The diversity of Los Angeles means never having to do the same thing twice. There is always something new to explore and this weekend there is a host of recreational options that range from the culturally significant to the creatively appealing. Museums, festivals, street fairs, and swap meets,

Friday, November 3

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Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity
The Paley Center for Media
465 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 786-1000

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the very first network dedicated entirely to animated programming, The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is hosting an exhibit detailing the history of the network and some of the standout pop culture contributions. Featuring sculptures from The Powerpuff Girls to stop-motion sets from Adventure Time, and an in-depth look at the roster of features ranging from Stephen Universe to OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes! This is great exhibit for even the most casual of cartoon fan.

Saturday, November 4

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Attend The Riverside Day of the Dead Celebration
White Park
3936 Chestnut St.
Riverside, CA 92501

Equal parts cultural celebration and street fair, the Riverside Day of the Dead celebration focuses more on the tradition of the holiday. While there will be live entertainment and plenty of art in the form of the elaborate altars, there will be no alcohol available. Creating a family –friendly environment in downtown Riverside, traditional dances, cultural art, and living shrines will be on hand to those that have departed. Arte De Muertos will be on display in the form of chalk art that will decorate the city streets while La Catrina will showcase a bit of pageantry and ceremony to add to the festivities. A feast for the senses, few Day of the Dead gatherings are as well produced as this.

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“X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles” Exhibit
Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800

While the first wave of punk music had many regional hubs across the United States, Southern California made important contributions during the era. Arguably one of the most enduring bands that laid the groundwork for the genre is Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake of X. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Grammy Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring instruments, artwork, concert flyers, wardrobe, rare photographs and even handwritten lyrics from Exene and John to better tell the story of one of the punk rock’s most influential ensembles. Having two albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, listed as on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time, X continues to tour and earn new generations of fans.

Sunday, November 5

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Attend The Griffith Park Fall Festival
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(201) 470-4400

Griffith Park is always a great place to spend an afternoon. To begin the fall season, the park is hosting a community-focused festival. Offering activities like a rock wall, assorted games, live music, plenty of food vendors, and local beers on tap, the festival is car-free and conducive to pedestrians, bikes, and dogs on leashes. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, get comfortable, and spend some time at L.A.’s best retreat.

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The Rock N Roll Flea
The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1320
(323) 934-2944

Marking the first Sunday of the month, The Regent in Downtown L.A. will again host dozens of fashion-forward vendors for an afternoon of retail therapy. The Great Rock N Roll Flea Market isn’t your typical bazaar. Lined with collectors and curators of vintage fashion, contemporary art, and unique gifts this is the place to score everything from concert tour shirts to tattoo-influenced home decor. From punk rock preserves from Laura Ann Jams to quirky curiosities unique purveyors like Funeral, this is truly a one of a kind marketplace.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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