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November 2013 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles

Event Date

Event Description




Nov. 2

Discovery Days

This month’s theme is What Would you put in your Pickup Truck? Drop in arts and crafts with storytelling at 2 pm. Design your own pickup truck and fill the bed with things you are thankful for.

1-4 pm

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

$15 adults, $10 students, $5 children (ages 3-12)

Nov. 2

Day of the Dead Celebration

Enjoy music, dance and theater performances. Design calavera masks, assemble an herb sachet and more.

12-4 pm

Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main St., Los Angeles

(213) 542-6200


Nov. 2

Pumpkin Launch

Excite your family with flying pumpkins launched by giant trebuchets. You can also participate in hands-on activities and challenges.

10 am-2 pm

Cal State Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd., Fullerton


Nov. 2-3

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

Pinata breaking, children’s workshops, face painting, strolling Mariachi bands and Aztec dancing. Enjoy colorful, ancient Mexican ceremonies in honor of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, entertainment and Novenaria processions.

10 am-8 pm

El Pueblo Historical Monument

Los Angeles St. at Alameda St.,

Los Angeles


Nov. 3

Simi Valley SnowFest Arts and Crafts Fair

Bring your kids to the snow in Simi Valley! Sled runs, games and crafts.  

10 am-4 pm

Rancho Madera Community Park

556 Lake Park Dr., Simi Valley

Free admission, cost for some activities.

Nov. 5

Free Family Night: Native Traditions

Through stories and songs, learn about the local people’s indigenous tools, instruments, games and clothing. Make your own Native American art piece.

4-8 pm


480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Nov. 9

Target Free Family Saturday: Awesome Autumn

Make and take activities inspired that celebrate the fall, a cooking project to make a fall harvest salad, a drum circle, story time with author Janet Mitsui Brown and more.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First St., Los Angeles


Nov. 9

Los Angeles Veterans Celebration Event

An event for honoring veterans and the community. Music, children’s activities, a resource fair and free food.

10 am-4 pm

Port of Los Angeles, Berth 87

Adjacent to the USS Iowa Battleship

250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro


Nov. 9-10

Grand Opening Celebration for the Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Animal Entertainment, pet adoption, tours of the new center and more.

10-4  Saturday

11-4  Sunday

3580 Willow Lane

Thousand Oaks


Nov. 9-10

Japanese Garden Festival

Taiko drummers, Ikebana flower arranging display, garden walk, cultural family activities and a kimono fashion show.

9 am-4:30 pm

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada

Adults: $9, Seniors/Students: $6, Children: $4

Nov. 9-10

Autumn Festival

Celebrate a variety of Asian cultures through music, crafts, food, storytelling, dance, demonstrations and more.  

9 am-5 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

$25.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-11.

Nov. 11

Book Reading and Animal Show

Children's author and naturalist Diane Lang will reads from her book, Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved. She will also share her collection of less-loved animals, such as spiders, snakes and vultures.

2 pm

Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center

26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas

Free with two hours free parking.

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Commemoration

North American AT-6 Flyover, live musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display and a program honoring all branches of our military.

10:30 am-3 pm

Ronald Reagan Library

40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley

Free for all special activities. Regular admission rates apply for museum entrance.

Nov. 16

The Magic of Tony Daniels

Come join the Reptile Family and experience the wonder and excitement of real live reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids! Spiders, frogs, turtles, snakes and more!

1 pm

Porter Ranch Library

11371 Tampa Ave.,



Nov. 16

World City

This month’s performance brings together the Tecza Puppet Theatre and the Warsaw Village Band. The theatre is dedicated to rich traditional Polish storytelling. The band plays authentic Polish instruments such as the 17th century Suka violin.

11 am and 12:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free, arrive early to get tickets.

Nov. 16

Thanksgiving Craft and Storytime

Enjoy Thanksgiving stories and songs, and then make a colorful pine cone turkey.  

4 pm

Venice-Abbott Kinney Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd.,



Nov. 17

Kids in the Courtyard: Once Upon a Bead

String a beaded story on a bracelet or band and explore the beadwork on display in Powerful Bodies: Zulu Arts of Personal Adornment.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum, UCLA North Campus, Los Angeles

Free; parking at the nearby UCLA lot is $12 for the day

Nov. 17

Andell Family Sundays

Animals in Japanese Art

Explore LACMA’s Japanese art collection and then take part in an art workshop making scrolls, screens and more.

12:30 pm


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with museum admission. Register to be a NexGen member and admission is free for each child/adult pair.

Nov. 17

Walk Cabrillo

Guided visit to the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

2-3:30 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Dr., San Pedro


Nov. 17

Native Ways

Walk in the footsteps of the local natives and learn how everyday things are made from indigenous materials. An easy stroll and hands-on activities with tools, arts and more.

1-3 pm

Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills


Nov. 17

Family Flicks: The Princess Bride
This fantasy adventure is a classic hit. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.

11 am

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $3

Nov. 22

Holiday in the Park

A joyful evening of in-store events, street caroling, gifts and prizes. Enjoy community entertainment, photos with Santa, roving choirs, musicians, food trucks, tons of fun for kids and lip-smacking treats for everyone.

5-9 pm

Magnolia Blvd. between Buena Vista and the city limits, and on Hollywood Way between Chandler and Clark.


Nov. 23

Junior Scientist

This month’s theme is awesome archaeology. Discover how the early peoples of Los Angeles spent their time, and what their belongings can tell us. This program includes demonstrations, activities and up-close encounters.

10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with admission.

Nov. 17-Dec. 15 weekends only

Winter Sawdust Festival

Visit booths to view and purchase handmade crafts, jewelry and art. For kids, there are art projects, a real snow play field, live holiday entertainment, daily visits with Santa.

10 am-6 pm

935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Adult: $6, Children ages 6-12: $3, Children ages 5 and younger: Free

Nov. 23

Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

Told from the perspectives of Cinderella and her stepsister, this new take on the classic tale delivers lessons of empathy, sportsmanship and respect.

3 pm

Stella Adler Theatre

6773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles,


Nov. 23-24

25th Anniversary Weekend

Activities honoring the museum’s history and collections that have helped tell the diverse stories of the American West. Enjoy special gallery tours, screenings of Gene Autry films and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt to find objects that visitors selected as their favorites through a yearlong voting process. Share your stories with the Autry through interactive storytelling stations.

10 am-5 pm

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Students: $6, Children: 4 (ages 3-12)

Nov. 24

Nature Walk

Take a guided walk on the Madrona Marsh Preserve and learn about the flora and fauna that live in our captivating vernal marsh. You'll see how living things interact in their habitat and learn the value of wetlands in our urban environment.

10 am-12 pm

Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance


Nov. 24

Hanukkah Family Festival

This year’s festival is focused on Gratitude for Freedom. Celebrate with drop- in art workshops, live entertainment and family tours.

11 am-4 pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Seniors and Students: $7, Children 12 and under: $5

Nov. 30

Snow on Via Rodeo

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Via Rodeo and experience the magic of snow falling from the rooftops on Via Rodeo!

3-7 pm

Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way, Beverly Hills


Nov. 30

Native American Weaving Craft

Looking for a unique gift to give for this holiday season?

Learn how to weave with art teacher Peggy Hasegawa.

3 pm

Hollywood Regional Library

1623 N. Ivar Ave.,

Los Angeles


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