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Weekend Guide: Jurassic Park Art Show, L.A. Zoo Lights, ‘Remember Boyle Heights’ & More ~ GTFO LA!

It’s Friday. The Lakers are on a four-game winning streak. And here is your weekend guide, Los Angeles.  So ... get the f**k out of the house!

Friday, November 16

L.A. Zoo Lights is Back in Griffith Park

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he popular light show at the L.A. Zoo makes its seasonal premiere Friday night. This year the Zoo says it's got giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, animated elephants, and "a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color."  Tickets here

When: Friday, Nov. 16; 6 pm
Where: L.A. Zoo, Griffith Park

Go Face to Face with Órale Mag in Downtown

[dropcap size=big]Ó[/dropcap]rale Mag is hosting “Cara a Cara” (Face-to-Face) a two-day group art show about the exploration of identity. Featured artist include Valerie J. Bower, Emilia Cruz, Lorena Endara, and many more. There will also be live music by Gema Castro, Ambar Lucid, and Malcriadx Romanticx, among others. More info here

When: Friday, Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 17; starts at 2 pm each day
Where: The Vortex, DTLA

See a Jurassic Park Art Show in Anaheim

[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]esignerCon has tripled in size and will take up all Anaheim Convention Center with an added bonus this year of a Jurassic Park Art Show. The show will be presented by Universal Studios to celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary. The three-day event will also feature the largest ​VR art show, a short film festival, and pop surrealist legend Camille Rose GarciaTickets here

When: Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18; schedule here.
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim

Saturday, November 17

Play Carnival Games in West Carson

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is breaking ground on a new park in West Carson, where community parks are scarce. The park design involved some community input and is part of the Land Trust's mission to create outdoor community spaces in park-poor parts of L.A. Saturday's celebration will include a free health fair, carnival games, and local food trucks.

Land Trust says the Wishing Tree park will feature 233 new trees, 2 futsal courts, a baseball and basketball court, new group exercise equipment, and a half a mile of walking trails. Construction will begin in December with a completion expected in the Spring of 2020. More info here.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17; 10  am to 1 pm
Where: Wishing Tree, Torrance 

Take a Date to Dinner and a Flamenco Show in Long Beach

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]afe Sevilla is celebrating its 25th year in Long Beach. This Saturday the Spanish restaurant is hosting a three-course meal with entertainment provided by flamenco dancers and added bonus of a live belly dancer. Dinner includes a salad, either paella Valenciana or a short rib and salmon duet, and crema Catalana, the restaurant's award-winning chocolate espresso creme brulee. More info here.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17; doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: Cafe Sevilla, LBC

Stroll Through an Enchanted Forest in La Cañada Flintridge

[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]escanso Gardens is hosting a preview party Saturday for its Enchanted Forest of Light. A Ticket gets you, "Golden Road Brewing beers, Cardinal Rule wines, and a scrumptious feast from Patina Restaurant Group." Entertainment will be provided by Flashdance DJs and students from CalArts. Tickets here.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17; 7 pm
Where: Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge

Sunday, November 18

Enjoy the Silence at Depeche Mode Con in Hollywood

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he 2018 Depeche Mode Convention is at the Avalon in Hollywood and open to all ages. The dance party tribute to the new wave group will be emceed by radio host Richard Blade and feature live musical tributes to Depeche Mode, collectibles, contests, and Depeche Mode karaoke. More info here.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18; 6 pm
Where: Avalon, Hollywood

Catch the Matinee of 'Remembering Boyle Heights'

[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]asa 0101 Theater is putting on quite the show about the history of Boyle Heights. Remembering Boyle Heights runs every weekend through Dec. 16th.  Tickets here.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18; 4:45 pm
Where: Casa 0101 Theater, Pasadena

Learn About California's History of Enslavement in Exposition Park

[dropcap size=big]U[/dropcap]CLA history professor Brenda Stevenson and curator Tyree Boyd-Pates will present a discussion on the history of enslavement in California at the California African American Museum. The event is free but you need to register for tickets here.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18; 2 pm
Where: CAAM, Exposition Park.

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