There’s no excuse to be bored any night of the week when you live in L.A. Here’s our curated guide to some of the best of what’s going on around town.
The natural wine trend has taken over L.A., but what if you’re still not quite sure what that means or if you even like it? This judgement-free tasting and learning session at Botanica should give you all you need to know. A $20 ticket gets you samples of natural wines from six producers from around the world, and the winemakers themselves will be on hand to talk about what they do and why they think it’s so good to go au naturel.
Tuesday: Cornelius at the Fonda
Japanese multi-instrumentalist Cornelius is one of those artists that your music-nerd friends have been trying to get you to listen to for years (especially if your friends include Yoko Ono, who handpicked him for her Plastic Ono Band reunion, or Edgar Wright, who tapped him to create score music for Scott Pilgrim). His live performances include show-stopping visuals synched precisely with his dreamy tunes, and his sound earns comparisons to Beck, Pizzicato Five, and even the Beastie Boys.
Can something as simple as a mural change the course of history? USC’s Vision & Voices project brings in artists Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Jessica Sabogal, and Melinda James for a conversation about using art in public spaces to raise awareness and recognition for minorities, and advance a mission of a social justice. After the conversation, the collective will collaborate with students on creating a new, purpose-driven public artwork for the USC campus.
Thursday: Rent the Runway Warehouse Sale
If the spring and summer party invites are starting to give you a serious case of wardrobe anxiety, we’ve got the cure. Rent the Runway is clearing out its warehouse of designer duds at this sale in Beverly Hills. That means you can score flirty cocktail dresses, glam gowns, and accessories from Zac Posen, Halston, Monique Lhuillier, and other big brands, for just a fraction of the original price.
Friday: The Piano Guys at the Shrine
We would like to clear one thing up first: There is actually only one “piano guy” in the Piano Guys. The other “guys” play cello and sing. The arguably misleading name has not in any way stopped the group from being a viral internet sensation, logging tens of millions of views on their endearing YouTube videos in which they play light-hearted mashups, mixing classical music with contemporary pop (think: Beethoven’s Fifth blended with their cover of OneDirection’s “Secrets”).
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