Now that you've come down from your Halloween high, get ready to enjoy another weekend full of food, film and festivals.
Here's everything you need to know:
Get your game face ready for a Beach Cities Roller Derby bout. The Redondo Riots, the Hermosa Hitgirls and the Long Beach Banshees have spent all season battling it out to get to the home team championships this Saturday. Come out to watch them in action.
When: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Wilson Park Sports Center, Torrance | MAP
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; kids 12 and under are free | Purchase tix here
— Daniella Segura
Love cheap concerts? Good, because there's one happening this weekend at downtown Los Angeles' Regent Theatre. Friday's headliner at the Downtown Festival is pop duo YACHT, while Saturday's is the eccentric Connan Mockasin. Other bands include: Jerome LOL, BEGINNERS, Lydia Ainsworth, Corners, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Sage Caswell and KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe. Details here.
When: 7 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Regent Theatre | MAP
(Photo: The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas /Photography: Brad Flowers)
How about some time travel through the one of the world's most comprehensive samurai collections? LACMA's new exhibit from Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller is a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo of the 14th through 19th centuries. Check out this video for a glimpse.
When: Museum hours through Feb. 1
Where: LACMA | MAP
Price: $15 general admission | Buy tix here
In the market for a new pet? Meet over 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at No-Kill Los Angeles' adoption weekend. L.A.-area shelters will flood the La Brea Tar Pits with rescue animals. All potential pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and adopters will receive a free starter kit including pet food and toys. Plus, Green Truck, Farmers Belly and ChunkNChip are just a few of the food vendors that will be on-site.
When: 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: La Brea Tar Pits | MAP
Price: Free | Adoption fees start at $50
5. AFI Festival
The eight-day AFI Festival is a free event that runs through Nov. 13. From Oscar hopefuls to low-budget foreign films, there's something for everyone. Here's the full lineup — but KPCC's "The Frame" has sorted through them and picked five movies you should see. Pro tip: Free tickets are available online only. More on this below.
When: Various times through Thursday | Lineup
The OG mean girls movie, "Jawbreaker," is coming to the Nuart Theatre's CineInsomnia series this weekend. Watch Judy Greer play Fern as she rises to popular girl status in this comedy thriller. Director Darren Stein will be at the screening along with some cast members from the movie (no names given).
When: 11:59 p.m. Friday
Where: Nuart Theatre | MAP
Price: $11 | Purchase tix here
(Photo: Kent Kanouse/Flickr)
For its 75th birthday, Pink's wants to fatten you up with 75 cent chili dogs. The special runs for 75 minutes (see what they did there?) over the next seven days: Friday through Thursday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Expect lines. But the good news is, you can share: Limit is seven dogs per order. Pro tip: While you're there, we suggest you grab a Patt Morrison Baja Vegan Dog.
When: 7 to 8:15 p.m. Friday through Thursday
Where: Pink's | MAP
Price: 75 cents per dog
Early bird tickets are sold out, so it'll cost you about $50 to get into the Eastside Food Fest. But if you can dole out the cash, it might just be worth an evening of scrumptious consumption. Local restaurants in attendance include Eastside favorites like Starry Kitchen, Elf Cafe, El Condor, L&E Oyster Bar and the Black Cat. Entertainment will include DJs and food demonstrations.
When: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake | MAP
Price: $47.57 for general admission | Purchase tix here
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