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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

Jerrell Gibbs, Pac, Thugz Mansion
Photograph: Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim


UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills

See works from six young, emerging black artists in this UTA Artist Space show curated by Mariane Ibrahim Lenhardt. Figurative works from Jarvis Boyland, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Jerrell Gibbs, Marcus Jahmal, Clotilde Jiménez and Vaughn Spann dive into and upend narratives about race and living in a “post-racial” America.

Art, Photography

“Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again”

The Broad, Downtown

“I Will Greet the Sun Again” will make you angry: angry about the subjugation of women around the world, angry over entire populations being unwelcome in their own homelands and angry that such a beautiful body of work from Shirin Neshat hasn’t been on display in Los Angeles before.

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.”

Photograph: Courtesy Stanley Kubrick/Museum of the City of New York/SK Film Archives LLC
Things to do, Exhibitions

“Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs”

Skirball Cultural Center, Westside

Years before he'd put the unmistakable imagery of 2001 and The Shining to celluloid, Stanley Kubrick was a teenage photojournalist in New York. The Skirball is celebrating that lesser-known period in Kubrick's career with a collection of over 130 of his photographs.

Things to do, Exhibitions

“Natural History of Horror”

Natural History Museum, USC/Exposition Park

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.