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What You're Doing This Week: Nov. 11

Ray's Interior - Patina Restaurant Group
(credit: Patina Restaurant Group)

If your social calendar has been slow lately, this week brings a few events that will surely peak your interest. From art and dinner at LACMA to nature hikes and exploration at Franklin Canyon Park, there are events from one section of the city to another to keep you busy.

(2) Rays and Stark Table - Patina Restaurant Group
(credit: Patina Restaurant Group)

Monday, November 11


Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180

LACMA continues to work hand in hand with Ray's and Stark Bar and Maite Gomez-Rejon of Artbites to create one last themed exhibition and dinner series event for the season. Following an art gallery tour, enjoy a three-course meal developed under the hands of Ray's and Stark Bar's Chef Kris Morningstar. The November theme is "Libation Infusion", so prepare for a curated tour of liquor and spirits through the arts and food. This month's Cur-ATE series takes place Monday, 11/11, and Tuesday, 11/12, at 6:30 priced at $90 for LACMA members and $100 for non-members. Reservations are required.

Autry Museum
(credit: Autry National Museum)

Tuesday, November 12

Visit The Autry Museum

Autry National Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000

Thanks to Wells Fargo Bank, every second Tuesday of the month is free at the Autry so take your friends and family to the museum in Griffith Park to view exhibits celebrating the history and cultures of the American West. Current exhibitions include Art of the West, Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery, Katsina in Hopi Life and Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic. Parking directly in front of the Autry is always free.

Roy Choi [ALOUD] - Fridolin Schoepper
(credit: Fridolin Schoepper)

Wednesday, November 13

ALOUD at Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7025

Chef Roy Choi is an L.A. food phenom regarded as the godfather of the food truck movement with Kogi BBQ and the man behind the Alibi Room, Chego, A-Frame and Sunny Spot. Now, he embarks on the L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food book tour, explaining his cultural, familial and professional influences, as well as giving props to his City of Angels. KCRW's Evan Kleiman will lead the discussion with Choi about his first book. The Central Library's [Aloud] series is always free, but requires a reservation. If the event is full, standby guests are welcome to vie for a first come, first serve seat.

DBA Crowd - DBA
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Thursday, November 14

Opening Night

7969 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 378-5953

If you caught the "Before I Die" wishes wall in West Hollywood, then you were sniffing around the under construction space for DBA. The Cardiff Group, the same folks who brought you The Churchill and The Hudson, launch a new performance art and nightlife space that will appeal to your inner grooving artists. The location will function as an art gallery and event space aesthetically designed by rotating curators during the day, but when the evening sets in, club life begins. Every detail--from exterior signage to light fixtures--will change as new curators devise creative and eye-catching installations. Simon Hammerstein is up first, setting the vibe of DBA's launch with his exotic, cutting edge and sometimes, racy, creations.

Laramie 3573 - Win Win Imaging
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Friday, November 15

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

The Davidson/Valentini Theatre
1125 North McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 993-7400

Due to demand for tickets, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has extended the run of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, a theatrical production that brings to life the words of community members from Laramie, Wyoming ten years following the murder of Matthew Shepard. Shows run every Friday - Sunday through November 24, and tickets are available for $25 through the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center website.

Students Running - LAUSD
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Saturday, November 16


Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 224-1507

The L.A. Unified School District hosts its inaugural 5K "Move it!" Challenge and Health Festival as a community fundraiser. Preliminary events begin at 8:30am with the run slated for 9am. After the race, stick around for a health and nutrition fair which will surely encourage everyone in the District to lead an active lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating throughout the year . There will be live entertainment, student performances, raffles and giveaways and food trucks and a farmers market as well. The cost to register is $30, and all entrants must sign up online. Volunteers for the day of would be appreciated as well, and interested community members can register online. Proceeds from the race and donations will be used for athletic programs and field trips, as well as LAUSD Wellness Centers.

Franklin Canyon - Bridget B Yelp
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Sunday, November 17

Native Ways

Franklin Canyon Park
2600 Franklin Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-7272

Get outdoors this weekend and learn how natives of the American West lived and worked years ago with hands-on experience. Native Ways is free and you can meet the group at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center for the 3pm event that will put you up close and personal with history.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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