Hellloooo November! This is such a great month. It is the kick-off to a season of giving and thanks that carries on right through to the end of the year. This month we celebrate good food, good times and most importantly the love of our family and friends. Take a look at what the first half of November has in store here in the SFV!
Fri Nov 4th
Studio City – The mission of the Studio City Film Festival is to present the very best in provocative and/or informative entertainment to a wide range of viewers. All genres are welcome. It is their firm belief that the arts are a unifying force that serve to bridge all cultural and ethnic gaps.
Miracle Mile – Museum Row – In conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: at Home with Monsters, LACMA’s Film department will present a series of films by Guillermo del Toro featured in the exhibition.
LACMA’s Film department is also proud to present Fuel for Nightmares, a curated series of Guillermo del Toro’s inspirations, influences, and favorite films. Hellboy – November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm
Sat Nov 5th
Canoga Park – Enjoy a crisp fall morning with fresh produce, good eats and handmade items at the Main Street Canoga Park Farmers Market.
Chatsworth – Every Saturday the Arcade Warehouse showroom is open as an Arcade for the public to enjoy, with over 60 games free to play.
La Canada-Flintridge – Calling all Little Explorers! Kids ages 2 to 5 can explore Descanso Gardens from the ground up. On the first Saturday of the month, Little Explorers can use their senses to discover the natural world of the garden through hands-on activities and crafts.
Griffith Park Observatory – The Observatory’s free public star party offers a chance for the whole family to look at the sun, moon, planets, and other objects with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers.
Sherman Oaks – Make your way out to Dixie Canyon Charter Elementary to partake in their Harvest Festival . This all day fun fest will include a petting zoo, UltraZone Laser Tag, face painting, game booths, and a photo booth, as well as a variety show, dance performances and live music.
North Hollywood – The Shape of Behavior hosts an Autism Playgroup to kick the weekend off with fun and games. Children ages 0-11 and their siblings and parents are welcome to play with other children and meet people while enjoying fun sensory activities such as shave cream, dry rice and beans, playdoh and indoor and outdoor games and toys.
North Hollywood – North Hollywood Art’s District Farmers Market is a great place to sample the flavors of local farmers and artisans.
Pasadena – Vroman’s favorite story time guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids’ section of the store.
Pasadena – The Pasadena Children’s Workshop will teach kids to transform ordinary paper into distinct coastal features with a variety of textures and shapes to represent California’s rugged coastline.
Participating ToysRus Locations – The Great Big Awwwesome Holiday Toy Fest is the kick-off event of their recent holiday catalog. Watch as it comes to life with toy demos, raffles, giveaways and activities.
Various LA Locations – Home Depot offers a free monthly workshop for kids ages 5 – 12. The workshops teach basic DIY skills and tool safety. Kids go home with their craft and a free Kids Workshop apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Today’s subject: Veterans Day Toy Helicopter
Sun Nov 6th
Canoga Park – Canoga Park is presenting their 15th annual Canoga Park Dia de Los Muertos Festival at Sherman Way between Canoga and Topanga Avenues with all
manner of Day of the Dead entertainment. Booths that line the street offer traditional holiday altars, arts & crafts, food, a classic car show, a children’s art pavilion, and chalk art. Live performances include folklorico performances and Aztec dancers.
Lakeview Terrace – Everything really is awesome: Discovery Cube LA’s newest exhibit takes visitors on a travel adventure with LEGO. Kids can go anywhere over land, sea, and air by creating extraordinary vehicles to move through different types of terrain, including mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts and more. Builders can suit-up as a pilot, ship captain, or race car driver to find inspiration for their vehicles
Studio City –Studio City Wesparks 7th Annual 5k run/walk is a unique race. Don’t be a bland runner, but instead dress up like your favorite character from a movie or TV show. Runners will earn a shirt and a finisher’s medal at the Red Carpet Finish.TV Personality and Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Randy Jackson will be the Master of Ceremonies!
Fri Nov 11th
Burbank – The City of Burbank will be holding a Veteran’s Day celebration and remembrance of those we have lost and those who are still actively serving with a day of songs and poems honoring them.
Pacoima – Head out to Pacoima for the 13th annual San Fernando Valley Veteran’s Parade that honors servicemen and women past and present in all branches of the military.
Veterans and high school marching bands turn out in great numbers.
Sat Nov 12th
Calabasas – Explore nature at the 3rd Annual Bird Fest of the Santa Monica Mountains. Activities ranging from talks by great birders to visiting exhibitors and going on bird walks. This year children’s events run from a “Mommy and Me” reading to Boy Scout Merit Badges, with plenty in between.
Burbank – Selected AMC Theatres show current releases in a special monthly screening for families affected by autism.
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. This Saturday 11/12: Trolls Participating Los Angeles area theatres: Burbank 16
DWTN – Incredible Inks is inspired by Tatau: Marks of Polynesia; this Family Day explores Polynesian culture and the art of tattoos. Activities include temporary tattoos, face painting, folding origami sharks and Polynesian cultural performances throughout the day..
Sherman Oaks – Williams-Sonoma offers free baking classes. Kids can learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way. This Saturday: November 5: Thanksgiving Helper: Turkey & Sides
Sherman Oaks – The Help Group & Music for Autism present a free concert for people with autism and their families, featuring Holly Sedillos & Friends. Holly is a talented and engaging vocalist who recently appeared in the live concert adaptation of “Aladdin and The Little Mermaid”.
Studio City – Laurence School’s Annual Holiday Boutique features dozens of designers with the latest in fashion, accessories, home decor, and gifts at wholesale prices.
Toluca Lake – Its Potty Time! Potty Training can be challenging, but The Shape can help. Attendees can find out helpful tips for determining readiness, reinforcers, and more!
Sun Nov 13th
DWTN – The latest production from Cirque du Soleil is inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film Avatar, and before any humans set foot on Pandora. Enjoy a fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry, stagecraft and a cinematic score combine to create a major theatrical experience.
DWTN – fans of the afro-sporting Ambassador of DIY Painting will gather for an afternoon of Bob Ross-themed festivitiesduring the Bob Ross Tribute Party, including LA’s first ever Bob Ross Lookalike Contest, live painting of “happy little trees”, and a performance by The Titanium White Hot Dancers (a Bob Ross inspired dance troupe). Admission is FREE and guests are strongly encouraged to dress in Bob Ross afro and attire!
Griffith Park – Autry Museum – The Autry is the place to be this Sunday to celebrate our Native American Culture both here in LA and other indigenous people. Their list of events include: 6th Annual Los Angeles Native Voices Short Play Festival: Take Back the Land. Native American playwrights from across the United States explore environmental issues such as climate change and pollution, legal debates surrounding borders and resources, and personal and spiritual connections to land.
LA American Indian Arts Marketplace -The largest Native arts fair in Southern California, the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features 200 Native American artists who represent more than 40 tribes. Top Native artists from across the country offer art work, crafts and ceremonial handmade jewelry and items.
Autry Explorers The Art of Nature – Kids can explore dirt, mud, twigs, stones, and berries are just some of the supplies in nature’s arts-and-architecture kit! Join the exploration with master storyteller Jacque Tahuka-Nunez (Ajachemen) and UCLA faculty and architecture expert Gabriel Fries-Briggs to discover how natural materials create beautiful works of art and architecture.
Pasadena – Jackalope Art and Craft Fair Two day shopping destination featuring over 200 local
artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Bringing locally handcrafted goods to the community, with an emphasis on quality artistry.
Santa Monica – The 9th Annual Santa Monica Wine and Jazz Festival will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica at the Museum of Flying at the SanMo Airport. Great wines, food and music.
Studio City – Come out to the Studio City Party Playhouse Open House Rainbow Party for kids. Join them for their Grand Opening with a fun rainbow crafts, games, treats and RAINBOW SLIME!
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