If the somehow heavier traffic did not give it away, it is a holiday week! Happy Thanksgiving Loop family!
Offices may be slowing down, but Los Angeles definitely isn’t. The City of Angels is taking advantage of this holiday season to put on exciting and festive events. Here at Loop Magazine, we’ve been keeping an eye out for the best ones.
From a Thanksgiving rave to a highly anticipated Christmas parade, check out our carefully curated list of what’s happening in L.A. the week of Nov. 20-26.
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Everyone misses the soulful Amy Winehouse, and this show is believed to be the next best thing to seeing the actual late artists herself. Dear Amy is claimed to be the most accurate Amy Winehouse tribute show, and is actually the only one in America that has the blessing of the Winehouse family.
The set mainly comprises songs from the Frank and Back to Back albums. It features a nine piece band, and even perfectly mimics Winehouse’s wardrobe and Jewish Cockney accent.
The impersonator herself is actually named Amy! Amy “Frankie Jordan” McIntosh is no stranger to the music industry who has been signed to Hollywood Records, Curb Records and Rock Mafia. She worked on the Princess Diaries Soundtrack and had a Top 40 run on Season 8 of American Idol. She’s an amazing performer who has even received praise from Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s father: “I hate tributes to my Amy, but Frankie is incredible.”
When: Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Get Tickets HERE
Pretend to be on island time before Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off. The event LOST will include music from DJ Troypes who specializes in tropical house EDM and dance pop. The vibe is all about being casual, dress like you are going on a beach vacation.
Get there early, because from 9pm-10pm there will be a limited amount of welcome shots! The best way to start a weekend of eating and relaxing is to get a little party in first, and LOST provides the perfect escape.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m.
Where: Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge, 1917 N Bronsone Ave., Los Angeles
In the spirit of giving, come with some food donations and stay for the vibes. The Pangea Sound Holiday Bashment is accepting non-perishable food items, as well as throwing a party to go along with the event. It’s a great cause that also includes good music. Throughout the night, there will be sets that showcase a variety of genres including Latin, hip-hop, house, baile funk, dancehall, afrobeats, amapiano, Jersey club, the global sound, as well as R&B. DJs include Falcons, Supernova, Joaqu.n and Sleepy Joe.
Come down to downtown, show your support and have a good time!
Where: Resident DTLA, 428 S Hewitt St., Los Angeles
Get tickets HERE
“It’s like Friendsgiving, but in rave form.” Use Friday and Saturday morning to sleep off your food coma, because Saturday night, it’s party time.
Most people immediately switch to Christmas after their Thanksgiving feast, but Framed Productions is putting on the ultimate Thanksgiving party from 10pm-5am starting the night of November 25th. The line up is secretive and to be announced, but claimed to have a variety of local legends and icons. RSVPS are also free for a limited time as well!
The location has not been publicly disclosed, but can be revealed by texting “Afters” to (310) 304-4207. All we know is that it’s an outdoor venue so dress in layers to keep warm before all the sweat and body heat kicks in.
When: Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m.
Where: Downtown LA, TBA
Nothing says fall like Thanksgiving and football! Enjoy Sunday football in a different setting with brunch at The Venice West. The party will include 2 for 1 beer and wings specials, as well as a full menu of breakfast items, lunch items and mimosas.
If this sounds enticing but Sunday doesn’t work for your schedule, don’t worry because there’s also a brunch called Grateful Saturday occurring the day before. Both days, doors open at 10am and lunch starts at 1pm. Sunday’s lunch will also include Reggae music performed by the great Jah Faith. This event has no cover and is open to all ages.
When: Sunday (and Saturday), Nov. 26/25 at 10 a.m.
Where: The Venice West, 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Get into the Christmas spirit with the 91st Hollywood Christmas Parade. This highly anticipated holiday event will begin at 6pm on Hollywood Boulevard and Orange and then make a U-shape through Vine and Sunset.
The parade will once again benefit Toys for Tots and will have multiple celebrity appearances including actress, singer, writer, producer and activist Taytana Ali, Pretty Little Liars actor Brant Daugherty, NBC’s Quantum Leap Raymond Lee, as well as NBC and Marvel actress Giorgia Whigham, and many many more. Confirmed floats include Holiday Bells and Ornaments, The Eagle, The Mighty Mouse, Betty Boop, Toy Soldier as well as Pirate And The Treasure.
Also what’s a parade without performances! This year will include Anna Azerli, Laura Bryna, Tara Macri, Olivia Soli, and Village People. If you are planning to attend, be sure to get there early to accommodate for the already complicated Hollywood parking and crowds!
When: Sunsday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.
Where: The intsersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Orange Drive
Learn More HERE
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