13 L.A. happenings in October perfect for pulling up on your own time

A collage of fashion, furniture and artifacts
(SPARC Archives; Patrisse Cullors; Demobaza/LAFW; Audemars Piguet; Charlie White / Joshua White Photo; John Doe Gallery)

Eleventy store opening in Beverly Hills

Eleventy brings a bit of Milan — including its meticulous tailoring and craftsmanship — to Beverly Hills with its new store. Custom light oak furniture, a monochromatic color scheme, sculptural tables and warm lighting design create an inviting atmosphere to shop. Opens Oct. 4. 546 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills.

AP House Los Angeles

Tables and chairs in front of a wood counter with a lighted display on the wall behind it
(Audemars Piguet)

Audemars Piguet offers an in-store shopping experience as exquisite as its selection of watches. This expansive space features a dedicated watchmaking studio for education and personalized service by a full-time watchmaker. Beyond timepieces, the AP House L.A. hosts curated vinyl stations, DJ booths and contemporary art displays from François Ghebaly gallery. Open now. 8560 W. Sunset Blvd., Penthouse, West Hollywood.

Schiaparelli at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills

Schiaparelli has opened its third U.S. store on the second floor of Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. Outfitted with a wide selection of ready-to-wear, eveningwear, handbags, leather goods, jewelry and accessories, the boutique is designed with gold-accented furniture and with the maison’s signature surrealist and whimsical flair. Open now. 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


Curated by Alfonso Gonzales Jr., “IZ-US” is a group show that celebrates the resilience of creativity and is a “testament to the ever-evolving spirit of ‘Do It Yourself.’” The exhibition, which is aimed at “redefining the art landscapes,” features work from Mia Scarpa, Andrea Aragon, Mike Ressé, Lauren D’Amato, Jack Alving, Angela Anh Nguyen, Esperanza Rosas, Jennifer Manzo and more. On view through Nov. 4. 107 E. 11th St., Los Angeles.

Big Willy by Willy Chavarria at Pac Sun

A man in a dark T-shirt with the word Chavarria on it, wearing several necklaces
(Paul Yem / For The Times)

Willy Chavarria creates a striking collection of T-shirts and hoodies. Chavarria’s broad silhouettes and ornate graphics seamlessly blend comfort and style. Proceeds from the collection will go toward Fresno Barrios Unidos, a nonprofit based in Fresno, Chavarría’s hometown. Available now.

L.A. Fashion Week

L.A. Fashion Week L.A. Fashion Week is back. Designers hitting the runway this year include Imitation of Christ, Theophilio

L.A. Fashion Week is back. Designers hitting the runway this year include Imitation of Christ, Theophilio, Luis De Javier⁠, Sami Miro Vintage, Demobaza, anOnlyChild, BruceGlen, Neon Cowboys, TOMBOGO, Sergio Hudson, Advisry and No Sesso . LAFW’s second year under N4XT Experiences brings new activations including a BeautyLab in collaboration with Lancôme and interactive digital showcases. Oct. 18-22. Nya Studios, 1541 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles.

Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza

Van Cleef & Arpels has a new home in South Coast Plaza. The jeweler expanded to a 4,200-square-foot space which includes two large display rooms, five salons, five curated libraries and a bridal salon. French artist Marianne Guély created a 40-foot-long paper sculpture for the store inspired by Californian scenery. Opens Oct. 10. 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa.


Saint Laurent store at Palisades Village

Palisades Village is home to a new Saint Laurent store. IThe 4,564-square-foot shop has concrete floors and marble finishes and occupies a rather sizable space in the quaint shopping district. Open now. 1000 N. Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades.

Patrisse Cullors at the Fowler Museum

Patrisse Cullors, still image from They Are With Us: Oya in the Grove, 2023; video directed by Maxwell Addae; cinematography
Patrisse Cullors, still image from “They Are With Us: Oya in the Grove,” 2023; video directed by Maxwell Addae; cinematography by Samudranil Chatterjee.
(Directed by Maxwell Addae; cinematography by Samudranil Chatterjee)

In celebration of the opening of an exhibition at the Fowler highlighting pan-Yoruba culture through art, Patrisse Cullors, a longtime practitioner of Ifa, will contribute a live performance of “Ori Whispers,” an ethereal celebration of the power and strength of the Black Femme Ori. Cullors also created a multiroom, multimedia installation for the exhibit called “Free Us,” which invites audiences to examine their relationships to spirituality. On view Oct. 28–June 2. 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Los Angeles.

LACMA Art + Film Gala honors Judy Baca and David Fincher

A woman paints on a wall with a thin brush.
Judy Baca painting “The Great Wall of Los Angeles” in the summer of 1983.
(SPARC Archives)

Presented by Gucci, LACMA’s 2023 Art + Film Gala honors muralist Judy Baca and filmmaker David Fincher (“Se7en,” “The Social Network”). The museum is “thrilled to honor Judy for her achievements, for her commitment to public art, and for her impact in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond,” LACMA CEO Michael Govan said. Proceeds from the annual Art + Film Gala go toward underwriting LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s programming. Baca also will have an exhibition at the museum, in which she and a team of local artists expand her iconic “Great Wall of Los Angeles” mural into the 21st century. On view from Oct. 26 to June 24. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Boyz II Beasts at Central Server Works DTLA

Installation photo of Mike Reesé - Boyz II Beasts | Act I: No Soul Left Behind at Central Server Works, Downtown Los Angeles.
Installation photo of Mike Reesé, “Boyz II Beasts | Act I: No Soul Left Behind” at Central Server Works, Downtown Los Angeles, September 2023.
(Joshua White)

Mike Reesé‘s celebrated short-story collection “Boyz II Beasts Act 1: No Soul Left Behind” inspires this immersive exhibition and accompanying children’s book. Reesé’s works use eerie childlike drawings that delve into the tumultuous mental and metaphysical struggles of adolescence. On view through Nov. 3. 3027 Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

In his second solo show, Manuel Lopez takes a moment for quiet interiority. An amalgamation of his influences, “Stepping Into the Light” highlights the vitality and beauty of the everyday, from a bright South L.A. street corner to his father’s shirts hanging out to dry. On view through Nov. 4. 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles.

Diaspora Dialogues: Family Party at Soho Warehouse

Diaspora Dialogues: Family Party at Soho Warehouse

Anita Herrera knows exactly what we all need: a carne asada with the homies. Herrera brings us back to the ’90s with a re-creation of backyard celebrations in L.A. First hosted in CDMX, the event/art installation will feature many of the diasporic elements that manifest in our gatherings, including live grupo norteño music, DJs and a bounce house. Nov. 11, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. 1000 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles.