What to Eat, Drink, and Do in L.A. This Week: November 18–24

Monday, November 18, 2019
DO Way Down East A standout of the silent film era, Way Down East—and its climactic set piece, filmed as stars Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess actually scampered across ice floes on a moving river—deserves to be seen like this, on the big screen with piano accompaniment. Musician Janet Klein will perform in her signature early-1900s style to start the night. November 23; 7:30 p.m. Woman’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 North La Brea Avenue
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Lei Lei: Breathless Animals and a Selection of Shorts In Breathless Animals, Chinese experimental animation aficionado Lei Lei turns gentle reminiscence into a lilting meditation on how we revisit and reinvigorate the past, combining the audio of his mother talking about her youth in 1970s China with archival footage and images from the time run through analog animation techniques. The feature will be joined by a selection of Lei’s shorts and an appearance by the artist himself. November 18; 8:30 p.m. REDCAT, 631 West Second Street Guilty Treasure Two-Year Anniversary Guilty Treasure hosts and creators Bryan Cook and Andy Wood mark two years of convincing their favorite comedians and comedy-adjacent folks to not only share their "guilty pleasure" song but explain why they love it, and, to top it off, belt it out at full volume with a full band backing them. This two-year anniversary features Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil, You're the Worst), Randy Sklar of the Sklar Brothers, and James Urbaniak (The Venture BrothersDifficult People). November 21; 8 p.m. The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Gloria Steinem x Jameela Jamil The Good Place’s Jamil will have an exclusive chat with feminist icon Steinem about her upcoming book, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! Jamil is such a lively character (she was recently named the host of TBS’s The Misery Index) and is a staunch feminist herself, so this in-depth conversation with Steinem ought to be enlightening, funny, and one to never forget. November 20; 6 p.m. Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway
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“Tatiana Trouvé: On the Eve of Never Leaving” The French artist's large-scale drawings, carved sculptures, and installations investigate the relationship between memory and material, specifically the recollection of ephemeral events and the permanence and solidity of common objects. Through January 11. Gagosian, 456 North Camden Drive
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Embridge The world premiere of emerging playwright and actress Kathryn Farren’s latest is set in Victorian-era England, where well-to-do Mabel Martin moves to a country estate and meets a man who claims he can save her sister from a disastrous arranged marriage. November 21–December 15; various showtimes. Little Fish Theatre, 777 South Centre Street, San Pedro DRINK Pinot Taste-Off Pinot fans, unite! On the menu: More than 20 wines to sample, from California’s various regions to New Zealand and beyond, plus small artisanal cheese plates to nibble while guessing which wine is which. Tickets for the seated event start at $99 per person. November 23; 7 p.m. Learn About Wine Loft, 530 Molino Street, Loft #218 EAT Dine With Antonia Lofaso at DAMA Check out one of the Fashion District’s best hidden gems, eat a fantastic four-course meal with wine pairings, and meet celebrity chef Lofaso—all for a great cause. Hosted by MC extraordinaire Billy Harris, proceeds from this special dinner go to the L.A. Food Bank, which can really use the bump this time of year. Lofaso’s menu skews Latin at this colorful hideaway, so expect things like croquettes, aguachiles, and more. November 18; 6:30–9:30 p.m. DAMA Fashion District, 612 East 11th Street
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Kamayan Giving Start the seasonal feasting a little early—and with a Filipino twist—at Bone Kettle’s Kamayan Giving. Served family-style, sans utensils, the menu includes lemongrass turkey, pork lumpia with cranberry sauce, candied Okinawan sweet potato, buko pandan with Wanderlust Creamery’s Pandan Tres Leches ice cream, and so many more classic Thanksgiving dishes offered up like you’ve never had them before. November 20;  7 p.m. 67 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena