Events on Friday, November 23

Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony w/ Santa

Party: Christmas

Tree-Lighting Ceremony w/ Santa

Friday 11/23 @ One Colorado

If Santa is king of Christmas, then Charles Phoenix is prince. The slide-show aficionado makes a rare Black Friday appearance at... 

It's Casual Record Release

Music: Punk

It's Casual Record Release

Friday 11/23 @ The Troubadour

Celebrate Black Friday with the Black Flag-influenced sounds of It's Casual at their record release show. It's Casual, a two-piece hardcore... 

Wild Child a Amazing Live Doors Recreation

Music: Rock

Wild Child a Amazing Live Doors Recreation

Friday 11/23 @ House of Blues Anaheim

Wild Child is the band that re-creates a 1960’s Doors concert right in front of your eyes and ears. Its not... 

Ongoing Events

<em>Silence!&nbsp;</em>

Theatre: Musical

Silence! 

Friday 11/23 @ Hayworth Theatre

Twisted and delightfully filthy, Silence!, a satire of The Silence of the Lambs, makes its LA premiere. Upon opening off-Broadway in... 

CPK's New Adventures Menu

Food/Wine

CPK's New Adventures Menu

Friday 11/23 @ California Pizza Kitchen

The always-dependable California Pizza Kitchen has long known for their modern takes on pizza and their excellent salads, but they decided... 

Torafuku

Food/Wine

Torafuku

Friday 11/23 @ Torafuku

Torafuku isn't just an excellent classic Japanese restaurant, it's also one of the best places in the city to indulge in... 

Rabbit Air

City Gems

Rabbit Air

Friday 11/23 @ Rabbit Air

We discovered Rabbit Air at this year's Dwell on Design, where we were convinced that the products were a form of... 

<em>Pop Culture</em>: Selections From the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Art: Group Show

Pop Culture

Friday 11/23 @ Pepperdine University, Weisman Museum of Art

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pepperdine's Weisman Museum of Art, the museum presents Pop Culture, an exploration of the... 

Sassafras

Food/Wine

Sassafras

Friday 11/23 @ Sassafrass

The 1933 Group's supremely stylish new Hollywood bar Sassafras evokes another time and place. All 1933 Group bars (Bigfoot Lodge, Oldfield's,... 

La Traviata

Food/Wine

La Traviata

Friday 11/23 @ La Traviata

La Traviata is an elegant but unstuffy restaurant in downtown Long Beach presided over by Mario, the gregarious long-time restaurant owner... 

<em>Anna Karenina</em>

Film

Anna Karenina

Friday 11/23 @ Various Los Angeles theaters

Anna Karenina, the latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, reunites Keira Knightley with Atonement director Joe Wright. Several years after Anna,... 

Mingle and Plei

Get Social

Mingle and Plei

Friday 11/23 @ Various LA locations

Mingle and Plei is an alternative to the everyday club scene. The concept was developed to bring diverse groups of people... 

St. Felix

Food/Wine

St. Felix

Friday 11/23 @ Saint Felix

Located at the former home to Citizen Smith, St. Felix is an elegant yet unpretentious new addition to Hollywood's Cahuenga Corridor.... 

<em>Stanley Kubrick</em>

Art

Stanley Kubrick

Friday 11/23 @ LACMA

Los Angeles fans of Stanley Kubrick discover the process behind the director's many labors of love at the first US retrospective... 

Public Kitchen & Bar

Food/Wine

Public Kitchen & Bar

Friday 11/23 @ Public Kitchen & Bar

Everything tastes better with an egg on it, or so reads the menu at Public Kitchen and Bar. A collaboration between... 

<em>Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel</em>

Film: Documentary

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Friday 11/23 @ Sundance Cinema Sunset

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is a documentary about icon of fabulousness Vreeland. A woman who truly understood the... 

Maiden Noir Pop-Up Shop

Fashion/Style: Shopping

Maiden Noir Pop-Up Shop

Friday 11/23 @ Our Favorite Shop

So Cal footwear brand CLAE collaborates with Tokyo/Seattle clothing company Maiden Noir on a Fall/Winter 2012 capsule collection. The star of... 

In a Place Called Hollywood: A Stroll Through the First 100 Years of Tinseltown

City Gems: Guided Tour

In a Place Called Hollywood

Friday 11/23 @ Various LA locations

Take a trip into Hollywood's Golden Age with a tour celebrating 100 years of Tinseltown. The Felix in Hollywood Tour Company... 

Abraham Cruzvillegas: <em>Autodestrucci&oacute;n 1</em>

Art

Abraham Cruzvillegas

Friday 11/23 @ Regen Projects

Cruzvillegas was born in Mexico City in 1968, where he lives and works. Cruzvillegas' practice deals with history and the construction of... 

<em>L.A. Skin & Ink</em>

Art: Group Show

L.A. Skin & Ink

Friday 11/23 @ Craft and Folk Art Museum

L.A. Skin & Ink, a celebration of LA’s place in tattoo history, is now on view at the Craft and Folk Art... 

Tinto

Food/Wine

Tinto

Friday 11/23 @ Tinto

Tinto, the restaurant and wine bar at Palm Springs' stylish Saguaro Hotel, is headed by Executive Chef Jose Garces, winner of... 

Michael's Restaurant

Food/Wine

Michael's Restaurant

Friday 11/23 @ Michael's Restaurant

Michael's Restaurant in Santa Monica, a much-lauded pioneer of California cuisine, has a new executive chef at the helm, John-Carlos Kuramoto.... 

<em>No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World</em>

Art: Photography

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

Friday 11/23 @ Annenberg Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce its next exhibit – no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world,... 

PizzaRev

Food/Wine

PizzaRev

Friday 11/23 @ PizzaRev

PizzaRev in Studio City offers artisanal pizzas for a great price ($7.95) that are baked lightning-fast. Offering a vast selection of... 

XEN Lounge

Food/Wine

XEN Lounge

Friday 11/23 @ XEN Lounge

XEN Lounge in Studio City is an elegant retreat. Owned by actor/producer Duane Martin, XEN Lounge's interior, designed by Nikki Chu,... 

The Endless Summer Bar-Cafe

Food/Wine

The Endless Summer Bar-Cafe

Friday 11/23 @ The Endless Summer Bar-Cafe

Inspired by the seminal, world-famous 1966 surf documentary The Endless Summer, a bar and cafe on the Santa Barbara Riviera pays... 

The Bar at Cliff's Edge

Food/Wine

The Bar at Cliff's Edge

Friday 11/23 @ Cliff's Edge

While Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake is renowned for the excellent food served on its gorgeous terraced patio, the interior, now... 

The Del Monte Speakeasy at Townhouse

Food/Wine

The Del Monte Speakeasy

Friday 11/23 @ Del Monte Speakeasy

Townhouse is one of Los Angeles' oldest operating bars. Opened in 1915 as Menotti's, the bar transformed into a grocery store... 

Take a Bao

Food/Wine

Take a Bao

Friday 11/23 @ Take a Bao

Take a Bao is a new fast-casual Asian fusion restaurant.  Strikingly designed by Ana Henton of MASS Architecture, while this new... 

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Fashion/Style: Shopping

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Friday 11/23 @ Various LA locations

H&M presents its latest designer collaboration , this time in conjunction with Maison Martin Margiela. The unconventional French fashion house is... 

Jason Shawn Alexander: {sic}

Art

Jason Shawn Alexander: {sic}

Friday 11/23 @ 101/exhibit, 8920 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA

101/exhibit, a new gallery in West Hollywood, presents {sic}, by artist Jason Shawn Alexander. These enormous, large-scale works marry Alexander's two... 

Marina del Rey Parasailing

Sports: Action/Extreme

Marina del Rey Parasailing

Friday 11/23 @ Marina del Rey Parasailing

Parasailing with Marina del Rey Parasailing is exhilarating. After riding in a captained boat through the sea lion-dotted Marina, past rocks... 

Cirque Du Soleil: <em>Iris</em>

Art: Performance

Cirque Du Soleil: Iris

Friday 11/23 @ Kodak Theater

French artistic director, dancer, and choreographer Philippe Decouflé came up with the concept of Iris almost a decade ago, during a... 

Adam Secore: <em>Escape</em>

Art: Photography

Adam Secore

Friday 11/23 @ Kana Manglapus Projects

Adam Secore is a successful commercial artist, with work appearing in big-name publications like GQ and Rolling Stone. His debut solo... 

Coupa Caf&eacute;

Food/Wine

Coupa Café

Friday 11/23 @ Coupa Café

In a neighborhood where 80% of the restaurants serve Italian cuisine, Coupa Café is a welcome change of pace. One of... 

<em>Argo</em>

Film

Argo

Friday 11/23 @ Various Los Angeles theaters

In 1979, when the Iranian revolution was at its most heated, furious mobs in Tehran stormed the American Embassy and took... 

Playa

Food/Wine

Playa

Friday 11/23 @ Playa

Playa is the newest restaurant opened by John Rivera Sedlar, whose downtown restaurant, Rivera, earned great acclaim after its 2009 opening.... 

Cafe del Rey

Food/Wine

Cafe del Rey

Friday 11/23 @ Cafe del Rey

Though Café del Rey's waterfront setting is a gorgeous enticement, the food here is the real lure. Talented executive chef Daniel... 

<em>Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives</em>

Special Event

Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives

Friday 11/23 @ Reagan Presidential Library

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives is a brand-new show of Disney memorabilia. Presented by D23, the official Disney Fan Club,... 

<em>Graphic Design: Now in Production</em>

Art: Design

Graphic Design: Now in Production

Friday 11/23 @ Hammer Museum

This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession... 

Vertical Wine Bistro

Food/Wine

Vertical Wine Bistro

Friday 11/23 @ Vertical Wine Bistro

Vertical Wine Bistro in Old Town Pasadena is known for their excellent bistro-style food, extensive selection of over 400 wines, and... 

Gordon Ramsay's The Fat Cow

Food/Wine

Gordon Ramsay's The Fat Cow

Friday 11/23 @ The Fat Cow

Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant at the Grove, the Fat Cow offers comfort food made with fresh produce from the world-famous Farmer's... 

Drago Centro

Food/Wine

Drago Centro

Friday 11/23 @ Drago Centro

Downtown's Drago Centro has a sleek décor, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, stone walls, and a glass wine cellar in the center of... 

Starlet

Film

Starlet

Friday 11/23 @ Sundance Cinema Sunset

A San Fernando ingenue and an octogenarian widow make a startling connection in Sean Baker's indie feature Starlet. Newcomer Dree Hemingway delivers... 

Veggie Grill

Food/Wine

Veggie Grill

Friday 11/23 @ Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill has ably filled a void with their delicious, affordable vegan comfort food that appeals to vegans and meat-eaters alike.... 

Naya Sunset's Bar Program

Food/Wine

Naya Sunset

Friday 11/23 @ Naya Sunset

"Naya," the Sanskrit word for "new," befits the new incarnation of the Silver Lake Indian restaurant previously known as Tantra. The... 

<em>Into the Mystic</em>

Art: Group Show

Into the Mystic

Friday 11/23 @ Michael Kohn Gallery

The gorgeous Michael Kohn Gallery near Beverly and Fairfax presents many intriguing exhibitions, and the latest, Into the Mystic, is no... 

<em>Dirty Lights: A Group Photography Exhibition</em>

Art: Photography

Dirty Lights

Friday 11/23 @ Swing House Studios

Paul Solet, Piper Ferguson, Jason Alvino, and William Rot are all part of the Dirty Lights Collective, a consortium of likeminded... 

Haunted Play presents <em>Delusion: The Blood Rite</em>

Performing Arts

Delusion: The Blood Rite

Friday 11/23 @ Haunted Play Mansion

Delusion is a haunted-house experience on steroids, set in an historic West Adams mansion well known for its use in horror... 

Chloe Early: <em>Rainbow Ruins</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Chloe Early: Rainbow Ruins

Friday 11/23 @ Corey Helford Gallery

The paintings of Rainbow Ruins are a chromatic meditation on the lush contrasts of nature and technology. "Lullaby Lost" reveals an urban... 

40th Anniversary of Porsche Design

Fashion/Style

40th Anniversary of Porsche Design

Friday 11/23 @ Porsche Design

Porsche Design celebrates its 40th anniversary of iconic style with an exhibit of four installations, each focusing on a different decade... 

Mark Ryden <em>The Gay 90s: West</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mark Ryden

Friday 11/23 @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Mark will have an exhibition of new paintings entitled The Gay 90's: West at the Michael Kohn Gallery.

3Twenty Wine Lounge

Food/Wine

3Twenty Wine Lounge

Friday 11/23 @ 3Twenty Wine Lounge

It's not often you get to try rare premium vino that retail for as much as $180, which is just one... 

Yujean Kang's

Food/Wine

Yujean Kang's

Friday 11/23 @ Yujean Kang

With an elegant, creative take on Chinese cuisine, Yujean Kang's has been a Pasadena institution for 20 years. Kang was born... 

Teatro ZinZanni presents <em>Love, Chaos & Dinner</em>

Performing Arts

Love, Chaos & Dinner

Friday 11/23 @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Teatro ZinZanni's Love, Chaos & Dinner is a unique three-hour evening that puts a spin on dinner theater – attendees enjoy... 

Oldfield's Liquor Room

Food/Wine

Oldfield's Liquor Room

Friday 11/23 @ Oldfield's Liquor Room

Oldfield's Liquor Room has a classic, Boardwalk Empire vibe. The newest watering hole from the 1933 Group (Bigfoot Lodge, The Thirsty... 

Ching Ching Cheng: <em>Transverse</em>

Art

Ching Ching Cheng: Transverse

Friday 11/23 @ Art-merge

Born in Taiwan, LA-based artist Ching Ching Cheng brings a unique brand of creativity to her work, taking a kind of... 

Holiday Ice Rink

City Gems

Holiday Ice Rink

Friday 11/23 @ Holiday Ice Rink

There’s ice in the forecast for Culver City this holiday season with the debut of the HOLIDAY ICE RINK in Culver... 

<em>Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy

Friday 11/23 @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy introduces the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most popular... 

Mixology 101 Bar and Lounge

Food/Wine

Mixology 101 Bar and Lounge

Friday 11/23 @ Mixology 101 Bar and Lounge

Mixology 101 is a new bar and lounge at the Farmer's Market. Headed up by mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, a veteran of... 

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

Food/Wine

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

Friday 11/23 @ Various Santa Barbara Venues

In 1976, the Judgment of Paris rated California wines superior to French chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. Since then, the global reputation... 

Good Enough To Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft

Art: Multimedia

Good Enough To Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft

Friday 11/23 @ The Craft in America Study Center Study Center

On February 2, 2013 the Craft in America Study Center will proudly continue its three-part exhibition focusing on the intersection of... 

<em>California's Designing Women, 1896&ndash;1986</em>

Art: Group Show

California's Designing Women, 1896–1986

Friday 11/23 @ The Autry National Center of the American West

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park is the site of a new design exhibition, California’s Designing Women, 1896-1986. Reminiscent of LACMA’s... 

The Churchill

Food/Wine

The Churchill

Friday 11/23 @ The Churchill

West Hollywood gastropub the Churchill has revved up their cocktail menu thanks to new bartender Mia Sarazen, who previously worked at... 

Cliff's Edge

Food/Wine

Cliff's Edge

Friday 11/23 @ Cliff's Edge

Silver Lake's gorgeous Cliff's Edge has been enlivened with the recent addition of a new chef, Frenchman Benjamin Bailly. 29-year-old Bailly... 

Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs

Getaways

Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs

Friday 11/23 @ Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Workshop Kitchen + Bar is an über-stylish new restaurant in Palm Springs, with a breathtaking design that bridges both modernity and... 

Navitat Canopy Adventures Zipline Tour

Sports: Action/Extreme

Navitat Canopy Adventures Zipline Tour

Friday 11/23 @ Nativat Canopy Adventures

SoCal adrenaline junkies celebrate a new source of thrills: Wrightwood's Navitat Canopy Tour. Zipline in a harness along ten aerial lines... 

<em>Balancing Act:</em> The Glass Sculpture of Steve Klein

Art: Sculpture

Balancing Act: The Glass Sculpture of Steve Klein

Friday 11/23 @ Craft and Folk Art Museum

Celebrating the Studio Glass Movement’s 50th anniversary, the Craft and Folk Art Museum presents Balancing Act: The Glass Sculpture of Steve... 

The One-Eyed Gypsy

Food/Wine

The One-Eyed Gypsy

Friday 11/23 @ The One-Eyed Gypsy

The One-Eyed Gypsy is the latest watering hole from Dana Hollister, owner and designer of  Villains Tavern, 4100 Bar, Cliff's Edge,... 

Doma

Food/Wine

Doma

Friday 11/23 @ Doma

Sonja Perencevic, owner of the classic Dan Tana's in West Hollywood, brings a chic new restaurant to Beverly Hills. The kitchen... 

Downtown on Ice

Festival

Downtown on Ice

Friday 11/23 @ Pershing Square

Seems as though Downtown on Ice has been going on a lot longer than just 15 years, but maybe it's LA's... 

Public Kitchen and Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Get Social: Happy Hour

Public Kitchen and Bar

Friday 11/23 @ Public Kitchen & Bar

If you're seeking a happy hour haunt with sophistication and old Hollywood glamour, Public Kitchen and Bar is a prime choice.... 

Daily Grill

Food/Wine

Daily Grill

Friday 11/23 @ Daily Grill

Daily Grill, long known for its dependable menu of classic American fare, revitalized their Downtown location in 2011 with the opening... 

The Six

Food/Wine

The Six

Friday 11/23 @ The Six

The Six is a restaurant and bar in Studio City with an emphasis on California-influenced comfort food. Named for the "Society... 

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents <em>The Nutcracker</em>

Theatre

Bob Baker presents The Nutcracker

Friday 11/23 @ Bob Baker Marionette Theater

In the early '60s, Bob Baker and partner Alton Wood founded a marionette theater, establishing what has become the longest-running children's... 

<em>Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life</em>

Art

Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life

Friday 11/23 @ Norton Simon Museum of Art

The Norton Simon Museum presents Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life, an exhibition that examines the diversity and splendor of... 

Free to Be U.S.: A First Amendment Experience

Art: Installation

Free to Be U.S.: A First Amendment Experience

Friday 11/23 @ Skirball Cultural Center

Exploring the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, Free to be U.S.: A First Amendment Experience encourages visitors to... 

Creating the United States

Art: Installation

Creating the United States

Friday 11/23 @ Skirball Cultural Center

In the crucial weeks leading up to the election, with the future of America hotly debated every day, discover how our... 

Studies in Desperation: A Suite by Connor Everts

Art

Studies in Desperation: A Suite by Connor Everts

Friday 11/23 @ Norton Simon Museum of Art

The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition of Studies in Desperation, Connor Everts’s landmark lithographic suite from late 1963. Comprised of... 

Decades of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1960–1980

Art: Installation

Decades of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1960–1980

Friday 11/23 @ Skirball Cultural Center

Revisit some of the most compelling political art from the turbulent era of the 1960s and 1970s. Decades of Dissent features...