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Weekend Planner: 17 Things To Do In Los Angeles

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LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, including these 17 events (and none of them involve a mall). We'll be back on Monday to help you plan the week ahead.

FRIDAY, NOV. 28

FILM: The Britpop band Pulp is the pride of Sheffield, England, and co-director Florian Habicht teamed up with Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets screens at Cinefamily today at 5 pm and 10 pm and runs through Dec. 2. Tickets: $12.

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ZOO LIGHTS: Holiday lights return to Griffith Park for the first time in five years—the L.A. Zoo to be more specific. They’ve gone all out for the L.A. Zoo Nights, which features “awe-inspiring animal escapades rendered in led lights, lasers, 3D projections, spectacular sets and interactive displays.” The light show opens tonight (Nov. 28) and runs nightly through Jan. 4, 2015, from 6 to 10 pm (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). General admission: $13 for adults/seniors and $11 for children ages 2 to 12. Buy tickets online to attend during the first two weeks (through Dec 11) for the online-only Early Bird Rate of $8 each.

POOL: The Annenberg Beach House is opening for a bonus pool day today (Nov. 28) until 4 pm. There are walk-up sales only, no reservations. Admission: adults $10 / youth (1-17) $4 / seniors (60+) $5. Kids under a year old are free. All members of the group must be present when buying passes. Changing rooms, lockers, and showers are included.

MUSIC: Ariel Pink headlines a show at the new Regent Theater in DTLA tonight (Nov. 28). Also on the bill are Secret Circuit and DJ Jimi Hey. Ariel Pink’s on tour to support his new 17-track release pom pom. 8 pm. $24-$26. The show is all ages.

THE AUTRY: Skip the Black Friday craziness for culture with the Holiday Weekend Deals at the Autry. This weekend, the first 200 people to reserve tickets online for Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Nov. 28-30) get in for free. At the door visitors can buy museum passes for $6 per person ($4 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3). Check out the Route 66 exhibition before it closes on Jan. 4, 2015.

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MUSIC: It’s Night 28 of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A., featuring The Left-Over, hosted by Aloe Blacc. The daytime party starts at 4 pm on Lure’s patio.

FILM CLASSICS: The American Cinematheque presents two classic films tonight (Nov. 28). At 7:30 pm at the Egyptian, there’s a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). The Aero screens the musical Singin’ in the Rain at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $11 each.

SATURDAY, NOV. 29

MARKETPLACE: Golden Road Brewery presents Aunt Sally's Marketplace on Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Drink great beer while you shop at a locals only marketplace from the L.A. craft-makers including Fitness Is Art, MADE by DWC (Downtown Women's Center), Rewilder, Jacknife Records & Tapes, Fleet Feet Sports Burbank, Hot Sauce Rodz, Treehaus, Nick Gingold, author of California Brewmasters: Interviews and Portraits from CA's Best Brewers, SoPhab and MooShoes LA.

DANCE PARTY: Hot Chip performs a DJ set at Avalon Hollywood on Saturday night with support from 2 Bears, Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Nancy Whang and Magic Touch. Tickets: $30+ fees. 9:30 pm. This event is 21+.

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MUSIC: The Jamestown Revival plays two sold-out shows at The Troubadour on Saturday and Sunday. Doors at 8 pm with Nikki Lane and Pete Molinari opening. Tickets: $15.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE: There’s a free Holiday Marketplace at CAFAM on Saturday from 12-5 pm. The CAFAM Shop presents a holiday shopping event that includes some of the museum’s favorite L.A. makers and vendors of Fair Trade gifts from around the world. Listen to music and partake in refreshments and cheer while shopping.

GETTY LIGHTS: The Getty Center gets decked out in festive holiday lights on Saturday nights beginning tomorrow and running through Jan. 3, 2015. The museum stays open until 9 pm for the light displays, and visitors can sip complimentary mulled cider as they take in the twinkling lights of the city. Exhibitions on view at the museum include Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist and Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful. Admission is free. Parking: $15.

COMEDY: The women of color cast members of This is Not a Tan! present their newest sketch comedy show Period Panties at iO West’s Main Stage on Saturday at 8 pm. The show “presents diverse voices in comedy with a strong commitment to the absurd.” They’re describing it as a mashup of Broad City, The Mindy Project and In Living Color. Tickets: $10.

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SUNDAY, NOV. 30

ART WALKING: CicLAvia Explores is a series of smaller activities in areas of past and future CicLAvia routes. In advance of next week’s South L.A. CicLAvia on Dec. 7, there’s a Leimert Park Art Walk and Walking Tour on Sunday from 3-7 pm at Leimert Park (4395 Leimert Blvd.) and the surrounding neighborhood. Visit local open galleries and performance venues or join in on one of the two free walking tours of the area at 4 pm or 5:30 pm. You must RSVP for free walking tour tickets.

FILM: The 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore Italian classic, Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso), screens at the Aero Theatre on Sunday night at 7:30 pm. The newly restored 4K DCP version is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and follows the friendship of a young Sicilian boy and his town’s aging projectionist. Tickets: $11.

SHOPPING: Connected Fashion Festival, a biannual shopping event, takes place on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm at Lot 613 in DTLA. Connected Fest offers wholesale sale pricing of clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts, from vendors like Drifter, The Squad, Oak NYC, Beach Riot and more. The event also features food, drinks, music and giveaways. Free admission with a canned good donation.

COMEDY: On Saturday night, the Satellite presents an evening of comedy with Neil Hamburger: Live Entertainment. The show includes the comedy stylings of David Koechner, Margaret Cho, John Roberts, Jay Weingarten and Neil Hamburger. Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm. Tickets: $8. This show is 21+.

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