CH3 @ Alex’s Bar
9:00 pm – 1:30 am, November 26
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
As they do every year, original punk band CH3 headlines a show this Wednesday night at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. Tickets to this show cost just $8. No one under 21 may enter. Guests should park on Orizaba or the neighborhood across the street.
3rd Annual Guttermouth Turkey Bowl
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, November 26
Character’s Sports Bar, Pomona
As they do every year, Guttermouth headlines this pre-Thanksgiving show in Pomona this Wednesday. Presale tickets cost $13, while tickets at the door cost $15. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free street parking nearby.
Long Beach Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run/Walk
6:00 am – 11:00 am, November 27
Belmont Olympic Pool, Long Beach
This fun run takes place on Thanksgiving morning. Participants should pick up their bib and packet from Belmont Olympic Pool prior to that morning – see the site for schedules. Four different runs start at 7am, 8am, 9am, and 10am. The registration fee now costs $40 per person for any run. As a fun run, participants do not receive any actual prizes – only bragging rights. Participants may park in nearby beach parking lots for free until the end of the event, upon which officials will enforce the parking meters.
37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
6:00 am – 11:00 am, November 27
Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point
Another Thanksgiving fun run takes place in Dana Point. Registration costs $40 per person. As with any fun run, participants do not receive prizes for winning.
Turkey Trot Los Angeles
6:30 am – 11:00 am, November 27
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles
Moving from Santa Monica to Los Angeles, the Turkey Trot will combine a fair with a race, with a costume contest, turkey calling contest, potato sack races, and other fair-themed activities. Registration currently costs $35, but will increase to $40 starting Thursday.
LAX Mariott Hotel, Los Angeles
I have very little information about this event, but it has something to do with science fantasy. Approach this event at your own risk.
Hangar 24 Brewery’s Chandelle Release
10:00 am – 12:00 am, November 28
Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
Hangar 24 brings back Chandelle, one of their most anticipated beers, this Black Friday. Anyone visiting the tasting room can sip on Warmer from draft, as well as take bottles of it home. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy live music, as well as food from the local mobile eatery.
Blackout Friday – No Thanks For The Taking
12:30 pm – 12:30 am, November 28
The Lexington Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
A bunch of local punk rock bands will perform at this all-day concert in Downtown Los Angeles. The cover for this show costs only $5.
Goose Island Tap Takeover @ Beachwood BBQ
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 28
Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach
This Friday, Goose Island will release this year’s lineup of Bourbon County beers, and Beachwood BBQ will have four variants of it available. In addition, find other Goose Island beers on tap, and enjoy some goose-inspired special menu items.
Death March @ Redwood Bar
8:30 pm – 12:30 am, November 28
Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
Get crazy in Downtown LA this Friday night at the Redwood Bar. The cover for this punk rock show costs $6. No one under 21 may enter.
Bo Huff Rockabilly Extravaganza Cavalcade of Beauty 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, November 29
Riverside Airport, Riverside
The Riverside Airport will have lots to do this Saturday. Visitors will find live music, pinup models, airplane rides, classic cars, vendors, and more.
The Turkey Cat
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, November 29
Los Amigos High School, Fountain Valley
Go on a bike ride this Saturday afternoon. In addition to bringing your own bike, all participants must bring their own bag, helmet, and five canned foods to donate.
4th Annual We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 29
Eagle Rock Blvd & Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock
Several shops in Eagle Rock will participate in this local Small Business Saturday celebration with sidewalk sales and other specials. Every shop will host their own specials, and some will have public activities, such as bounce houses or arts & crafts.
Bottle Share #16
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, November 29
38 Degrees Ale House, Alhambra
Brew your own beer? Got an interesting craft beer to share? Bring it to 38 Degrees’ monthly bottle share event, taking place this Saturday afternoon, and discover other great beers too. Free to attend, guests should bring approximately 40-50 ounce’s worth of beer. The restaurant has its own free parking lot.
Circus Jerks @ Loaded Hollywood
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, November 29
Loaded Hollywood, Hollywood
Check out some great local punk rock bands in Hollywood this Saturday night. The event page has yet to specify price, parking, and age information, so take all of that into consideration if traveling here.
Vintage Clothing & Textile Show
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, November 30
The Pickwick Gardens, Burbank
This expo features over 65 vendors selling their antique textiles, vintage clothes, accessories, and more for attendees to exhibit and purchase. Admission costs $8 per person and comes with free parking.
Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, November 30
The Road Less Traveled, Santa Ana
This semi-annual arts & crafts fair consists of a series of Sunday fests at different locations: Long Beach, Oakland, and Santa Ana. As with any typical arts & crafts fair, Patchwork will feature many traditional forms of art and merchandise, but also mixes in alternative art – thinking outside the box, or Rebel Art. Those who have attended Renegade Craft Fair will view Patchwork as a hybrid of that and a traditional art fair. Featuring clothing, accessories, home goods, jewelry, pet items, and more, this FREE fest caters to a wide & diverse crowd. Food trucks will serve guests during the fest. Always remember to carry cash, since most vendors only accept cash. Guests should park in the neighborhood north or west of the festival.
Connected Fashion Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 30
Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
At this FREE and all-ages event, several blocks within the Arts District in Downtown LA will close for visitors to experience a multitude of things to see and do. Visitors will find food, music, art, fashion, vendors, live entertainment, and more.
Tiki Bandits @ The World Famous Doll Hut
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, November 30
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly fill of punk rock at the Doll Hut in Anaheim this Sunday night. The cover for this show costs $6. No one under 21 may enter.
Agenda 21 @ The Redwood Bar
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, November 30
The Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
Check out some local punk rock bands in Downtown Los Angeles this Sunday night. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may enter.