The Weekend Guide

ellen von unwerth at fahey/klein gallery!

The feminine mystique.

Ellen Von Unwerth: Photographs at Fahey/Klein Gallery
What: The fairer sex is the focus of the famed shutterbug’s first L.A. exhibition, showcasing images that range from fetish to high fashion.
Why: It’s a riot, grrrl.
When: Thru Nov. 26. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 148 N. La Brea Ave., b/t First St. & Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood (323-934-2250).

The Drums Inside Your Chest
What: Comedian David Cross and poet Derrick Brown host the fifth installment of the acclaimed poetry concert series, complete with both hilarious and heart-wrenching performances from gifted wordsmiths along with music by Emily Wells.
Why: Expect both the profound and the prose-aic.
When: Sun. Doors at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m.
Where: The Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., at Oakwood Ave., Mid-City West (310-855-0350). Tickets ($25) online at laughstub.com.

Holiday Cards

What: Everyone knows you’re extremely skilled at thumbing an electronic greeting. Surprise them with a real-life sentiment, envelope and all.
“Sent from my iPhone” doesn’t wield the same charm as a Santa stamp.
You care enough to use a pen.
Online at dailycandy.com.

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade

What: A fundraiser that brings together chefs and vinters from top national restos (The Spotted Pig, Osteria Mozza, The Publican) for a decadent cookout on the lawn of the Culver Studios mansion.
Why: Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 9336 Washington Blvd., at Ince Blvd., Culver City (310-842-8066). Tickets ($175-$25,000) online at alexslemonade.com.

Take a Bao
What: The steamed bun is the star attraction at the new Asian restaurant serving baos, salads, noodles, and rice bowls using seasonal ingredients.
Why: End on a sweet note with a Coffee Toffee Stout Float or Chocolate S’more Bao.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 11838 Ventura Blvd., at Carpenter Ave., Studio City (818-691-7223).

Brit Brunch at Palihouse
Hail Britannia! The urban lodge’s anglocentric two- and three-course prix fixe menus put a gourmet twist on traditional pub fare (shepherd’s pie, pork and truffle pâté on grilled toast, sticky toffee pudding).
Why: Burn off your fish ’n’ chips with a heated match of table tennis or foosball in the courtyard.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 8465 Holloway Dr., at Hacienda Pl., West Hollywood (323-327-9702).

Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth / Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

366 N La Cienega Blvd
@ Oakwood Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Take a Bao
11838 Ventura Blvd
@ Carpenter Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Culver Studios
9336 Washington Blvd
@ Ince Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Fahey/Klein Gallery
148 N La Brea Ave
bt 1st St & Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
8465 Holloway Dr
bt La Cienega Blvd & Hacienda Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069