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Published November 1, 2023

What's Happening in LA This Month

A go-to guide for noteworthy events, activities, and things to do in LA this November. 馃馃崄

by Los Angeles Bucket List

There鈥檚 something magic about a sunny California winter, and Los Angeles certainly rolls out a seasonal feast of exciting activities to enjoy in November. From Wine Wednesdays at the Cinema Club, the famed LA Auto Show, ice skating in DTLA, and extraordinary Murder Mystery parties in a literal castle鈥攖he City of Angels has it all. Let鈥檚 get into it.

20+ Fun Things to Do in LA November

ACTIVITIES

Wednesdays: Spend Wine Wednesday at the Cinema Club from a comfy high-back chair on the roof鈥攖aking in cult classic films like La La Land with a panoramic view of La-La Land.

All month: Enjoy the IRL Family Guy Experience, with a working Drunken Clam and an immersive mini golfing experience dedicated to the Griffins.

November 2: Join the global symbol of human rights for refugee children with the LA section of  Walk with Amal, appearing at the Santa Monica pier as the sun sets for music and dance.

November 2: Attend the closing of the altar display at Grand Park Downtown Dia de los Muertos, and see their screening of the 1960 film Macario.

November 3, 4, 11, 17 & 18: Experience a legendary Murder Mystery Experience, sleuthing across four floors at Castle Ivar, complete with a seasonal feast and four hours of open cocktail bar.

November 10: Join a special Veterans Day Ceremony at Santa Monica Pier, flanked with musical performances and soldiers swearing-in ceremonies.

November 10鈥11: Ready player 1鈥檚 for Night Games鈥攁 weekend of immersive gameplay under the stars at the Jerry Moss Plaza.

November 16: Glide across the in-season ice skating rink in DTLA, combining the best of winter fun with the LA sun.

November 17: Walk the artfully glowing path of Lightscape at Arboretum, returning with spectacular installations, food trucks, and Santa appearances for the family.

November 17: Stroll the LA Zoo after dark to take in their delightful light-up holiday tradition.

November 17鈥26: Experience an automotive extravaganza at the L.A. Auto Show from November 17-26, with surprises like Robert Downey Jr.'s eco-friendly car transformations and Kevin Hart's personal collection. Dive into unique showcases, including Mister Cartoon's Ice Cream Truck and iconic cars from the Fast & Furious franchise. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event packed with celebrity showcases and thrilling exhibits!

November 23: Work off some Thanksgiving calories with a 5K or 10K Turkey run or walk! (There鈥檚 even a 1K 鈥渨obble鈥 for the little turkeys among us).

 

FOOD & DINING

Now Open: Try Smorgasburg-hit Lei鈥檇鈥s new brick-and-mortar bakery of Hawaiian cookies with coconut and chocolate.

Now Open: Dine on elevated Mexican classics at the newly opened Atla in Venice.

November 5: Make the perfect pasta dough pici noodles in this Italian Date Night cooking class.

Wednesdays & select Fridays: Create personalized DIY Hand Rolls at Kaviar, along with complimentary champagne and apps!

All month: Experience the tastes of Malibu with a Saddlerock wine flight and charcuterie board.

 

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

November 2 & 3: See an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra-scored screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at the Pantages Theater.  

November 4 & 18: Belly laugh at Cocktails & Comedy, known for hosting comedians from CONAN, America鈥檚 Got Talent, and HBO.

November 8: Step back in time at the Old Fashioned: a night of magic, music, and burlesque at The Velvet Martini Lounge!

November 9: Bask for three nights in Cabo San Lucas at Chasing Sunsets鈥攆illed with pool and beach parties at Mango Deck featuring Deorro, Ship Wrek, and Audien.

November 11 & 12: Attend Camp Flog Gnaw, a Tyler the Creator-curated two-day hip-hop fest and carnival, featuring SZA, Tyler the Creator, Lil Yachty, and more. 

November 24: Visit the Youtube Theatre to hear the powerhouse vocals of LP Lovelines.

All month: Try the newly founded speakeasy Cold Shoulder, hidden behind a bookcase in Blue Collar, serving pristine cocktails in a 鈥渢opsy-turvy鈥 space. 

 

ARTS & CULTURE

Now Open: Visit a restored Japanese Heritage Sh艒ya House, surrounded by gardens and greenery.

Now Open: Visit the Sturt Haaga Gallery to see the Shape + Form exhibit at Descanso Gardens鈥攄rawing inspiration from biology, transparent botanicals, custom-blown glass, and a surreal ambiance.

November 12: Join the Speakeasy Garden Loft for a deep dive into relationship dynamics from Club Rewire鈥檚 licensed therapist, then craft a personalized Resin Art coaster with a meaningful word from the session to honor your experience.

November 17鈥19: Attend five unique theater experiences鈥攊ncluding Q&A鈥檚, playwriting workshops, and the reading of the brand new play LEMON YELLOW KITCHEN鈥攁ll at the 5th annual Playreading Festival.

All month: See the Hammer Museum鈥檚 emerging artist biennial exhibit, 鈥淎cts of Living,鈥 which is focused on art mixing with everyday life. 

 

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