37 Awesome Things To Do This Veterans Day Weekend in L.A. [11-9-2018 to 11-11-2018]

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 9 to Sunday, November 11, features Art at The Rendon, Inglewood Open Studios, Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, Vegan Sweets Con, Veterans Day Music Festival 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!

Milo the dog looks over Dodger Stadium and DTLA from Elysian park. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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Friday November 9th, 2018

1. Art at The Rendon (Nov. 9 -11) is an immersive operatic event that completely reinvents the interior of the Rendon Hotel through film projections, actors and a speakeasy from the 1920’s with a wealth of different beers and concoctions from local breweries and distilleries. Live performances from acts like The Vignes Rooftop Revival and more will take place throughout the weekend.

2. The 11th annual Inglewood Open Studios ( Nov. 10-11) highlight the professional artist studios and art galleries that constitute the burgeoning Inglewood art community. The weekend kicks off with a reception held at Residency Gallery at 5 p.m. on Friday. FREE

3. Los Angeles Coffee Festival (Nov. 9-11) will have you tasting hundreds of different coffees through fully immersive sensory bars, mixologists and individual roasters.

4. 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.

5. Craftsman Weekend returns to the city of Pasadena November 9-11 with walking and bus tours of historic neighborhoods, buildings, a market place and more.

6. Actors, singers and dancers will take the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall for Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Nov 8-9.) Susanna Mälkki will conduct the LA Phil for the evening as part of the orchestra’s centennial season. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

7. The Mayan Heart Festival brings a bit of Guatemala to LA for a night of music, ceremonial dance, and vendors throughout the course of the night.

8. Learn to cook an Indian Holiday Feast with Chef Nishi Lal at BLVD Kitchen. A multi-course meal will be prepared right before your eyes and you’ll also get to eat it at the end.

9. The Pasadena Arts & Craft Show (Nov. 9 – 11) at The Hilton Pasadena is an artisan market place offering a wide variety of handcrafted goods from over 200 exhibitors including interesting food, rare wines and other edible gifts.

10. Wicked Lit takes you through two short plays unfolding inside the Mountain View Mausoleum. The shows are extremely intimate and like the title of the show, the story line is on the darker side. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

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. Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the rooftops of LEVEL in DTLA and NeueHouse in Hollywood with multiple screenings this week that include Ghostbusters, Notting Hill and more.

13. Stop by the Alexandria Hotel in DTLA and walk into The Wolves, Los Angeles’ most interesting cocktail bar to date. The ever-changing menu has a whole host of ingredients made in-house including bitters and vermouths.

Saturday November 10th, 2018

14. Experience Camp Flog Gnaw when it takes over Dodger Stadium (Nov. 10-11) 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 SZA, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more.

15. Head down to Boomtown Brewery for Fitbit HIIT and Flow, a free monthly workout led by a Los Angeles fitness expert. The event will begin with a dedicated physical sweat session, and will be followed by yoga and meditation. Having a Fitbit is not required to attend. FREE

16. Cloak and Dagger, put on by Spaceland and Restless Nites, offers a minimal synth, dark wave, post punk dance party. This iteration’s lineup includes HEALTH, Black Mare, Death Bells, Body of Light, TR/ST, The Faint, She Wants Revenge, Drab Majesty, CHRISTIAN DEATH OFFICIAL, Boy Harsher, Tamaryn, BOAN, and SRSQ.

17. American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry Museum (November 10-11) will highlight over 200 Native American artists, live musical performances and plays, food, children’s activities, and much more.

18. The 100% Festival brings a two-day celebration of creatives and local makers to the Otis College of Art and Design this Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature creative workshops, special speakers, a makers market, music, interactive installations, food trucks and more. Free to attend! FREE

19. Enjoy an art exhibition centered around Día De Los Muertos that includes art, live body and skull painting, work from visual arts, tarot card readings, shopping, traditional Mexican performances from Grupo Folklorico Revolucion and more. This event is free to attend with an RSVP until Nov. 10.

20. On Deck Festival at Lincoln Park is a free, all-day festival for music, art, and skating with live performances and DJ sets, work from local artists, and a skateboard contest. FREE

21. Bird Fest returns to the Santa Monica Mountains with guided bird walks, kids activities, booths, food, and presentations from local bird experts. FREE

22. The Gonzoplex Block Party will celebrate the opening of Superba Snacks + Coffee with a block party featuring a beer garden, pizza eating contest, and children’s activities. FREE

23. Enjoy an immersive murder mystery party with high tea takes place at Pasadena’s Madeline Garden this Saturday and Sunday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

24. The 12th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival is a curated night of highlighting independent horror film filmmakers with a comedic edge. Happening at HM157 in Lincoln Heights, expect an eclectic mix of creative short films including animation, documentary, experimental and beyond.

25. 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)


26. Picture This!, L.A.’s only live animated comedy show, is back with another free show at The Virgil in East Hollywood. During this show, see standup comics perform as talented animators, cartoonists and artists draw them live. FREE

27. 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.

28. Free museum days:  Free Family Day at Japanese American National Museum (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Sunday November 11th, 2018

29. Honor our nation’s veterans on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a celebration at the third annual Veterans Day Music Festival happening at The Battleship IOWA Museum.

30. Head down to the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel for Vegan Sweets Con a convention featuring vegan friendly treats, a Vegan Cookie Bake Off, samples, and a kids zone. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

31. The Wallis turns five this Sunday with free and family friendly events on the Promenade Terrace. Story Pirates will perform an outdoor musical sketch comedy, Debbie Allen and Lyrik Cruz will lead salsa lessons and Stevens Puppets will present a performance of Beauty and The Beast. No tickets are required. FREE

32. The Fernet-Branca 2018 Pop-Up Bar Expo happening at Exchange LA will help you discover the world of Fernet-Branca through food, art, interactive experiences, and cocktails.

33. 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

34. Enjoy a 100% vegan friendly marketplace taking place every Sunday in North Hollywood. A wide variety of vendors and food trucks will be on hand a each week vendors will vary. Admission is free.

35. There’s a Stoned Yoga and Sound Bath event presented by The Mystic Rebel and V(EYE)BES this Sunday. Folks will enjoy a 60 minute yoga session, DJ set, samples of CBD and THC infused items and their representatives.

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


37. As part of Veterans Day, all National Park Service sites that usually charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to visitors.

Food Pick for the Week


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

It’s RAW WINE Week and Silver Lake’s female-driven wine shop, Vinovore, will celebrate the natural wine movement and highlight some talented ladies in the wine industry with a special flight tasting this Saturday, November 10th from 5 to 8 p.m. Coly Den Haan, sommelier and owner of Vinovore will welcome California’s Megan Bell of Margins Wines and Emily Towe of JBrix Wines, as well as Stephanie Tscheppe of Austria’s Gut Oggau as they pour some new releases. This event is open to the public and ticket are available online and at the door for $15 each.

Vinovore is located at 616 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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