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How to Survive the Strike

Apparently, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Translation: Los Angeles has become the bizarro version of itself. Whether you're affected directly(writers, agents, producers) or indirectly (CAA-adjacent restaurateurs, TiVo season-passers), you need toprepare for the pending WGA strike. In this spirit, we present our ideas for surviving the strangedays/weeks/months ahead.

Silent Movie Theatre

Silent Movie Theatre

Before terms like "guild," "strike" and "sound" took root in the cultural lexicon, there were silent films. Re-opened just before Halloween, this theatre takes you back to that more innocent time (except of course when it hosts electro concerts from Cut Chemist).

411: 611 N. Fairfax Ave (S. of Melrose), West Hollywood, 323-655-2510

Porsche Design Vertical Limit

Porsche Design Vertical Limit

With your impressive flat-screen gone dark, you need a new showpiece. Luckily, Porsche Design has paired with Veuve Clicquot to create a towering champagne vault for your favorite vintages, with a separate chilled compartment for each bottle. There are 15 in the world, and one is being shown in Beverly Hills.

411: Porsche Design Store, 236 North Two Rodeo (at Wilshire), Beverly Hills, 310-205-0095

James Beard Dinner

James Beard Dinner

Get far away from the Hollywood commotion (Laguna far) as the Hitchcock of the food world, James Beard, is honored at this tasting dinner. Chefs include Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza), David Myers (Sona, Comme Ca) and Suzanne Goin (Lucques, A.O.C.).

411: Nov 12, 6pm drinks, 7pm dinner, $200 per person, Studio, Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-715-6420, see the menu here

Kiki de Montparnasse

Kiki de Montparnasse

Since you have some extra time on your hands, a trip for two to this upscale new lingerie shop (the country's second after the Manhattan flagship) might give you both a few worthwhile ideas on how to spend it.

411: 8280 Melrose Ave (E. of Sweetzer), West Hollywood, 323-951-9545

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