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 in L.A. from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 features Coco at The Hollywood Bowl, American Indian Arts Marketplace, Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, Girl Gang Craft Los Angeles Holiday Market, Our Future Fest, 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!
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Friday November 8th, 2019
1. Coco a live to film experience takes over The Hollywood Bowl Friday and Saturday with a live orchestra, performers and digital projections of the movie to celebrate Diá de los Muertos. The lineup includes Miguel, Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria and more.
2. Fantastic Planet is a daring public art piece by Australian Artist Amanda Parer that features massive humanoid light installations and will be free and open to the public for viewing October 30 through November 10. FREE
3. Los Angeles Coffee Festival November 8-10 will have you tasting tons of different coffees through fully immersive sensory bars, mixologists and individual roasters.
4. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Santa Monica on Friday and DTLA on Saturday both at secret locations with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!
5. The Pasadena Arts & Craft Show returns November 8-10 to The Hilton Pasadena for an artisan market place offering a wide variety of handcrafted goods from over 200 exhibitors including interesting food, rare wines and other edible gifts.
6. Instagram favorite 29Rooms returns with a new experience dubbed the “Expand Your Reality” tour. The third iteration will take place at the Beverly Venue by HD Buttercup from November 8-17.
7. Get up close and personal with sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and view large sharks in an after hours setting. FREE
8. Hotel turned performance space Art At The Rendon presents their latest immersive art experience RHYTHMS OF THE CITY from Nov. 8-10. The show allows guests to roam the space and rooms that will feature various styles of live music positioned all over the hotel space that blend together into a simultaneous, collaborative performance.
9. The Skirball presents Through A Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photography opening October 17. Before he became one of the most prolific directors of our time he was a 17-year old man who in 1945 sold his first photograph to the magazine Look. The public will see photos, many of them unpublished all exposing New York life through the eyes of Kubrick. The exhibit closes March 8, 2020.
10. The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show comes to LOT 613 November 8-9 for a pop-up art show of over 500 pieces by 150+ local artists plus booze, unlimited pancakes and more.
11. Experience Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon played live in a psychedelic 360 dome at Wisdome.LA Immersive Art Park in DTLA Arts District. The space blends virtual reality, musical art and 3-D sound. For one night only the Dark Side of the Dome event will feature an all-star band with members of Pink Floyd, Jane’s Addiction, The Hendrix Experience, and Fishbone.
12. Mt. Joy returns to Los Angeles to preview some new music and perform some of their most sing-a-long worthy hits. Playing at The Wiltern, the band will be supported by Wilderado and Adam Melchor.
13. The Roots and Wings Project joins forces with the California Arts Council to present LUMINOUS STREETS, an immersive theatrical experience that takes the audience through the Downtown Los Angeles Historic Core including spots like The Last Bookstore and King Eddy’s Saloon with stories that center on women’s survival and pursuit of justice. Happening October 18 through November 10.
14. Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts free jazz performances on Fridays through November. Concerts take place at the main entrance. FREE
Saturday November 9th, 2019
15. Experience Camp Flog Gnaw when it takes over Dodger Stadium November 9-10. Originated by Tyler, The Creator in 2012, Camp Flog Gnaw is one of Los Angeles’ premiere music and arts festivals, featuring carnival rides, games, and music across multiple stages over two days. Performers this year include Solange, Tyler The Creator, Willow Smith, thundercat, The Internet, FKA Twigs and more.
16. Dessert Goals returns to Los Angeles November 9-10 and November 16-17 with the theme: Tie Dye Tiki. Expect over 20 dessert vendors one more Instagramable than the other, a salt bar to cleanse your palate in-between sweets, a complimentary candy station and more.
17. American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry Museum (November 9-10) will highlight over 200 Native American artists, live musical performances and plays, food, children’s activities, and much more.
18. City Hearts Festival transforms Father Serra Park into an immersive arts and music festival with lineup Tiga, Kate Simko, Patrick Topping and more. Happening November 9-10.
19. On Saturdays, The Getty Villa hosts a Tea by the Sea from 1-3 p.m. inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow at the Villa. Admission to the Villa is free with a reservation, the tea service reservation comes with a fee of $39 per person.
20. Arroyo Arts Collective presents From the Heart, A Holiday Art Market. As part of the NELA Second Saturday Gallery Night, AVE 50 STUDIO will host an exhibit opening alongside a festive art market. Admission is free.
21. Girl Gang Craft Los Angeles Holiday Market at Grand Central Market is California’s largest women’s craft fair. Happening November 9-10 guests can enjoy workshops, gain resources for your own small business, discover and support independent female owned brands.
24. Get into the winter spirit when ICE at Santa Monica returns with a 8,000 square foot ice skating rink. Running November 1, 2019 through January 20, 2020.
25. L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This!is back with a show on Saturday at The Virgil. This Saturday’s lineup features a dozen well known comedians and animators.
26. Get to know the East Village Arts District this Saturday during a docent led East Village Walking Tour.
27. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents their new exhibit Judy Glickman Lauder’s “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception,” a photo exhibit chronicling the rescue of Danish Jews by the government and ordinary citizens during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The exhibit opened November 4 and will run through January 5, 2020. FREE
28. The Natural History Museum’s latest exhibit dives into the scientific inspiration behind some of Hollywoods most terrifying creatures. “Natural History of Horror” opens October 10, 2019 through April 19, 2020 and will include rare movie props, film footage, activities and museum specimens.
Sunday November 10th, 2019
29. The East LA Art Walk returns this month to highlight independent artists, muralists, crafters and local businesses from the Eastside and its surrounding neighborhoods. This event is put on by the East LA Business Association of the 1st St corridor and is designed to be family friendly. This month will celebrate the Dia de Muertos season.
30. Power California presents Our Future Fest, a music, art, and action festival for the youth passionate about the future of our communities, the planet and democracy. Happening at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes the event will feature music performances, powerful speakers, poetry, health & wellness activities, crafts, food trucks and more. While the event is free you must redeem ticket on the official site. FREE
31. The Echo and The Rock and Roll Playhouse present The Music of The Talking Heads for Kids, a morning event for babies and kids where movement, fun and the opportunity to rock out is encouraged.
32. Restaurant Fest is back at Eataly L.A. November 1-17. Located inside the gorgeous Century City Westfield Mall, the event extends to all three restaurants housed at the Eataly L.A. complex. Diners get to choose two-courses from a set prix-fixe menu priced at $18 or $28 plus $25 bottles of vino.
33. Celebrate autumn with a lively family-friendly harvest festival in Griffith Park featuring food trucks, a beer garden, live music, a Kids Zone, and more. Admission is free. FREE
Food Pick for the Week
This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.
Contemporary Japanese restaurant Sushi Roku Pasadena turns 19 this week, and to honor the milestone, they’ll offer 50% off food items during dinner hours from Saturday, November 10 through Thursday, November 14. The discount applies to dinner service only.
Sushi Roku Pasadena is located at 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103