November In L.A.: 15 Not-To-Miss Events!

Photo: Courtesy of Wine Riot.
After wearing ourselves out on the Halloween party circuit, nothing sounds more appealing than staying in and doing absolutely nothing. But, that's not the way to go.
So, we're giving you some extra motivation. From the sample sales and the concerts, to a crazy-fun, fratty wine tasting, consider this your planner for the next four weeks. Ahead, the 15 must-dos we highly recommend leaving the house for!

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Photo: Anne Fishbein.
An Evening with David Sedaris

We have no idea what the Me Talk Pretty One Day author will speak about, but we can guarantee his talk will boast an enormous amount of wit, honesty, and downright intelligence.
When: Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: California State University, Northridge Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff Street, 818-677-8800.
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Current/Elliott Sample Sale

Looking for the perfect pair of incredibly comfortable, super flattering slouchy-skinny jeans? Current/Elliott's got 'em — and now you can grab a pair at half the price you'd pay at Barneys.
When: Friday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Siren Studios, 1050 North Orange Drive, No phone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kate Nash.
Catch Kate Nash Live!

Hearing Nash croon the "Nicest Thing" live sounds like, well, just about the nicest thing we could imagine doing on a Saturday night.
When: Saturday, November 23, 9 p.m.
Where: Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, 323-464-6269.
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Photo: Kana Manglapus.
Snap Happy

Gallerist Kana Manglapus showcases her amazing photographs of L.A. — did we mention she took all of them with an iPhone?!
When: November 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Cadillac Hotel, 8 Dudley Avenue, 310-399-8876.
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Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood

Curated by the Hammer Museum, the month-long pop-up boasts amazing finds by Los Angeles-based artisans.
When: November 1 to November 24.
Where: See multiple locations here.
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With an incredible lineup of screenings of 119 different films, including the hotly-anticipated The Invisible Woman, consider this festival your pre-Oscar cram session.
When: November 7 to November 14.
Where: Various locations, 323-856-7600.
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3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

The rumors are true: The 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale is happening on both coasts! We don't know about you, but we're majorly crossing our fingers for a Ryder Crossbody....
When: Thursday, November 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Cooper Building (Lobby Suite), 860 South Los Angeles Street (near East 9th Street), No phone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran and David Lynch.
David Lynch Naming

Showcasing a range of original works by the director himself, this exhibit is for anyone who's crazy about Lynch, Twin Peaks, or just rad art in general.
When: Opening November 23
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Avenue (near West 12th Street), 310-586-6886.
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Photo: Courtesy of L.A. Salt.
Get Crafty At L.A. Salt

The first-time craft fair will feature the work of both new and master artists, jewelers, and craftsmen. Think of it as the same thing as spending a couple hours browsing Etsy, only in this case, with the instant gratification of bringing your incredible finds home with you.
When: November 3, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pehrspace, 325 Glendale Boulevard, No phone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Victory Press.
Victory Press Goes West

Brooklyn comes to L.A., thanks to Victory Press! The rad menswear line will launch their fall '13 collection at Wittmore this month. Go stock up for the beau in your life!
When: Thursday, November 21, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd Street (between Sweetzer and LaJolla), 323-782-9791.
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Photo: Olivia Malone.
See Cults Live At The El Rey Theatre

If you haven't heard Cults live yet, consider this your chance to hear dreamy, perfect pop at its best.
When: Tuesday, November 12, 9 p.m.
Where: The El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, 323-936-6400.
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Photo: Mack Sennett.
Holiday Paw-Traits

If you love our dog photo shoot as much as we do, you probably should indulge in having a holiday paw-trait taken of your own furry friend.
When: Saturday, November 23rd 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., by appointment.
Where: Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Avenue, to make an appointment or call 323-660-8466.
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Read With Tavi

Everyone's favorite blogger/fashion expert/actress/muse, Tavi Gevinson, will read from her latest publication, Rookie: Yearbook Two. Your mission: Go and try to become besties with her. When: November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, 323-660-1175.
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Wasteland Studio City Parking Lot Sale

Our favorite bohemian mecca is throwing another one of their epic parking lot sales. See you there!
When: Sunday, November 3, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Wasteland's back parking lot, 12144 Ventura Boulevard, No phone.
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Wine Riot!

If you're looking for snobby, highbrow wine tasting, Wine Riot is definitely not for you. But, for the rest of us just looking to taste a bunch of great wines and learn a little something along the way, Wine Riot is pretty much a godsend.
When: Saturday, November 9
Where: 650 South Spring Street, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., No phone.