Things To Do in L.A. This Week [9-12-2022 to 9-16-2022]

Image via Ivy Station

Oh boy! The weather has been off-the-charts crazy the last few days, but for the week ahead it looks like moderation is back on the table. Now, about the to-dos…

For September 12-16 in Los Angeles here’s what you’ll find: Netflix is a Joke at Dynasty Typewriter, Quantum Leap Day in Hollywood, Unpacking the Universe at LACMA, Cy Twombly at Gagosian, an El Grito celebration in DTLA, Free movie night at Ivy Station, Primavera Sound at LA State Historic Park, and more. Your week starts below.


Things To Do This Week

Masa Panel Conversation -> This Tuesday, Second Home and Now Serving present a conversation and tasting centered around the bedrock of Mexican cooking, masa. Co-hosted by Jorge Gaviria of Masienda and in conversation with chefs Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria, Arturo Enciso of Gusto Bread, and Elizabeth Heitner and Nestor Silva of Malli, the panel will discuss the role of masa in kitchens across Los Angeles. Guests can expect masa-based small bites, complimentary beverages and access to a Masienda pop-up shop. Tickets cost $50 per person. More info here.

Netflix Is A Joke Radio Presents: Are You Still Listening? -> Netflix’s monthly stand-up show at Dynasty Typewriter returns this Tuesday, hosted by Taylor Tomlinson and lineup that includes Biniam Bizuneh, Brandi Denise, Hunter Hill, Jessie Johnson, Isiah Kelly, and KC Shornima. Tickets are free, but admittance is based on first-come, first-serve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More info and RSVP here.

Unpacking the Universe -> This Wednesday, LACMA screens a documentary that details the six-year journey to develop the exhibition The Portable Universe / El Universo en Tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia. The screening takes place at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ Ted Mann Theater, and will be followed by a post-film discussion with exhibition curators Dr. Diana Magaloni and Julia Burtenshaw. The gallery will be open before the film from 6 to 7 p.m. Free to attend with RSVP. More info here.

What Can We Laugh About -> This Thursday at Zócalo Public Square, political satirist Bassem Youssef joins actor and performance artist Kristina Wong to interrogate the current landscape of comedy, with an eye towards the complex interplay between humor, politics, activism, and empathy. L.A. Times columnist Gustavo Arellano moderates the talk. Free to attend. Get more info here.

Cy Twombly at Gagosian -> This Thursday, Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills hosts an opening reception for a Cy Twombly exhibition, featuring paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the late American artist. This will be the first Twombly exhibition at Gagosian since 2012. The reception runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More info here.

Strong Words: Voices of the City -> This Thursday, The Autry takes inspiration from their Dress Codes exhibition to create sm evening of storytelling, music, and art, including a performance by The Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere and photos from Michael W Hirabayashi. Tickets are $10 tickets non-members. Reservations required. More info here.

El Grito 2022 -> This Thursday, celebrate the 212th anniversary of Mexican independence from Spain with a special concert and ceremony on the steps of L.A. City Hall, headlined by singer Graciela Beltran  The free event is open to all, presented by the Consulate of Mexico. More info here.

Halloween Horror Nights -> Scary season continues at Universal Studios this Thursday to Sunday. The fall horror takeover features the signature Terror Tram, plus a litany of scare zones, lives shows, and eight different haunted houses, including a nightmare experience based on The Weeknd’s After Hours video series. GA tickets start at $72, but VIP and express packages can push the price point well over $300 depending on the offer. Runs on select dates through October 31. Get more info here.

Quantum Leap Day -> To help promote the debut of the Quantum Leap reboot (premiers September 19 on NBC), Universal is hosting a “Quantum Leap Day” drive-thru experience that includes the chance to fill up your gas tank at the throwback price of 91 cents a gallon. It all goes down at 1749 N. Vine Street this Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. Get more details and see restrictions here.

Rupaul’s Drag Race Werq The World Tour -> This Friday, The North American leg of Werq the World hits Los Angeles on September at Shrine Auditorium, with a lineup that includes Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Willow Pill, Lady Camden, Jaida Essence Hall, Yvie Oddly, Bosco, and Daya Betty. Tickets start at $49 person. Get more info here.

Primavera Sound -> Catch the first U.S. edition of Barcelona’s iconic music festival, Primavera Sound, this Friday to Sunday at L.A. State Historic State Park. The three-day lineup includes Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Lorde, James Blake, and Clairo. Over 50 artists will play in all. Tickets start at $159 for one-day general admission. More info here


BeachLife Ranch -> On Friday to Sunday, beach vibes meet country music when BeachLife Ranch takes over Redondo Beach with performances by The Lumineers, Hall & Oates, Brandi Carlile, Wilco and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and more. More info here.

Redondo Movie Nights -> On Fridays through September 30, catch free movie screenings on the Redondo Beach Pier. This week they’ll screen Encanto. Event starts at 7 p.m. More info here.

Movie Night at Ivy Station -> Culver City’s Ivy Station hosts a public movie screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark this Friday that includes free popcorn and free silent wireless headphone rentals, and fun raffle prizes. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. More info here.

Dining & Drinking

Singaporean Chili Lobster at Bone Kettle. Photo by Christina Champlin.

Singaporean Chili Lobster at Bone Kettle -> Bone Kettles’s Chef Erwin Tjahyadi is currently featuring his own take on the Singaporean Chili Crab dish by subbing in crab with Maine lobster. Tjahyadi’s flavorful seafood noodle dish is made with confit tomatoes, sweet and spicy egg sauce, fried shallots and herbs. The dish comes in two sizes but if you want the whole lobster, head and all, you’ll have to request the large. A delicious excuse to gather with friends at this family-owned Southeast Asian gem. 

Savida Lunch Special -> Starting Monday, Santa Monica crudo concept Savida features a $25 lunch special offering a choice of salad and small seafood bite pairings. The deal gives you a choice of salad with options that include smoked trout and pea tendrils, tomato and nectarine, and shrimp and asparagus. Choose either a lobster roll slider or tuna taco with pineapple salsa as your small bite.


Endless Summer Flavors at McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream -> McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream recently launched a limited release of decadent flavors that include S’mores made with toasted vanilla beans spiked with a marshmallow sweet cream, bittersweet chocolate ganache and honey graham cracker chunks, and the Chocolate Caramel Cookie inspired by a Latin America cookie, called alfajores. The latter is made with dark chocolate ice cream, shortbread cookies and salted caramel. All McConnell’s ice creams are made from scratch with grass-grazed milk and cream.

The Return of Verve’s Pumpkin Pie Latte -> Pumpkin latte season has returned and Verve Coffee Roasters brings its own twist on the seasonal classic this Friday, September 16. Verve’s Pumpkin Pie Latte is made with espresso, pumpkin puree with a mix of spices, garnished with a graham cracker crumble. 

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