Happy November! Here are some of my favorite events around Los Angeles for the first two weeks of November:
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney
Come take part in this festive celebration of urban beach lifestyle at First Fridays on Abbot Kinney! This popular monthly event takes place in the heart of Venice, and features numerous food trucks, open galleries and extended shop hours. You will also find special deals and great happy hours at the many shops and restaurants along Abbot Kinney Blvd. Remember to show up early in order to find parking! (There are a few parking valets on Abbot Kinney, though you can get stuck in traffic on Abbot Kinney (best to avoid it). Valet Parking on Electric at Milwood (behind Abbot Kinney to the east at the Electric Lodge). There are 2 hour metered lots directly behind Abbot Kinney – Electric is the street behind it.)
When: Friday November 4 5:00-11:00pm some venues open later
Where: Abbot Kinney Blvd (Between Venice Bl + Westminster in Venice CA 90291)
Experience Film Noir!
This fall, Union Station in Downtown LA is launching a series of free monthly film noir movie screenings. The next screening takes place on Friday, November 4th, and the featured film is none other than the classic 1949 crime film noir, Criss Cross. The film was shot all over Downtown LA including in and around Union Station.
When: Friday, November 4th 8:00 – 9:30pm (doors at 7:30)
Where: Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall
The Odd Market brings its monthly nighttime flea market to Silverlake Saturday, November 5th starting at 5:00pm. The event will be held both indoors and outdoors at the SIJCC property on the corner of Sunset and Bates. Come listen to live music as you browse the offerings of over 30 local venders inside the 4000 sq foot space called ‘The Box.’ Outside, you will find another 30 vender booths, food trucks, and a kids area with DIY arts and crafts! The Odd Market comes to Silverlake on the 1st Saturday of each month, and admission is FREE! (Pet’s are welcome in the outdoor area.) Don’t worry if you missed this one though- there are plenty more odd market events at various locations throughout the month.
When: 1st Saturday of each month (Dates vary by location)
Where: 1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
In case you missed my previous post about the DTLA Art Walk, the Art Walk is back again featuring over 40 different art galleries and museums spread throughout downtown Los Angeles’ various historic districts. This is more than just a simple walking tour- there’s food, music, and various festivities and programs to entertain the approximately 10,000 Art Walk patrons. Come immerse yourself in a world of free expression and experience true LA culture at its finest while supporting local artists.
When: Thursday, November 10th from noon-10pm, but the party really kicks off around 6pm with the opening of the Art Walk Lounge located at 634 S. Spring St. at the MALDEF building.
Where: Mainly in the Historic Core between 4th and 9th and Spring and Main Streets. However, the galleries and restaurants spread beyond to the Fashion District, South Park and the Financial District.
Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend
This November, Pasadena Heritage is holding the 25th Annual Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena. The city is home to a number of notable Craftsman homes built by world-renowned architects during the American Arts & Crafts movement of the early 1900s. From November 10-13th, treat yourself to a weekend of tours of these famous architectural gems as well as bus, walking, and self-guided driving tours of the surrounding areas. There will also be various receptions held in historic locations throughout the weekend. In addition to ticketed tours, there will also be a number of free events including a craftsman expo at the Pasadena Convention center featuring Antiques, Contemporary Furnishings, and Decorative Arts for sale.
When: Thursday, November 10th 2:00pm- Sunday, November 13th 5:00pm
Craftsman Expo (Pasadena Convention Center)
Saturday, November 12 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 13 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Various Locations throughout Pasadena