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November 2013 Events in Los Angeles

A Calendar of Events, Festivals and Concerts Going on This Month in LA


The holiday season is upon us. That means eating, drinking, shopping, and general merry-making. Translation, in LA terms: loads of hot events, festivals and concerts in Los Angeles to keep you warm while you're chilling.

Day of the Dead Celebrations

When: November 2

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

What: LA celebrates its Mexican heritage with the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration, for the 14th year in a row. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the site for the festivities which showcase altar creations, sacred ceremonial tributes, food and gift vendors and face-painters. General admission: $15 per person.

Red Nation Film Festival

When: Nov. 1-30

Where: Various locations throughout Los Angeles

What: For the tenth year in a row, this film festival takes place, as part of North American Indian Heritage Month. It is purported to be the largest and most prestigious celebration of American Indian cinematic work in LA. It includes narrative screenings, documentaries, environmental films, world premieres, international features and film awards.

LA Galaxy Soccer Games

When: Through 3 November

Where: Staples Center, Downtown

What: Before all the drama and thrills of regular hockey season begin for the season, check out our local team’s pre-season home games.

Janelle Monáe

When: Nov. 2, 9 p.m.

Where: Club Nokia, Downtown

What: Soul/R&B musical artist Janelle Monáe performs with Roman Gianarthur. Tickets range from $28.50 to $40

AFI Fest

When: Nov. 7-14

Where: The Egyptian Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

What: This key film festival by the American Film Institute will showcase an array of movies and has included tributes to actors Viggo Mortensen and Christopher Plummer. Free tickets to the public are available for the third year in a row. 


When: Nov. 9-Dec. 1

Where: LA Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Downtown

What: This new production of Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff is being presented in connection with the composer's 200th birthday.

Designer Con

When: Nov. 9-10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Pasadena Convention Center

What: In its eighth year, this annual art and design convention puts the focus on collectible toys and designer clothing with urban, underground and pop art. Tickets are $5 through online pre-sale and $10 for two-day access ($7 at the door).

Ericka Blount Danois's Love Peace and Soul Book Release and Signing Party

When: November 11, 8-11 p.m.

Where: The Last Bookstore

What:  This event, hosted by KCRW's Garth Trinidad, showcases Ericka Blount Danois and her new book Love Peace & Soul, which tells the story of the beloved pop culture phenomenon that was Soul Train. The Decoders are also set to perform.

Robert Hilburn: Johnny Cash — The Life

When: Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Book Soup, W. Hollywood

What: Long-time LA Times music journalist Robert Hilburn reads and signs from his book about country music star Johnny Cash--who Hilburn knew well.

Westside Volunteering on Thanksgiving

When: TBA

Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

What: Every year the Westside Volunteering program gives thanks by giving back as they encourage volunteers to help out before or during the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium’s community Thanksgiving celebration. This year, the organization is without a home. Check their website for status updates on their new location.

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