Weekend Planner: 7 Events For Your Post-Thanksgiving Recovery
Don't let the debilitating food coma from all that Turkey consumption stop you from enjoying these awesome events happening across the city this weekend.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29
FILM: "The Punk Singer," a documentary exploring the life of Kathleen Hanna, will be screening at the Cinefamily all weekend. The feminist and punk icon, who founded both Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and is one of the most quoted and important members of the riot grrl scene, showcases vital moments in her life, including her unexpected hiatus in the mid-2000s. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $12.
MUSIC: The Bootleg Bar will play host to American Tomahawk tonight. Hailing from Los Angeles, American Tomahawk expertly weave warm sounds and introspective lyrics to create something wholly their own. Reverend Baron and The Tulips will be supporting them. The event is 21+, and tickets range from $8-10.
ART: Two gay icons of the mid 20th century are currently on display at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. The work of Touko Laaksonen (better known as Tom of Finland), who made a name for himself by creating erotic depictions of hunky, mostly leather-clad men in compromising situations, will be on display alongside the photography of Bob Mizer, who founded the "Physique Pictorial" magazine that paved the way for modern gay erotica. Admission is free, and the exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
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CARS: If you didn't catch the incredible concept cars at the L.A. Auto Show last weekend, you still have one more weekend to get your vehicular fix. The Auto Show runs all weekend from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for guests 13 and up, $6 for kids under 13 and $8 for seniors.
DOCTOR WHO: The Nerdmelt is hosting a free screening of a classic episode of the beloved BBC sci-fi series at 2 p.m Saturday. Hosted by self-proclaimed "Who Guru" Kyle Anderson, the screening will include fun games, trivia, and a costume contest. Tickets are free, but you have to RSVP in advance.
CONCERT: Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, two lions of the acting world who had a fantastic Thanksgiving together, will be on hand for the annual World AIDS Day Concert at The Colburn School. Fellow Star Trek alumni LeVar Burton will serve as the master of ceremonies. The students of the Colburn School will play classics such as Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil" and Astor Piazzola's "Cafe 1930" and "Nightclub." The event is at 7:30 p.m. and is free. You can register for a spot here.
ART: Pehrspace is hosting an exhibit by Berkeley-based artist Simon Tran, better known as ghost ghost teeth, this Saturday. The exhibit, titled "Catharsis and the Undertow," showcases Tran's wild and epileptic artscapes that are ambiguous and a open to interpretation. The exhibit is free, food will be available, and it starts at 7 p.m.
MUSICALS: "The Lion King," one of the most iconic and successful musicals ever, will continue its residency at the Pantages this weekend. Tickets are scarce and expensive, but the opportunity of seeing the majestic performances should be too good to pass up. Tickets range from $87 in the cheap seats to $189 up front, and they're going fast. Showtimes are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.