Weekend Roundup

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 11.27.14

Edited by Christina Xenos

Hornblower Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise
Nov. 27. Join Hornblower for a stress free aimless Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, a boarding glass of champagne, live entertainment and exceptional service. 4:30- 7:30 p.m. 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.301.9900. hornblower.com


Turkey Trot Los AngelesTurkey Trot Los Angeles
Nov. 27. Put on your favorite Thanksgiving-inspired costume and prepare for a day of feasting by running a 5K or 10K through the streets of downtown L.A. The race begins and ends in front of City Hall and runs by attractions like Grand Park, Disney Hall and MOCA. Proceeds benefit Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and other local charities. turkeytrot.la


L.A. Zoo LightsL.A. Zoo Lights
Nov. 28-Jan. 4. The all-new holiday light experience that combines spectacular sets and lighting design with the enchanting environment of the L.A. Zoo. Stroll through areas of the Zoo that are transformed into a fantastical wonderland populated by glowing light animals. View real reindeer, visit with Santa (on select dates), and enjoy holiday treats and goodies, all under the stars. 5333 Zoo Drive, L.A., 323.644.4200. lazoolights.org


Holiday Glam Series at ExhaleHoliday Glam Series at Exhale
Nov. 28, Dec. 6, 13. Get ready for the holidays with Exhale Spa’s Holiday Glam Series. The day begins with a detox through Exhale’s Core Fusion classes followed by blow outs, braids and styling by Glam Squad, the on-demand beauty service bringing stylists and artists directly to you. You’ll also be able to shop from your favorite fashionable fitness and beauty brands. Nov. 28 (Exhale Venice), Dec. 6 (Exhale Santa Monica) and Dec. 13 (Exhale Hollywood). $25/$10 Exhale members. losangeles.exhalespa.com


Terranea Resort
Nov. 27. Dine on a decadent brunch buffet in the resort’s ballroom. Highlights of the resort include butternut squash bisque, tangerine maple roasted free range turkey, applewood smoked prime rib, chimichurri infused salmon, yams gratin with marshmallow and pecans; caramel cheesecake creme custard, pumpkin pie and more. Seatings at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $90/pp, $45/pp children 5-10; free for children four and under. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2800. terranea.com


Culina Modern ItalianCulina Modern Italian
Nov. 27. Four Seasons Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier is breaking out all the stops this Thanksgiving with a lavish brunch buffet featuring a bevy of stations boasting both traditional and not-so traditional offerings for the ultimate food-focused holiday. Highlights include a carving station with roasted turkey and honey glazed ham, charcuterie, farmers market vegetable station, seafood, sushi and more. $98/pp adults, $49/pp children 12 and under. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.4000. culinarestaurant.com


Bouchon Bistro Beverly HillsBouchon Bistro Beverly Hills
Nov. 27. Dine on a three-course menu that could include a classic Thanksgiving dinner complete with potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted pumpkin soup, and more; or other decadent selections like steak frites, sautéed Idaho rainbow trout; and more including desserts like apple, pumpkin and pecan tarts. $65/pp, $35 children 12 and under. 235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910. bouchonbistro.com/beverlyhills


Nov. 27. Celebrate with an all-inclusive, family style supper on Thanksgiving this year—from turkey to black truffle mashed potatoes to cardamom gelato. You can also order from a condensed version of the regular all-day a la carte menu. $55/pp, $20/pp children 10 and under. 1-9 p.m. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000. cecconiswesthollywood.com


Café Gratitude VeniceCafé Gratitude Venice
Nov. 27. L.A.’s organic and vegan restaurant Café Gratitude is once again spreading its gratitude to the community with a free Thanksgiving supper for patrons of their Venice Beach outpost. Restaurant staff, along with volunteers from the community, will be commemorating the spirit of the holiday by offering diners a complete vegan Thanksgiving supper. Guests will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are encouraged to arrive early for prompt seating. Any donations received during service will be donated to a selected beneficiary. You can also sign up to volunteer. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 512 Rose Ave., Venice, 424.231.8000. cafegratitudevenice.com


Nov. 27. Celebrate the holiday with Cleopatra’s Feast, a Thanksgiving menu with a Mediterranean twist from Chef Danny Elmaleh. Holiday favorites (mezze selections, specialty sides, main courses and a dessert platter) are served family-style. Highlights include sweet potato feuilleté, pumpkin salad and a za’atar and preserved lemon turkey breast. $65/pp. Three seatings at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. 1717 Vine St., L.A., 323.745.2247.​ sbe.com

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Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Through Feb. 1. View this major presentation of battle gear worn by samurai from the 12th through the 19th centuries. Examining the evolution of samurai accoutrements through the centuries, this exhibition features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, including 18 full suits of armor, elaborate helmets and face guards, and life-size horse clad armors. Objects in Samurai come from The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection, one of the most comprehensive private holdings of samurai armor in the world encompassing several hundred pieces and spanning 10 centuries. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000. lacma.org


Los Angeles KingsSPORTS
Kings vs. Blackhawks
Nov. 29. Hockey season is back in swing as the Kings aim for a repeat victory over Chicago’s team at Staples Center, downtown. 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.742.7100. kings.nhl.com


Masters of HarmonyMUSIC
Masters of Harmony
Nov. 29. Southern California’s premier a cappella men’s chorus performs a pair of Christmas season programs at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $22.75-$45. 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, 562.985.7000. carpenterarts.org


Hershey Felder as Irving BerlinTHEATER
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
Through Dec. 21. Hailed for his one-man shows about musical greats, multitalented Canadian performer Felder now tackles the master of American music himself, Irving Berlin. The work follows Berlin’s origins in czarist Russia to his embodiment of the American dream. Expect classic songs such as “God Bless America” and “White Christmas.” Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.com


Luna GaleLuna Gale
Through Dec. 21. This hard-hitting drama centers around a veteran social worker faced with life-altering decisions to make on behalf of children who cannot make them for themselves. Namely, she must deem whether baby Luna Gale would ultimately be better off with her young, irresponsible birth parents or an estranged grandmother. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org


Kinky BootsKinky Boots
Through Nov. 30. Everything about this 2013 Tony Award winner for best musical screams fun, including the thigh-high red boots alluded to in the title and the joyous music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Watch as a struggling shoe-factory owner and drag queen Lola teach each other the importance of open-mindedness and standing out. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com


What the Butler SawWhat the Butler Saw
Through Dec. 21. This classic farce—condemned as scandalous back in 1969—still holds up nicely. A psychoanalyst attempts to seduce his prospective secretary, but he’s married to a nymphomaniac who’s being blackmailed by her own illicit lover. Plot twists, mistaken identities and biting wit ensue. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. centertheatregroup.org


Stop KissStop Kiss
Through Nov. 30. Playwright Diana Son’s critically acclaimed and GLAAD Media Award-winning work explores the depths of emotion after two women who share their first kiss on a New York street are brutally attacked by an angry bystander. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529. pasadenaplayhouse.org


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