Do the Doo! Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

November 21st, 2019

The holidays are coming and one of the most creative local traditions is the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. Sure, Pasadena is known for the Rose Parade with its accomplished bands, performers, and perfectly made floats. But the Doo Dah is something really special. It began way back in the day in 1978. This eclectic parade is an exuberant event is that’s very homemade, expressive, and whimsical which makes it very down to earth and a feast of the imagination. You might see a drill team dressed as unicorns. Or a caravan of adults riding Big Wheel toys. If you’ve never been, it’s a must! The parade takes place on November 24.

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Road ready: LA Auto Show

November 18th, 2019

From November 22-December 1, explore the exciting world of automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Discover stunning concept cars, your favorite automotive brands, electric & hybrid cars, and so much more. This is where car culture reigns supreme. Meet the designers, the manufacturers, and fellow enthusiasts. See the latest trends and what’s in store for the future of transportation.

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Get crafty: Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles

November 14th, 2019

There’s nothing like a handmade gift, especially for the holidays. Put a creative twist on your holiday shopping this year at the Renegade Craft Fair. It takes place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on November 23 and 24. It has a ton of amazing vendors and incredible creativity displayed. There will over 300 giftable makers and designers, artisan food trucks, and seasonal libations and fun workshops to participate in. Inspiration will be everywhere.

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The best of the best at AFI Fest

November 11th, 2019

AFI Fest, presented by the American Film Institute, screens international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers at multiple theaters. Each fall, AFI FEST presents the year’s most significant films at special locations including the Hollywood Roosevelt and Chinese Theatre. This world-class event has unique programming, screenings, panels and conversations with emerging and acclaim directors, actors, and writers. It showcases more than 125 films. AFI Fest 2019 takes place between November 14-21.

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Sip & shop: Hotel Bel-Air’s Holiday Market

November 10th, 2019

Do some early holiday shopping at Hotel Bel Air’s Holiday Market! It takes place on their on their Front Lawn and includes local and extremely talented artisans and local chefs with handcrafted goods. Vendors include Olive and Poppy, L’or Atelier, The Little Market, Voyage et Cie, Holbrook Candle, Gourmet Blends, Valmont, Gorjana, MalibuBasics, Amber Sakai, Hotel Bel-Air Pastry Team, Alfred, Bandier and Les Gamins.

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American Indian Fair at The Autry: NOVEMBER 9 – 10

November 7th, 2019

Nothing compares to something that is handmade. A wonderful place to find a wide array of beautiful handmade items is the American Indian Fair at the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. It’s the largest fair of its kind in the nation. Discover works from 200 artists from over 40 nations. There’s basketry, pottery, fine art, textiles, carvings, modern art, jewelry, photography, and more. In addition, there will be authentic performances, short plays, and kid’s activities. This is the perfect event to do some holiday shopping for loved ones or yourself.

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Wake up! Los Angeles Coffee Festival

November 4th, 2019

Attention coffee lovers! It’s time to get your beans on at the Los Angeles Coffee Festival on November 8. Discover international and local roasters, seasonal drinks, traditional hot or blended beverages, and shop it up for coffee makers, accessories and more. Meet & greet with those in the know, learn expert techniques, and make new friends too. Coffee time is always a good time. For more places to get coffee close to home, check out the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Interactive Map!

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