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We’re looking forward to enjoying this winter with a range of activities like reading, rice bowl eating and all-round nesting, with a little museum-going thrown in for fun. Get a head start by checking out our list of what to do, eat and see.


Everyone’s comparing ticket dates for how soon they can experience the Rain Room at LACMA, an interactive artwork in which you walk through a rainstorm without getting wet.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.; 323-857-6000 or


Sardonic wit and access to major stars (her grandfather was film great Melvyn Douglas and she was Martin Scorsese’s longtime girlfriend) make actress Illeana Douglas’s memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper, a fun, gossipy read. On November 21, Douglas discusses her book at Book Soup.

8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood; 310-659-3110 or


It’s a joy getting your cozy-couch-pillow situation sorted at decorator Peter Dunham’s newly expanded shop, Hollywood at Home, which is just across the street from his old location.

703 N. La Cienega Blvd.; 310-273-6200 or


With diced chunks of caramelized pork belly along with radish, peanuts, spinach, basil and fried shallots, chef Roy Choi’s pork belly bowl ($12) might be the best rice bowl you’ve ever eaten--and now you can get it at Chego DTLA, inside the new Arts District Whole Foods.

788 S. Grand Ave.;


The new Sinnerlig line of handblown bottles and canisters (from $10) was designed by Brit superstar designer Ilse Crawford, and it’s blowing out of Ikea.

600 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank;


The new capsule collection of clothes from local jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer at Barneys New York is super wearable; we’re loving the French T-shirt ($75).

9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-276-4400 or


Sporting Guide: Los Angeles, 1897 is like Boardwalk Empire but in illustrated-novel form, set in Los Angeles brothels.

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