You may have recovered from your debaucherous Halloween by now, but the scariest day of the year is still yet to come—Election Day. If the anticipation is stressing you out, why not take your mind off of politics for a moment? Visit Guillermo del Toro’s monsters at LACMA, crack crab legs and go for an ice skate in Santa Monica, or feast with some of LA’s finest chefs at Taste Talks. You can also get some shopping therapy in at the Carlsbad Village Street Faire, Mercado Sagrado at Paramount Ranch, the Westedge Design Fair, or at Saatchi Art’s Annual Holiday Sale. Bob Moses is playing the Wiltern, and then dust your boots off for some line dancing at The Breeder’s Cup. It’s all happening, Los Angeles!
Thursday, November 3
ICE at Santa Monica returns
It may be 90 degrees, but no matter. It’s fun to pull on some ill-fitting boots and make like you’re in Blades of Glory. Kicking off November 3rd, ICE at Santa Monica is proud to announce its 10th anniversary! To celebrate, there will also be Thursday night “ICE Grooves” beginning November 17th, with DJs spinning while you skate from 7 – 10 p.m.
November 3 – January 16; Monday -Thursday: 2 - 10 p.m., Friday: 2 – Midnight, Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; ICE at Santa Monica
; Admission with skate rental: $15; More info HERE
Image courtesy of ICE at Santa Monica
Kickstart your holiday shopping for the art lover in your life with a new exhibition in Santa Monica (and online
) curated by Saatchi Art curators Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen. The exhibit will highlight over 30 artists as well as artist Kevin Bradley and his Church of Type who will present a special limited edition print series inspired by the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. How does
one effectively depict a shit show? We’ll have to wait and see …
Opening Reception, 7 - 9 p.m.; Saatchi Art
; FREE; Complimentary valet parking on site; More info and RSVP HERE
Image of Annie Terrazzo’s "The Girl and The Pear", courtesy of Saatchi Art
Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4
Knuckle & Claw West, LA’s newest seafood hub
Get into the clambaking spirit with Knuckle & Claw at their recently transformed, beachy escape on Main Street in Santa Monica. Nikki Booth and Chloe Dahl have recently elevated their lobster game even higher, now offering a full raw bar and outdoor, reservation-only dining. If you want to go to Martha’s Vineyard, but can’t exactly justify/ afford flying across the country, head to K&C for a spread that includes IPA Lobster Bisque, Shucked Cockles, Dungeness Crab Legs, Grilled Maine Lobster and Lobster Mac & Cheese. Date night, anyone?
Reservation-only outside after 5:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome at the front raw bar; Knuckle & Claw West
; Reservations on Opentable
Want to hear Chloe and Nikki's recommendations for the best lobster rolls in LA (aside from their own, of course)? Read our interview with them HERE ...
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
If you haven’t done so already, you absolutely must head to LACMA for a glimpse at Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary collection, At Home with Monsters. A vast display of the film auteur’s ethereal, horrific and mesmerizing paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, concept films and, of course, your favorite monsters (talking about you, scary eyeballs-in-the-hands man) await.
Exhibition lasts until November 27th; Monday - Thursday (closed Wednesdays), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; LACMA
; GA $25; More info HERE
Westedge Design Fair
If you’re looking to give your interior an overhaul, the Westedge Deign Fair could be the fair for you. Modern and progressive home furnishings will all be under one gigantic roof where you can meet the designers, gain advice from a series of panels and seminars (like, “
Health and Wellness in Chic and Sophisticated Interiors”) or throw back a couple of beers at the bar while you deliberate that bright red Gaetano Pesce “ball & chain”chair
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m; The Barker Hangar
; GA $20 online, $25 at door; More info and tickets HERE
Friday, November 4
Bob Moses at 30 Days in LA
If you listen to KCRW, then you already know this groovy electronic act well. Bob Moses is hitting LA as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA, a November music festival celebrating new artists and their music. For the entire month you can indeed discover a new band every single night at one of LA’s top music venues. Bob Moses appears sold out on the official website, but we ever-so-kindly found you tickets over at StubHub HERE
and Craigslist HERE
. You’re welcome.
8 p.m.; The Wiltern
; You can find a full schedule of 30 Days in LA HERE
Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6
Taste Talks LA
It’s LA’s turn to get a taste of the talks that have been inspiring over 3,000 attendees years past in Brooklyn and Chicago. Curated by musician and chef Kelis (she’s been cooking up way more than milkshakes), Taste Talks will gather some of LA’s top culinary influencers for a star-studded conference, themed dinners and parties. There’s even a fireside chat with Curtis Stone.
Deets: The Line Hotel
; Tickets $99 - $495, For full schedule of events and tickets see HERE
Check out Citizine’s interview with Kelis and find out where she loves to Brunch in LA HERE ...
Saturday, November 5
Party At The Park during Breeders' Cup
Time to pull those boots on under that fancy race-day dress for a bootscooting party at Santa Anita Park this weekend as part of the annual Breeder’s Cup. Get ready for live country music, over 40 craft beers, BBQ, lawn games, line dancing and, once you’re drunk enough, take on the mechanical bull, why don’t you?
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Santa Anita Park
; All-ages; GA Tickets $25 advance / $40 day of or VIP passes start at $50; Tickets and more info HERE
Saturday, November 5 - Sunday, November 6
Mercado Sagrado at Paramount Ranch
Break free to the outskirts of town for a very unique affair. Hailed as a festival that “speaks to a higher consciousness, and a more beautiful, insightful, deliberate way of living,” The Mercado Sagrado offers well-curated crafts, art and design, a music fest, wellness marketplace and an organic food fair. Prepare yourself for an array of spiritual workshops and chats with health and wellness experts, guided meditations and even a lecture on everybody’s beloved fur monster, The Bigfoot. It will be a great event to soak up the zen before the holiday season picks up.
Saturday, 11 - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 - 4 p.m.; Paramount Ranch
; Tickets $25 pre-sale, $40 for a weekend pass; More info HERE
Sunday, November 6
Carlsbad Village Street Faire
In the mood for a relaxing beach escape that’s also productive? Head south to Carlsbad on Sunday for a frolic in the sand, and then hit up The Carlsbad Village Faire—the largest one-day street fair in the whole nation. With over 100,000 people expected to attend, the claustrophobic caveman in you might be tempted to hit someone over the head with a turkey leg, but we recommend turning to shopping therapy instead. With over 900 vendors selling art and photography, jewelry, vintage goods and leather bags, this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday gift haul.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m; Carlsbad Street Faire
; FREE entry; Parking is very limited but free shuttles run every 15 minutes from the NW corner of Sears at Westfield Shoppingtown Camino Real (Highway 78 and Jefferson) and Poinsettia Coaster Station (Poinsettia exit off of I-5). More info HERE
Header image courtesy of Mercado Sagrado