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 7, 2019.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [10 a.m.] 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 opens November 4 and will run through January 5, 2020. FREE
2. [11 a.m.] 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. [5 p.m.] TRUCK OFF: Food Truck Battle (Green Truck vs. Ho-Lee Chow) at The Truck Stop in Culver City.
4. [6 p.m.] The Los Angeles Conservancy will host a walking tour called A Woman’s Place: Union Station and Chinatown. Explorers will get to know the area through the stories of women who had a lasting impact on the sites.
5. [8 p.m.] Reggie Watts brings his own unique brand of music and comedy to Zebulon on Thursday. Dubbed as “the most influential absurdist in comedy today” by The New York Times, Watts is one of the most original performers of our time.
6. [8 p.m.] Stop by The Queensberry for a cocktail class, learn the techniques used by the pros and then make your very own classic and contemporary cocktails, with a heavy emphasis on whiskeys.
7. [10 p.m.] “Girls Night Out” is a weekly night at The Mermaid bar dedicated to Los Angeles female DJs. This weeks theme is 80’s, post punk, synth and everything in between.
8. [various] Critically-acclaimed immersive VR experience THE VOID recently launched Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment, the first original experience developed in conjunction with Ninja Theory Studio. The mission is for a few brave Angelenos. You will travel back over one hundred twenty years to a decaying Chicago World’s Fair and explore the abandoned exhibits in the dead of night. I forgot to mention the demon Nicodemus is on the loose and some of you might never return.
9. [various] Artist Maximillian’s popular horror-themed pop-up I Like Scary Movies returns for Halloween season September 20 through November 17. The detailed and beautiful series of installations is a love letter from the artist to iconic horror films like The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, and The Shining. Runs Wednesday through Sundays. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)
10. [various] 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.