21 Things to do This November in Los Angeles 

Need stuff to do this month in Los Angeles?

November 2017 event highlights include a big day of free events in DTLA, a beer circus, Inglewood Open Studios, a VR Tournament, the Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens, and LOTS more.


1. 24th Street Theatre’s Free Dia de los Muertos Block Party (Nov. 2)

Downtown Los Angeles’ 24th Street Theater will host its 12th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival on November 2. This festive block party will feature performances, crafts, food, vendors, face painting, altar decoration and fun! -> More information

2. Festival of Flight at Long Beach Airport (Nov. 4)

Long Beach Airport’s annual Festival of Flight, a free community celebration featuring aircraft on static display, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music, returns November 4. -> More information

3. Grand Ave Arts: All Access in Downtown L.A. (Nov. 4)

The third annual Grand Ave Arts: All Access returns to Downtown L.A. November 4 for the ultimate playground for arts and culture. 10 cultural institutions will participate in a free day of talks, rehearsals, tours, exhibits, and more. -> More information

4. The Lagunitas Beer Circus at the Fairplex in Pomona (Nov. 4)

The circus is coming! On November 4, the Fairplex will be overrun with newly released beers, two stages with live music, lawn games, food trucks and more! -> More information

5. 44th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration in Boyle Heights (Nov. 4)

The FREE community event will feature a Dia de los Muertos procession, traditional ceremony blessing, food and craft vendors, face painting, and art workshops. -> More information

6. DOPIUM.LA — A FREE Cultural Festival in Chinatown (Nov. 4)

The FREE one-night art festival celebrates Asian American expression through food, music and never-before-seen art exhibits. -> More information

7. AFI Fest 2017 (Nov. 9-16)

The annual AFI FEST returns to Hollywood for 2017 with an eight-day run featuring over 100 films, including three world premieres and four additional highly anticipated films. -> More information

8. KCRW’s Left, Right & Center Live at the Ace Hotel (Nov. 9)

Host Josh Barro will lead a panel as they look back at a year since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016 – naturally with a side of comedy and wit! -> More information

9. American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry Museum (Nov. 11-12)

The American Indian Arts Marketplace comes to The Autry Museum November 11 – 12 for the largest Native arts fair in Southern California, featuring 200 Native American artists representing 40+ tribes. -> More information

10. Inglewood Open Studios: Free Tour of Artists’ Studios & Galleries (Nov. 11-12)

The 11th annual Inglewood Open Studios returns November 11-12 to showcase the professional artist studios and art galleries that constitute the burgeoning Inglewood art community. -> More information

11. Chicano International Film Festival 2017 at Plaza de la Raza (Nov. 11)

The Chicano International Film Festival returns to Los Angeles! Now in its 21st year, the festival will take place on November 11 at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in East LA and will give insight into Chicanx culture, lifestyle and expression. -> More information

12. Tropicália Music & Taco Festival at The Queen Mary (Nov. 11)

Hosted on November 11 at The Queen Mary, this one-day festival offers multiple music stages, an impressive live line-up with Los Tigres del Norte headlining, and unlimited taco samplings. -> More information

13. Patchwork Show & Market in Long Beach (Nov. 12)

Stop by the Patchwork Show for some holiday shopping and fun! Highlights include local artisans, D.I.Y. workshops, music, food vendors and more. Admission is free! -> More information

14. MOCA Day Party (Nov. 12)

MOCA will celebrate the recently opened site-specific exhibition, Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance with a free day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. -> More information

15. VR Tournament: Two Bit Circus at Angel City Brewery (Nov. 15)

Come to Angel City Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District on November 15 for its inaugural season of VR Tournaments. Smashbox Arena will be one of the games featured! Teams of two will compete during a single-elimination round bracket in this amazing mix of dodgeball and first person shooter. There will be no more than ten teams, and it will be first-come, first-served. -> More information

16. Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair Returns to Pasadena (Nov. 18-19)

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. The 12th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk (Nov. 18)

Trek the streets of Los Angeles from downtown L.A. to the Westside during this FREE walking tour. Join other Angelenos as you see the sights & walk the streets! -> More information

18. Enchanted: Forest of Light Returns to Descanso Gardens (starts Nov. 19)

Enchanted: Forest of Light will offer guests a colorful one-mile path walk through 10 distinct light displays at unique points within Descanso Garden including the Oak Grove and the Japanese Garden. -> More information

19. The Annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23)

Celebrate Thanksgiving morning with a brisk trot with the family! The annual Turkey Trot returns to downtown L.A. with multiple courses and race options! -> More information

20. The First-Ever Arroyo Seco Marketplace at Debs Park in Montecito Heights (Nov. 25)

Hosted for the first time ever, this holiday marketplace features food, music, activities, local vendors and artisans on Small Business Saturday! -> More information

21. Los Angeles County Tree Lighting at DTLA’s Grand Park (Nov. 27)

The official lighting ceremony for L.A. County’s Christmas tree at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, on November 27, will include free hot chocolate and music from Brass Pacifica & the Antelope Valley Master Chorale. -> More information