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Vulture Announces Initial Lineup for 10th Annual Vulture Festival

Vulture today announced the initial lineup for its annual pop-culture extravaganza, Vulture Festival, which is returning for the tenth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile events in which everything you love about Vulture comes to life right before your very eyes. Taking place November 11 and 12 at nya studios in Los Angeles, the festival will bring fans an incredible array of actors in conversation, screenings, sing-alongs, and unique surprises that only Vulture can provide. Additional talent to be announced.

The lineup for the showcase, curated by Vulture’s editors, includes these events:

Matt Rogers Holiday Spectacular Sing-a-Long Extravaganza (Album Version): Making his triumphant return to Vulture Festival for the second year in a row, Matt Rogers once again dares to ask the question: Have You Heard of Christmas? As an early holiday-season treat, the Prince of Christmas himself will be comin’ to town to give you a small taste of what’s in store on his debut yuletide dance-pop album. He’ll be joined by some of his besties for an evening of caroling while sitting down, our very favorite kind.

The Winkler Method: A Henry Winkler Acting Class: Fresh off the publication of his memoir, Being Henry, Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler will join us for his fourth annual acting class. Already a prolific author of children’s literature, in his newest work, Winkler explores his own history of overcoming challenges like severe dyslexia and the pressures of a career in the spotlight on his path to creative fulfillment. Winkler will offer what he’s learned in his 50 years of practicing the craft of acting, with the added insight of a seasoned producer, director, and proud SAG-AFTRA member. Come to learn, but stay to feel.

Feminist As F*ck: Amber Tamblyn hosts Vulture Festival’s celebration of Feminist As F*ck, an exciting and beloved literary series co-created and co-curated by Roxane Gay, showcasing some of the most daring feminist writers across genres today. Join Tamblyn and fellow writers for a riveting and powerful afternoon of performances aimed at filling you up with creative and political inspiration.

Weird Al Superlatives Live!: What’s your favorite Weird Al song? Everyone has one, even the man himself. This in-depth conversation with Grammy-winning musical artist “Weird Al” Yankovic will explore the stories behind tracks that Yankovic himself considers his most formative, most important, most challenging, most loved, and most whatever else of his decades-long career. So join us, little hungry ones, as we eat it — it being everything this comedy legend has to say.

TJ Mack Live in Concert and Conversation Feat. His Wife and Brian Jordan Alvarez: Sitting is the opposite of standing, but you’re invited to do both at this concert and conversation with pop sensation TJ Mack. Joined by his wife — and a man named Brian Jordan Alvarez — Mack will perform a few of his original works while also exploring what makes him such a compelling cultural icon.

An Intimate Evening With Adam Pally and Special Guest Casey Wilson

A Big Long Talk With Cord Jefferson: Emmy-winning writer of television masterpieces like The Good Place, Watchmen, and Succession Cord Jefferson will join us for a long talk about his life and his new film, American Fiction. An adaptation of Percival Everett’s novel Erasure, the film satirizes the commodification of Black artists — in a directorial debut for Jefferson that was highly lauded following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. This will be a rare opportunity to hear from one of Hollywood’s most forward-thinking and prolific creative minds before you’re watching his Oscar acceptance speech on TV.

On sale today, tickets to Vulture Festival events start at $25. Tickets include access to The Lot at nya Studios and one complimentary drink ticket. Follow @VultureFestival and @Vulture for updates.

The festival is sponsored by Bulleit, DICE, Gold Peak, RumChata®, Trolli, and Supergoop!®.



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First Lineup Announced for 10th Annual Vulture Festival