What’s Happening This Week: October 12, 2021

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Los Angeles Greater Area

Your mega farmers market guide

Sure, you’re a regular at your local open air produce mecca. But did you know there are, like, 79 farmers markets across the Southland? Fresh adventures are calling all over the place —and now you have a trusty guide to all of them. It’s going to be a tasty adventure.

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Crack up at standup under the stars

These days, we could all use some hilarity. And that’s just what Asphalt Comedy is here for. Right now, a lineup of the funniest noted and rising standup talents are slaying them live every Saturday night at AC’s pop-up outdoor theater on Melrose. Order tickets now and hit the pavement laughing.

20 ravishingly romantic restaurants

Maybe it’s your anniversary, or your SO’s birthday. Maybe it’s time to propose. Or maybe it’s just because. Whatever the reason, a truly starry-eyed destination is a powerful way to celebrate. Here are 20 guaranteed to deliver the ambience, from shimmering night views and candlelight to verdant gardens and ocean vistas.

Courtesy of Olivetta

First major US exhibition of a Renaissance master

One of the most brilliant and inventive artists of the 16th Century, Hans Holbein the Younger is known for his lavish, stunningly realistic depictions of nobility. This month, the first major US showing of the artist’s paintings, prints, jewels and more is opening at The Getty. Prepare to be dazzled.

Simon George of Cornwall (detail), about 1535–40. Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98–1543). Mixed technique on panel, diam: 31 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

San Francisco Bay Area

Halloween happenings

From real-life haunted houses to pirate-themed theme parks to science-themed pumpkin patches, check out the best attractions available in the Bay Area for Spooky Season. Destinations include San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay.

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BottleRock ’round the clock 

Can’t make it to BottleRock this year? A new outdoor gathering spot inspired by the popular Wine Country music fest brings that rockin’ spirit to Napa year-round. Located in a formerly-empty parking lot, Yard by Feast it Forward includes a large stage, an astroturf grounds filled with picnic tables, lawn games, food trucks, a bar, and even a “guitar lounge” open for jam sessions.

Courtesy of Feast if Forward

Bay Area Arts comeback

Shhhhh! You hear that? It’s the sound of the Bay Area’s dormant arts scene coming back to life. A retrospective for a seminal feminist painter (Judy Chicago at the De Young), a new conductor (Esa-Pekka Salonen) replaces a legend at SF Symphony, and the return of a beloved literary gathering (Litquake) are a few of the highlights in this fall’s Bay Area arts scene.

Leonard Cohen | Courtesy of Contemporary Jewish Museum

Fruit sandwiches for breakfast in Oakland

Yes, fruit sandwiches are indeed a thing in Japan, and Umami Mart brings this unique culinary specialty to the fore. In addition to the sandos, made with Japanese-style white milk bread, seasonal fruit and whipped cream, the picturesque barware, bar, and now part-time café in north Oakland serves coffee and Japanese custard.

Courtesy of Umami Mart


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