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This week's top events
Grand Ave Arts: All Access
While the rest of the country scoffs at the idea of Grand Avenue becoming LA's Champs-Élysées, we're too busy making the most of the Downtown street's cultural treasures. For one afternoon, 11 institutions will celebrate their Bunker Hill home with free performances, exhibitions and tours. Most of the action takes place on Grand Avenue between Temple and Sixth Streets. Highlights include the chance to conduct a small chamber orchestra at the Colburn School; two free recitals from up-and-coming LA Opera resident musicians; a Day of the Dead celebration at Grand Park and free admission to MOCA.
Stan Lee's Comikaze
There's no shortage of pop culture conventions, but how many have Marvel icon Stan Lee's name attached to them? Lee hosts this three-day expo with comic book panels, anime screenings and celebrity appearances. Make sure to come in costume for the geek couture fashion show and cosplay contest.
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval
This is the largest Halloween street party in the world, and there's really no better place to be on October 31st. Sure, the crowd is huge (like, a half million people huge) and a bit belligerent, but the amazing display of costumes and general merry-making spirit deem it at least a worthy stop, if not your main destination for the evening. There will be dancing, drinking, and many mid-parade costume contests. Even if you don't plan on entering one, it's best to still come dressed to the nines—no one likes a party pooper in jeans and a t-shirt. Tip: Try to be around for the crowning of the honorary "Queen of the Carnival," and expect lots of surprises; MTV wowed the crowd a couple of years back with a pop-up Robyn concert. See photos from the 2015 West Hollywood Costume Carnaval.
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Concerts in LA
You've probably already made up your mind about Kanye West, so we won't try to persuade you one way or another. But you should know that his live shows are some of the most impassioned, self-indulgent, artful and over-the-top experiences in the music industry. Consider his two performances on the Saint Pablo tour a must-see. Book Online
Youth-obsessed Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, the electronic whiz behind M83, has adopted a no-holds-barred approach to his work. Case in point: M83’s soaring double-disc effort Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, which Gonzalez presents as both a tribute to his childhood and a nod to a time when an album was a tangible, enduring object, rather than an assemblage of MP3s offered à la carte. He isn’t pulling any punches onstage, either; his previously tiptoeing vocals have waltzed to the front and center, gaining both clarity and decibels. Book Online
Rustic Canyon Dinner Series
Ringing in its landmark 10th anniversary this December, Santa Monica’s favorite neighborhood haunt Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen is throwing a commemorative dinner series with award-winning chefs from near and far. For three nights only, husband-and-wife co-owners Zoe and Josh Nathan and executive chef Jeremy Fox will invite acclaimed culinary mavens like Oria Menashe of Bestia, Jessica Koslow of Sqirl, and Walter Manzke of Republique to take over the kitchen for a six-course feast of seasonal, gourmet perfection. With each night representing a different crop of chefs, the three-fold celebration will serve up meals to remember. On October 3, Fox welcomes chefs and former colleagues who collectively boast six Michelin stars; on November 7, Fox will share the stoves with local LA chefs; and on December 8, former Rustic Canyon chefs will step into their old stomping grounds to up a feast on the restaurant’s actual anniversary. Score tickets for $125 per person, and if you’re feeling fancy, add on a wine pairing ranging from $55-$95. (Your taste buds will thank you later).
Wine + Cheese Series
There are few great marriages than the one between wine and cheese. At Grand Central Market, two vendors are joining forces to celebrate this pairing, as Bar Moruno and DTLA Cheese partner up for three wine and cheese classes. Each class will focus on cheeses from a different animal—goat (Oct 25), cow (Nov 1) and sheep (Nov 15)—along with excellent wines from Bar Moruno. Snag your ticket here.
Louisiana Seafood Boil
Boneyard Bistro's quarterly seafood boil is back, offering a family style feast that includes Louisiana crawfish, venus clams, PEI black mussels, white shrimp, Opilio snow crab clusters, Alaskan king crab legs and Maine lobster tales. Accompanying the spread are hefty side dishes like slaw, corn, poatoes and sausage. Snag a reservation by calling 818-906-2743.