L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Disney+ Day to Vulture Fest and More

Plus, Casa Vega's 65th Anniversary, Will Smith's book tour, and other cool happenings.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Stranger Things Store (Glendale): Netflix is throwing the first-ever Stranger Things stores ahead of the holiday season. This unique retail experience will have exclusive merchandise and interactive photo moments. Explore the world of the series' most popular locations including the Upside Down, the Starcourt Mall, and more. Tickets are complimentary but limited. Reserve your tickets here.
When: Now through January 2022 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi x Skims L.A. Pop-Up

Fendi x Skims Pop-Up (Beverly Hills): Under the direction of Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian West, Fendi and Skims are teaming up for a capsule collection and a special pop-up boutique. The limited-edition collection features shapewear, hosiery, RTW, beachwear, and accessories. The pop-up also introduces a fun digital photo room installation. Find out more about the Fendi x Skims Pop-Up here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 323 Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey (Pomona): Santa's sleigh is making an emergency landing at the Fairplex in Pomona, and his elves are transforming the area into a winter wonderland outdoor experience. Join this elf-tacular adventure and enjoy Christmas lights, toy workshops, and more. Tickets for adults start at $29.95; purchase them here!
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

AFI Fest (Hollywood): Cinema lovers are in for a treat! AFI Fest is back and, they are showcasing more than 125 films including, documentaries, short films, and more. Guests can either watch the flicks at home ($10) or in-person ($17). Check out the full film guide here. Amaro Montenegro, the beloved Italian digestif, is bringing the magic of Italy to the festival with Bar Monte, a traveling pop-up bar. They will be on-site serving crafting modern cocktails and their own flavorful twist to classical drinks.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 14
Where: TCL Chinese Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

Inftspaces Gallery (DTLA): There's a new immersive gallery taking over L.A., both physically and virtually. Guests will be able to enjoy the artworks of 4 major artists, including their new NFT minting works. There will also be guides for those interested in learning the basics about how to buy NFTs, install a wallet, and more. RSVP for the free event here!
When: Thursday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Innerspace Gallery, 110 Winston St., L.A., 90013

Activate L.A. (Santa Monica): Los Angeles-based company acclaimed Jacob Jonas The Company is bringing their legendary performance to the Water Garden. The contemporary dance performance will feature live 17-piece orchestra music conducted and composed by Steve Hackman.
Enjoy a show and dinner provided by Sweetpea. Tickets are $50; purchase them online here.
When: Friday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1620 26th Street, Santa Monica, 90404

Vulture Fest (Hollywood): Curated by Vulture editors, the festival will feature live and in-person panels, table reads, conversations, and more. This year's Vulture Festival lineup includes hit series like Dancing with the Stars, Insecure, and Search Party. Tickets for various events start at $25. The coveted Vulture Pass is $300; purchase your pass here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Hoka Footwear Pop-Up (WeHo): Athletic footwear brand Hoka is popping up on Melrose with its high-performance shoes. The retail experience will feature 3D foot scanning devices by Volumental, smart lockers, and more. Customers can also purchase exclusive apparel.
When: Now through Wednesday, Dec. 1
Where: 8551 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069

Photo: Courtesy of Dreamscape

Dreamscape's Men in Black: First Assignment VR Experience (Century City): It's time to suit up! Be one of the first Angeleno agents to try Dreamscape's Men in Black: First Assignment VR Experience. Work together with your crew to take on the dreaded Octopoids. All travelers must be at least 48 inches tall and 10+ years old. Travelers under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket to sign the Dreamscape waiver on the child's behalf. Tickets are $23.50; buy them online here.
When: Open now
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Thursday, Nov. 11

Will Smith: An Evening of Stories with Friends (Hollywood): In celebration of his new memoir "Will," rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is going on a city-wide book tour. He will be making a stop in L.A., and bringing along Ava DuVernay and some special guests. Tickets start at $59; buy them online here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 90028

Friday, Nov. 12

Disney+ Day (Anaheim): Disney is rolling out the blue carpet to celebrate Disney+ Day. Disney+ subscribers with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservations for the day will enjoy special benefits at select Disney theme parks. Guests will be treated to special photo opportunities throughout the park, surprise Disney + character appearances, and more. Learn more about the Disney+ celebration here.
When: Friday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Disneyland, 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, 92802

Saturday, Nov. 13

Auto Conduct Block Party (DTLA) Celebrate the opening of Auto Conduct Arcade! The new one-acre car community center will be celebrating with food, drinks, music, and more. Enjoy the curated collection of vehicles and connect with fellow car lovers. Tickets are $10; buy them here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Auto Conduct Arcade, 1219 South Santa Fe Ave., L.A., 90021

Pickwick Vintage Show (Burbank): The Pickwick Vintage Show is hosting their outdoor garden event. Guests can shop from over 65 local vintage vendors who will be selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Entry is limited and reservations are required. Tickets start at $5; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pickwick Gardens, 1001 West Riverside Dr., Burbank, 91506

Venum x Prevail – Women's Boxing Class (NoHo): Venum, the world's leading combat sports brand, is hosting an exclusive all-women boxing class. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary Prevail boxing class, plus amazing goodies from Venum, including hand wraps, gloves, and apparel. The free class is currently full but you can try joining their waitlist here.
When: Saturday, Nov 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Prevail Boxing NoHo, 11112 West Magnolia Blvd., L.A., 91601

The Flea (DTLA): Looking to support some small businesses in our community? Stop by Downtown to shop from 50+ Black and Brown-owned local brands and businesses at Foster the Million's The Flea. Tickets are $5; buy them here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: MG Studio DTLA, 1319 West 11th St, L.A., 90015

Cinelounge Cannabis Club: Half Baked (Hollywood): This one is for the stoners! Cinelounge Cannabis Club is hosting a movie night and screening Half Baked. Guests will be able to enjoy music, activities, food options, industry sponsors, and cannabis delivery options. Tickets are $25; buy them online here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.
Where: Cinelounge® Outdoors, 1625 North Las Palmas Ave., L.A., 90028

Sunday, Nov. 14

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

Alzheimer's Los Angeles "Making Memories" Festival (Chinatown): Alzheimer's Los Angeles, the oldest L.A. community-based organization serving families living with Alzheimer's, is honoring and celebrating 40 years of service to the community with a vibrant celebration of food and music with Grammy Award-winners Ozomatli. Tickets on sale here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A., 90012

Monday, Nov. 15

Photo Courtesy: Casa Vega

Casa Vega's 65th Anniversary Celebration (Sherman Oaks): In honor of its 65th Anniversary, Casa Vega will roll back prices on the most popular menu item. For one day only, Casa Vega will be offering the combo. #1 during lunch hours at $1.98 (regular price: $19.95), the cost of the meal when Casa Vega opened in 1956. Make your reservations here.
When: Monday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Vega, 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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