Things To Do This Weekend in LA [11-4-2022 to 11-6-2022]

Rose Bowl Entrance
Photo credit: Brian Champlin / We Like LA

Alright folks… weekend time.

This November 4-6 in Los Angeles, check out First Fridays in Chinatown, a Dia de los Muertos celebration at Self-Help Graphics, Craftoberfest at the Rose Bowl, the Brewery Artwalk, the Big Draw Festival, dublab’s On Air Open House, a Food Fight Fest, and more. Hope you find something that tickles your fancy!


Things To Do This Weekend

AFI Festival -> The 2022 edition of AFI FEST continues through this weekend with four days of films, closing with a screening of The Fabelmans on sunday. Tickets for individual screenings start as low as $17, and fest passes (getting you into six screenings) are $100. Get more info here.

New Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth -> Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles opened three new exhibitions this past week, including one featuring over 100 works from artist/director/photographer Cindy Sherman as well as a solo exhibition of works by British artist Martin Creed. Hauser & Wirth is free to visit, open tuesday to sunday from 11 am to 6 pm More info here.

Glendale Arts Solo Performance Festival -> This Thursday to Saturday, Glendale Arts’ inaugural Solo Performance Festival features three nights of performances by Los Angeles-based artists Ernie Silva, Ruthy Otero, and Eternal Mind. The shows will be held at Antaeus Theater in Glendale, CA from November 3-5, 2022. More info here.

First Fridays in Chinatown -> Galleries, restaurants and other creative businesses in LA Chinatown band together for an evening of extended hours every first friday of the month from 5 to 9 pm Read the full list of participants here.

Bixby Knolls First Friday Art Walk -> The monthly Art Walk along Atlantic Ave in Long Beach hosts a special Dia de los Muertos edition this friday featuring a community altar, mariachi, and Aztec dance performances. Free to attend. Runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm More info here.

PCH Movies & Moonlight -> Long Beach’s 2nd & PCH screens Disney’s Maleficent Este friday as part of the, free PCH Movies & Moonlight. The event also includes pre-show entertainment and face painting. for kids. Starts at 5 pm More info here.

LGBTQIA Natural Winemakers Night at Vinovore -> On friday, Vinovore hosts wine flare, an outdoor walk-around tasting event highlighting LGBTQIA natural winemakers and importers. Tickets are on a sliding scale between $35-$50, and $25 for food and beverage industry professionals. An after party with a special mystery queer DJ will take place after the tasting where Vinovore will sell a selection of wines by the glass from the participating winemakers. The event is a fundraiser for co-fermented, The Vinguard and Zebra Coalition.

Day of the Dead Celebration at Self-Help Graphics -> On saturdaySelf Help Graphics Day of the Dead celebration includes live music, a muertito art market, altars, food, and art from their newest exhibition, songs of you. Runs 4 to 10 pm Free to attend. more info here.

Hungry Neko Food Festival -> saturday’s Hungry Neko Food Festival at Party Beer Co includes a tight knit group of local vendors showcasing Asian culture through food and goods. The lineup features Buttery Popcorn Co, RAKKAN Ramen, Kuramoto Ice, The Plant Lab, Sunny Blue and more. Free to attend. more info here.

Craftoberfest -> On saturday, 40+ local breweries bring sips for samples to the Rose Bowl for a day of brats, live music, and beer. This year’s lineup includes Elysian, Frogtown Brewery, Golden Road, Three Weavers, Crown and Hops, Modern Times, El Segundo Brewing, and many more. GA tickets are $45, VIP cost $75. Get more info here.

Brewery Artwalk -> This saturday and sundaythe bi-annual Brewery Artwalk is back this November, offering a free two-day showcase of over 100 participating resident artists. Free to attend. Runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. more info here.

2022 Big Draw Festival -> Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles hosts an afternoon of free, family-friendly art-making sessions in conjunction with the 2022 Big Draw Festival, a conglomeration of creative events, activities, and workshops held at art hubs across the globe. The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required to secure space in the workshops. Get more info here.

On Air Open House -> This saturday, dublab celebrates LA’s audio community at their brand new warehouse space with an afternoon of DJ sets, tapings, performances, food, drinks, and exclusive podcast merch for sale. Runs noon to 5 pm Free to attend. more info here.

Los Angeles Choral Festival -> The one-day LA Choral Festival pops up at Lafayette Park on saturday with a series of short (up to fifteen minutes) choral performances aimed to celebrate AAPI cultures while also highlighting the rise in hate crimes and speech against those same communities. Lawn blankets will be provided for the first 60 guests to attend, but bringing your own is encouraged. Runs 3:30 to 5:30 pm Free to attend. more info here.

The Legacy of Cocoa -> Opening this saturdaythe newest exhibition at LA Plaza Cocina traces the origins of chocolate from its first reference by the Olmec civilization more than 2,000 years ago to present day through a series of precolonial objects and contemporary photographs. The Legacy of Cocoa remains on view through April 30, 2023, and there will be an official opening reception (also free to attend) on December 3. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is free to visit Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 pm More info here.


LA Pancakes & Booze Art Show -> This saturday, head to the Catch One on Pico for an evening of unlimited pancakes paired with emerging artists. The latest edition of the Pancakes & Booze Art Show includes over 750 works of art from 100+ local artists. Starts at 8 pm Pre-sale tickets are $15 online. more info here.

Henry Taylor: B Side at MOCA -> On sunday, MOCA Grand Ave opens a new retrospective that surveys the 30-year career of the LA-based Henry Taylor, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations. Access to the exhibition is included with general admission, which is free. MOCA Grand Ave. is open Tuesday to Sunday. Get more info here.

Food Fight Fest -> This sunday’s first-ever Food Fight Fest brings an afternoon of family-friendly (if not a bit messy!) entertainment to Common Space Brewery in Hawthorne. The event kicks off at noon, but from 2 to 4 pm guests can participate in “food fight” themed games including pie throwing, egg race, donut hangman, and pasta relay race. Plus, you’ll also be able to purchase bites from a lineup of food trucks that includes Smash Burger, Hotville Chicken, and Coco’s Cupcakes. Admission is free. more info here.

Craft in America Screening -> This sundaycatch a free screening of the Peabody Award-winning series Craft in America hosted at the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Central Library. There will also be a post-screening conversation and Q&A with Los Angeles artists Diedrick Brackens, Maddy Leeser, Mary Little, and Alison Saar. Free to attend. Starts at 2 pm More info here.

Dining & Drinking

(picks by Christina Champlin)
The dining room at Fanny’s. Photo courtesy of Fanny’s.

Godfather inspired Sunday Supper series at the Academy Museum -> ThisSunday, Fanny’s at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens for dinner service and introduces a weekly “Sunday Supper” menu with dishes inspired by The Godfatherin conjunction with the museum’s recent Francis Ford Coppola gallery dedicated to the 1972 film. The family-style menu designed by Chef Raphael Francois includes a rotating selection of specials such as Connie’s Crispy Calamari, A Pasta You Can’t Refuse, and Sonny’s “Bada-Bing!” Ribs. A curated list of Italian wines and cinema-inspired craft cocktails are also available during Sunday Supper. Dinner service at Fanny’s will run from 5-9 pm and reservations can be made through OpenTable or Resy.

A Corndog Crawl in Chinatown -> Head to Chinatown for an epic corndog crawl this weekend. Taking place from November 3-6, stops along the way include Highland Park Brewery, Homage Brewing, burgerlordsand Pearl River Deli. Some participants have already announced their special creations on social media. Homage Brewing will feature a Battered Sausage Corn Dog and PRD created a Hot Honey Mustard Kurobata Sausage Corn Dog. In addition to the crawl you can scope out limited edition merchandise, prizes and a hot sauce collaboration from Burgerlords and Eszette. check out Highland Park Brewery’s Instagram for full details.


Eataly LA’s Restaurant Fest -> Eataly LA’s signature dining event Restaurant Fest returns November 4-20 with a few exciting updates including a “Guilty Pleasures” menu featuring caviar and truffle laced bites starting at $8. The indulgence extends to Rooftop restaurant Terra where you can add three grams of shaved truffles tableside to any dish for a modest price; black truffle $15 and white truffle $28. Restaurant Fest will also take place at Capri and La Pizza and Pasta. Each will feature a two-course menu starting at $19 and wines by the glass for $10, to which I say Buon appetito!

The return of the Fat Pilgrim Sandwich & Pumpkin Cheesecake Fat Shake at Fat Sal’s -> Get in the mood for Thanksgiving with Fat Sal’s belly busting turkey day inspired sandwich and shake. Available for a limited time, the Fat Pilgrim Sandwich is a hero made with oven roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato fries and mayo. The seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake Fat Shake is also available during this time. It’s made with vanilla ice cream, a full slice of pumpkin cheesecake and graham crackers topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Apple Cider & Cranberry Jam Ice Cream -> McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream and Martinelli’s have teamed up for a limited edition ice cream bound to be a hit for the holidays. On November 4, all SoCal McConnell’s shops will scoop the Apple Cider & Cranberry Jam ice cream. The festive flavor is made with Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider, McConnell’s sweet cream ice cream and ribbons of house-made cranberry jam.

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