If you’re looking for a way to spend the week having fun, you’ve come to the right place. A comedy show, movie festival, beer crawl, and even a few holiday festivities are in store. Get out and have a good time Los Angeles, you deserve it.

Monday, November 14
(Credit:  Michael Malyszko)

(Credit: Michael Malyszko)


The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623
www.californiasciencecenter.org

Take a unique look behind the scenes of how some of the most beloved animated films are created at the west coast premiere of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. Over 40 interactive exhibit span 12,000 square feet, showcasing the science, technology, engineering, and math that help bring Pixar films to life. Hands-on activities and firsthand accounts from production teams will make you feel closer than ever to Buzz Lightyear, Dory, WALL.E, and more of your favorite characters.

Tuesday, November 15
(Credit: Hugh Hamrick)

(Credit: Hugh Hamrick)


An Evening with David Sedaris
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-9311
www.davidsedarisontour.com

Feel like you could use a good laugh? David Sedaris is bringing his unique brand of humor and wit to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for one night only. One of America’s preeminent humor writers, and a public radio staple, Sedaris shares stories from his childhood and beyond that are both hilarious and poignant.

Wednesday, November 16
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(Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)


AFI FEST
Various Locations
www.afi.com

There’s just two more days to be a part of AFI FEST. Celebrating global cinema, the festival brings master filmmakers together with emerging artists in the movie capital of the world. Screenings will be held throughout the day at various Hollywood theaters, including a special tribute to Annette Bening tonight at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Free individual screening tickets are available to the public, and the festival closes tomorrow.

Thursday, November 17
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(Credit: Caruso Affiliated)


Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
www.americanaatbrand.com

If you are one of those people who feel it’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas, you’ll love The Americana’s annual tree lighting ceremony tonight. Enjoy music from around the world with this year’s theme inspired by Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Christmas time All Over the World,” Santa’s magical arrival, and the first “snowfall” of the holiday season. A fireworks display closes the festive evening, and Santa visits and photos continue tomorrow through the holidays.

Friday, November 18
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(Credit: Syda Productions/shutterstock)


SNOW! Los Angeles
The Old Lodge- Montecillo De Leo Politi
Stadium Way & Scott Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.snowlosangeles.com

Every child and adult in Los Angeles can finally experience a snow day with this week’s opening of Snow! Los Angeles. Over 10,000 square feet of snow tubing awaits, spread across 9 acres of winter wonderland. After tubing down the hill, hit up one of the many food trucks, and cozy up with hot cider and cocoa in the lounge. Top the day off with a commemorative photo taken inside a giant snow globe. Snow! Los Angeles is open through December 23.

Saturday, November 19
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(Credit: Stouts N Staches)


4th Annual Stouts N Staches Brew Crawl
Crawl Begins At Danny’s
23 Windward Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
www.stoutsnstaches.com

Movember is in full swing, and Venice Beach is raising awareness once again with the 4th annual Stouts N Staches Brew Crawl. The beer crawl fundraiser encourages attendees to don their best ‘stache and enjoy food and craft beer specials at participating locations. Live music, free trims, photo booth, and a VIP Stache Lounge with whiskey tastings and gift bags are all part of the festivities that help benefit Venice Family Clinic.

Sunday, November 20
(credit: Andrew Zarivny /Shutterstock)

(credit: Andrew Zarivny /Shutterstock)


Beverly Hills Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
www.rodeodrive-bh.com

The City of Beverly Hills & The Rodeo Drive Committee invites guests along with their families to kick off the holiday season at the annual Beverly Hills Lighting Celebration on Rodeo Drive tonight! The event will include live musical performances, holiday themed theatrical performances, holiday food, and a countdown to the lighting of the famed Rodeo Drive. The festivities begin at 5pm and the show will start at 6:30pm. The great hour-long show will feature amazing talent, with a performances by Broadway and television star Megan Hilty and it will finish with an amazing fireworks display that will delight visitors. Guests will also enjoy the Taste of the Holidays Village, offering delicious treats from some of the best food and beverage outlets in the Golden Triangle including Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bouchon Bakery, Teuscher Chocolates, Nahid La Patisserie, Beverly Hills Beignet, and Coral Tree Cafe.

 

(Credit: Reed Hutchinson )

(Credit: Reed Hutchinson )


Nutcracker Tea
Los Angeles Ballet Center
11755 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 903-8886
www.losangelesballet.org

The Los Angeles Ballet is helping you gear up for the holiday season with an unforgettable tea experience. The annual event features a private performance of excerpts from the company’s upcoming Nutcracker show, and a chance to meet and snap photos with the dancers. In addition to the entertainment and food, there will be a raffle, and holiday crafts for the kiddos. Tea times take place in the morning (11am) and afternoon (2pm), and are scheduled for Saturday as well.

Article by Kellie Fell.

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