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November 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles

Plan your month with our November 2020 events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do, festivals and our favorite fall concerts

Enchanted: Forest of Light
Photograph: Michael Juliano

There are plenty of things to do in our November events calendar before you need to start thawing that turkey. Balance the upcoming holidays with equal parts generosity—try one of these volunteer opportunities—and gluttony—gorge on the best pies in Los Angeles. So bundle up for an early peek at Christmas lights and take advantage of all there is to do in our November 2019 events calendar.

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Time Out loves

Julie Mehretu
Art, Painting

“Julie Mehretu”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Miracle Mile

A co-presentation with New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA takes a first-ever mid-career look at the Ethiopian-American artist’s striking large-scale abstractions, with 35 paintings and 40 works on paper.

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia/Minnaert
Art, Design

“With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985”

Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, Downtown

See colorful, abstract and pattern-driven works of painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art and performance documentation in this survey of the Pattern and Decoration movement, which defiantly embraced forms typically held to be inferior to “fine art.”

Things to do, Exhibitions

“Natural History of Horror”

It’s alive. It’s alive! The Natural History Museum is taking a look at the science and history that inspired some of film’s most iconic, hideous creatures.

Photograph: Courtesy the Peninsula Beverly Hills
Things to do

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles can be tough like an overcooked turkey—especially if you're without plans. Make sure that doesn't happen with our Thanksgiving guide.