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53 amazing things happening in L.A. this November 2017

Enchanted: Forest of Light
Photograph: Michael Juliano

Plan out your month with the city's best concerts, culture and cuisine.


Nov 4
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).

Nov 4
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.

Nov 18
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.


Nov 2
Honeycut’s Four-Year Anniversary Party; Honeycut

Celebrate years of stellar cocktails, disco vibes and blacklights at the Downtown bar.

Nov 4
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.

Nov 5
Yoga + Beer; Brewyard Beer Co.

Take an hour-long yoga class and reward yourself with a beer at this Glendale brewery.

Nov 10
Cole’s 109th Anniversary Celebration; Cole’s

Ring in the Downtown spot’s birthday with a multi-course meal and French dips.

Nov 15
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.

Nov 18
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.


Nov 4
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.

Nov 9
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.

Nov 14
UCLA Game Art Festival; Hammer Museum

Test out more than 40 games, from serious to silly, at this free innovative festival.

Nov 16
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.

Nov 18
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.


Nov 9–16
AFI Fest; Hollywood

See future box office hits as well as niche, indie gems at the annual free film fest.

Nov 12
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.


Nov 2
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.

Nov 3
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.

Nov 8
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.

Nov 11
Tropicália Festival; Queen Mary Events Park

Celebrate Mexican heritage with music from Los Tigres del Norte and locals Chicano Batman.

Nov 17–21
LCD Soundsystem; Hollywood Palladium

With a post-retirement record and five nights of shows, James Murphy proves he isn’t losing his edge.

Nov 18
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.

Nov 28–30
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.


Nov 2–4
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.

Nov 12
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.

Nov 23
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.

Nov 26
Hollywood Christmas Parade; Hollywood

Watch floats and bands make their way through Hollywood during this 84-year-old tradition.



Meranda C

Scot Nery's Boobie Trap should definitely be on this list