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What You’re Doing This Week: Nov. 25

November 25, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

(credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Kick off this holiday season with flashy, award winning “green” cars, chilling ice palaces and adorable sea otter pups after a delicious Thanksgiving lunch. And, this week would not be complete without a concert from the pop prince himself: Justin Timberlake. From Thanksgiving to pop idols, this week will surely not disappoint. Happy Thanksgiving!

(credit: L.A Auto Show)

(credit: L.A Auto Show)

Monday, November 25

LA Auto Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151
www.laautoshow.com

Race to the LA Auto Show to view the hottest cars of 2013! Visitors will get a look at world debuts from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche as well as the latest Vehicles from Hyundai, Subaru, BMW and Toyota to name a few. Whether you are taking notes on your next economical compact vehicle or attending to look at your dream luxury car for you, this is the car show to be at. The 2013 L.A. Auto show runs through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

(Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

(Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, November 26

Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
www.staplescenter.com

LIVE NATION presents Justin Timberlake and the 20/20 Experience Tour for one night only at the STAPLES Center this Tuesday. If you haven’t heard the new double album Justin Timberlake recently released, you are definitely missing out. This true talent is a pop sensation mixing R&B with soulful tunes. Tickets to the event range from $49.50 to $175.00 depending on where you sit at STAPLES. For ticket information as well as information about the event, call the Staples Center Box Office at (213) 742-7340. Can’t find tickets for today? Timberlake and his 20/20 Experience World Tour are also live at STAPLES center on Nov. 27.

(credit: Mikah Smillie)

(credit: Mikah Smillie)

Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance
601 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2772
www.centertheatregroup.org

Award-winning choreographer/director Matthew Bourne brings his Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance to the Ahmanson Theater. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the classic story tale of a young, cursed girl who sleeps for 100 years awakes in a modern day world. Bourne’s Sleeping beauty retains Tchaikovsky’s music score from the original ballet. Bourne also changes the historical time as well as the appearance of the prince. “Sleeping Beauty” is recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets are available by calling (213) 972-4400, visiting online at www.centertheatregroup.org or in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre.

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Wednesday, November 27

Garden Tour At The Getty Museum
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300
www.getty.edu

This Thanksgiving week, take a drive up to the mountain top perched Getty Museum and explore the beautiful grounds of this art-oriented campus. The Museum offers a great tour of the gardens of the Getty. Meet the guide under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum and discover the stunning property.

(credit: Dan Levine/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Dan Levine/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday, November 28

Westside Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration

St. Anne Catholic Church and School
2015 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 394-3153
www.westsidethanksgiving.org

While Thanksgiving is a holiday to eat and be with your family, its also important to give back. This season, make a difference by volunteering at the 2013 Westside Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration. Held at St. Anne Catholic Church & School, volunteers can work one of five work shifts: 6am, 8am, 10am, noon, and 2pm. Simply show up at the volunteer entrance at the site and you will be assigned a serving job. Make sure to dress comfortably and warmly in case it is chilly outside as well. Dinner is served to the homeless as well as low income families who are in need of a good Thanksgiving meal. As part of the holiday give back, there will be a children’s carnival and clothing distribution. Donations are always accepted as well.

(credit: istockphoto)

(credit: istockphoto)

Thanksgiving Day Lunch at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific,
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Spend Thanksgiving at the Aquarium surrounded by sea otters and the entire Aquarium family! A thanksgiving buffet will be served in the Aquarium’s Cafe Scuba where menu items include herb roasted turkey, sweet butter mash potatoes with pan gravy, pumpkin pie and more! After lunch, meet sea otter Chloe! A rescued sea otter pup, Chloe is the newest member of the sea otter exhibit and a great addition. Thanksgiving lunch hours are from 11:00am – 5:00pm and prices range from $17 to $35 depending on age.

(credit: Santa Monica Place)

(credit: Santa Monica Place)

Friday, November 29

HGTV Holiday House
Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Plae
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-8333
www.santamonicaplace.com

Get cozy inside the HGTV Holiday House at Santa Monica Place today! The life-sized gingerbread house will be home to Santa through December 24th. Shoppers can meet with Santa, enjoy festive light shows, free demonstrations and activities for the entire family that will surely get you into the holiday spirit. Family Pets can also get in on the fun with a photo opp with Jolly Old Nick on Monday Dec 2, 9 and 16. For a complete list of seasonal festivities, Santa’s photo hours and holiday events at Santa Monica Place. visit www.santamonicaplace.com

(credit: Staples Center)

(credit: Staples Center)

A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-6020
www.yogabbagabbalive.com

DJ Lance and the Yo Gabba Gabba bunch will be at the Nokia on Friday November 29th for two great shows! “A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!” will have kids on their feet grooving along to popular YGG songs such as “Party In My Tummy” and “I Like To Dance”! Ring in the holiday season with Foofa, Plex, Toodee, Muno and Brobee. Each show is full of surprises as you’ll never know who the next “Dancey Dance” guest will be. Be prepared for lots of singing and dancing and beatboxing care of Biz Markie’s “Biz’s Beat of the Day”.

(credit: Pico Holiday Art Walk)

(credit: Pico Holiday Art Walk)

Saturday, November 30

Pico Holiday Art Walk
East Pico Boulevard
(Stewart St to 34th St)
www.picopassport.com

Buy local and celebrate small businesses during the Pico Holiday Art Walk from 3-9 pm. The Art Walk offers up places to find a unique gift at one-of-a kind clothing boutiques, art galleries and other Pico Blvd merchants. Take advantage of special promotions, stop to get a photo taken with Santa, carol with your friends, light a Menorah and enjoy refreshments from participating local merchants located from Stewart St to 24th St.

(credit: Queen Mary)

(credit: Queen Mary)

Sunday, December 1

Chill Winter Wonderland
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Start the month with an ice adventure like no other! Chill returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach with two million pounds of ice used to create a frozen winter wonderland. The giant dome – once home to the legendary Spruce Goose – is frozen over and transformed into a massive 14,000 square-foot igloo called The Ice Kingdom where you can explore hand carved ice sculptures, go ice tubing or ice skating and more. Be prepared for the cold as temperatures need to be kept to nine degrees Fahrenheit to ensure a frosty environment. Visitors will receive parkas to help against the frigid temperatures though. Ice tubing and ice skating are available for event goers to enjoy for an additional fee. Live entertainment, food and beverages are available as well. Visit www.queenmary.com for information on event schedules, pricing and more.

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Tee Burgess and her family are usually out-and-about every weekend. She loves exploring Southern California and marking places off her must see list! Tee blogs about family fun at www.thatsitmommy.com.
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