Plan out your month with the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine.
THINGS TO DO
Self Help Graphics & Art Día de los Muertos Celebration; Self Help Graphics & Art
Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the four-decade-old Boyle Heights tradition.
Nov 4, 5
Dapper Day at Disneyland; Disneyland Resort
Get out a bow tie and suspenders or pull together a parasol and pearls for this old-timey meet-up and expo at the happiest place on earth (and its adjoining hotel).
Festival of Flight; Long Beach Airport
Get up close and personal with some aircraft at this annual LGB open house.
Nov 4, 5
Mercado Sagrado; Paramount Ranch
Venture to the Santa Monica Mountains for the bi-annual, earth-loving market.
The Great Los Angeles Walk; Various locations
Debunk all of those cliches about walking in L.A. during this 17-mile urban hike across the city.
Nov 11, 12
Designer Con; Pasadena Convention Center
Find your inner child as more than 150 artists showcase toys, art, design and more.
Find more things to do in our November events calendar.
FOOD & DRINK
Honeycut’s Four-Year Anniversary Party; Honeycut
Celebrate years of stellar cocktails, disco vibes and blacklights at the Downtown bar.
Cocktails, Crafts and Views; OUE Skyspace LA
Start the holiday season off right by learning how to make four holiday cocktails that’ll totally impress your friends.
Yoga + Beer; Brewyard Beer Co.
Take an hour-long yoga class and reward yourself with a beer at this Glendale brewery.
Cole’s 109th Anniversary Celebration; Cole’s
Ring in the Downtown spot’s birthday with a multi-course meal and French dips.
Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Humm at Hotel Bel-Air; Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Treat yourself to a meal from two of the world’s most famous chefs.
Stouts N Staches Fest; Venice
Don your fake mustache or grow out a real one in time for this bar crawl fundraiser that benefits the Movember Foundation.
ARTS & CULTURE
Grand Ave Arts: All Access; Grand Avenue
Celebrate 11 Bunker Hill institutions with free performances, exhibitions and tours at spots like the Broad, MOCA and the Music Center.
Left, Right & Center Live; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Recap a wild year in news and government since the 2016 presidential election at this live edition of the amusing and informative KCRW show.
Nov 10–Apr 9
Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor; Norton Simon Museum
Explore Degas’s lesser known sculptures of horses and dancers.
Nov 12, 18
War of the Worlds; Walt Disney Concert Hall
Watch the alien invasion radio play come to life both inside the concert hall and on Downtown streets through defunct WWII-era sirens.
UCLA Game Art Festival; Hammer Museum
Test out more than 40 games, from serious to silly, at this free innovative festival.
Matthew Weiner in conversation with Susan Orlean; New Roads School
Listen to the Mad Men creator chat with the New Yorker staff writer at this Live Talks L.A. event.
Nov 18–Feb 12
Collections: WCCW five at the Huntington; Huntington Library
The Huntington features new work from seven artists who conducted research within the art museum’s collections.
Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
See a multimedia chronicle of the This American Life host’s storytelling career, followed by an audience Q&A.
Nov 19–Mar 18
Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici; LACMA
View more than 100 works of 18th-century Mexican paintinginthecontextoftheir transatlantic connections.
Nov 19–Apr 15
Tattoo: An Exhibition; Natural History Museum
Explore 5,000 years of the history and motivations behind the art of marking skin with indelible ink, plus stop by an in-museum tattoo parlor.
Through Nov 19
Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity; Paley Center for Media
See how some of your favorite cartoons transitioned from a conceptual sketch to a fleshed out TV show.
Through Jan 1
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors; The Broad
Step inside artist Yayoi Kusama’s vibrant, kaleidoscopic world, featuring six infinity rooms and large-scale installations and artwork from 1950 to the present.
AFI Fest; Hollywood
See future box office hits as well as niche, indie gems at the annual free film fest.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Concert; Hollywood Bowl
Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three: Willy Wonka is coming to the Bowl with a star-studded live-to-film performance.
Nov 24, 26
West Side Story screening; Walt Disney Concert Hall
See David Newman conduct the LA Phil in a live score of the classic film adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein musical.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Daniel Johnston; Orpheum Theatre
Johnston plays his disarmingly honest lo-fi songs with help from Mike Watt, Ben Lee and Silversun Pickups on this farewell tour.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists; Teragram Ballroom
The witty pop-punk performer returns to the L.A. stage with his full band and a new album in tow.
Nov 4, 5
ComplexCon; Long Beach Convention Center
Pharrell Williams curates a cutting-edge mix of art and music that includes N*E*R*D, Gucci Mane, M.I.A. and DJ Khaled.
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein performing the music of Stranger Things; The Theatre at Ace Hotel
The show’s composers (and members of Survive) perform their compositions from the hit Netflix show.
Nov 10, 11
Morrissey; Hollywood Bowl
British national treasure Morrissey brings his Smiths and solo hits to the Bowl for two nights of tongue-in-cheek crooning. Billy Idol, inexplicably, opens.
Tropicália Festival; Queen Mary Events Park
Celebrate Mexican heritage with music from Los Tigres del Norte and locals Chicano Batman.
LCD Soundsystem; Hollywood Palladium
With a post-retirement record and five nights of shows, James Murphy proves he isn’t losing his edge.
Circle V: A Music, Activism + Food Event; The Regent Theater
See sets from Moby, Waka Flacka Flame, Dreamcar, Reggie Watts and more at this pro-vegan music and food fest.
Nov 24, 25
RL Grime; Shrine Expo Hall
The local trap star sets up for two nights at the Shrine.
Stars; Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
The indie outfit melds chamber- and synth-pop into heart-swelling songs of melancholia.
Find more shows in our November concert calendar.
L.A. Dance Project; The Wallis
The Benjamin Millepied–led collective begins its residency at the Wallis with four regional premieres.
Nov 3–Dec 17
The Man Who Came to Dinner; Actors Co-op
The old-time play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman still seems fresh because all of us have had a houseguest who just won’t leave.
Nov 5–Dec 31
Spamilton; Kirk Douglas Theatre
Musical-satire mastermind Gerard Alessandrini’s latest sendup follows Lin-Manuel Miranda (a character, not the actual actor) in a quest to save Broadway with his writing and a hip-hop musical.
Nov 7–Dec 10
Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical; Geffen Playhouse
Perhaps best described as a new musical with familiar tunes, this one tells the story of “a woman not ready to let go.”
Nov 7–Dec 3
King Charles III; Pasadena Playhouse
Queen Elizabeth II is no more and Charles accedes to the throne in this “future history play.”
Nov 10–Dec 16
deLEARious; Atwater Village Theatre
Neither King James I nor Shakespeare can focus in this silly but intelligent musical within a musical.
Nov 21–Dec 31
Something Rotten!; Ahmanson Theatre
Two brothers stuck in the shadow of the Bard set out to write the first musical.
Nov 28–Dec 17
The Heart of Robin Hood; The Wallis
The classic tale receives a rogue Icelandic interpretation in this swashbuckling, acrobatic production.
Through Dec 30
Hamilton; Pantages Theatre
Don’t miss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical and Broadway’s hottest ticket during its L.A. run.
See more of November’s must-see theater productions.
Nov 1–Jan 15
ICE at Santa Monica; Santa Monica
Bundle up and glide around an ice rink just blocks from the beach at the Santa Monica attraction.
A California Christmas at the Grove; The Grove
Watch the holidays come to the Grove as L.A.’s shopping mall metropolis lights up its Christmas tree with a slew of special guests.
Nov 16–Jan 15
Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square; Pershing Square
Skate around a warm-weather winter wonderland with the Downtown L.A. skyline as your backdrop at this seasonal ice rink.
Nov 17–Jan 7
LA Zoo Lights; Los Angeles Zoo
Stroll through the Griffith Park zoo grounds as the festive tradition returns with more lights and an exclusive cocktail party.
Turkey Trot Los Angeles; Grand Park
Celebrate Thanksgiving with this catchall family-friendly event along Downtown’s Spring Street.
Nov 19–Jan 7
Enchanted: Forest of Light; Descanso Gardens
Stroll through the La Cañada Flintridge botanical garden as a one-mile stretch of its hillside property is transformed into interactive, sparkly displays.
Hollywood Christmas Parade; Hollywood
Watch floats and bands make their way through Hollywood during this 84-year-old tradition.