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The most important event happening this week is making your voice heard by remembering to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. From craft fairs to archaeology, we have a few particularly interesting events to do around Orange County and Los Angeles this week.

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November 5, 2012

Story Time in the Boone Children’s Gallery

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Bring your children to explore the museum and story time lead by the Children’s gallery staff at 2pm. The event will be located in the Hammer Building, level two. The event is free of charge and reservations are not required.

Whitney! Celebrating the musical legend of Whitney Houston

Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

A tribute to the life of Whitney Houston will be on exhibit at the Grammy Museum until February 28th. Visitors get an opportunity to see rare artifacts including her Bible, yearbook and more. Learn all about the trials, tribulations and success of the actress and singer at this exhibit. Tickets are $12.95, $11.95 for children or seniors and $10.95 for children.

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November 6, 2012

Vote For Your Favorite Burger At Slaters 50/50

8082 Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach, Ca 92646

6362 E Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, Ca 92807

After hitting the voting booth, fill-up on some grub at Slaters 50/50. Guests are invited to vote between two burgers created by Founder Scott Slater and Executive Chef Brad Lyons for the burger of the month. The personalities and flavors of the burgers are just as unique as the Presidential candidates. The winner will be announced at the end of November.

The Candidate

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

After you are done voting, come to see the film “The Candidate” starting at 1:30pm. There is free admission to the Skirball Center on Election Day from 12pm to 5pm.

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November 7, 2012

The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68

UltraStar’s UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas
321 Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

One of the band’s best performances caught on film will be shown on the big screen at the UltraLuxe Cinemas. Enjoy a cocktail in the café with a beautiful view of the city before watching the performance in the theater. The tickets are available for $12.50 each at the box office.

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November 8, 2012

The Exhibition Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, Ca 92705

Explore artifacts and movie memorabilia in this interactive exhibit presented by the National Geographic Society at the Discovery Science Center. This is the first US world debut of this exhibit giving the public a rare chance to see some of the world’s most cherished artifacts. Tickets are $10 (plus regular admission price of $14.95 adults and $12.95 children). The museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

Tideland Tykes

Upper Newport Bay
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

This hands-on nature guided experience is tailored to children ages 2 to 8 years old and their parents. There will be a guided nature hike, storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. The cost is $5 per student, and phone registration is required by calling 949-923-2275.

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November 9, 2012

Pinkalicious the Musical

606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651

Pinkalicious the Musical is coming to the Laguna Playhouse stage. There is a pre-show event starting at 11:30am where children can play in a dress-up tent, get their face painted, do crafts and more. The curtain time is 7pm, and tickets are available online for $20 per child.

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November 10, 2012

Pumpkin Launch

Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
800 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Families and children are invited to come and watch pumpkins soar at the 5th annual pumpkin launch. The event is designed to introduce the community to academics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related industries. Sixteen different teams will be launching the pumpkins using trebuchets and catapults. Food trucks will be at the event. Admission is free and the fun will happen from 10am to 2pm.

Wreck-it-Ralph at the El Capitan

6838 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Every screening of Wreck-it-Ralph at the El Capitan will start with Ralph and Vanellope live on the stage. Following the film there will be a special behind-the-scenes look at the film. Show times are 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 9:45. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-Disney6. A special character breakfast with Vanellope is available on Saturday and Sunday at 10am in the Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 818-845-3110.

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November 11, 2012

Patchwork Indie Art and Craft Show

Marine Stadium
Corner of Bayshore and Appian Way
Long Beach, CA

Gets a head start on your holiday shopping at this handmade indie arts and craft show. The event is free to the public, and will be open from 11am to 5pm.

Shelby is a freelance writer in Orange County and can be found writing daily at the OC Mom Blog