LA Insider | Week of November 9, 2023: Air Castles, Cinderella, Egyptian Theatre, Soup Encore & Inglewood Art Walk
This week, we point out a selection of new art exhibitions flavored with influences from around the world. We're also excited that LA's beautiful Egyptian Theatre is reopening. For a special weekend expedition... visit the Inglewood Art Walk this weekend! And don't miss Part 2 of our line-up of restaurants with comforting soups from a range of international cuisines.
Gallery & Museum Exhibitions
Amy Adler: Audition @ Night Gallery, DTLA
START Los Angeles | West Adams
Jian Giannini: Air Castles
November 11—12, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 6–9pm
A pop-up solo show by Filipino-Argentinian artist Jian Giannini. His paintings blend bold colors and gestural brushstrokes, pulling the viewer into a state of energy and motion. Free with RSVP
Shulamit Nazarian | La Brea Avenue
Ken Gun Min: Sweet Discipline from Koreatown
November 11—December 20, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 6–8pm
Lush, floral landscapes and imaginative portraits adorned with beads and embroidery, explore emotion, otherness and an intimate connection to place. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Min lived in Zurich, Berlin and San Francisco before settling in LA's Koreatown.
David Kordansky | Highland Avenue
Joel Mesler: zrikha sheqi’att hashemesh (Sunrise Sunset)
November 11—December 16, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 6–8pm
An exhibition of two groups of paintings: nine small-format portraits of rabbis and thirteen large-scale canvases dedicated to the text-based imagery and rich visual patterning that have defined much of Mesler's project over the last decade. The work reflects autobiographical reflection, self-effacing humor, an open-hearted sense of precision and design and a sly conceptualism.
David Zwirner Gallery | City
Conversation and Book Signing:
Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art and Noah Davis: In Detail with Writer Helen Molesworth
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Doors Open: 4:30pm | Conversation: 5pm | Book Signing: 6pm
A conversation between curator / writer Molesworth and LAXART director Hamza Walker about Molesworth's books, Open Questions: Thirty Years of Writing about Art and Noah Davis: In Detail, which explores the legacy of the revolutionary Los Angeles artist / activist (featuring a new text by Molesworth with contributions by Franklin Sirmans and Lindsay Charlwood). Both books will be available for purchase. RSVP required: [email protected]
Night Gallery | DTLA
Amy Adler: Audition
November 11—December 22, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 5–8pm
A presentation of new oil pastel works on canvas, these narrative paintings are the outcome of the artist's exploration of the multiple subject positions and power dynamics involved in the creation of an image.
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
The Huntington | Pasadena
Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight
November 11—November 30, 2023
Drifting Toward Twilight is a site-specific installation by renowned artist Betye Saar. Featuring a 17-foot-long vintage canoe, found objects and natural materials, the work reflects Saar's personal and professional connections to Pasadena.
Film, Music, Theatre & Festivals & Dance
World Ballet Series: Cinderella @ Terrace Theatre, Long Beach
FILM: Ultra Cinematheque 70: Hollywood
Egyptian Theatre | Hollywood
November 10—21, 2023
Celebrate the reopening of the legendary Egyptian Theatre at this festival dedicated to 70mm films! Screenings include The Wild Bunch, Playtime, Aliens, Nope and more! Tickets: $12
FILM: The Secret of NIMH
Vidiots Theater | Eagle Rock
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 1:30pm
From beloved animator Don Bluth, this film follows a mother mouse seeking help for her sick son from a mysterious group of rats. Tickets: $12
MUSIC: Lots of Practice: GRRL, Mapamota, mad gavs and Joey G
Heartbeat | DTLA
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10pm
Presented by the label Lots of Practice and Heartbeat, a night of electronic tunes, featuring GRRL from North Carolina, LA underground legend Mapamota and label residents Joey G and Mad Gavs. Tickets: $18.54
DANCE: World Ballet Series: Cinderella
Terrace Theatre | Long Beach
Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 6pm
An opulent production of Sergei Prokofiev's fairytale ballet with moments of heart and humor, featuring the choreography of Marina Kessler danced by a cast of 40. Family-friendly. Tickets: $40–$99
FESTIVAL: Vulture Festival
Nya Studios West | Hollywood
November 11—12, 2023
Curated by the editors of Vulture, enjoy a weekend of live and in-person performances and panels with some of your favorite stars and creators. Tickets for individual sessions: $20–45
Fine Foods, Quick Bites + Bars
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack, Long Beach
Part 2 of our survey of soup offerings features deli classics as well as specialties from Mexico and Asia. Bon appetit!
Wexler's Deli | Santa Monica & DTLA
In addition to the OG deli fare – Pastrami on rye, bagels with lox and cream cheese and so on – matzo ball soup is on the menu!
Fromin's | Santa Monica
This family restaurant / Santa Monica landmark since forever (read 60 years) has a soup selection from matzo ball to chicken noodle and more (borscht, barley mushroom and even chili).
Nate’n Al’s | Beverly Hills
Yes! Another deli! In addition to chicken noodle and matzo ball soups, there's split pea, lima bean and a few other unexpected tummy warmers!
Canter’s Deli | Hollywood
Comfort soups to accompany your deli sandwich or salad. A Hollywood staple.
Mr. Menudo | Bellflower
Named for the classic Mexican soup (made with tripe and a panoply of seasonings).
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack | Long Beach
Noodle lovers' bliss! You might want to try the house special: Phnom Penh Noodle soup with pork (sliced, ground, stomach, liver) and shrimp. There's also a fish noodle soup and several other choices. You even get to specify your noodle: small or big rice noodle, egg noodle, pin drop noodle or a combo!
Literary, Readings & Book Launches
The Little Literary Fair @ Zebulon Café Concert, Frogtown
X-TRA Fall Issue Launch
Granada Buildings, Suite 15 | MacArthur Park
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 7–9pm
Join X-TRA at its office HQ to celebrate Volume 25, Number 2 with readings by Mandy Harris Williams, X-TRA Editorial Board member Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi and others.
The Little Literary Fair
Zebulon Café Concert | Frogtown
Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 12–10pm
Presented by Los Angeles Review of Books, LitLit celebrates independent publishers from Los Angeles and the West Coast. Stop by and browse books at this special holiday edition! And stay for the dance party starting at 7pm.
Things To Do & Workshops
Inglewood 14th Annual Art Walk
Inglewood Open Studios | Inglewood
November 11—12, 2023 | 12–5pm
This event draws hundreds of visitors for a self-guided tour of artist studios, art galleries and cultural organizations throughout Inglewood. There will be workshops, talks, performances and other family-friendly events.
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