Thursday, November 15, 2012

Events for Nov. 15-20, 2012


RZA in The Man with the Iron Fists (Universal Studios)



The RZAdency @ The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre  (Mid-City West)
Join the Wu-Tang Clan founding member as he curates a mystery vintage '70s kung fu movie, does a Q&A and presents a screening of his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists.


An Evening with Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Mid Wilshire)
I've watched all of the episodes of her show on the Food Network, and whenever I cook something new, I always check out the Barefoot Contessa's site to use one of her recipes. Her latest cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust, hit stores last month, and tonight she takes the stage for an exclusive interview with KCRW's Evan Kleiman and an audience Q&A session. She will also have a signing at Williams-Sonoma in Santa Monica at noon today and tomorrow at the Costa Mesa store.


Ski Dazzle @ L.A. Convention Center (Downtown)

Get some holiday shopping done early today through Sunday, as the ski show and snowboard expo celebrates its 49th anniversary with over 325 exhibitor and sponsor booths. Special offers, prizes and free entertainment abound, and there are even cooking demos and wine/craft beer tastings, too.



In Theaters This Week
Keira Knightley stars as Anna Karenina; You may have heard of this little movie called The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Also in theaters: Citadel

Typhoon (Ingrid Renan)


Typhoon, Laura Gibson @ The Echo (Echo Park)
The Portland collective of musicians of Typhoon are set to release a new album, the follow-up to last year's A New Kind of House EP, so expect to hear some unfamiliar material. Fellow Oregonian, Laura Gibson will also be on hand with timeless folk-pop melodies from her latest, La Grande.



Getting Our Just Desserts @ The International Culinary School at the Art Institute (Santa Monica)
Sweet vendors, bakers, confectioners and celebrity pastry chefs, like Spago's Sherry Yard, serve up scrumptious tastings to benefit Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Los Angeles. There will also be cooking classes, book signings, a "Chopped"-like cooking challenge and a silent auction.


Grouplove @ The Wiltern (Koreatown)
"Tongue Tied" has propelled the quintet up the charts, and their crossover success is much deserved. From their debut show at El Cid in 2010, they've relentlessly toured the nation, garnering critical raves and fans at each stop.

Milo Greene @ El Rey Theatre (Miracle Mile)
After crisscrossing the country for the past two months, the Angelenos return home for a show at the El Rey. The quartet released their self-titled debut in July, and you'll recognize tracks from TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" ("Don't Give Up On Me") and "Suburgatory" ("1957").

The Faint (Bill Sitzmann)



The Faint @ The Fonda (Hollywood)
Omaha's the Faint just released a remastered deluxe edition of Danse Macabre, with six bonus tracks, and also a DVD documenting the recording of the album and tour footage circa the summer of 2001. Experience the entire album ("Agenda Suicide"! "Glass Danse"!) performed along with tracks from 2004's Wet From Birth and 2008's Fasciination, as well as some new ones, too. The tour also stops at the Glass House in Pomona on Nov. 21.



The Joy Formidable @ Troubadour (West Hollywood)
This show's sold out, so you may have to scour eBay and Craigslist for some tickets. Wolf's Law, the band's sophomore effort releases in January, and you don't want to miss your chance to preview the new songs live. If the album's first single, "This Ladder Is Ours," is any indication, you're in store for a thoroughly unforgettable evening.



Wintersleep @ The Echo (Echo Park)
The Canadians invade the Echo in support of their fifth album, Hello Hum, which begins a new chapter for the 11-year-old band. Highlights are sure to include "Weighty Ghost," a tune that won them a Juno for Band of the Year.

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