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 decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every week end that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).
This weekend includes rare tours of Greystone Mansion, ice skating at Pershing Square, a big group hike to the Hollywood Sign, a Hello Kitty warehouse sale, Inglewood Open Studios and much, much more.
So grab some friends or go at it alone, but most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!
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Friday, November 13th, 2015
1. Maison de Luxe At Greystone Mansion
Admirers of the mansion can get a chance to step inside the illusive estate for Maison de Luxe, a designer show house event presented by Luxe Interiors + Design, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills and the Friends of Greystone. Check out our full post for more information, ticket prices and dates.
2. Café Bustelo FREE Coffee Pop-Up
The Café Bustelo pop-up will return to give out free Cuban-style coffee and espresso November 12 – 16 at Graffiti Café in Hancock Park.
3. Techweek Los Angeles
Techweek Los Angeles is back starting November 9 for a 7-day series of meet-ups, happy hours, meditation sessions, screenings, talks and other events that culminates at a main conference / expo in Santa Monica on Thursday/Friday, then concludes with a hackathon over the weekend.
4. The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show
The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. Get more information and discount tickets via Goldstar (prices starting at $6.50)
5. Open Reception At Haphazard
Haphazard presents “You Can’t Lose If You Don’t Play”, a group exhibition curated by Juneau Dahl & Charlie White, editors of Pacific Dissent Magazine. The exhibition will feature four young Los Angeles artists exploring their own perspectives on the world around us through unconventional techniques and processes. The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, November 13th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm with food sponsored by Chinese Laundry Truck and beverages provided by M.A.D.E. The opening reception will be followed by an after party at DREAMHAUS.
6. Lunchtime Yoga Retreat
Get your sun salutations on in the middle of Downtown in Grand Park! The free yoga class starts at 12:15pm and runs to 1:00pm.
7. Los Angeles Comedy Festival
The Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival will host screenings of comedic film features and shorts from around the world. This year movies with Michael Pena, Danny Masterson, David Koechner, Eric Roberts and Catherine Tate will be screened. The festival will also host stand-up shows by Rosebud Baker, Gus Constantellis and Mike Merrill.
8. Free Meditation Classes At The Springs DTLA
9. Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend
Pasadena will spotlight the cities collection of Craftsman homes with a weekend of home tours and a Saturday night reception at the Greene and Greene Crow-Crocker House. Head over to the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday and shop the Contemporary Crafts Market.
10. Contemporary Crafts Market
Join 230 American Masters at the Pasadena Convention Center for three days of all things crafts. Discover American-Made products you won’t find anywhere else and meet the artisans. Everything on display will be for sale which makes this a great place for Holiday shopping. A limited number of free passes are available on the web site.
11. Live Taping Of NPR’s Bullseye With Jesse Thorn At The Masonic Lodge
“Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” is a weekly celebration of the best of arts and culture. Host Jesse Thorn brings in-depth interviews with revered and revolutionary minds in our culture. Bullseye will host a live taping at The Masonic Lodge with interviews from William H. Macy, Matt Walsh and Brian Huskey. In addition to the interviews a comedy set by Baron Vaughn and a musical performance by Chicano Batman are tossed into the mix. Tickets for the show are $20.
12. Harley Davidson Movie Night
The California Harley-Davidson Family is presenting a movie night featuring the motorcycle documentary, Why We Ride.
FREE with a rsvp.
13. Major Home Design Warehouse Sale
Los Angeles design enthusiasts will have an opportunity to buy some great design gifts for the holidays at super reductions, 50 -70% off retail. Only this Friday and Saturday, join Fitzsu, Modern Resale, Atlantica Organics rugs, and D2 art as they slash prices for this two day event. Happening Friday from 11:00am – 7:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm at Modern Resale Warehouse located at 4413 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
14. West Hollywood Design District Presents The 4th Annual DIEM: TALKS DESIGN
The fourth annual DIEM event is a one-day design symposium offering culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, decorative arts, architecture and fine arts. Curated by Design Writer, Curator and Los Angeles Correspondent of Architectural Digest France, Mallery Roberts Morgan with Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture. In addition all events scheduled are free to attend with a RSVP.
15. Frank Sinatra Centennial At The Wallis
The Wallis Celebrates the Frank Sinatra Centennial with film screenings and panel discussion featuring Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, AJ Lambert and Charles Pignone. Happening Friday 13 and Saturday, November 14.
Saturday November 14th, 2015
16. Chocolate Indulgence Tour: See the Westside’s Sweetest Spots
Those with a serious sweet tooth listen up! The Chocolate Indulgence Tour will take folks on a journey to some of the best chocolatiers in Culver City, Mar Vista and Venice. Cruise in a comfy 15-passenger van, have your own knowledgeable guide, get introduced to some of the area’s best chocolate makers and pastry chefs and last but not least, sample a few decadent morsels along the way. The three-hour tour (chocolate for three hours!!!) is happening this Saturday and more information and discount tickets can be found via Goldstar.
17. Hello Kitty Warehouse Sale
Fans of Hello Kitty can stock up on kitty gear at Sanrio’s massive warehouse sale happening November 14 through 15. Score merchandise at insanely discounted prices of up to 70% off with merch including toys, jewelry, stationary, purses and more.
18. The Grove’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Seth MacFarlane is set to host this festive celebrity filled night with performances by Meghan Trainor and Katharine McPhee. The festivities start at 7:00pm and will run till 9:00pm. This beloved annual tradition is free and open to the public.
19. Civil Coffee Giving Away FREE Coffee At Their Grand Opening
The much anticipated Civil Coffee shop will officially open this Saturday, November 14th on Figueroa Street in Highland Park. To celebrate they’ll be handing out free companion cups of coffee with any beverage order. If you want a totally free cup of joe, you will have to tag @civilcoffee on Instagram to receive that complimentary cup.
20. Vidiots 80’s Party
Party like it’s 1985 this Saturday night at Vidiots. They’ll be hosting a party in the video store with cocktails, DJ spinning 80s music,live music from The Standards,raffles, and games. Feel free to come in your best 80s digs. Admission is free for Vidiots Foundation Members and $5 for General Admission.
21. Yukinori Dehara Reception For Women’s Body At GR2
Legendary artist Yukinori Dehara will be in Los Angeles this weekend for a opening reception for Women’s Body in L.A. on November 14, from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. Dehara is one of the longest running artists at GR2, creating original hand painted sculptures. Yukinori Dehara will be in attendance at the opening reception and will also do a workshop on Sunday.
22. Cutthroat Kitchen Winner Chef Rouha Sadighi Rolls Out New Weekend Brunch Menu At Sangers & Joe
Sangers & Joe, is partnering with Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen Winner Chef Rouha Sadighi to roll out their new Weekend Brunch Menu starting this Saturday, November 14th, 2015. Expect the new café to whip up items like scrambles, Benedict’s and crepes alongside Chef Sadighi’s signature specialties.
23. Dali Night
Explore the world of Salvador Dali with an exclusive exhibition and silent auction of his artworks presented by the Andrew Weiss Gallery. Sip on vibrant wines, nibble on complimentary gourmet Catalan-style tapas and enjoy LA’s most talented Flamenco dancer Cristina Lucio, as she dances to a electro flamenco beat. A Dali exhibit and silent auction will proceed the LA Wine Tasting portion of the event and will benefit the Movember Foundation.
24. Inglewood Open Studios Art Tour
The 9th Annual Inglewood Open Studios is back. Over three-dozen artists will be exhibiting work on this year’s tour, which runs through a string of galleries along La Brea Blvd, and branches off west towards La Tijera, east along Hyde Park, and as far south as Manchester Blvd.
25. Barnes & Noble’s All-American Art Unwind Adult Coloring Event
Did you know adult coloring is becoming a nationwide trend? Barnes & Noble is inviting customers to celebrate coloring with The Barnes & Noble All-American Art Unwind event. Coloring offers a number of health benefits including relaxation, improved fine motor skills and renewed focus, which has led to an explosion of participation from adults everywhere. Come see what this is all about and get creative!
26. Gabba Gallery’s Annual Wishlist
The Gabba Gallery has it’s Annual Wishlist show is their biggest show of the year. The ever-evolving, cash-and-carry exhibition of contemporary artwork at exceptionally affordable prices will feature more than 60 artists and a price cap of $1000, the third annual edition of Wishlist will once again promise a dynamic visual voyage as sold works are removed and replaced by new pieces. Artists reception will take place this Saturday, November 14th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
27. Pop Up Shop Showcasing Local Designers In DTLA
Come shop some cool products by local businesses, artists and designers while enjoying free snacks, cool music and the views of the city. From home decor, ceramics, illustrations, a debut of a children’s book, photography and more there is something for everyone.
28. Broadway Lights the Way: 3-D Theatricals’ Fundraising Gala
The 3-D Theatricals musical theater company planned their biggest night in the nonprofit’s history: a fundraising gala aboard the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach. Choose between a Silver Ticket, which includes a three-course gourmet meal, cash bar, seating for the presentation and more, or the Goldstar Exclusive Copper Ticket, which allows you standing-room access to the gala presentation and entry to the live auction.
30. Springs Arts Collective At The Last Bookstore
The Springs Arts Collective is throwing it’s 3rd Anniversary Annual Art Show with Collective artists David Lovejoy, Robin McGeough, Liz Huston, Andrea Bogdan, Jena Priebe, Winston Secrest, Tifanee Taylor and Darrell Harvey. Come down and celebrate 3 Years of Art Shows, events, the gallery & shops and the harmonious cohabitation with The Last Bookstore. This event is free with complimentary refreshments and a live DJ.
Sunday November 15th, 2015
31. Holiday Ice Rink In Pershing Square
From November 12 – January 18 Angelenos can skate in the heart of DTLA. Happening at Pershing Square, each skate-session cost $9, and $4 for skate rental.
32. The Little Mermaid Returns To The El Capitan Theatre
A limited run of Disney’s Academy Award-winning film The Little Mermaid from November 5- 22, 2015. Before and after the movie, El Capitan guests will be greeted by Ariel, live on stage. More information and discount tickets via Goldstar.
33. Kali Yoga At Bootleg Theatre
The Bootleg Theatre in Echo Park is offering one hour long yoga classes with Kali Yoga every Wednesday and Sunday for just $10 a class. Updates,schedules and an indie rock instrumental playlist for the classes can be found on their Facebook event page. Tickets for the class need to be purchased in advanced.
34. The Little Prince Screens At The Hammer
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world. This weekend they will screen The Little Prince. Admission is free on a first come first serve basis.
35. Barnsdall Art Center Holday Sale
The 4th annual Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Sale + Fundraiser features a wide range of work by students and faculty on sale at Los Angeles’ famed Barnsdall Art Center. Every medium will be represented from prints, ceramics, and jewelry, to handcrafted cards and photography, ensuring folks will find unique pieces for every taste and budget. Admission is free to this event!
36. Sushi Roku 15th Anniversary In Pasadena
This November, Sushi Roku commemorates its 15th anniversary in Pasadena at One Colorado. In honor of the milestone, the restaurant will offer 50% off all food items during dinner hours (Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm) from November 15-19. Guests must mention the anniversary promotion to receive the discount.
37. Shop Local Emerging Artisans At The Patchwork Show
Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. The show is free to attend, family friendly and a great alternative to the mall.
38. Hollywood Sign Summit
This free, guided walk to Hollywood Sign will afford the opportunity for folks to tour popular viewing areas as well as paths on Mt. Hollywood, and learn more about the history of the park and the sign. Check out the Eventbrite page for information on feeder walks you can take to meet the tour group and details on the post-hike charrette in the Observatory area.
39. Rock & Brews 5th Annual Beer Festival
Rock & Brews is a local craft beer festival taking place in El Segundo on Sunday, November 15 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. This family-friendly event will host over 13 local craft breweries and hundreds of guests. The festival will feature beer from Los Angeles’ best micro-breweries along with a sampling of Rock & Brews’ quality American comfort food, popcorn, and ice cream and games suitable for all ages.
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