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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Weekly What To Do: It's A DCon Christmas, Christmas Is Here Early

November 17th at 7:45 PM
Kerckhoff Grand Salon UCLA
 GME is proud to present our 2022-2023 Fall concert! This is an exciting and spectacular event that highlights the talents of our Chamber, Jazz, and Choir groups who have been hard at work perfecting their musical knowledge this Fall Quarter.

November 18th – 20th, 2022
VIPs Only on November 18th
Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C & D
800 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA 92802
$tarts at $25 
DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art!
The simplest way to put it is 3 days / 700 vendors and 350+ artists. We really go for all the amazing stuff that you might find sold out online, meeting artists and selling things that might not be sold again. Grab it, in only one place. 

 Tree Lightings
Wednesday, November 16th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 
The lighting of a glorious 46.5 ft. live White Fir Christmas tree and Santa’s arrival take place at approximately 6:00 pm with a number of activities to enjoy all evening long. Family-friendly festivities begin at 5:00 pm and include complimentary balloon twisting, face painting, a ball pit, bounce house and crafts. Seasonal performances on the Seaport Way stage include holiday trio The Sugarplums at 5:00 pm and Hollywood-based big band jazz ensemble Phat Cat Swinger at 6:30 pm.
Sat, November 19, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Burbank Town Center
This year we are starting off with our Holly Jolly Holiday Tree Lighting! On Saturday, November 19th from 5pm-7pm, tag along with us as toys come to life and Santa lights our tree on our dining terrace! Following the tree lighting ceremony, you are invited to come and enjoy hot festive beverages and decorate an ornament to place on our community tree. This is a free event for everyone to come & spread Christmas cheer together! 
The grand opening celebration is on Wed, November 16, 2022 from 6 - 10 p.m.
Ice is located on the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue at 1324 Fifth St. 
Free for Grand Opening
Skate rental and all-day admission is $20 after the grand opening

November 18 and extending through January 8
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Every year during the joyous season, the park undergoes a complete transformation into a dazzling winter wonderland featuring a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights, miles of beautiful garland and a variety of picturesque settings.

Friday, November 18th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall, City Hall Park Center - South Courtyard
Located on 1st St. between N. Main St. and N. Spring St. in front of LAPD Headquarters 
In collaboration with Councilman Mitch O’Farrell along with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Hall will be illuminated in red in honor and memory of drunk and drugged driving victims.  This will be the first time in MADD Southern California’s history that victims have been honored in such a meaningful way.  Illuminating the lights red will officially acknowledge the kickoff of MADD’s Tie One On for Safety® (TOOFS) campaign.  TOOFS is MADD's longest-running designated driver, and public awareness program.   TOOFS highlights efforts to save lives during one of the most dangerous times of the year on our nation's roadways - the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Nov 19-20 
Pasadena Convention Center
$30 – $50
"We are your local alternative to big Anime conventions hundreds of miles away! We are your alternative to huge, faceless and expensive conventions with long lines that steal your soul and your wallet!We are centrally located in the heart of beautiful Pasadena, California. In 2022 we are going to go bigger and better with more activities, 400 vendors, 45 celebrity guests, more music, more games , awesome panels and much more."

Watch Local: The Discreet Charm of the San Fernando Valley’ Series
SAT NOV 19, 2022 4:00 PM
Los Feliz 3
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of San Fernando-style self-indulgence, EATING RAOUL marked the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.
SAT NOV 19, 2022 7:00 PM
Los Feliz 3
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)
The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns to theaters and campuses across North America this fall, comprised of 10 films — nine recent, along with one restored classic — which deal with both the anxieties and hopes of a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises.
Saturday, November 19th & 20th, 2022 from 10am - 4pm each day
Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, plus much more.  

Nov 19-20
300 E. Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802

ComplexCon is an expertly curated convention and festival that brings the world of Complex to life. This is our generation's World Fair. Come celebrate the best of style, music, sneakers, and art in Long Beach, CA on

Starts Nov 19
7174 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
$tarting at $29 per person - includes 1 throwback cocktail

We’re bringing back Blockbuster in this one-of-a-kind immersive Blockbuster drinking experience. It’s completely inspired by those days in the 90s when roaming Blockbuster’s aisles without aim was actually considered a pretty cool thing to do.


1345 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
 Stranger Things: The Experience is an immersive experience in Los Angeles based on the iconic Netflix show. Be the hero of your own Stranger Things story and unlock your power as you journey through Hawkins Lab alongside your favorite characters. Then enjoy an 80s-style medley of locations and fan-favorite moments with merchandise, food & drinks, photo ops, interactive performers, and more surprises!

NOVEMBER 19 - 20, Noon - Noon
$20 for live audience
Donate what you can online

Live from Los Angeles, it’s Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s 24 Hour Telethon! Kicking off our fundraising season, you’ll see all our talented and terrific friends, both puppets and humans, perform for a telethon that will keep you glued to your screen, laughing and singing along for a whole 24 hours.

Join us at the theater for exclusive live events with surprise guests! Grab a mystery ticket and be utterly delighted as part of our live audience. Limited tickets are now available for nine special, sparkling surprise performances throughout the telethon.

Saturday, Nov 19, 12:00 pm

Nov 21-27