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fri 11/2 DANCE
Striking Gold
Tucked away behind a retail building, this intimate venue with the descriptive name
A Room to Create (better known by its nickname, ARC) has been a venue for dance classes and nurturing contemporary perfor- mance. Now ARC unveils a dance perfor- mance series; the first installment, Gold Series No. 1, features original works curated on the theme of that precious metal. The debut program includes notable local cho- reographers Madison Clark, Sarah Leddy, Carol McDowell, Daniel Miramontes, Alexx Shilling and Lailye Weidman. The works survey topics ranging from wearable art
to popular music figures to the acceptance of being amazing. ARC, 1158 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3, 8:30 p.m.; $20, $15 students & seniors. goldseries. brownpapertickets.com. —ANN HASKINS
ART
Catch a Whiff of This
If you’re doing early holiday shopping, fol- low your nose to the second biennial Scent Fair and pick out perfume that’s more unusual — and probably cheaper — than the department-store variety. More than two dozen indie vendors and artists with names like Abduction, Beyond Human and Immortal Perfumes will be selling hand- crafted fragrances. Curated by the Institute of Art and Olfaction, the Chinatown-based nonprofit that “advances public and artistic engagement with scent,” the weekend also features hands-on blending workshops and a keynote conversation with IAO founder
COURTESY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
Saskia Wilson-Brown and Mandy Aftel, founder of the natural-perfume house Af- telier. Friday’s preview party offers singer/ DJ Devendra Banhart and five sample vials for each of the first 30 attendees. Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3-4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $7, $5 students & seniors, free under 10; work- shops $65. (323) 937-4230, cafamshop.org/ scentfair. —SIRAN BABAYAN
TV/COMEDY
Turning the Upside Down Upside Down
The Duffer brothers and company have turned out two excellent seasons of their love letter to ’80s culture and all-around sci-fi goodness, Stranger Things. While fans wait to binge on a third season (expected next year), the show gets Rockwell Table & Stage’s venerable “Unauthorized Musical Parody of...” treatment. The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things trans- ports viewers to Hawkins, Indiana — with a twist. The audience has a say in who lives and who dies via rolling dice, Choose Your Own Adventure–style. The production fea- tures a live band plus Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), Eric Petersen, Emma Hunton and Garrett Clayton. As
always, there’s a two-drink/-item minimum, so come hungry and/or thirsty. Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; Thu.-Sat., Nov. 1-3, Nov. 8-10 & 15- 17, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4 & 11, noon; $29, $49 & $59. (323) 669-1550, tickets.rockwell-la. com/event/fbe5bb2a312ada13b5 a19a1442c493ec. —AVERY BISSETT
sat11/3 ART
It’s a Small World
For two years now, Gallery Western has been presenting wide-ranging group and solo exhibitions of work in an array of mediums and styles from all of the most interesting and prolific artists. With local and international talents, its new exhibition seeks to create visual dialogue across boundaries of nations and languages. Featuring powerful, lyrical work by artists from Los Angeles to Bulgaria, Thailand, Colombia, Germany, Armenia, Mauritius, Mexico and Croatia, exhibitions like this bring the vast planet of culture closer to home, and make the big world just a little bit smaller. Gallery Western, 210 N. Western Ave., Koreatown; opening reception Sat., Nov. 3, 4-7 p.m.; exhibit runs thru Nov. 17, Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.; free. (323) 962-0008, gallerywestern.com. —SHANA NYS DAMBROT
CULTURE
Step Out in Style
The ultimate dress-up day at Disney-
land is back, and if you love shopping,
the Happiest Place on Earth will be just outside the park itself at the Disneyland Hotel. It’s a full weekend of spiffy vintage fashion–minded fun with the Dapper
Day Expo taking center stage, offering a 30,000-square-foot marketplace filled with clothing, accessories, local cosmetics and grooming brands, eyewear, shoes, hats
and more. Barbers and stylists will be on hand to get your ’do done, and there will
be dancing with live bands twice a day
plus free dance lessons before each set. But don’t tire yourself too much — the ultimate backdrop for your festive and fierce looks is still inside the park with Mickey and Minnie! Expo admission is valid for both days and includes band performances and a seasonal Dapper Day button. Park passes with a special convention rate are avail- able only online in advance. Free Dapper Day Expo shuttle runs continuously both days between Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. Disneyland Hotel, 1150 W. Magic Way, Anaheim; Sat., Nov. 3, noon-7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; $10, 12 & under free. dapperday.com. —LINA LECARO
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