From marathons, NBA matches, auto shows, and early Christmas fairs, Los Angeles is pumped with some spectacular events lined up in November. As you roast the turkey and carve into the Thanksgiving mood, there are quite a few awe-inspiring things to do in the city this month.
Bond in Motion
Bond in Motion at Petersen Automotive Museum, Source: Instagram
Attention 007 fans, your presence is required at the Petersen Automotive Museum for Bond in Motion, the largest official James Bond vehicle exhibit in the United States. You might not come face to face with ‘Q’ at this exhibition, but you will certainly be within touching distance of the iconic vehicles used in the James Bond films from the last 60 years.
From submarines, boats, helicopters, motorcycles, aircraft, and cars, the eye-catching list includes the likes of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (used in Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die), 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish (used in Die Another Day), and 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 ‘Wet Nellie’ (used in Spy Who Loved Me).
Ticket price: $17 for adults, $12 for children, and $15 for senior citizens.
Location - 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036.
Timings - 10 am to 5 pm
The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey
(Friday, November 5 to Tuesday, November 30)
An early Christmas event in LA, Source: Instagram
The elves at The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey will impress you with a wide range of displays such as acrobatics and juggling. They have arrived with one objective in mind - to elevate the Christmas spirit.
As they dazzle you with outdoor winter activities, hop on the ice skating rink and explore the Christmas village filled with open-air trolleys, tightrope events, and special merchandise in the marketplace.
P.S, we’re still waiting for all the Elf on the Shelf memes this year.
Ticket price: starting at $25 per adult and $20 for kids.
Location - 1101 W McKinley Ave, Los Angeles 91768.
Timings - refer to ticket booking on the website for slot timings.
Los Angeles Marathon
(Sunday, November 7)
Los Angeles Marathon finish line, Source: Website
The 36th Los Angeles Marathon arrives this year with a new route, starting from the Dodger Stadium, and finishing off in Central City on the Avenue of the Stars.
Supporting The McCourt Foundation’s mission of building a healthier world, the marathon will enter more than 20,000 participants. It's time to put on your running shoes and sweat it out for a cause.
Location - various locations.
Timings - 6.30 am onwards.
LA Lakers v/s Miami Heat
(Wednesday, November 10)
LeBron James (center) for LA Lakers, Source: Instagram
Two heavyweights will go head to head at the Staples Center as the NBA action continues in full form this month. Both, the LA Lakers and Miami Heat are looking for a great start to the season with LeBron James leading the line for the Lakers. We are expecting some slam dunks, drama, and non-stop action as the 4 time MVP looks to get the better of his former team.
Ticket price: starts from $71 per person.
Location - 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Timings - 7 pm onwards.
Will Smith: An Evening of Stories with Friends
(Thursday, November 11)
Will Smith: An Evening of Stories with Friends, Source: Website
Legendary Hollywood star, Will Smith, is going to narrate his life experiences in a story, from life-defining moments to unheard chronicles. For those Hollywood geeks looking to get an insight of Will Smith’s remarkable career, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Bonus: every ticket includes a copy of Will Smith’s memoir.
Ticket price: starts from $64.50 per person.
Location - Hollywood & Highland Shopping Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles .90028
Timings - starts at 7 pm
(Saturday, November 13)
Meet the best bartenders and mixologists in Southern California as Porsche Irvine brings together a group of top liquid chefs in bid to arrange an elite competition. Collaborating with Barks for the Animal Rescue Foundation, the event will raise funds for a charitable cause.
If you want to learn a thing or two about how to craft a sumptuous drink, bring your cocktail recipe book to jot down a few pointers. As the bartenders dash it out for the title, guests will be treated with music, gourmet dishes, and freshly crafted concoctions.
You can show your love for your favorite drink by a casting vote at the competition.
Ticket price: starts at $55 per person.
Location - Porsche Irvine, 14500 Scientific Way Irvine, CA 92618.
Timings - 7 pm to 10 pm
Los Angeles Brewsology
(Saturday, November 13)
Los Angeles Brewsology, Source: Website
Gulp on some fresh beer at the California Science Center as Los Angeles Brewsology invites beer lovers to a night of symposiums at the museum. With over 150 brews from 50 breweries, guests will have a hard time keeping up with the different samples that flow at the venue.
Ticket price: starts at $50 per person.
Location - California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037.
Timings - 7 pm to 11 pm
Los Angeles Auto Show
(Friday, November 19 to Sunday, November 28)
One of the biggest auto expos of the year, with over 1000 vehicles on display, Los Angeles Auto Show is the promised land every revhead dreams of. From interactive exhibits, free test drives, and an indoor EV track, this year’s show is hyped with all the latest tech the automobile industry has to offer.
Whether you are into sports cars, pick-up trucks, American muscle, concept models, or trending EV vehicles, the show will not disappoint with its assortment of customizable rides.
Ticket price: general admission starts at $20 per person.
Location - 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90015.
Pour & Paint Thanksgiving Turkey
(Tuesday, November 23)
Painted turkey, Source: Website
Try your hands on the canvas and paint a photograph to start Thanksgiving with a colorful tone. Follow the step-by-step instructions and take your piece of art back home as a token of remembrance.
For food and drinks, Bluewater Grill has made sure that you are served with all the Thanksgiving essentials, from roasted turkey to autumn cocktails.
Ticket price: $39 per person excluding food and drinks.
Location - Bluewater Grill, 630 Lido Park Drive Newport Beach, CA 92663.
Timings - 6 pm to 8 pm
Paséa’s Third Annual Food Coma
(Thursday, November 25)
Roasted turkey served on the table, Source: Website
Tuck in the buffet at Paséa Hotel & Spa’s Blue Room as the oceanfront views soothe your senses, adding to an array of fall dishes with a separate kids' menu.
A display of artisanal bread, salads, seafood, and sides awaits you at Paséa’s Third Annual Food Coma, a Thanksgiving event of the highest order when it comes to celebrating with a feast.
Ticket price: starts at $110 for an adult and $40 for a child.
Location - 21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Timings - 11 am to 4 pm
Header image - Photo by Rodnae Productions