This Weekend’s Events
Fresh off of the Halloween weekend, this weekend’s events take a more subdued approach as we take a step back from the ruckus party scene of last weekend and take a look at some of the various arts and culture festivals going on around town. All of these events will be kicking off this weekend, so be sure to visit their respective websites to purchase tickets or receive more info.
LA Weekly Presents LA 101: November 7 – Gibson Amphitheatre, HollywoodLA Weekly will be putting on a day long music festival this Saturday at the Gibson Amphitheatre. The event will feature three indoor and outdoor stages plus food provided by some of LA’s most recognized food trucks. Also there will be vendors all throughout the concert grounds selling all sorts of artisan goods. The show will be headlined by the bands Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation. There are limited tickets left so be sure to act now to be able to purchase them.
AFI Fest 2010: November 4-11 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, HollywoodThe longest-running international film festival in L.A. returns for 33rd year, and this year’s festival will be offering up tons of unique films done by emerging international filmmakers. The AFI Fest will bring the best of the world’s cinema to Hollywood as films will be shown not just at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre but, also the Mann Chinese 6 at the Hollywood and Highland center, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Visit the site to find out more info on tickets and film entries.
Fall Arts Festival: November 6-7 – Magnolia Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd., BurbankThe Fall Arts Festival will feature 4 blocks of artwork up for sale by over 80 acclaimed and local artists. The event will also showcase numerous works for sale that will include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, glass work, wood work, and photography. There will also be various demonstrations and workshops put on throughout the weekend, so be sure to check out the schedule to find out the times. The event will take place from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and will be centered on San Fernando Blvd. between Orange Grove and Magnolia blvd.
Los Angeles Comedy Festival: November 4-21 – Acme Comedy Theatre, HollywoodThis weekend the Los Angeles Comedy Festival will kick off with four days for stand up, sketch comedy, improve, alternative acts, film shorts, pilots as well as other acts, all put on by top local and national performers. Be sure to visit the website for schedule and list of featured performers.
Contemporary Crafts Market: November 5-7 –Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa MonicaThe Contemporary Crafts Market enters its 25th year, and the event is set to feature over 250 artists and vendors, all of which will be on hand for this event displaying and selling various functional and decorative types of jewelry, glassware, ceramics, and furniture. The event will be going on all weekend and will run through the hours of 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets are $8 but be sure to act quick as there are only a limited number of passes left.