8 Fun Things to Do This Weekend, 11/6

AFI fest returns to L.A. through November 12

COMEDY: Comedy Palace

This free weekly show in an attic above a Los Feliz Chinese restaurant features a rotating crew of comedians. This Thursday: Ron Funches (@midnight, Undateable), Chris Thayer (The Pete Holmes Show, The Business), and others will perform sets. More information (November 5, The Palace)

CONFAB: Only in Hollywood Music + Arts Festival

Catch some of the more than 100 artists and musical acts (including Smallpools, Paul Bergmann, and Fall of Troy) performing in venues around the city. A pop-up parklet is also planned at Cahuenga and Selma. More information (November 5-8, various locations)


Sneak a first peek at the movies everyone will be talking about, including the premiere of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea. The yearly series draw famous folks to engage in red carpet galas, panel discussions, and perpetual hobnobbing. More information (through November 12, various locations)

MUSIC: Melissa Etheridge

GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning musician Melissa Etheridge will perform classic hits as well as songs from her latest album, This IS M.E. More information (November 6, The California Center for the Arts, Escondido)

CONFAB: Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

Admission to Sleepless begins at 11:30 p.m., so you might need an extra cup of coffee in order to stay awake for this free, immersive experience. Guests will get to participate in a range of artistic activities including dancing in the Founders room, and screen-printing with artists Hit+Run. More information (November 6, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)

DANCE: KCRW Presents: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, the host of the popular podcast This American Life, narrates a three-part live performance in which a pair of dancers interprets tales of romance and creative endeavor. More information (November 7, The Theater at Ace Hotel)

CONFAB: Croquet, Champagne & Oysters

Country music band Cal King and KCRW DJ Wilcox will entertain guests at Barnsdall Art Park’s autumn fundraiser, which includes sparkling wine tastings and croquet. More information (November 8, Hollyhock House)

MUSIC: Billy Childs’ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

The songs that established the late Nyro as one of the leading voices of the 1960s are reprised by Grammy-winning pianist Childs. Opening the show is the Brad Mehldau Trio, whose front man is rapidly becoming one of New York’s contemporary jazz legends. More information (November 8, Walt Disney Concert Hall)