Events in Los Angeles County | November 2015

Posted by First Team Real Estate on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 9:30am.

There are tons of things to do in Los Angeles but here are things you can only do this November 2015. Take a peek at the parties, fundraisers, festivals and fun going on this month and start planning which events you want to clear your calendar for.

Red Bull Sound Select | 30 Days in LA

November 1st – November 30th
Across LA

30 Days in LA is a month of 60 can’t miss artists in venues throughout Los Angeles, exclusive to Red Bull Sound Select members. Bands like Chromeo and TV on The Radio will be playing inexpensive shows at venues waaaay too small for them all over town, all November. So check out the site to see what shows still have tickets and sign up for your free Red Bull Sound Select membership.

Event website: redbullsoundselect.com

LA Dia de los Muertos Family Festival

Sunday, November 1st
11AM-5PM

A vibrant celebration of life and loved ones, the Museum of Latin American Art is putting on a Dia de los Muertos Family Festival. The day will include free family art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, local craft vendors and a community altar in honor of the late Tejano singer, Selena. Check out the website for a full schedule of events.

Event website: molaa.org

Downey Dia de los Muertos Art Festival

Sunday, November 1st
11AM-8PM

The Downey Theater will be hosting their 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The celebration will include ballet folklorico, live music, art, good food, altar contests, shopping a car show and more. The indoor/outdoor festival is expected to draw nearly 10,000 so bring the whole family and join the celebration!

Event website: downeytheatre.com

Whittier Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival

Sunday, November 1st
11AM-4PM

Held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, The 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival will come to life. This year’s festival will feature the migration of the Monarch Butterfly and how this journey is widely associated with Dia de los Muertos. Come by to remember, honor and celebrate the memories of  loved ones in this ancient and spiritual tradition in the city of angels.

Event website: dayofthedead-rosehills.com

L.A. Noir Bicycle Tour

Sunday, November 1st
12:30PM-5PM

Los Angeles Explorers Club will go back in time to the 1920's-1940's on a mellow 11-mile bike ride through DTLA. Riding through the same streets as gangsters, bootleggers and G-men in the noir era, the group will be dressed to impress. Come at 12:30PM to meet, mingle, eat and sip beers. The ride will depart promptly at 2PM.

Event website: laexplorersclub.com

Mosaic Craft Fair

Sunday, November 1st
10AM-4PM

Do some handmade holiday shopping at the 2nd annual Mosaic Craft Fair in Alhambra. There will be 75+ local artisans setting up shop with goods including clothing, jewelry, paper goods, bath and body, toys, pet products and so much more. There will be plenty of entertainment beside the shopping as well with a DJ and live music, food and beer garden, kids book fair, raffles, kids activities and more. And did we mention entrance is free?

Event website: mosaiccraftfair.org

AFI Festival

Thursday, November 5th – November 12th

AFI Fest is the American Film Institute’s annual international film festival held each fall in Hollywood. Every night there will be red-carpet galas, special screenings, tributes and conversations about new international cinema from filmmakers all over the globe. This is one of the biggest film festivals on the West Coast filled with premiers, parties and more all week.

Event website: afi.com

Nibble on your Neighborhood: Wild Foods of Los Angeles

Thursday, November 5th
4PM-6:30PM

Food magicians Mia Wasilevich, Pascal Baudar and Josey Baker will lead you in the design and execution of a wild menu of natural yeast, foraged foods and fermented delectables. Mix, fold and bake wild yeast breads, and hunt and gather edible plants during a walk around the Miracle Mile neighborhood. Acorn beer from Craftsman will also be served!

Event website: cafam.org

The Hard Core Cider Tour: Los Angeles

Saturday, November 7th
12PM-4PM

Some of the world’s top hard cider makers are coming together for the 2015 Hard Core Cider Tour. Not only will there be craft ciders but also LA’s best food trucks, live music, and jumbo lawn games - because every party needs corn hole, duh. The Hard Core Cider Tour also has a lot of heart, a portion of the proceeds of every ticket sold will go toward Enrich LA, a charity group working to bring a garden to every Los Angeles School.

Event website: nightout.com

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, November 7th – Sunday, November 8th
10AM-5PM

Enjoy a weekend of shopping at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena with over 200 local, hand-selected artisans and DIY enthusiasts. The event is free so come by and take a look at the original pieces the community has created. The two day fair will include workshops for crafters, food trucks and tons of shopping of course with everything from fashion to art to body products. You can check out the participating artisans now and get your shopping list in order early.

Event website: jackalopeartfair.com

Obscura Society LA: Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Saturday, November 7th
11AM-1PM

Explore the sprawling grounds, secret histories, and fascinating residence of Evergreen Cemetery. Among the over three hundred thousand residence are pioneers, politicians, laborers, veterans, the city's homeless and unclaimed, and a community of over 400 circus performers (including the first human cannonball!). You’ll hear tales of the dead and of the living--murderous visitors, an on-site speakeasy, and wild Victorian ladies indulging a late night buggy race!

Event website: atlasobscura.com

American Indian Arts Marketplace

Saturday, November 7th – Sunday, November 8th
10AM-5PM

The American Indian Arts Marketplace is the largest in SoCal and features 200 artists representing more than 40 tribes. Browse and buy a variety of works from established and emerging artists and experience the best dance performances, film, theater, and storytelling in Indian Country. It’s all going on at The Autry in Griffith Park.

Event website: theautry.org

Croquet, Champagne & Oysters

Sunday, November 8th
11AM-3PM at the Barnsdall Art Park

Barnsdall Art Park’s Croquet, Champagne + Oysters fall fundraiser is the best way to swing into the holiday season. Enjoy good old-fashioned fun with croquet, bubbly and oysters. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for kids. Available for purchase are sparkling wine flights, artisanal cheese, picnic baskets and food trucks. Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support Barnsdall Art Park and the entities that call Olive Hill their home.

Event website: barnsdall.org

1,000 Butterfly Miracle

Sunday, November 8th
2PM-4PM

At 2PM at the Bluffs Park in Malibu, 1,00 native California butterflies will be released in honor of the Emily Shane Foundation to fund the SEA mentoring program. In support of the foundation’s mentors, students and supporters who make miracles happen everyday, the group will be making a 1,000 butterfly miracle. Go online to sponsor a butterfly and donate and come by the Bluffs Park in Malibu to see the magic for yourself.

Event website: eventbrite.com

24th Annual Craftsman Weekend

Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th
9AM-5PM

The Annual Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena is a tribute to the city’s unique contribution to the American Arts & Crafts Movement. It is the largest and most comprehensive celebration of the craftsman movement in the western US and will include tours of significant neighborhoods, houses, historic sites, lectures, workshops and a sale and show at the convention center. Entrance to the exhibit hall is free and for more info on tours, drawing and the silent auction, check out the website.

Source: LA Times

Event website: pasadenaheritage.org

Camp Flog Gnaw

Saturday, November 14th
Doors open 2PM, VIP 1PM

If your taste in SoCal music veers more hip-hop, this Odd Future-curated event returns with headliners Snoop Dogg and Tyler, The Creator. The event will be held at The Park at LA Coliseum. General admission tickets start at $98, VIP package $250. Check out the site for a full line-up list.

Event website: campfloggnaw.com

8th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival

Sunday, November 15th 
2PM-5PM

The 8th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica will take place at the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport. There will be a live and silent auction to accompany the afternoon of delicious food, wine and live jazz music by the George Kahn Trio.

Event website: eventbrite.com

Patchwork Show Long Beach

Sunday, November 15th
11AM-5PM

The Patchwork Show is a bi-annual festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. A jury process handpicks all the vendors at the show so you know these crafters are the best of the best!

Event website: dearhandmadelife.com

We ♡ DTLA

Thursday, November 19th
6PM-9PM

Thanks to a collaborative process between the public, private and local community leaders, the city has made it a priority to transform one of LA’s oldest public space, Pershing Square. Last month, Pershing Square Renew officially launched a design challenge to re-envision what Pershing Square could be. We ♡ DTLA will be an event hosted by Nation Builder on the viewing deck of The Biltmore building, where Pershing Square Renew will announce the 10 finalists of the design competition. To learn more about this incredible collaborative effort and the future of Pershing Square, make sure you RSVP!

Event website: designeastoflabrea.org

Los Angeles Auto Show

Friday, November 20th – November 29th

The LA Auto Show is open to the public Nov. 20-29. Discover the latest debuts by the world's leading automotive brands and experience your favorite makes and models, up close and personal. Purchase a pass for unlimited access to the show or book a tour to get the inside scoop from journalists and experts on all the secrets of the show.

Event website: laautoshow.com

Los Angeles Mustache Dache

Sunday, November 22nd
9AM

Starting at the Gene Autry Museum South Lawn, the Mustache Dache is a little bit Freddie Mercury and a little bit Ron Swanson according to the website. What more could you want? So slap on a stache and help support men’s health. The day of will include an Individual 5K, Team 5K and Kids Run for children 8 and under. Men, women and children – everyone’s invited to embrace their inner Mario or Luigi and join in the race and post-race festivities which will include a photo booth, costume contest, food, and more fun.

Event website: mustachedache.com

Turkey Trot LA

Thursday, November 26th
6:45AM-12Noon

Take a scenic 5K or 10K route on the historic streets of Los Angeles at the Turkey Trot LA. There will also be a Widdle Wobble 1K for kids. The first 4,000 participants will get a pair of Turkey Trot soft cotton boxers and all participants will receive finisher medals. The year the Turkey Trot is pairing up with The Midnight Mission which strives to offer a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything.

Event website: turkeytrot.la

Torrance Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 26th
8AM

The City of Torrance Community Services Department will be hosting the 36th Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run.  This 3-mile fun run will include a post run prize drawing for mountain bikes, dinner vouchers, gym memberships and many other outstanding prizes.   All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. Early registration is still available!

Event website: torranceca.gov

What events do you have lined up this month in the Los Angeles area? Leave a comment and share!

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