Weekend Warrior: Things To Do in Los Angeles

The days after Thanksgiving can be a doozy. You’re probably still stuffed from Turkey Day and chances are you have family in town, meaning you have to entertain rather than post up on the couch with your ahem . . . comfortable trousers and cashmere socks. Don’t worry. Here’s a few haute happenings from the must-see band Ok, Go at Club Nokia to special events at the LACMA that are guaranteed to keep you and yours occupied with range of options for tikes, teens, soccer moms, and rocker moms, not to mention the most dapper of dads.

SEE: LACMA is the jam this weekend. With over 8 exhibitions and several special events, the LACMA is guaranteed to excite and delight, no matter what your bag. Movie buffs and Kung-fun fans will want to spend the weekend taking in Red Cliff, a five-hour film starring Tony Leung while fashionphiles can get their style fix at the European Dress: 1700-1915 in the LACMA’s new Resnick Wing. If you come with children in tow, drop the kids off to hear Antonio Sacre read La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story and sneak-away to clock a 20 year retrospective of master-photographer William Eggleston.

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.857.6000

HEAR: with over 47,000,000 visits to their YouTube page, it’s safe to say that Ok, Go has made the big time. Popularized by their wacky and wild videos, Ok Go sings the sort of songs you can tap your foot too or even dance if you’re so inclined. The now Los Angeles-based band will take over Club Nokia this Saturday. Grab your tickets, pronto.

800 W Olympic Blvd., Ste A335, Los Angeles, CA 90015 213.765.7000

DIG: So maybe we don’t get snow in Los Angeles but those looking for a little winter wonderland should be satisfied by Material & Applications’ latest outdoor installation, an inflatable interactive igloo, available to view from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Ok, so the installation crafted by L.A. architect Gail Peter Borden, is really a dual vinyl temple/chapel structure meant to give visitors a place to hang out and reflect. But, I still think it looks like igloo and art, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.
1619 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 323.739.4MN8
DRINK: After all that hullabaloo, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, shuttling family members and guests all around town, Sunday is the time to relax and unwind. Looking for place to recline with a cocktail? Come join me at the liquid brunch at the Hotel Erwin, nestled on Venice Beach, right next to Winward Circle. Don’t worry,this is not the liquid brunch of your college years and you won’t find a frat boy in sight. Rather, the stylish set west of the 405 flocks to the Erwin’s High Rooftop Bar on late weekend mornings for epic ocean views and the best spirits in town. $30 plus an appetizer gets you unlimited beer, mimosas, and bloody marys. You wish your Sophmore year was this haute.

1697 Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291 310.452.1111
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