Best Bets Nov. 2-8

Rima Bek


What: The Air and Space Exhibit
When: Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Price: Free
For more info: Call (323) 724-3623
Description: Learn how humans designed air and space craft probes for certain tasks. Take a look at their collection of artifacts and get involved in hands-on activities.

Nov. 2

What: Lewis Black in conversation with Craig Ferguson – Live Talks Los Angeles
When: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Price: $25 gains show entry, $45 gains show entry and a copy of Black’s new book, $95 gains show entry, copy of Black’s book and entry into pre-show reception
For more info: Call (323) 936-4790
Description: Lewis Black, a New York Times bestselling author, stand up comedian and actor will converse with Scottish-American late night television host Craig Ferguson.

Nov. 5

What: Taste of the World Festival
When: Friday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Price: $10
For more info: Call (213) 534-3000
Description: In downtown L.A., this festival celebrates food an drink from Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. The event will also feature entertainers, dancing, cooking and art exhibitions.

Nov. 6

What: Free Metro Art Tours
When: Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Hollywood/Highland Metro Station, Hollywood Blvd. Near the corner of Highland Los Angeles, CA 90028
Price: Free
For more info: Call (213) 922-2738
Description: Metro’s Docent Council will give a (mostly) walking tour of the artwork in the Metro Rail System. Guides give perspective to artworks, their artists and describe the process it took to create the works.

Nov. 7

What: 11th Annual JRA Japanese Food Festival & Sushi Eating Contest
When: Sunday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA  90012
Price: $50 for all you can eat
For more info: (213) 629-1200
Description: The festival includes a big tuna filleting show, a sushi eating contest, a sushi chef contest and a mega roll contest.