THE WEEKLY: SOUL, CYANIDE, AND SATURDAY NIGHT

A rundown of the best events in our city this week.


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SEVEN POINTS PREVIEW

WHAT: Tired of scenester kids overrunning artwalk? What’s a cultured person to do? This Thursday, forego crowds and join LA CANVAS instead as we celebrate progressive menswear and the pursuit of sartorial refinement with an exclusive preview of DTLA’s newest retail destination for gents: Seven Points. The fine booze purveyors of Silverlake Cocktail Company will be running signature drink specials all night and the first 20 people to arrive will receive a free Goorin Hat. Join us for a drink or two or three, food trucks and swag giveaways. RSVP here.
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 7pm-11pm
WHERE: Park Showroom | 845 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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MATTHEW BIANCANIELLO CYNAR TASTING

WHAT: Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello hosts a Cynar tasting tomorrow night at Marina del Rey’s Settebello. Putting aside the fact that Cynar sounds suspiciously like “Cyanide,” you’ll want to get a taste of how cocktail wizard Biancaniello whips up six cocktails featuring the Italian artichoke liqueur. Complement the booze with a Cynar ice cream sandwich with a saffron infused crust. Fancy! | See More 
WHEN: Friday, November 15, 8pm
WHERE:  13455 Maxella Avenue, Suite 250, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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BRANDED ARTS PARTY

WHAT: If you’re like us, the transient nature of street art often means that mural you swore you’d instagram next time has been painted over by the time you drive past again. Thankfully, organizations like Branded Arts have promoted the longevity of this urban art form by curating large-scale exhibitions and over 50 public mural projects in LA. With their dedication to their city, its no surprise that same dedication be transferred to its inhabitants. Hosting an art exhibit to benefit the Santa Monica’s Boys and Girl’s Clubs, Branded Arts is showcasing work from over 50 artists, including private collection pieces from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KAWS and more. Purchase tix ($20) here.
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 7pm-12am
WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica | 1238 Lincoln Boulevard., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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TORO Y MOI, CLASSIXX AT THE WILTERN

WHAT: Chaz Bundick, or more affectionately known as Toro Y Moi, is arguably the kid that brought the whole chillwave-movement to light, or at the very least made it cool again. The hapa beatsmith’s latest release, Anything In Return, may be his best project to date with a refined, tasteful collection that touches upon all the phases Toro Y Moi went through in previous works: from silky R&B to bubblegum funk and roller-rink pop to his signature chillwave sound. To round out the multi-faceted Chaz is LA-based DJ/producer duo Classixx throwing down some spaced-out disco funk. | See More
WHEN: Saturday, November 16 at 8pm
WHERE: 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

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SEED KITCHEN 5TH ANNIVERSARY

WHAT: We normally don’t like to succumb to LA-stereotypes that outsiders may have, but when it comes to good food well.. we can’t deny it. True to Angeleno form, Seed Kitchen has been delivering that good stuff the only way they know how and just how we like it: organic and eco-conscious. From their produce to their cooking techniques to recyclable menus and utensils, Seed Kitchen is about as green as they come, and they’re proud of it. Celebrate their fifth-year anniversary at the restaurant with live music, raffles, and of course, food. | See more
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 3pm-7pm
WHERE: 1604 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

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JESSIE WARE AT HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET STRIP

WHAT: Those bemoaning the lack of soul in popular music breathed a collective sigh of relief as singers like  British chanteuse Jessie Ware emerged in the American market this past year. Her latest album Devotion took British charts by storm with its playful but earnest discourse on romance and now the singer is on tour stateside to promote the American release. We were first introduced to the singer with Disclosure’s remix of her track ‘Running’ and after a spellbinding Coachella performance this year, we can’t wait to rendezvous again with the delightful songstress. | See more
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00pm
WHERE: 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

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TYPHOON HAIYAN UNICEF FUNDRAISER

WHAT: On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and it hit hard. Whole towns were destroyed leaving thousands homeless, some separated from their families and without any viable resources. For its Southern California edition, the folks at UNICEF and Smith House Tap and Grill are hosting a fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds are directed to the organization’s disaster relief efforts. If having a beer means we get to help those in need, we’re all for it. And if you can’t make it out to the fundraiser but still want to contribute, feel free to visit UNICEF’s site for donations. | See more
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Smith House | 10351 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025