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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Thanksgiving Weekend 2023

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and possibly go outside this weekend to enjoy it.
WED NOV 22, 2023 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Steve Martin and John Candy star in John Hughes’ classic tale of holiday travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight advertising executive trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. When his flight is rerouted to Wichita, he reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure that includes various modes of transportation, hilarious mishaps, and unforgettable rental car shenanigans.
THURSDAY  November 23th, 2023 from 8:00am to noon. 5k starts at 8:00am and 10k starts at 9:00am. Dog Jog starts at 7:30 a.mPacket pickup opens at 6:45am on race day.
Downtown Los Angeles. The race starts and finishes in front of City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

THURSDAY – November 23 , 1pm
Set in NOHO

Too late to register, but would be fun to watch either if up that early on Thanksgiving. Plus, people where funny turkey hats.

Holiday Road Los Angeles
November 24 – December 27

"Holiday Road is the premiere holiday experience. Expect to see some larger than life holiday displays, thousands of lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elves, countless candy canes and all of your favorite holiday cheer!" 

The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola opens November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 at L.A. LIVE! Skate your way into the holiday season. Bring your friends, plan your date night, or enjoy the ice rink before and after a game or concert!

Open Select Dates: Nov. 24th - Jan 7th!
OC Fair and Event Center.
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
32 days and nights of winter-themed fun for families, groups of friends and dates. Featuring over a million lights, massive holiday decor, and thrilling snow and ice activities, Winter Fest OC presents a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland experience that promises endless opportunities for memory-making. Guests can enjoy all-new attractions, live entertainment, unique photo opportunities, seasonal food and drinks, shopping, and so much more through January 7th.
Hikari - A Festival of Lights
Hikari opens on Black Friday! (November 24th)
Tanaka Farms
Parking $10  One parking pass required per vehicle
Adults (13 years+) $25  - $35  Prices displayed on the booking calendar reflect a $10 Parking Pass + one Adult ticket.
Join us for a celebration filled with joy and light! Loosely translated, Hikari means “shine” in Japanese, and this holiday season we have really made Tanaka Farms shine with over a million twinkling lights!

Grab a hot cocoa and take a cozy Wagon Ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the “Land of a Thousand Lanterns!”  Once off the wagon, you will wander through the light displays, with photo opportunities throughout.
KAIJU SHOW! - Giant Robot Store Exhibition
Sat, Nov 25 - Sun, Dec 10, 2023
Giant Robot Store, 2015 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 
Friday November 24th for our second annual DAMN THE MAN - FREE PINBALL ALL DAY extravaganza!! And this time with a side of KRISSY’S PINGOLF!! All machines will be on free play from open to close AND for $5 you can play a round of pingolf! Tee times are from 12pm to 7pm WINNER TAKES ALL!! 
Fri, Nov 24 8pm
MUBI Microcinema - Vidiots' intimate 35-seat microcinema

Vidiots welcomes you to a very special Black Friday screening of the mixtape of over 100 mall movie scenes. Media Mixologist Company Incorporated brings you an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride full of sex, romance, escalators, shoot-outs, car chases, killer robots, zombies, explosions and (of course) shopping all set in a celluloid mall!  Watch out as a flurry of cars crash through the mall But that’s nothing in comparison to the shoot out of all shoot outs, with bullets flying from everywhere, leading up to a Hellevator sequence to make you lose your head before a gloriously bloody orgy of killings, all culminating in over one dozen mall explosions!  Leave the kids at home and hold onto your seats, because a trip to the mall has never been more exciting than this! 
Saturday, November 25, 2023
8:00 PM
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
$12.00 - $16.00
The Alex Film Society will present the 25th Annual Three Stooges Big Screen Event! in association with C3 Entertainment, Inc. This year, in honor of a quarter century of Stooge-inspired mayhem, our A-1 Deluxe Selection Committee has curated the “Best of The Best” from the many Stooges shorts we’ve screened over the years.

November 25, 2023 - December 10, 2023
Opening Reception / Nov 25, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801 
Gallery Nucleus welcomes back acclaimed illustrator Junko Mizuno for the first phase of a series of solo shows. Junko is creating artwork based on the major and minor Arcana, which will culminate in a spectacularly unique Tarot deck. 
Sunday, November 26th, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine St to Sunset Blvd. and west on Sunset Blvd. back to Orange Drive.

Knott's Merry Farm
November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024

The holiday spirit shines bright at Knott's Merry Farm this year, taking place November 17 through January 7. Experience a Knott's Christmas celebration with winter wonderland-inspired décor transforming the entire park into a classic holiday festival, featuring a landscape of thousands of twinkling lights, miles of themed garland, jumbo snowflakes, and a variety of picturesque seasonal settings. Knott's Merry Farm offers Christmas activities for families and joyful experiences inspired by the spirit of the holidays.

This holiday season, park-goers of all ages can enjoy Christmas shows like Home for the Holidays, a musical revue featuring classic Christmas tunes, holiday lights, magical dancing toys, and dazzling snow, all set on an elaborate, transforming wintertime stage. The holiday season at Knott's Merry Farm also means a return of the beloved ice show starring the famous beagle, the Peanuts Gang, and a cast of world-class ice skaters.

'Tis the season for delectable holiday dining food that can't be found anywhere else and only offered this time of year. Guests can indulge in traditional holiday classics with a twist, including the Gobble Gobble - Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry on a Baked Potato or in a Mac and Cheese Sourdough Bowl.

The streets of Calico play host to a Christmas Crafts Village offering one-of-a-kind gift ideas and a magical Snow and Glow experience dancing to the beat of holiday music. Guests can experience Santa's Christmas Cabin, a nightly Parkwide Holiday Lighting Moment, plus so much more this wondrous winter season at Knott's Merry Farm.
The Culver Theater
9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Blood Drive Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. Added Thursday nights to the line-up and themed nights in August and September.

American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge - Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night
Electric Dusk Drive-In-A drive-in, haven't you missed them?