L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Lightscape to ComplexCon and More

Also, a Rooftop Cinema Screening of "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour!"

Where You Stand: Chinatown 1880 to 1939 Exhibit (DTLA): Union Station is showcasing a year-long temporary exhibit called Chinatown 1880 to 1939. The exhibition invites guests into the center of this once vibrant community of families, businesses and associations through historic photographs, oral history recordings and augmented reality.
When: Now through Fall 2024
Where: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Rick Castro Forever (Hollywood): The exhibition at Hollywood Forever will display 87 of Castro's most captivating photographs from 1986 through 2022, curated by Hollywood Forever's President Tyler Cassity. The 87 works feature mask wearing as well as portraits of different figures related to Hollywood Forever. The free and open to the public exhibition will reflect themes of love, melancholy, meditation and remembrance with inclusions of masks images as an offering for Día de Los Muertos.
When: Now through Thursday, Nov. 30
Where: The Hollywood Columbarium at Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038

WestEdge Design Fair (Santa Monica): WestEdge Design Fair, the West Coast's premier contemporary design fair, returns to Santa Monica for the first time since 2019. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the latest in design and furnishings featuring a highly-curated selection of manufactures and independent designers. After checking out over 175 brands, attendees can also engage with 45+ presenting speakers, 20 culinary and mixology demonstrations and various meet-and-greets with notable design influencers. One-day general admission tickets start at $25; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Suite 203, Santa Monica, 90405

Lightscape Reimagined for 2023 (Arcadia): Lightscape, presented by U.S. Bank, is back with a brighter and bolder look for 2023. This after-dark, illuminated trail spans one mile and features spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. While Christmas kicks in, Lightscape will host Santa Nights with an appearance from the man himself. Visit here to purchase tickets starting at $29.
When: Friday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 2
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 91007

ComplexCon (Long Beach): Complex's curated festival of fashion, music and pop culture, ComplexCon is returning to Long Beach. This year's two-day festival will feature exclusive brand collaborations, panel discussions, and a headlining performance from Kid Cudi and more. One-day general admission starts at $144.49; grab yours here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 19
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802

Capital One Café Ticket Giveaway (Multiple Locations): For the ninth straight year, Capital One will be the national presenting partner of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and they giving music enthusiasts unique access to celebrate the holiday season alongside their favorite artists including – Olivia Rodrigo, Niall Horan, Sabrina Carpenter and Miguel among others. Capital One is hosting a ticket giveaway across all seven Los Angeles Café locations – including Downtown LA, Glendale, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Westfield Topanga, Irvine Spectrum and Victoria Gardens. Find out how to enter here.
When: Sunday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 22
Where: Multiple Locations

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Peacock's Love Island Games Watch Party (WeHo): Come hang out with some of your favorite islanders from Love Island for an exclusive live watch party of Peacock's newest show. Watch the new show and enjoy free drinks, light bites, games and more. RSVP now!
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Den on Sunset, 8226 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90046

Atmosphere: Tour De Friends (Westlake): Minneapolis hip hop pioneers Atmosphere will be performing at The Bellwether. The duo of rapper Slug and producer Ant have just released their 13th studio album for Rhymesayers Entertainment, the sprawling So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously. Grab your tickets here.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Bellwether, 333 South Boylston St., L.A., 90017

Thursday, Nov. 16

Kava + Pizza Party (Santa Monica): Kavahana , the first kava-only bar in LA, and Prime Pizza are teaming up to throw an epic food-filled Friendsgiving! Guests can celebrate the spirit of togetherness with a unique twist — New York-style pizza and the happy tingles of kava made fresh by Kavahana. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Prime Pizza Santa Monica, 1811 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405

Garrison Brothers Whiskey Dinner at Salt Restaurant & Bar (Marina del Rey): For Salt's upcoming edition of 'Meet Your Makers,' the Garrison Brothers will host the tasting experience. Guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail, followed by a bourbon whiskey tasting, family-style dinner and parting gift courtesy of Garrison Brothers. General admission tickets include a welcome cocktail, family style dinner, Bourbon tasting, and take home souvenir. Tickets are $74; buy yours here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
Where: Salt Restaurant & Bar, 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, 90292

Friday, Nov. 17

Rooftop Cinema Club "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" Screening (DTLA): Time to "Shake it Off" at Rooftop Cinema Club's new special screening. Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view or Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour. General admission is $19.89; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., 4th Floor, L.A., 90014

Saturday, Nov. 18

Paramount+ Free Hair Services (Slauson): Paramount+ would like to celebrate its original anthology series "LAWMEN: BASS REEVES," starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee David Oyelowo, with your readers and viewers.
Paramount+ is partnering with several barbershops and salons across the country, including your city, for a fun activation, offering patrons free hair services – they'll even be able to replicate Bass' iconic mustache!
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kips Sharp N Sassy Barber/Salon, 4441 West Slauson Ave., L.A., 90043

Save the Animals with the L.A. Chargers (Van Nuys): L.A. Chargers are hosting an adoption event with LA Animal Services. There will be food & drink sponsors, goodies to take home, and of course furry friends to play with.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91405

The Curve Collective Designer Sale (Hollywood): The Curve Collection is hosting a designer sale at the iconic Hollywood venue. Find everything from beautiful high end luxury, designer items, as well as unique accessories from the best designers. Mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in a day filled with fashion, shopping, a beautiful storied location and community! Get your tickets for $10 here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Yamashiro Hollywood, 1999 North Sycamore Ave., L.A., 90068

Sunday, Nov. 19

FX's Fargo Presents Pillow Talk – L.A. (Arts District): In celebration of its Season 5 premiere, FX's Fargo is hitting the road with an exciting mobile pop-up experience, Pillow Talk! The pop-up will be open to the public and complete with opportunities to win limited-edition swag, including koozies, pillows, and coffee courtesy of Be Bright.
When: Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Smorgasburg, 777 South Alameda S.t, L.A., 90021

Self-Defense Class with Karate Olympian Sakura Kokumai (Koreatown): TOGETHXR and By Way of Us are teaming up with Olympian Sakura Kokumai to teach a group of women the art of self-defense. Tickets are $25 per person, and all proceeds from tickets will go to Classroom Champions.
When: Sunday, Nov, 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Line L.A., 3515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90010

Monday, Nov. 20

Hart House Holiday Giveback (Hollywood): Kevin Hart's Hart House is gearing up for "Hart House Holiday Giveback" this month to support the local community. To kick it off on Monday, November 20, Los Angeles Lakers forward Jarred Vanderbilt will be at Hart House Hollywood ​​ working the drive through and taking orders​​.
When: Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.
Where: Hart House Hollywood, 6800 Sunset Blvd., L.A., c90028

Los Angeles Union Station 8th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (DTLA): Join Los Angeles Union Station for a day of holiday festivities, fun and snow flurries at the eighth annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Enjoy live musical performances, celebrate with special guests from the North Pole, capture festive moments with snow flurries, savor hot cocoa and sweet treats and participate in activities including Santa photo opps, holiday arts and crafts and more during this magical, family-friendly evening on the Station's South Patio.
When: Monday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Union Station (South Patio), 800 North Alameda St., L.A., 90012

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Goldenvoice Presents Malcolm Todd (Wilshire): L.A.'s very own Malcom Todd will be performing at the iconic El Rey Theatre. The 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist and producer will be performing hits from his latest release, Shower Shoes EP. Lyrical Lemonade christened him "someone who deserves mad love right now," while SHEESH raved, "Malcolm Todd's remarkable run in 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary." Purchase your tickets here.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

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