Things to Do This Week: LACMA-Roaming Concert

Vijay Iyer and Friends will call upon a quartet of galleries to play chamber jazz that connects with the art.

Vijay Iyer and Friends: Activations: To hear gorgeous music, played live, in the vicinity of famous artworks? It's a treat, for sure, but what's happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, Sept. 20 is a super-spin on the topic. MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer will deliver his amazing chamber jazz compositions to not one but four spots around LACMA's Ahmanson Building, connecting, through beautiful notes, with various galleries and the treasures within. Look for the music to "reflect each space" during this one-of-a-kind concert.

Mickey's Halloween Party begins: You certainly know about the spooky doings at Disneyland in September and October, but the atmospheric fun goes beyond the daily Halloween Time sights and flavors. There is, in fact, Mickey's Halloween Party, on select evenings, a celebration that is all about tots dressing up in costumes, a special parade, and other party-only happenings. Also? The Headless Horseman makes a cameo, eek. This is a separately ticketed event, do note, and note that it doesn't happen every night. But it does begin, for 2018, on Sept. 19.

National Cheeseburger Day: Patties are plentiful pretty much any day of the year, and finding one with a melty slice of cheddar, on a perfect sesame-seeded bun, can be done at any time. But if Sept. 18 feels a little savory and a bit special to you, that's because it is the holiday for ever-popular sizzly meat-and-bread meal. So stop by your favorite eatery on Sept. 18 to see what cheeseburgery haps they have in store. Umami Burger is donating $2 to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and No Senior Goes Hungry, when you mention the give-back campaign, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Japanese Craft Beer Event: Spend a fantastical foamy evening at The Holding Co. on Thursday, Sept. 20, all while getting to know nine different brewers specializing in delicious Japanese beer. The suds you're sipping could involve "... yuzu, sansho (Japanese pepper), and matcha," so prepare to dip into a realm of truly exceptional, hard-to-forget libations. DJ Miss Bliss'll provide the tunes, a special guest'll be in the house, valet parking is gratis, and there shall be nibbles to nibble upon, too. The time? Six o'clock to 9 p.m., meaning you'll enjoy all of this as the sun says goodnight.

Moët & Chandon vending machine: Vending machines vend, well, just about everything nowadays, but finding an elegant bubbly is probably not happening. Of course, if you're hobnobbing at the stylish Mama Lion, in Koreatown, you will see such a machine, one that holds 320 mini bottles of the iconic, bubble-laden beverage. Will you need to be ID'd by the bartender? Of course. Will you snap a few photos? That's likely. Is this a permanent addition to the supper club? Indeed, the "(f)irst-ever bar and lounge in CA to have this, says a representative. As the celebratory holiday season draws closer, consider, if you're 21+, stopping by for an offbeat sip.

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