The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

A festival that’s just desserts, a powwow, Bad Bunny, and more

Ready for the weekend? Us too. From a festival dedicated to just desserts to a performance scored by Solange, here are some of the best things to do all over L.A.


Friday November 15

Sample some of the city’s tastiest tenders and watch celeb chefs—including Nancy Silverton, Wolfgang Puck, Timothy Hollingsworth, and Chris Oh—duke it out in a fried chicken faceoff at this ‘celebration of all things pounded, breaded and fried’.

Adult Swim Festival

Friday & Saturday, November 15 & 16

This two-day festival packs in an impressive array of artists–2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Leikeli47, Jamie XX, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and many more–all of whom share some connection to the surrealist comedy of Adult Swim. The festival also incorporates fan activations and other Adult Swim-ish surprises.

4th Annual LA. City County PowWow 2019

Saturday November 16

Gather on the grounds of one of the first villages in Los Angeles for Grand Park’s annual PowWow. Sponsored by the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission and the City and County of L.A., the event will feature native foods, hoop dancers, arts and crafts vendors, and dance contests.

Dessert Goals! A Sugar-Filled Fest

Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Founded in 2016, this fest features a curated selection of desserts from all around the city. This fall’s “Tie Die Tiki Edition” will feature colorful treats from The Pie Hole, Churro Service, Fancy Flavors, and more. Dressing up in “bright tie die shirts with a tropical flair” is encouraged.


Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Grammy award winning musician Solange Knowles curated this free series of performances, films, and artist talks at the Getty museum, which explore the theme of “transitions through time.” An original piece by performance artists Gerard & Kelly, scored by Knowles herself, will unfold across the museum grounds each day.


Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Collectible toys get top billing at DCon, where some 500 vendors—Giant Robot, Mighty Jaxx, Kidrobot—hawk plushies, sculptures, prints, pop art, and other goodies. Panels, DJ sets, and live painting competitions, not to mention a Jurassic Park-themed art show, round out the weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Bad Bunny X 100Pre Tour

Sunday, November 17

Fresh from his performance at the Latin Grammy awards in Vegas, where he won Best Urban Music Album for his debut album X 100Pre, Puerto Rican trap star and style icon Bad Bunny heads to The Forum for his third L.A. show this year. We can’t wait to see what kind of sunglasses he shows up in.

Artists on Artists: Diedrick Brackens on With Pleasure

Sunday, November 17

Artist Diedrick Brackens is known for his innovative textile works that combine weaving techniques from West Africa, strip-woven kente cloth from Ghana, European textiles, and quilts of the American South. He’ll be lecturing on MOCA’s current exhibition With Pleasure, which explores the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s and 80s.

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