THE WEEKLY: AN EXCUSE FOR GLUTTONY, URBAN OUTFITTERS HOSTS LIVE MUSIC & MORE

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

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PAIGE JIYOUNG MOON, D.W. MARINO & MORE AT LA LUZ DE JESUS 
WHEN: Friday, January 3rd, 8-11pm (Opening Reception); Showing through Feb. 2nd
WHERE: 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
WHAT: La Luz de Jesus hosts an exhibition from a diverse group of artists exploring themes that run the gamut from environmentalism to folklore. While you’re there, browse the famous gallery slash store’s multitude of kooky and eclectic goods that often mirror the broad post-pop and counter-culture themes of the gallery’s exhibitions. | more info

 

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REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
WHEN: Friday, January 3rd, 7:30pm
WHERE: 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
WHAT: Head to Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre to catch director Nicholas Ray’s iconic film portraying suburban teen rebellion, alienation, and moral decay. The 1955 film made co-stars James Dean and Natalie Wood instant cultural icons. Tickets are $7 for American Cinematheque members or $11 for non-members. | more info

 

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CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS LIVE X URBAN OUTFITTERS
WHEN: Saturday, January 4, 8pm
WHERE: Tower Theater | 802 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
WHAT: DTLA’s brand new Urban Outfitters hosts Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Doe Eyes as part of Converse’s ‘Rubber Tracks’ concert series. Portland-based headliner, Chromatics originally caught ears with their “no wave” sound but have since evolved with a modern take on italo-disco that is dreamy, dark, and hypnotically slow-grooving. | more info

 

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SCRATCH|BAR ‘OPEN MIC’ DINNER W/ GUEST CHEF JAMES TREES

WHEN: Sunday, January 5, Call for reservations
WHERE: Scratch|Bar | 111 N La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90021
WHAT: In the spirit of culinary ingenuity, Scratch Bar’s Chef Phillip Franklin Lee hosts an ‘Open Mic’ series, inviting guest chefs each Sunday to serve up a unique menu of dishes. This Sunday boasts James Trees, who plans to serve up everything from Kabocha with Black Garlic Marshmallow and Grilled Pork Belly, to Baked Apple soup with Creme Fraiche, Caramelized Onion, and Crab. $70 gets you a seven course meal and a taste of culinary genius. | more info

 

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TINY HEARTS, NEW BEAT FUND & MORE AT BARDOT

WHEN:  Monday, January 6th, 8:00pm
WHERE: Bardot | 1737 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028
WHAT:  After you’ve bounced back to life from that ghastly NYE hangover, do it all over again and get your 2014 started off right. Monday nights are back for It’s a School Night, and they’re not skipping a beat. Beat-gifted trio Tiny Hearts headlines with accompanying acts by New Beat Fund, Monogem, Cristina Black, and resident DJ and homegrown fave Chris Douridas of KCRW.  | more info

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JEFF MICHAUD DINNER AT ANIMAL

WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, Call for reservations
WHERE: Animal | 435 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHAT: Head to your favorite carnivore haunt for a one-night only dinner with Jeff Michaud. The James Beard Award-winner visits as part of Animal founders Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s “Cooking with Friends” series. For $75, feast on a four course meal including dishes like Pork Shank Osso Bucco and Fettucini with Braised Rabbit and Porcini, and for dessert, delight in an Heirloom Apple upside-down cake with polenta gelato. | more info

 

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EPROM, POIRIER, GRENIER, DJ MOPPY AT LOW END THEORY
WHEN: Wednesday, January 8, 9:30pm-1:00am
WHERE: 2419 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
WHAT: Producer Eprom’s beats are hard to categorize–even with a hip-hop skeleton, Eprom’s music is reflective of the “post-millennial,” soundcloud-bandcamp-internet megaverse and its convergence of genres. His mastery of texture results in beats that transform the everyday sounds we know into distinctive tracks incorporating the churning and distortion of dubstep and grime. The result are psychedelic-friendly tracks anyone with an inkling for experimental and dark can enjoy. | more info

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

THE WEEKLY: M.I.A., WINE RIOT, POP-UP DINNER WITH A TOP CHEF + MORE


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

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TAVI GEVINSON READS FROM ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO

WHAT: Our teenage girl crush Tavi Gevinson along with a handful of LA contributors give us the DL on Rookie Yearbook Two. Filled to the brim with everything our fourteen-year-old selves could want along with exclusive content from Lena Dunham, Grimes and Mindy Kaling, the intimate reading is expecting a big turnout. Did we mention Judy Blume makes an appearance in this edition? JUDY BLUME?! We’ll save you a seat. | more info
WHEN: Thursday, November 7th, 7:30pm
WHERE: Skylight Books | 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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DIEM: DESIGN INTERSECTS EVERYTHING MADE

WHAT: West Hollywood Design District has been at the helm at all things associated with innovative and high-caliber design in all dimensions of art — fashion, interior design, architecture, dining, beauty; the neighborhood formerly known as the Avenues has become a cultural destination. On Friday, one-day design forum DIEM takes place throughout various showrooms in the Design District providing an environment for design junkies and aesthetes alike to interact for deliberate cross-pollination of ideas. | more info
WHEN: Friday, November 8 at 9am-6pm
WHERE: West Hollywood, CA | See more info for details.

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LA WINE RIOT

WHAT: Not so much a riot, as a booze-filled feast, Wine Riot hits downtown LA for its second installment this weekend. Created by Second Glass, Wine Riot is an all access pass to hundreds upon hundreds of wines. Fueling your night of conquest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thousand of your closest friends and winos. The best part is, aside from the, ahem, “tastings, ”Second Glass has made an app that tracks your favorite wines and shows you where to buy them later. Just be sure to keep your Sunday morning clear, ‘cause, let’s face it, you’re never going to be able to pull off that morning jog you promised yourself. | more info
WHEN: Saturday, November 9th 1-5pm, or 6-11 pm
WHERE: Majestic Halls | 650 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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THE HESBY PRESENTS: THE NOHO DOWN

WHAT: Tired of your overpriced loft? Our city’s notoriously difficult rental situation has left many an Angeleno jaded in pursuit of the perfect abode. After all, it’s not easy to meet the myriad requirements including satisfactory distance from your borderline-insane-ex-squeeze and proximity to work. But rest your weary head because there’s a rumor going ’round that the Valley is the new Highland Park and now has sidewalks! But wait, there’s more: NoHo is now home to the Hesby, the newest in artfully-designed living spaces for the creative who seeks a stylish home to match their lifestyle. Scope out the spot, i.e. party with us with a hosted bar provided by Deep Eddy Vodka and PBR, live music, a photobooth, giveaways and more. RSVP here. | more info
WHEN: Saturday, November 9th, 1 – 4pm
WHERE: The Hesby | 5031 Fair Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601

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DIANNA MOLZAN OPENING

WHAT: Former Rogue Wave Artist and fellow Los Angeleno, Dianna Molzan opens a new exhibit in Hollywood this Sunday, November 10th. Molzan is known for deconstructing and rebuilding her canvases into wholly original forms that experiment with the painting surface to become sculptural in their presentation. Celebrated in solo exhibitions at The Whitney, The Hammer, and ICA Boston, we’re totes getting excited for Sunday night. (Guess Homeland will have to wait). | more info
WHEN: Sunday, November 10th
WHERE: OVERDUIN AND KITE | 6693 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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M.I.A AT THE BELASCO

WHAT: “Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well,” is such a more appealing alternative to YOLO, and leave it up to English-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. to win that category of who alliterates the “Fuck it, I’m down,” moniker of today’s youth. Not to say we promote extreme forms of bad-assery, but maybe we should let bad girl M.I.A. do the rapping for us. Catch her two-night appearance at the Belasco Theatre next week, but before you go, make sure you check out her newest release, “Matangi” to get familiar with the bad girl’s newest digs. | more info
WHEN: Monday, November 11th, 8pm
WHERE: The Belasco Theatre | 1050 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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POP-UP DINNER WITH JAMIE LAUREN

WHAT: Top Chef Alum Jamie Lauren combines forces with Park Studios Hwood for a six-course dinner experience and a specialty cocktail hour. Oggle at photographs by Jason Lee Parry Andrew Kuykendall as you chow down on some seriously delicious eats at the communal style table setting. Guests are encouraged to BYOB. | more info
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 7pm-10pm
WHERE: Park Studios | 6417 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028