November 2018 Super Cool Events Calendar
Guests coming to visit? Need to unwind before they get here? This Super event calendar will give you plenty of options to handle them before and after they arrive. Enjoy.
One of my favorite events of the year. Craftsman Weekend is the annual flagship tour weekend for Pasadena Heritage. All things Arts & Crafts architecture happen on these four days. There are seminars on restoration, walking tours, self-driving tours, bus tours, special events and furnishings and art sales. Events start on Thursday and run through Monday with the big event being the drive yourself House Tour on Sunday Nov 11th. If historic architecture is your thing, then this is your weekend. LINK
An Evening with Tom Hanks
Nov 14th 8pm
American’s favorite actor hosts a night of his recently published collection of short story fiction.
Hanks surprises fans of his acting with an innate talent for comedic writing. Tickets include a copy copy of the book. LINK
LAPD Hiring Event
Nov 17 7am-12:30pm
Think you could be a great cop or know someone that has been thinking about a career in law enforcement? Well here is your chance to see if you have what it takes. Written Test and Fitness test done on site. Bring your running shoes. LINK
Pershing Square Holiday ice Rink Opens
Nov 15 -Jan 21
The annual ice skating rink at Pershing square opens this month. With so much going on in DTLA these days, you can make a real big city outing of it. Getting to Pershing Square is easy. You can drive and park under the actual park or take the Metro to the Pershing Square Station (note transfer required if coming from Pasadena).
Once at Pershing Square, you have a bunch of options to flank your skating session. On the West side of the park on Olive is Pitchoun Bakery. Their amazing homemade hot chocolate and a pastries are ideal starters for a cool evening of skating. After skating your hearts content, you can grab a quick cocktail or a bite to eat at either the lobby of the historic Biltmore Hotel (check out their amazing holiday tree) or get rooftop views over at Perch on the North east corner of the park (be wary of lines that form after 9pm on weekends). There is also an ice rink at LA Live(opens Nov. 10th) but I don’t think that one is half as cool as the full Downtown experience. LINK
Enchanted: Forest of Light
Nov 17- Jan 6
The annual enchanted event at Descanso Gardens is ideal for just about everyone. Little kids will be mesmerized with the nighttime lights and interactive areas, parents will love the controlled chaos (and the wine & beer), singles will see it as an impressive date night or a blast with friends while couples will be enchanted by the romantic lighting and cozy nature. If you haven’t done Enchanted yet, I highly recommend it, it will quickly become a holiday tradition. LINK
Rose Bowl Turkey Trot 5K
Nov 22nd 8am-10:30am
Feel guilty about the mass consumption of calories on Turkey Day? Don’t want to spend your morning listening to Uncle Phil talk politics? Well, the Turkey Trot may be the solution to your holiday woes. This first annual 5k can be ran or walked (whichever Uncle Phil doesn’t do). The 5 kilometer loop is suitable for all ages. Entry $25 LINK
A Very Hoppy Thanksgiving
Nov 22nd Noon -6pm
The Altadena based non-profit Bunny Museum is hosting a Thanksgiving themed day where kids and adults can learn everything possible about bunny rabbits and even see some live ones. Not recommended for pre-schoolers and note there is a separate area that covers the history of cruelty to rabbits. More info: LINK
Winter Festival at The Langham
Nov 25th 4pm-7pm
The elegance of the Langham is sure to impress your visiting holiday guests.
Part of their Heritage with Heart event series, the annual tree-lighting event includes refreshments, seasonal nibbles, a visit from Santa and cookie decorating for the kids.
Proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth House charity.
Tickets $45. LINK
Mars InSight Lander Landing Party
Nov 26th 10am-1pm
Caltech and the Planetary Society team up to host a viewing party as the newest robotic explorer touches down on the planet of Mars. Live Streaming of direct NASA footage as well as commentary from people way smarter than us explaining this amazing feat and how it could lead to humans on Mars. Touchdown is expected at noon local time (that is 30 after bleep blorp Mars time). Limited seating, arrive early to guarantee a seat. LINK
As a rapidly growing part of the LA Auto Show, AutoMobility is all things technology for cars. New vehicle debuts, self-driving cars, design and technology competitions, networking and exhibits all about the disruption of automotive technology. Futurists and automobile fans will love this. LINK
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