Jazzy Jams: The Robert Glasper Experiment
Groove to the hip-hop inflected breakbeats of this jazz collective led by Grammy-winning experimentalist Robert Glasper.
Local funk: Glasper (and Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar, and…) collaborator Terrace Martin opens with a full band.
Tonight 8p. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire (323-936-6400). $35 here.
Nearby: Ray's and Stark Bar; Little Bar; Busby's East
Sweet Reunion: Bungalow's Grand Reopening
The oceanside hotspot (pictured) is giving away free t-shirts to get back on your good side after their abrupt shutdown last month.
Tasting tables: On your way out west, hit up the Beverly Hills Wine & Food Fest for savory eats and an after-dark mixology session.
Fri 5-8p. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310-899-8530).
Nearby: Mercado; 41 Ocean; Blue Plate Oysterette
Discerning Drinkers: The Single Malt Scotch & Whisky Extravaganza
Leave the Fireball chugging to the co-eds while you reward your palate by tasting Scotland's best single malts.
Liquor lessons: Study up for the night ahead with a dram of whisky at the pre-event panel.
Fri 7-9p. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (310-458-6700). $135-150 here.
Nearby: Del Frisco Grille; Brick + Mortar; Chez Jay
Stand-Up Satirist: An Evening with David Sedaris
Laugh it up with our favorite essayist as he drops witticisms on light-hearted topics like depression and drug addiction.
Book of the week: We just finished Sedaris' essay collection, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Recommended.
Fri 8p. The Pasadena Civic, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena (626-449-7360). $57.10-119.15 here.
Nearby: Lucky Baldwin's; Bar Celona; Vertical Wine Bistro