19 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

It's throwback week as Liz Phair starts a Largo residency, Bauhaus plays the Palladium and Derek Smalls visits the Wiltern. Film Independent's Live Read tackles Cameron Crowe's Singles. The On Air Fest makes its West Coast debut. Apollonia Poilâne of Poilâne Bakery in Paris comes to town with books and bread.

Celebrate World Vegan Month with the Gobble Gobble at by Chloe. (by Chloe)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
The Gobble Gobble
by CHLOE — 2520 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake
November is World Vegan Month, and all month long the eatery brings back the popular Thanksgiving-inspired burger, which includes lemon-caper seitan, sautéed kale, rosemary gravy, harvest stuffing and fresh cranberry sauce, served on a potato bun. For every Gobble Gobble sold, the restaurant will donate $1 to North Shore Animal League America; the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization.
COST: $11.95; MORE INFO

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Liz Phair November Residency
Largo at the Coronet — 366 N La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove
The veteran rocker begins a special series of Monday dates this month. The nights are divided into two sessions, with the first part beginning at 7:30 p.m., dedicated to a discussion of her book, Horror Stories: A Memoir, followed by an audience Q&A. After an intermission, guests will return for part two, which features a live performance. Ticketing options include the Q&A + Book Release (includes a copy of the book) from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and/or a ticket for the live show from 9 to 10pm. Phair also performs on Nov. 11, 18 and 25.
COST: $49 - $69; MORE INFO

Bauhaus plays the Hollywood Palladium (Courtesy of the artist)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4; 7 - 11 P.M.
Bauhaus
Hollywood Palladium — 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
The OG post-punk goths — Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J — reunite (again) 35 years after calling it quits. Their songs, like "She's In Parties" and "Bela Lugosi's Dead," are timeless. If you can't get tickets for Monday's show, they've scheduled another show on Dec. 1. Automatic opens the show.
COST: Tickets start at $79; MORE INFO

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4; 8 - 10 P.M.
Christopher Kimball in Conversation with Russ Parsons
William Turner Gallery — 2525 Michigan Ave E-1, Santa Monica
Live Talks L.A. welcomes James Beard Award-winning author Christopher Kimball to discuss his new book Milk Street, The New Rules: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook. Kimball's book defines 75 new rules of cooking. He'll chat with food writer Russ Parsons. A separately ticketed author reception takes place before the talk.
COST: $20-$95 ; MORE INFO

The satire The Thanksgiving Play explores how to celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month at the same time. (Photo: Jeff Lorch)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
The Thanksgiving Play
Geffen Playhouse — 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood
Written by Larissa FastHorse (What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Landless) and directed by Michael John Garcés (Urban Rez, The Royale), the play asks how one celebrates Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month at the same time? The satire follows "three 'woke' white thespians tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps." The production pokes fun at the politics of entertainment and political correctness.
COST: $30 - $120; MORE INFO

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Structure Exhibition
Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum — 2379 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake
SOVO//Magazine is a South L.A.-based, independent, quarterly art publication. Work from Issue 6 will be on view at the museum. Curated by Dulce Stein, the exhibition focuses on urban planning and "spatial relationships and how our built environment defines and influences cultural development and, ultimately, self-awareness." It features still photography and film as well excerpts from the editorials.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Film Independent at the Wallis wants to take you back to the late '90s, when Seattle smelled like teen spirit, at a live read of Singles. (Courtesy of Film Independent)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5; 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Live Read: Singles
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts — 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
The second season of the Film Independent Presents series offers a live reading of Cameron Crowe's 1992 classic, Singles. The cast so far includes Jay Duplass, Kelly Marie Tran, Lynn Shelton and Mamoudou Athie. Singles was Crowe's love letter to the Seattle grunge music scene.
COST: $50 ($30 for Wallis subscribers and Film Independent members); MORE INFO

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5; 4 - 8 P.M.
Free Family Night at Kidspace
Kidspace Children's Museum — 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
The first Tuesday of the month means free admission for children and their families during certain hours. The special event promotes learning about the arts, while emphasizing the diverse cultures and communities.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5; 7 - 8:30 P.M.
An Evening with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton
Wilshire Ebell Theatre — 4401 W. 8th St., Mid-Wilshire
Book Soup presents an evening with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate their new book about the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. They'll discuss The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience and other stories of persistence.
COST: $42; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 7 - 9:30 P.M.
Poilâne Bread Supper Club
Second Home Hollywood — 1370 N. St. Andrew's Place, Hollywood
Apollonia Poilâne, of the famed Poilâne Bakery in Paris, joins Phuong Tran, executive chef of Second Home's new restaurant, Andrew's Place, to celebrate the release of her new book, Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery. Taste sourdough, flown straight from Paris, as well as a feast created by Phuong (who also owns Croft Alley).
COST: $35; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 7 - 9 P.M.
Bear City Comedy: 3 Year Anniversary Show
Que Sera — 1923 E. 7th St., Long Beach
Enjoy an evening of comedy and pizza as Trevor Hill and Stephen Furey present headlining comedians and up-and-coming comics. The show celebrates its third anniversary with Jesus Trejo, Punkie Johnson, Lindsay Adams and Jason Cheny. This show is 21+.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) of Spinal Tap plays a solo gig at The Wiltern. (Rob Shanahan)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 8 - 10 P.M.
Derek Smalls
The Wiltern — 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), the semi-legendary bassist of the band Spinal Tap, is on tour to celebrate his 75th birthday, accompanied by a "panoply of special guests." Lukewarm Water Live! features Smalls in concert accompanied live by a band, an orchestra and guests via satellite. Listen to music from his recent album, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), as well as favorites from the Spinal Tap songbook. (We're not sure if mini-Stonehenge will be part of the show, though.)
COST: $45 - $75; MORE INFO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 8 - 10 P.M.
Goodnight L.A.!
Bar Lubitsch — 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
The monthly comedy show hosted by Laura Prangley and Beth Hoyt returns this week. The show features rising and diverse voices as they test new material. The lineup includes Vanessa Gonzalez, Jordan Temple, Julia Hladkowicz, Steven Soroka and Sasheer Zamata.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Maz Jobrani
Irvine Improv — 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine
The Iranian-American comedian and actor (Superior Donuts) who is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group performs seven shows through the weekend. 18+.
COST: $35 - $90; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 6 - 8 P.M.
The Placemaking Roadshow
The Frida Cinema — 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana
The cultural nonprofit Heritage Future presents a roadshow that provides creative and cultural opportunities for the diverse cities of Orange County. The event features conversations and performances with Luis Gómez, Jonelle Strickland, Manny Escamilla, Joel Robinson and the musical project Hermano.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 7 - 11 P.M.
wayOUT Los Angeles Gayla 2019
Globe Theatre — 740 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.
This new event celebrates queerness while raising money for OUTMemphis, an advocacy group that empowers LGBTQ+ youth in Memphis and the Mid South. Ticket prices include unlimited food, an open bar, live auction, music, dancing and performances. Hosted by Eureka O'Hara in collaboration with Project Contrast.
COST: $85; MORE INFO

The On Air Fest, a cultural festival for podcasts and audio artists, makes its West Coast debut at KCRW. (On Air Fest)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
On Air Fest: LA Annex
KCRW HQ — 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica
Artists and musicians at the forefront of storytelling and sound convene at this audio culture festival, held for the first time on the West Coast. Listen to creators and talent from podcasts like The Memory Palace, Song Exploder, Moonface, Strangers and The Shadows. Expect performances, listening experiences and talks with leading artists.
COST: $35 - $60; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 6:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Evening for the Station: A Night of Wonder
Imperial Palace — 1175 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena
The night of entertainment and performances doubles as a benefit for Union Station Homeless Services. The lineup includes Tony-award winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson, the Little Brazil Trio and magician Christopher Hart. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and the show.
COST: Tickets: $65 ; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7; 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards & Live Read
Samuel Goldwyn Theater — 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The event honors the winners of this year's coveted fellowships. In addition to the awards ceremony (where the first installment of the $35,000 prizes will be distributed), the night also includes a live read of selected scenes from the winning scripts. Amandla Stenberg, Rosa Salazar, Wes Studi and Tyrese Gibson will participate in the Nicholl Live Read, directed by 2016 Nicholl fellow Geeta Malik.The event is open to the public, but advanced registration is required.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO