2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
9:00 am – 9:00 pm, November 18-27
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
Check out the newest and latest cars, trucks, exotics, and more. General admission costs $12 on weekdays or $15 on weekends.
37th Annual San Diego Jazz Festival
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 23
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 24
10:30 am – 12:00 am, November 25
9:30 am – 12:00 am, November 26
8:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 27
Town & Country Resort Hotel, Mission Valley, San Diego
Enjoy a weekend filled with jazz this week in San Diego. Admission varies depending on when you want to attend, which you can buy at the gate.
4th Annual Turkey Bowl
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, November 23
Character’s Sports Bar, Pomona
As they do every year, Characters Sports Bar will host a pre-Thanksgiving show in Pomona this Wednesday. The cover charge for this show costs $15. No one under 21 may enter. Guests can find plenty of free street parking nearby.
Happy Turkey Day! Take a breather and relax on this national holiday.
Long Beach Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run/Walk
6:00 am – 11:00 am, November 24
Belmont Olympic Pool, Long Beach
This fun run takes place on Thanksgiving morning. Four different runs start at 7am, 8am, 9am, and 10am. The registration fee now costs $40 per person for any run. Participants may park in nearby beach parking lots for free until the end of the event, upon which officials will enforce the parking meters.
39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
6:00 am – 11:00 am, November 24
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 24
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.
Thanksgiving Extra-Noodle Challenge 2016
11:00 am – 10:00 pm, November 24
Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen, all five locations
Looking for a feast this Thanksgiving without doing the cooking? Head to any of Shin Sen Gumi’s five ramen locations throughout Southern California this Thursday for their noodle challenge. For $10, get all-you-can-eat ramen for 30 minutes. This fee includes one bowl of ramen, one bowl of soup, then unlimited “EXTRA” noodles until time runs out. A free t-shirt goes to men who eat six EXTRA noodles or women who eat four EXTRA noodles. The men’s and women’s champion of each store will receive a $50 gift certificate after the day’s end.
9:00 am – 8:00 pm, November 25-26
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, November 27
LAX Mariott Hotel, Los Angeles
This annual convention has something to do with science fiction/fantasy. Registration for this weekend-long fandom event costs $60.
The Interrupters: Live in Southern California
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 25, Glass House, Pomona
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 26, The Irenic, North Park, San Diego
Ska band The Interrupters currently tour across the continent, and that tour will conclude in Southern California this weekend.Each show has a different ticket price and age limit, so check on their website for full details for each show.
D.I. @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, November 25
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
Get your weekly dose of punk rock this Friday night at the Doll Hut in Anaheim. Tickets to this local punk rock show cost $10 presale or $12 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Matamoska’s 15th Anniversary Show
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, November 25
The Observatory’s Constellation Room, Santa Ana
Get your skanking on this Friday night at this skacore show in Santa Ana. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $8. Arrive early to park at the venue’s parking lot for free. Arrive too late, and end up parking in a parking lot down the street for $10 per vehicle.
10th Annual Rockabilly Extravaganza & Cavalcade of Beauty Pin Up Contest
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 26
Riverside Municipal Airport, Riverside
An all-ages rockabilly show takes over the Riverside Airport this Saturday. For $10 admission, visitors will find live music, classic cars, live entertainment, a pin up contest, arts & crafts, food, drinks, and more.
Zine Queens Vol. 2: The Library Is Open
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, November 26
Long Beach Main Library, Downtown Long Beach
Art lovers rejoice – Long Beach gets their own Zine Fest this Saturday afternoon. This free and all-ages event will feature dozens of local and/or independent authors and publishers sharing their magazines, comics, and other DIY material. Workshops and speakers will engage attendees with more material.
6th Annual We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 26
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.
2nd Annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, November 25
Smitty’s Service, Normal Heights, San Diego
For $24, guests will get to sample holiday cocktails from 14 different locations along Adams Avenue this Saturday afternoon. No one under 21 may participate.
Radioactive Chicken Heads: Live in Tarzana
9:00 pm – 1:00 am, November 26
Maui Sugar Hill Saloon, Tarzana
The Radioactive Chicken Heads will headline a FREE show this Saturday night in Tarzana. No one under 21 may enter.
Death By Stereo Plays “Into The Valley of Death”
9:00 pm – 2:00 am, November 26
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
Hardcore punk band Death By Stereo will headline a show in Long Beach this Sunday night. Tickets to this show cost $13 presale or $15 at the door. No one under 21 may enter.
Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, November 27
2nd & Sycamore, Downtown 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. 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. The surrounding neighborhood contains plenty of free street parking.
3rd Annual La Habra Tamale Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm, November 27
La Habra Community Center, La Habra
Free to attend for all ages, this event will have various food vendors, arts & crafts, merchandise vendors, live music, live entertainment, a churro-eating contest, Santa Claus, and more.