22 Really Cool Things to do This November in Los Angeles (2019)

Photo by Jamie Pham for the Los Angeles Zoo Association

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles? We looked ahead on our calendar to focus in on some of the best events happening in November around Los Angeles that you should probably have on your radar. After all, better to get your tickets now than wait till the last minute and find out your favorite event is sold out.

November 2019 event highlights include Grand Ave Arts: All-Access, LA Zoo Lightsd, an Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens, a Chinese Lantern Festival, Adult Swim Fest, the Great Los Angeles Walk, Jackalope Arts in Pasadena, and LOTS more.


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1. Grand Ave Arts: All Access in Downtown L.A.  (Nov. 2)

Grand Ave Arts: All Access is a one-day event of cultural exploration centered around more than 10 participating cultural institutions along Grand Avenue. Lots of hands-on activities and free performances to enjoy throughout the day! -> More information

2. Dia de los Muertos celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Nov. 2)

The 20th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2. For 2019 the event’s theme is the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home, the Mexican state of Michoacán. -> More information

3. Long Beach Airport’s 2019 Festival of Flight (Nov. 2)

Long Beach Airport’s annual Festival of Flight is a free community celebration highlighted by aircraft on static display, food trucks, beer trucks, and live music. -> More information

4. HARD Day of the Dead (Nov. 2)

HARD Day of the Dead is an epic EDM party taking over L.A. State Historic Park on November 2 with a line up that includes top acts like Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize), the Martinez Brothers, Zhu’s BLACKLIZT project, TOKiMONSTA, Damian Lazarus, Elohim, Justin Martin and more. -> More information

5. Complexcon 2019 (Nov. 2-3)

Complexcon returns to the Long Beach Convention Center November 2-3 for a music festival and convention showcasing the best in art, food, style, music and more. The musical lineup includes acts like Kid Cudi, Anderson.Paak, Earth Gang and more. -> More information

6. Disney Pixar Coco – A Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl (Nov. 8-9)

On Nov. 8 and 9 Disney and Pixar’s Coco comes to life at the Hollywood Bowl with a special stage-to-screen performance featuring  an all-star lineup of special guests. Performers will appear throughout the evening as the film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. -> More information

7. Los Angeles Coffee Festival (Nov. 8-10)

Los Angeles Coffee Festival November 8-10 will have you tasting tons of different coffees through fully immersive sensory bars, mixologists and individual roasters. Guests will enjoy endless free coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demos from world-class baristas, and more. Friday, Nov. 8 is industry night, with public sessions to follow on Saturday and Sunday. -> More information

8. 29Rooms (Nov. 8-17)

Instagram favorite 29Rooms returns with a new experience dubbed the “Expand Your Reality” tour. The third iteration will take place at the Beverly Venue by HD Buttercup from November 8-17. -> More information

9. American Indian Arts Marketplace (Nov. 9-10)

The largest Native American arts fair in SoCal is back at The Autry on Nov. 9-10. The American Indian Arts Marketplace brings 200 artists from more than 40 Native nations together for a two-day event where guests can peruse and purchase work from top artists including works of sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, and mixed-media works. -> More information

10. Griffith Park Harvest Festival (November 10)

Celebrate autumn with a lively family-friendly festival including food trucks, a beer garden, live music, a Kids Zone, and more. Admission is free. -> More information

11. Adult Swim Festival (Nov. 15-16)

Adult Swim Festival returns to the Banc of California Stadium in Downtown LA November 15-16 with a massive line-up of music, comedians and immersive fan experiences in true Adult Swim fashion. -> More information

12. L.A. Zoo Lights (starting Nov. 15)

The Los Angeles Zoo’s brightest annual tradition is back on Nov. 15 with the return of L.A. Zoo Lights. As in year’s past, L.A. Zoo Lights transforms the zoo grounds into a world of light and holiday magic. The after-hours event offers brightly lit displays, seasonal treats, visits with Santa, and festive family-friendly experience every night throughout the entire holiday season. -> More information

13. Burbank Winter Wine Walk (Nov. 16)

Celebrate the season with a stroll in Downtown Burbank to wine tasting stations, enjoying live music, holiday lighting and even snowfall along the way. -> More information

14. Senior Pet Adoption Fair at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace (Nov. 16)

This November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is partnering with Camp Golden Years and The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control to host an adoption party for senior dogs on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -> More information

15. Patchwork Show Long Beach Makers Festival – Fall 2019 (Nov. 17)

The Patchwork Show brings 200+ local makers, DIY crafting, food trucks, and live music all to  Marine Stadium in Long Beach. This bi-annual makers festival features juried vendors offering, clothing, handbags and accessories, jewelry, ceramics, crochet and knit items, pet gear, craft kits and patterns, apothecary goods, and more. -> More information

16. Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair Returns to Pasadena (November 16-17)

Check out over 200 handmade makers ranging in products from home décor, food and houseware, to fashion accessories and body products. Admission is free! -> More information

17. Enchanted: Forest of Light returns to Descanso Gardens (starting November 17)

Enjoy another year of Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted light show, where beloved parts of the grounds are lit up by giant, sometimes interactive displays. New this year is sculptor Tom Fruin’s stained glass installation at Descanso’s beloved Mulberry Pond. -> More information

18. Magical Chinese Lantern Festival (starting Nov. 21)

The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Fairplex starting Nov. 21 with a new theme for 2019-2020: Blooming Seasons. This year’s festival offers lantern displays as large as 30-feet high and 85-feet wide, highlighted by a 100-yard-long breathtaking Ceramic Chinese Dragon. -> More information

19. The 14th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk (Nov. 23)

On Nov. 23 a longstanding bi-pedal tradition returns with a journey from the SGV through Northeast L.A. and all the way to City Hall in Downtown. The 14th annual Great Los Angeles Walk starts in Arcadia, continues in Pasadena along Colorado Blvd. and then winds down Figueroa St. through Highland Park all the way to DTLA.  -> More information


20. LA Tofurky Trot Fun Run and Vegan Food Fest (November 23)

Take part in a seasonal 5k fun run through Crystal Springs Recreation Area in Griffith Park, followed by a huge Vegan Food Fest with an abundance of vendors! -> More information

21. Pasadena Doo Dah Parade (November 24)

Take part in this year’s infamous Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, which features a colorful cast of misfits, art cars, floats and more, followed by an afterparty. -> More information

22. Love Actually Live at The Wallis (starting Nov. 27)

The team behind LA’s award-winning series For The Record has a new production coming to The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater. Richard Curtis’s Love Actually will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind multimedia screen and stage event starting Nov. 27. The film and live blend together as the story unfolds throughout the London setting. Performances continue through Dec. 29. -> More information

Be sure to check the We Like L.A. Events Calendar for updates on fun things happening around the city throughout November. You can also sign up for our daily/weekly newsletter if you want events sent straight to your inbox. 


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