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Top 5 Weekend Events: Walking, Dancing, Noshing & More
Your weekend in a few short, bullet points
Great LA Walk
Every year the Great LA Walk—always a free event—leads a group of avid amblers across one of the city’s great streets, moving east to west. This year the walk takes place along Melrose and starts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Saturday, November 17. Greater L.A. More information.
This L.A.-based indie-folk quintet doesn’t have one lead singer — they have four. Except for the drummer, all the players take turns singing lead vocals and playing the various instruments, which include bass, banjo, and acoustic guitar—to name just a few. Though the swaps require precise coordination, the band exudes spontaneous joy. Saturday, November 17. The El Rey Theatre. More information.
Beware, chocoholics! This one might put you over the edge. Malibu is the setting for a wonderland of chocolate tastings, food pairings, music, truffle-making classes, and even “chocotography” (that’s chocolate-inspired photography). Do we dare venture a guess at the signature beverage? Hot chocolate? Saturday, November 17. Great Spirit Ranch. More information.
Flamenco queen Concha Buika returns to the United States with her fusion of flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms. Enjoy the sounds of the Spanish songstress and Latin Grammy-nominated artist when she visits Cal State LA. Saturday, November 17. Luckman Fine Arts Complex. More information.
If the most acclaimed Australian film in years feels like a “hauntingly realistic portrait of Australia’s criminal underbelly,” maybe it’s because the cast is made up entirely of non-actors. It’s subtle and unflinching, delving into the minds of people who have actually lived the kind of lives most of us only see in movies. Sunday, November 18. Cinefamily. More information.