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Things to Do in L.A. This Week: November 4-10

‘A Star Is Born’ screening in a pool, an evening of cooking tips, Sudan Archives Record Release Show, Los Angeleno‘s Creative Ritual and more.


Chef Christopher Kimball in Conversation with Russ Parsons

Monday, November 4, 2019 / 8–10 p.m. / William Turner Gallery

James Beard Award-winning author Christopher Kimball has built a Milk Street empire in Boston — a cooking school, a bimonthly magazine and the setting for public television and radio shows. His latest book, “Milk Street: The New Rules” distills the cooking process into 75 rules to make food more delicious and interesting, with 200 recipes that implement these guiding principles into drool-worthy dishes. Long-time food writer Russ Parsons guides a discussion with Kimball on tenderizing greens and putting yogurt in everything, among other tasty tips.

Tickets: $20-$95 / More Information

Sudan Archives Record Release Show

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. / Moroccan Lounge

Violinist, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives’ debut full-length album, “Athena” is out now on Stones Throw Records, following the success of her two EPs: 2017’s “Sudan Archives” and 2018’s “Sink.” While the EPs featured Sudan in collaboration with Stones Throw and Leaving Records’ Matthewdavid in the studio, for the full-length she invited a few others into her world, such as producers Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald and Paul White, as well as jazz players, rappers and other special guests. Using her violin as both a melodic and percussive instrument, this unique artist’s calm and cool strength imbues her songs with laidback rebellion.

Tickets: $16-$18 / More Information

The Flat Earth Society Live-Scores ‘The Oyster Princess’

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / 8:30–11 p.m. / REDCAT

Peter Vermeesch and the Flat Earth Society celebrate 20 years of “unreliable music” and the 100th anniversary of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1919 satirical silent film “The Oyster Princess” (aka “Die Austernprinzessin”), reprising their 2005 live-score production accompanying the film. “The Oyster Princess” is about greedy American oyster tycoon Mr. Quaker, a man so rich he has a butler hold his cigar while he smokes, and his spoiled daughter Ossi, who wants to marry a royal. Her father decides to buy her a prince. Mistaken identities and hijinx ensue, but the film’s main point is a scathing critique of American consumerism. Nicola Lubitsch, daughter of the esteemed director, will introduce the screening.

Tickets: $11-$22 / More Information

Creative Ritual

Thursday, November 7, 2019 / 7–10 p.m. / Bernadette’s

Join us for Los Angeleno’s November Creative Ritual, our monthly meet-up/ literary salon to meet other people that like to make stuff.

This month we’ll be focused on print publishing (may it never die!) and celebrating our Editorial Director Sophia Kercher’s birthday!

Among our special guests is Deena Drewis the founder/editor of Nouvella Books, a Los Angeles-based independent publisher of novella-length fiction by emerging and established writers. Founded in 2011, Nouvella titles have been featured as an Amazon Best Book of the Month, finalists for the Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards and a winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. Nouvella’s has helped launch the careers of best-selling authors such as Emma Straub, Edan Lepucki and Daniel Torday.

More special guests to be announced!

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The Living Sisters in Concert

Friday, November 8, 2019 / 8–11 p.m. / Grand Annex

If beautiful harmonies give you the tingles, this rare appearance of The Living Sisters cannot be missed. Comprised of L.A.-based singer-songwriters Eleni Mandell, Inara George of The Bird and the Bee, Alex Lilly and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark, this heavenly foursome weaves their voices around retro and modern pop gems, as well as jazz, folk and country standards. Folk-soul duo Joselyn Wilkinson with Don Barrozo open the night. Take the experience up a boozy notch with an optional wine-tasting before the show selected by sommelier Mona Harrington.

Tickets: $27-$53 / More Information

Vulture Festival

Saturday, November 9, 2019 / 12–10 p.m. / The Hollywood Roosevelt

This two-day affair covers every aspect of popular entertainment with live events, podcasts, cast reunions and conversations. On Saturday, catch an “eating demonstration” with David Chang, a chat over AIM with Hulu’s puberty-comedy “Pen15” creators Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine and meet the cutest forkin’ couple on TV, “The Good Place” stars D’Arcy Carden and Manny Jacinto and then watch “A Star Is Born” in the pool.

Tickets: $25-$400 / More Information

Tropicalia Music Festival

Sunday, November 10, 2019 / 12–11 p.m. / Pomona Fairplex

Tropicalia returns for a weekend celebrating rock and pop Latin-influenced bands — and quite a few non-Latin but still beloved acts — and tacos, the wondrous marriage of fresh tortilla and savory fillings that keeps Los Angeles fed and happy. Sunday’s massive lineup is headlined by Kali Uchis, Chicano Batman and Cuco. The taco selection, curated by L.A. Taco, features Teddy’s Red Tacos, Balam Mexican Kitchen and Triple Threat Truck.

Tickets: $99-$250 / More Information

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