A Night Out

What to Eat, Drink, and Do in L.A. This Week: November 4–10

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Summit LA19
This boundary-busting gathering of thought leaders aims to feed your body, mind, and soul. Expand your world with talks from a who’s who of entrepreneurs, entertainers, and thinkers; take in shows from turntabling legend Grandmaster Flash, Dixieland icons the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more; wander immersive art installations; center yourself with meditation and yoga classes from worldwide leaders in mindfulness and spiritualism; and when your brain is finally full, sate your stomach with culinary events from the likes of Nancy Silverton, Guelaguetza’s Bricia Lopez, and Michelin-starred Hiroo Nagahara. Invites for this downtown-spanning event are selective, so punch up that LinkedIn and apply on the site. November 8–11. Various downtown locations

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
The best-ever Sherlock Holmes adaptation not based on an original Doyle work has a killer cast (hello, Laurence Olivier as Moriarty) and a breakneck irreverence that will have you pondering this real-life mystery: How have you not seen this gem until now? Screenwriter and novelist Nicholas Meyer will appear to tout a new, multi-organization initiative to find and preserve lost Holmes movies. November 8. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard

The Creative Thinking Project
University of Auckland’s Peter O’Connor is no stranger to the transformative and restorative power of participating in art, having brought theater to epicenters of human strife like disaster zones and prisons. Together with MOCA and other local organizations, O’Connor will work with the L.A. homeless to help find hope through self-expression. November 7–10. MOCA Geffen, 152 North Central Avenue

Cameron Esposito: Separately
Even through personal turmoil and trauma over the past year, Esposito remains a bright, shining comedic light of the LGBTQ+ community. Her latest hour draws earnest, captivating, and funny stories and observations from one of the toughest stretches of her life to the acclaim of audiences across the world. November 9 (also December 14). Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth, 2511 Wilshire Boulevard

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Vulture Festival
Vulture Festival is back, bringing you up close and personal with the minds behind your favorite small-screen gems (and guilty pleasures). What you can’t miss this year: the masterful Elisabeth Moss diving into her acting process; the creators of early-2000s teenage show PEN15 appropriately joining in via instant messenger; and reunion panels for cult comedies Party Down and Community. November 9 and 10. Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard

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San Cha: La Luz de la Esperanza release party
Ascending Chicanx singer-songwriter Cha has been throwing a wrench into Mexican musical traditions for years by dropping her queer-punk sensibilities into cumbias and rancheras. Now she’s brought her radical revisionism to telenovelas with her performance piece–slash–concept album La Luz de la Esperanza, which will celebrate its official record release here. November 5. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard

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Do Ho Suh: 348 West 22nd Street
A recent gift by Korean artist Do Ho Suh is displayed in the Resnick Pavilion: a replication of his ground-floor apartment in New York City. Inspired by his own history of migration, the artist creates immersive architectural environments, mimicking particular spaces in a way that makes them feel both familiar and surreal, a manifestation of memory. Opens November 10; on display through May 17. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard

An infectiously energetic show fueled by the power of 1970s-flavored drum fills and enthusiastic high-kicks from front-gal Arrow De Wilde makes glam act Starcrawler one of the most exciting bands coming out of L.A. right now. November 9. The Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard

Key Largo
Starring world-famous Andy Garcia in a deliciously villainous role, this production returns Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 Broadway hit to the stage, adapted for modern audiences, and focuses on a World War II veteran’s battle with a cunning mobster over a famous Florida hotel. Opens November 6; runs through December 10. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue


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Truck Off: Food Truck Competition
Set in L.A.’s most exciting parking lot, where any number of the venue’s 150 vendors sign up to park and feed the masses, two famed food truck chefs go head-to-head in this rowdy food competition on wheels. November 7. The Truck Stop, 9040 Lindblade Street, Culver City

Dessert Goals
Don’t just leave room for dessert—turn it into a meal. This one-stop pop-up dessert fest is a chance to devour chimney cakes, seasonal scratch pies, chili gummy bears, filled tarts, artisanal cotton candy, macarons, layered crepe cake, and so many more treats. #DessertGoals, indeed. Opens November 9; runs weekends through November 17. Evolve Project LA, 1921 Blake Avenue


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Los Angeles Sake Festival
Whether you’re a sake novice (read: only hot sake for you) or expert, this afternoon festival has everything, including sake from more than 30 Japanese brewers; great views from the Yamashiro property; and, to eat, Kronnerburger from San Francisco. If the vista above Hollywood doesn’t provide enough ambience, a DJ will be on hand to spin vinyl. Like what you sip? Retailer Domaine LA will be available to take any orders for delivery or pickup at the Melrose shop. Tickets are $50. November 9. Yamashiro Hollywood, 1999 North Sycamore Avenue

The Los Angeles Coffee Festival
Whether a beginner pour-over fan or seasoned pot-a-day aficionado, head to this two-day event to celebrate all things (and nicknames for) coffee. Meet local and international roasters, learn the art of cupping, explore flavor profiles, and even check out coffee art. Don’t worry, there’s live music and food to take care of those caffeine shakes. Tickets range from $25 for one-session entry to $125 for a full weekend blowout package. November 8–10. Magic Box at the Reef, 1933 South Broadway