What: With more than 170 works from renowned fashion, beauty, and fine art photographers (Man Ray, Guy Bourdain, Ellen von Unwerth), this impressive exhibition challenges the idolization of beauty in the city that knows it best.
Why: Because beauty isn’t only lens deep.
When: Sat.-Nov. 27. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Ave. of the Stars, at Constellation Blvd., ste. 10, Century City (213-403-3000).
Ryan McGinness L.A. Projects
What: The celebrated artist paints the town during his six-week citywide exhibition that includes a variety of galleries, shops, and The Standard Hollywood.
Why: Meet the man behind the canvas at Michael Kohn Gallery tonight.
When: Starts Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Check out the monthlong lineup here. Michael Kohn Gallery, 8071 Beverly Blvd., at N. Crescent Heights Blvd. (323-658-8088).
Classes at Homegrown
What: Cookbook expands next door to educate people who want to grow their own food.
Why: They’re holding two spots in each of Saturday’s sessions (Grow Delicious Tomatoes, Container Gardening) just for DailyCandy readers.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon; 1-2 p.m.
Where: 1553 Echo Park Ave., b/t Scott & Morton Aves., Echo Park (213-250-1900).
Pencey & Vanessa Mooney Trunk Show
What: Get first dibs on breezy dresses and tanks by Pencey and flea market-inspired baubles by Vanessa Mooney at Planet Blue’s Beverly Hills outpost.
Why: The chance to chat over friendship bracelets and bubbly with Ms. Mooney herself.
When: Sat., 3-6:30 p.m.
Where: 409 N. Beverly Dr., at Brighton Way, Beverly Hills (310-385-0557).
You Are Free
What: L.A.-based author Danzy Senna’s first collection of short stories ($10) is haunting and beautiful.
Why: Each of the eight tales focuses on a different woman and will shock you in its own way.
When: You want to feel surprised — and moved.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
Photo: Felicia Webb / Courtesy of Annenberg Space for Photography