs until March 10.

Sunday November 18th, 2018

26. Come take a look at what many would consider to be a lost art – the freak show during Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow. The event, which is being touted as the world’s largest, involves several colorful characters including the Lizard Man, Escape artist Nik Sin and several more.

27. The Patchwork Show is a large showcase of handmade and artisan crafts and creations. Support some of the best independent creators throughout Southern California by buying local this holiday.

28. Take part in this year’s infamous Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, which features a colorful cast of misfits, art cars, floats and more, followed by an afterparty.

29. Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light returns for another installment with a host of interactive displays and nighttime activities from November 18 through January 6, 2019.

30. The 2018 Depeche Mode Convention returns for another year of live musical tributes, DJ sets, rare videos, contests, collectibles and much more.

31. The 17th Annual California Christmas at the Grove will feature a tree lighting ceremony, with magical snow fall, a fireworks show, an appearance by Santa and a special performance by CBS A Home for the Holidays’. FREE

32. It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holiday season, which is the main purpose of Fa La Land, a pop up museum at Row DTLA. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of installations like a Jingle Bell Toy Factory and a fluorescent “Fa La Forest.” Fa La Land runs Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, 2019.

33. Find the perfect holiday gift this Sunday during Barnsdall Art Park’s Art and Craft Fair. The event will showcase work from The Art Center’s faculty and students including paintings, photography, ceramics, hand-made jewelry and plenty more.

34. Free museum days: Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can) and Museum of Latin American Art

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Tsujita Noodle Production, located adjacent to The Grove, is now offering a to-go and delivery-only menu of the most popular dishes from Tsujita’s roster of existing noodle shops. Fans will be able to order select items from Tsujita L.A. Artisan Noodle, Tsujita ANNEX, The Tsujita and Killer Noodle all on one menu. The takeaway concept offers a dozen different noodle dishes like the Tsukemen ramen from Tsujita L.A. to dan dan noodles from Killer Noodles. A few rice bowls, buns and starters complete the rest of the menu.

Tsujita Noodle Production is located at 109 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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BOLD Beverly Hills

Image via lovebeverlyhills.com


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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale from Nov. 13-18 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [5 p.m.] On Thursday the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration will take place along the streets of Beverly Hill ushering in BOLD Holidays, a weekly event featuring after hours shopping, art pop-ups, and live performances every Friday and Saturday until Dec. 22.

3. [5:30 p.m.Chinese Lantern Festival (November 15-18) is a huge showcase of over 1,000 handcrafted lanterns put up together to create a beautiful display of color and light at the Pomona Fairplex. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

4. [7 p.m.]  Learn to craft beer cocktails for the up coming holidays during Beer Lab at Dry River Brewing. You’ll leave with tips and tricks to make delicious micheladas, mimosas and an exclusive new holiday cocktail designed just for this event.

5. [7:30 p.m.] Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality.

6. [8 p.m.Michelle Obama comes to The Forum in Inglewood to discuss her memoir, Becoming.

7. [9 p.m.] Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

8. [variousFree museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center  (noon to 5 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.)

9. [various]  The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience.

10. [various] The annual AFI FEST (Nov. 8-15) returns to Hollywood for 2018 with an eight-day run featuring tons of film screenings, world premieres, and panels.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

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Manhattan Beach Pier Lights

Holidays lights at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Photo by Ryan Vaarsi via flickr cc


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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale from Nov. 13-18 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [5 p.m.] Get in the Christmas spirit during Manhattan Beach’s Holiday Open House. Santa will be making an appearance, a festive pier lighting will take place and boutiques will be open late to encourage holiday shopping.

3. [7 p.m.The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

4. [7 p.m.] Every Wednesday The Continental Club in DTLA features live jazz hosted by Matthew Yeakley plus complimentary mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes. No cover!

5. [7 p.m.] Support a good cause and fill your belly during Chefs Stand Up happening at The Standard in DTLA. The series invites some of the best, award-winning chefs from across the country to create a one-time-only meal and artwork combination. This month Nick Perkins and Katie Jackson from Hart’s in NYC will host.

6. [7:30 p.m.] The Hammer will host a conversion titled HOT!HOT!HOT! touching upon the current climate in Los Angeles which is drier with longer fire seasons. Part of the series Future LA: Engineering a Sustainable Supercity the discussion will feature researchers from the city and county. FREE

7. [7:30 p.m.] Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality.

8. [9 p.m.] The Edison presents an Evening of Magic with special guest magicians Liz Del Sol and El Ropo. The show is free and begins at 9 p.m.

9. [various]  Kali’s Kollabroation Dinner Series welcomes Chef Fernando Darin from Ray’s Stark Bar and Chef Varatan Abgaryan from 71 Above to create an exclusive seasonal five course tasting menu with Kali Chef Kevin Meehan. Tickets cost $95 per person or $135 with wine pairings. Reservations can be made over the phone.

10. [various] The annual AFI FEST (Nov. 8-15) returns to Hollywood for 2018 with an eight-day run featuring tons of film screenings, world premieres, and panels.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

May it lead you to adventure!

SPECIAL REMINDER: The Woolsey Fire continues to affect tens of thousands of Angelenos. We just want to be sure you’re aware of the current evacuation zones and repopulation timelines for the greater Los Angeles Area. For more info, check this list of links per L.A. County. If you’re interested in assisting victims or providing relief to those in need, LAist has an excellent list of options here. Stay safe everyone!

Coffee Bean Mexican Hot Chocolate

Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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1. [10 a.m.] 260LA will host a 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale from Nov. 13-18 in their Beverly Hills location.

2. [10 a.m.] Take a look into renowned architect Sou Fujimoto’s work at the Japan House’s new exhibit “Futures of the Future.” The showcase will explore the award winning ideas and themes used throughout Fujimoto’s career. Over 100 live scale replicas will be present. The exhibit will run from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. FREE

3. [6:30 p.m.] DTLA’s Micro-Amusement Park Two Bit Circus will release PING! a Modal VR’s virtual reality game where you are inserted into the 3D world of Pong, as the paddles in the game. To celebrate this launch Two Bit Circus will host a Pong tournament this Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

4. [7 p.m.] Head to Frogtown’s artist-run space Tin Flats every Monday and Tuesday now until Nov. 27 for a night of curated special programming. Presented by The France Los Angeles Exchange, this project presents films, performances and exhibitions from artists in the program, as well as a film that echoes their own work. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.Rooftop Cinema Club screens The Sixth Sense at NeueHouse in Hollywood

6. [8 p.m.LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series continues with a special concert focusing on the European Avant-Garde.

7. [various] We all need a little kindness after the rough weekend we’ve all had with the fires. So on World Kindness Day—Tuesday, November 13, 2018—Wescom will be picking up the tab at 23 locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® up to $15 per transaction until $1,900 worth of bills are paid at each location.

8. [variousFree museum days: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry National Center of the American West

9. [variousMilk Bar turns 10! To celebrate a decade of magical sweets creations, Chef Christina Tosi will offer an anniversary special from Nov. 13-30 at the recently opened West Hollywood flagship. The special is a Fruity Cereal Milk Soft Serve, an homage to the OG Milk Bar menu that debuted in New York 10 years ago. Milk Bar LA will kick things off this Tuesday Nov. 13  serving Fruity Cereal Milk Soft Serve and Cereal Milk Soft Serve for just $1.

10. [various] The annual AFI FEST (Nov. 8-15) returns to Hollywood for 2018 with an eight-day run featuring tons of film screenings, world premieres, and panels.

DEAL OF THE DAY: $25 tix to Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

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43 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [11-12-18 to 11-16-18]

November 12, 2018 by We Like L.A. Staff

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16, features Cole’s 110th Anniversary, Free Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on World Kindness Day, Moonlight Forrest, Bai Holiday Ice Rink, DesignerCon, LA Zoo Lights, Beautycon POP and MUCH more.

Remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

Hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your week!

LA Zoo Lights

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham // LA Zoo


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Monday November 12th, 2018

1. Cole’s LA’s oldest restaurant and bar turns 110 this year! On Monday celebrate National French Dip Day with the originators of the sandwich and take advantage of the $10 French Dip & Martini combo special served all day.

2. California State Parks will honor veterans, active duty and reserve military by offering free admission to 144 state parks this Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Just show a valid military ID to receive free admission.

3. The annual AFI FEST (Nov. 8-15) returns to Hollywood for 2018 with an eight-day run featuring tons of film screenings, world premieres, and panels.

4. Yogis and animal lovers finally have the perfect workout activity thanks to Golden Road Brewery. Goat Yoga on the Lawn is going down this Monday at their L.A. location.

5. Head to Frogtown’s artist-run space Tin Flats every Monday and Tuesday now until Nov. 27 for a night of curated special programming. Presented by The France Los Angeles Exchange, this project presents films, performances and exhibitions from artists in the program, as well as a film that echoes their own work. FREE

6. There’s a Wizards and Witches themed game night going down at Scum and Villainy Cantina this Monday in Hollywood.

7. RAW WINE Los Angeles is the world’s leading natural, low-intervention organic and biodynamic wine fair. Taking place in DTLA, over 100 vendors, makers and growers will be in attendance.

8. Take a look into renowned architect Sou Fujimoto’s work at the Japan House’s new exhibit “Futures of the Future.” The showcase will explore the award winning ideas and themes used throughout Fujimoto’s career. Over 100 live scale replicas will be present. The exhibit will run from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12. FREE

Tuesday November 13th, 2018

9.Milk Bar turns 10! To celebrate a decade of magical sweets creations, Chef Christina Tosi will offer an anniversary special from Nov. 13-30 at the recently opened West Hollywood flagship. The special is a Fruity Cereal Milk Soft Serve, an homage to the OG Milk Bar menu that debuted in New York 10 years ago. Milk Bar LA will kick things off this Tuesday Nov. 13  serving Fruity Cereal Milk Soft Serve and Cereal Milk Soft Serve for just $1.

10. LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series will feature world premiere performances with concerts curated by Andrew Norman, Susanna Mälkki, Herbie Hancock, and John Adams as part of the music halls centennial celebration. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. We all need a little kindness after the rough weekend we’ve all had with the fires. So on World Kindness Day — Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Wescom will be picking up the tab at 23 locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® up to $15 per transaction until $1,900 worth of bills are paid at each location.

12. DTLA’s Micro-Amusement Park Two Bit Circus will release PING! a Modal VR’s virtual reality game where you are inserted into the 3D world of Pong, as the paddles in the game. To celebrate this launch Two Bit Circus will host a Pong tournament this Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

13. 260LA will host a 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale from Nov. 13-18 in their Beverly Hills location.

14. L.A.’s pop-up museum catalogue is growing larger this fall with The Pizza Experience – a multi-sensory pizza themed walkthrough. Explore giant installations, an oversized cheese pool, a pizza hall of fame, pizza theme-flavored snacks throughout, actual pizza slices and more. The Pizza Experience runs through January 7. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

15. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include The Sixth Sense, Clueless and more.

16. Free museum days: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry National Center of the American West

Wednesday November 14th, 2018

17. Head down to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for an immersive theatre experience titled The Bitter Game. Written and performed by Keith A. Wallace the play touches on themes of race and police brutality in America and is put on in an unconventional setting on The Wallis’ Promenade Terrace. After the show, a discussion will be held on the nature and themes of the story and its base in reality.

18. Support a good cause and fill your belly during Chefs Stand Up happening at The Standard in DTLA. The series invites some of the best, award-winning chefs from across the country to create a one-time-only meal and artwork combination. This month Nick Perkins and Katie Jackson from Hart’s in NYC will host.

19. The Super Serious Show is a comedy event produced by CleftClips featuring both established and up-and-coming talent performing an array of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Happening at The Virgil.

20. The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden presents Moonlight Forest, where crafted lanterns line the garden grounds, some depicting animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and figures from Chinese legends. Happening Wednesdays through Sunday till November. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

21. The Hammer will host a conversion titled HOT!HOT!HOT! touching upon the current climate in Los Angeles which is drier with longer fire seasons. Part of the series Future LA: Engineering a Sustainable Supercity the discussion will feature researchers from the city and county. FREE

22. Kali’s Kollabroation Dinner Series welcomes Chef Fernando Darin from Ray’s Stark Bar and Chef Varatan Abgaryan from 71 Above to create an exclusive seasonal five course tasting menu with Kali Chef Kevin Meehan. Tickets cost $95 per person or $135 with wine pairings. Reservations can be made over the phone.

23. The Edison presents an Evening of Magic with special guest magicians Liz Del Sol and El Ropo. The show is free and begins at 9 p.m.

24. Get in the Christmas spirit during Manhattan Beach’s Holiday Open House. Santa will be making an appearance, a festive pier lighting will take place and boutiques will be open late to encourage holiday shopping.

25. It’s trivia night at Grand Central Market this Wednesday on the Broadway side of the food hall.

26. Every Wednesday The Continental Club in DTLA features live jazz hosted by Matthew Yeakley plus complimentary mini cupcakes from Big Man Bakes. No cover!

27. This Wednesday Terry Crews comes to the California African American Museum for a night of Radical Self Care!, as the actor will discuss opening up his past in the age of #MeToo. Admission is free. Parking is $12. FREE

Thursday November 15th, 2018

28. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink returns to Pershing Square from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019 featuring a 7200 square foot outdoor ice-skating experience. A wide variety of events will take place throughout the duration of the rink, including the Icebreaker Opening Celebration this Thursday with live performances and more.

29. Every first and third Thursday of the month Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey hosts their famous turtle races. Since 1974, this tradition brings these little speedsters out of their sanctuary (located in the bar) for an exciting game that support charities. Race starts at 9 p.m.

30. Chinese Lantern Festival (November 15-18) is a huge showcase of over 1,000 handcrafted lanterns put up together to create a beautiful display of color and light at the Pomona Fairplex. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

31. Be in the presence of greatness when the former first lady Michelle Obama stops by The Forum in Inglewood to discuss her memoir, Becoming.

32. Learn to craft beer cocktails for the up coming holidays during Beer Lab at Dry River Brewing. You’ll leave with tips and tricks to make delicious micheladas, mimosas and an exclusive new holiday cocktail designed just for this event.

33. On Thursday the Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration will take place along the streets of Beverly Hill ushering in BOLD Holidays a weekly event featuring after hours shopping, art pop ups, live performances and more every Friday and Saturday until Dec. 22.

34. Notorious RBG explores the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg through a collection of contemporary art, archives, interactives, archival photographs and more. Each gallery section will allude to a song by the Notorious B.I.G. as the name of the exhibit suggests, and will playfully bring out the similarities between the two. Happening at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit runs until March 10. The museum is free every Thursday.

35. Free museum days: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), MOCA Grand & MOCA Geffen (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center  (noon to 5 p.m.) and Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m,)

Friday November 16th, 2018

36. Bestselling author David Sedaris will be reading unpublished newly written work at Royce Hall this Friday. An annual tradition for Sedaris and UCLA, the author’s first reading at the university took place in 1998, making this his 20th anniversary visit.

37. Fans of toys and artistic design will find something to love at this year’s DesignerCon, taking place from Nov. 16 – 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event sees a wide array of collectible designer apparel, customs, toys, and more for participants to explore and shop.

38. Beautycon is offering a pop up expereince titled Beautycon POP from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16 featuring immersive galleries, makeup brands, vendors, a salon and other beauty related activities.

39. Party With is Los Angeles’ new Instagram-ready experience. Opening it’s doors on Friday Nov. 16 in Westfield Santa Anita Mall, folks can expect 15 premium photogenic installations like an infinity rainbow and a room filled with sparkling disco balls. Party With runs through January 27 and is open Thursdays through Sundays.

40. One of L.A.’s most magical holiday traditions, L.A. Zoo Lights returns November 16, 2018 through January 6, 2019 with thousands upon thousands of LED lights illuminating the zoo. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

41. The Whiskey Extravaganza will have you sampling over 100 of the world’s best whiskies straight up or in craft cocktails along with whisky inspired bites. For those really serious about whiskey there will be curated masterclasses to sit in on too.

42. WILDFOX is having a warehouse sale this weekend (Nov. 16-18) at the Cooper Building with up to 75% off selected items.

43. A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda Jr. will take place at The Geffen Playhouse. The father and son duo will discuss the long-term recovery of Puerto Rico, advocacy, and Hamilton’s run in Puerto Rico. The conversation is moderated by Soledad O’Brien. 100% of proceeds will benefit UNIDOS and the Geffen Playhouse Education and Community Engagement programs.

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Atrium is a stunner. Tucked inside a brick path way off Vermont Avenue, string lights zig zag above the narrow courtyard leading into the restaurant. Once inside you’ll be escorted to a pink velvet booth or table, either providing a view to the glass-enclosed show kitchen and illuminated half-moon bar. On the menu you’ll find a commixture of ethnic flavors inspired by Los Angeles’ eclectic cultural landscape. Beef Carpaccio is modified to resemble carne asada fries topped with avocado crema, salsa and thin crunchy potato sticks. Pork chops are prepared Japanese Katsu style and steaks are accompanied with Szechuan au poivre sauce. This is not fusion food. This is L.A. food culture carefully executed by a five star culinary team that includes Executive Chef-Partner Hunter Pritchett (Melody, Son of a Gun, Waterloo & City), Beverage Director Jordan Young (Kettle Black, Sawyer) and General Manager Cameron Dodge White (Little Dom’s). On the sweets spectrum Pastry Chef-Partner Gregory Baumgartner (71 Above, E.P. & L.P.) has dreamed up an ambitious menu. You will marvel at the Avocado Mousse decorated with edible basil flowers before snapping a picture for your Instagram. The mousse lays on top of layers of sorbet, granita, cake, puffed rice and coconut foam each with its own distinct texture and sensation. This is not so much dessert as it is a conversation piece. You can’t help but dissect every little ingredient you’re spooning into your mouth. If avocado is not your thing, another stand out is the Lemongrass Custard paired with sweet tangy passion fruit gelee topped with candied cashews. It is a sweeter choice than the aforementioned mousse, but it stands out in its own right. If you have the chance, get both.

Atrium is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles, CA 90027


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