This week Los Angeles is full ways to enjoy the arts, with a singer/songwriter show under the stars in Hollywood, the opening of beloved musical The Sound of Music, a comedic play about the ups and downs of relationships, free admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the grand opening of Los Angeles Ballet’s 10th season. If it’s food and fun you’re after, the weekend has you covered, with a vegan Oktoberfest (what?!) and a football-watching boozy brunch.
“Live at the Library” Welcomes Anthony Starble
The Redbury Hollywood
1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Start the week off with some live music at The Library located inside The Redbury hotel in Hollywood. The uber chic, bohemian adorned venue is home to an ongoing music series featuring some of today’s best artists, with a performance tonight by singer/songwriter Anthony Starble. Grab a drink in the book-lined lounge or take it outside in the charming courtyard and enjoy Starble’s honest lyrics and dense piano harmonies. If you’re looking for a full meal, the property’s on-site restaurant Cleo serves up modern Eastern Mediterranean cuisine and specialty cocktails. The show begins at 8:00pm.
Restaurant Opening: Estate Restaurant + Bar
1519 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Check out the westside’s newest globally-influenced dining destination, Estate Restaurant + Bar. Chef Hisashi Yoshiara brings his Asian heritage and global experience to the menu, with stand-out items like Tuna Crispy Wonton Tacos, Spicy Kurobuta Ramen, and Whole Branzino Aqua Pazza. Seasonally inspired drinks from the full bar offer twists on classic American cocktails, as well as specialty drinks and a curated wine and craft beer list. The farm-to-table food is complimented by a stunning interior aesthetic. Estate is open seven nights a week starting at 5:00pm (happy hour runs from 5:00pm – 7:00pm).
The Sound of Music
The Ahmanson Theatre
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, 90012
One of the world’s most beloved musicals takes the stage at The Ahmanson Theater, as The Sound of Music launches its North American tour. Directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, the production will feature a lavish set display, and fresh take on the classic story of Maria and the von Trapp family. Before the show grab dinner at Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar, where they’re offering a themed menu for the kiddos that includes The Hills Are Alive Vienna Chicken Schnitzel and Tied-Up with String Apple Strudel, or bring your ticket down the street to BierBeisl Imbiss for a free Austrian pastry. Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-don’t miss this performance before it moves onto the next city!
Dating: Adults Embracing Failure
6201 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Comedy duo and Second City alumni Josh Lanzet and Lindy Voeltner explore the highs and lows of finding love in the modern age of courtship, as they take on the roll of eight eclectic couples trying to discover if they’ve got the right chemistry to make a lasting match. Naturally, hilarity ensues as the various couples of different ages and backgrounds pursue relationships of romance, friendship, and friendship with benefits. The quick-paced show packs in a surprising amount of emotion in its 60 minute run time. This punchy new comedy runs through the end of October, and a portion of proceeds from each ticket go toward Open Heart Magic, an organization bringing magic bedside to seriously ill children in Chicago hospitals.
Free First Fridays at Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
The first Friday of every month Pasadena Museum of California Art opens its doors free of charge. PMCA features art that is uniquely Californian, exploring the cultural dynamics and influences that make the state so special. The museum creates temporary exhibitions with independent curators, allowing for flexible and exciting programming. Current exhibitions include Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent and Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: “These Carnations Defy Language” (both run through November 1) .
Los Angeles Ballet Opens 10th Season with “Giselle”
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Los Angeles Ballet kicks off its 10th season of great Romantic ballets with a production of Giselle. A true embodiment of the Romantic ideal, Gieselle is the story of a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. But when a group of spirits who haunt the forest seeking revenge on any man they encounter by forcing them to dance until they die target Giselle’s love, her great love sets him free. Tickets are on sale now for this performance, as well as the rest of LAB’s season.
LA Center Studios
450 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Vegan Oktoberfest may seem like an oxymoron, but with over 50 beers and 30 food vendors, there’s plenty of food and drink to leave you satisfied. One of California’s premiere Oktoberfest bands, The Munich Boomsteiners, will provide live music, along with DJ/MC Shawn Alexander. Along with all the food, drink, and music you could want, the two-day festival will feature several contests, including a stein holding contest, costume contest, and even a chicken dancing contest. Tickets are $45 and include a 14 oz stein with unlimited beer sample pours. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Expand Animal Rights Now, using the legal system to help animals.