L.A.'s Best Events This Thanksgiving Weekend, From Dinner and Take Out Specials to Rooftop Cinema Club's Barbie Screening and More

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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

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

Vivaia L.A. Pop-Up Black Friday (Glendale): Vivaia, the celeb-loved global footwear and lifestyle brand, is launching their second U.S. and first west-coast consumer pop-up. Designed by Qwarch Studio's architect, Quin Wu, the 500-ft space will offer shoppers the opportunity to experience the cloud-like comfort of Vivaia shoes in-person. For Black Friday, customers can buy 2 pairs of shoes & get 20% off, buy 3 pairs of shoes & get 25% off, or buy 4 pairs of shoes & get 30% off.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2207 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, 91210

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

Tony Marsh: Fever Dream Duets (L.A.): Tony Marsh: Fever Dream Duets, an exhibition of collaborative sculptural works that will be on view until Thursday, Dec. 21. The Ceramic Art Department at CSULB is a dynamic art space that allows artists to share in the creative process of working with clay, Marsh's long-standing relationship with the program has led to the creation of a variety of "duets" between fourteen artists that were invited to work jointly with Marsh.The exhibition will feature collaborative works between Tony Marsh and Amy Bessone, Bryan Burk, Roger Herman, Anna Sew Hoy, Akinsanya Kambon, Heidi Lau, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Mai-Thu Perret, Christopher Miles, Jean Pierre Larocque, Jennifer Rochlin, Cauleen Smith and Tam Van Tran.
When: Now through Thursday, Dec. 21
Where: 8260 Marmont Lane, L.A., 90069

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: Now through Tuesday, Jan. 2
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 91007

"The Naughty Nine" Escape Room (Manhattan Beach): 'Twas the Heist Before Christmas, a brand-new escape room inspired by the upcoming Disney Original Movie "The Naughty Nine," will make its debut at Back in Time Escape Rooms at Manhattan Village Shopping Center. Participants can embark on their own holiday heist adventure as they gather a team to break into the North Pole's toy-making workshop to steal an elusive gaming console that Santa failed to deliver. Sign up here.
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 14
Where: Back in Time Escape Rooms, 2970 North Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 90266

Thanksgiving To-Go/Dinner Specials

Thanksgiving Take Outs from Vicini (L.A.): Vicini Ristorante & Wine Bar , is gearing up for Thanksgiving with a curated take-out for those looking to skip the dishes this year and focus on hosting their loved ones at home. Vicini's take-out menu includes options that serve up to four individuals for $275, or up to eight for $525. Place your pre-order here.
When: Preorder by Sunday, Nov. 19 and Pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Vicini, 10645 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90064

Thanksgiving Dinner at King's Fish House (Calabasas): Gather with family and friends at King's Fish House for a traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal or order off the full menu. Book your table today!
When: Thursday, Nov. 23 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: King's Fish House, 4798 Commons Way, Calabasas, 91302

Thanksgiving Dinner at Crossroads Kitchen (Calabasas): This Thanksgiving, enjoy a delicious four-course feast at Crossroads Kitchen Calabasas. The menu includes favorites like Celery Root Soup, Waldorf Salad, Breaded Scallopini or Pulled Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Pumpkin Pie. The dinner is $75 per person; RSVP here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23
Where: Crossroads Kitchen, 4798 Commons Way, Calabasas, 91302

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bourbon Steak (Glendale): Celebrate Thanksgiving this year at Michael Mina's modern American steakhouse for an expertly created meal and no clean-up required. Gather with loved ones and indulge in savory dishes like Apricot Glazed Pork Belly, Roasted Heritage Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing and a Pumpkin Spice Candy Bars for dessert! Make your reservation here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23
Where: Bourbon Steak, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210

Thanksgiving at 33 Taps (Multiple Locations): 33 Taps will be open at 9am for food, football, and the perfect place to hide from frying a Turkey. Both locations will offer their full brunch menu in the morning and their normal menu in the afternoon with specialty seasonal cocktails like Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini and draft Pumpkin Cider.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23
Where: 33 Taps Silverlake, 3725 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026
33 Taps Culver City, 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe Dinner at FIG (Santa Monica): This year, Fairmont Miramar is offering two separate menus available for dine-in or takeout on Thursday, Nov. 23, including a traditional Thanksgiving pre-fixe meal at FIG Restaurant and a curbside pickup option serving 8-10 people for those looking to bring the feast back to their home. To-go orders can be made via here.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: FIG, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

Thanksgiving at Little Dom's (Los Feliz): Little Dom's is bringing back its annual Deep Fried Turkey Thanksgiving Feast. Meals are available for pre-order on November 1 by calling Little Dom's (323-661-0055) or visiting their website. All menu items feed 6-8 people and includes: 12-14 lb Deep Fried Turkey with gravy ($120), Roasted Brussel Sprouts with applewood bacon ($48) and more.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23
Where: Little Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., L.A., 90027

Ardor's Thanksgiving Dinner (WeHo): With menu direction by Chef John Fraser, experience a produce-driven, autumnal menu with creative expressions of the holiday classics. A unique take on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the menu features a first course of Roasted Parsnip Bisque, Raw Cauliflower Cacio Pepe, or Hamachi Ceviche. The main course offers a plant-based Sweet Potato Curry or Roasted Turkey with a warm spice rub and served with Crispy Brussels, Pommes Puree, and topped with Sauce Poulette. The dessert course offers holiday diners a choice of Ardor's Pie, made with Spiced Financier, Brown butter Crème Patisserie, Pepita Seeds, and Sweet Potato Ice Cream, or Pecan, a Warm Chocolate Mousse with Pecan Prailine and paired with Pear Sorbet. Enjoy the flavors of fall in the lush greenery of Ardor's dining room for $85 per person.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ardor, 9040 West Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Pride Night Ice Skating (Santa Monica): Get into the Christmas spirit early! Ice at Santa Monica, presented by Netflix, is back and inviting guests to the downtown rink for weekly themed skate nights and holiday celebrations. Commemorate the season with a festive celebration focused on inclusivity during PRIDE Night, an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating Santa Monica's LGBTQ+ community. Find out more here.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.
Where: Ice at Santa Monica, 1324 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401

Thursday, Nov. 23

Pink Taco & Path's 9th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (WeHo): Path has partnered with Pink Taco for its 9th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner aims to spread warmth and comfort by inviting an estimated 200 unhoused neighbors to enjoy a holiday meal.
When: Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Pink Taco, 8225 West Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90064

Friday, Nov. 24

Rooftop Cinema Club Barbie Screening (DTLA): Hi Barbie! That's right, the film that stole the show in 2023, Barbie is finally screening at the Rooftop Cinema Club. Tickets start at $19.50; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, 888 South Olive St., 4th Floor, L.A., 90014

The Ledge Theatre Indie Night (Los Feliz): Every month, The Ledge Theatre presents an evening jam-packed with independent artists from all over Los Angeles! As a 501(c)(3) non-profit and LA's first Black-owned comedy theatre, The Ledge primarily focuses on bringing the voices of Black artists and underrepresented communities to the performing arts stage. This show will feature performances from Veronica Alejandra Osorio, Carolina Couto, Andy Jiang, and Last Night's Leftovers. General admission is $15 and $20 at the door.
When: Friday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Ledge Theatre, 1727 North Vermont Ave., #211, L.A., 90027

Saturday, Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday (Arts District): In celebration of Small Business Saturday, Row DTLA's MUAM Market will be showcasing a diverse array of Asian-owned small businesses and creators. Explore a curated selection of unique gifts, ranging from striking statement jewelry to vintage wonders, niche perfumes, ceramics, records, and more, all curated by our independent retailers. Be among the first 500 to receive a free tote bag, perfect for carrying your newfound treasures. Additionally, enjoy complimentary gift wrapping for all purchases made within the district. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Row DTLA, 777 South Alameda St., L.A., 90021

Factory 93 Presents: Eli Brown (Boyle Heights): Eli Brown will be taking over L.A. with an epic performance. Joining the DJ is Alan Fitzpatrick, Bart Skils, Disfreq, and Shay De Castro. Grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m.
Where: 516 South Anderson St., L.A., 90033

Sunday, Nov. 26

Sunday Tailgate Series (Canoga Park): Hosted by Wild Turkey Whiskey at Topanga Social, cheer on the Los Angeles Chargers at Rock & Reilly's with Wild Turkey craft cocktails on the house. Plus, wear your team's jersey for 20% off your check.
When: Sunday, Nov. 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, 91303

Monday, Nov. 27

Takeover at Lobby Bar, featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka (WeHo): The West Hollywood EDITION announces the November installment of its monthly bar takeover series, Takeover at Lobby Bar, featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka. Guest bartenders, Tiffany Hernandez from Saltie Girl (West Hollywood) and Luis Gudino from Mr. Wanderlust at Level 8 (Downtown LA), will be shaking up cocktails with America's original craft vodka inspired by the flavors of Thanksgiving at $16.
When: Monday, Nov. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The West Hollywood Edition, 9040 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

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