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Los Angeles 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in Los Angeles today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of LA's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

By / November 5, 2018
   
   

Nov 8 - 14

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

The Comedy Store

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix, is coming to LA. Expect brutally honest takes on society along with bizarre tales from his personal travels.

$22 / RSVP

An Evening with Tom Hanks

Aratani Theatre

Join actor, writer, director, and producer Tom Hanks as he discusses his bestselling collection of short stories, Uncommon Type.

$44 - $81 / RSVP

Nov 15 - 21

Alexa Meade: Immersed in Wonderland Live Painting Performance

Nov 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Nov 16 - Dec 23, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon - Sat, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sunday (Closed Thanksgiving)

BOLD Beverly Hills

Step into an immersive art exhibition and become part of the artwork in Alexa Meade's live painting performance. Alexa's work was recently featured in Ariana Grande's God is a Woman video.

Free

History of Central Avenue

California African American Museum

CAAM presents a series of conversations about Central Avenue and its history as the hub of West Coast jazz from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Free / RSVP

David Sedaris

Royce Hall

With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. See him read unpublished work on his annual sojourn to Royce Hall.

$49 - $99 / RSVP

J Mascis

Lodge Room Highland Park

Dinosaur Jr front man and legendary alt-rock guitar hero J Mascis comes to the Lodge Room for an all ages show with support from James Elkington.

$36 - $42 / RSVP

An Evening with Pharrell Williams

The Novo by Microsoft

Join multi-platinum recording artist, 11-time Grammy award recipient, and a two-time Academy Award nominee Pharrell Williams as he discusses his new book, A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet.

$28 - $102 / RSVP

Burbank Winter Wine Walk

301 N San Fernando Blvd

The Burbank Winter Wine Walk kicks off to the holiday season with a free holiday street fair, live entertainment, snow fall, and — of course — wine!

$54 - $86 / RSVP

2018 Vulture Festival LA

The Hollywood Roosevelt

New York Magazine's pop culture extravaganza comes to LA with an unbelievable list of celebrity guests, including Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Roxanne Gay, Cynthia Nixon, and Eric Bana.

$425 / RSVP

Lucky Dragons: As If Your Ears Were Hands

Hauser & Wirth

Lucky Dragons will create a special interactive 'durational' performance that can be experienced in several different ways via wireless headphone sets and acoustic sounds.

Free / RSVP

Free Screening: Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

The Landmark

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind takes us through an extraordinary life and career and reveals what drove Williams to give voice to the characters in his mind. Includes post-film discussion.

Free / RSVP

Cat Power

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Indie songstress Cat Power stops off in Los Angeles for an intimate show at the Ace Hotel Theatre in support of her new album, Wanderer.

$38 - $48 / RSVP

Nov 22 - 30

Secret Movie Club Conversation: Problematic Movies

1822 N Vermont Ave

How should we treat and view once-beloved movies that have become “problematic” due to the filmmaker’s personal life, evolving views of race and gender, or newly discovered controversies?

Free / RSVP

#HashtagLunchbagLA

Candela La Brea

Grab your friends and come together to create bagged lunches and deliver them to those in need in your local community, then encourage others to pay it forward by sharing your experience online.

$0 - $11 / RSVP

Hello Critter Goat Yoga

Art Works Studio & Classroom

Commune with adorable goats while engaging in an hour-long yoga practice taught by a certified yoga instructor. Suitable for all levels.

$29 - $33 / RSVP

How to Dress Well

Lodge Room Highland Park

Lauded musician, composer, and vocalist Tom Krell celebrates the launch of his new album, Land Of The Overflowing Urn, at this all ages show.

$25 / RSVP

2018 LA Tofurky Trot Fun Run and Vegan Food Fest

Griffith Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area

The Tofurky Trot is a family-friendly 5k fun run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness, followed by a vegan food fest featuring local and national vendors, speakers, and music.

$0 - $38 / RSVP

Dec 1 - 7

Tycho DJ Set: Sunrise

Exchange LA

Join composer, songwriter, and producer Scott Hansen AKA Tycho as he takes you on a hazy journey to sunrise.

$25 - $97 / RSVP

Downtown LA Holiday Market

California Market Center

Shop from over 300 curated independent designers, artists, and emerging brands this holiday season with DJs, free drinks, DIY projects, and photo booth fun. Admission includes cotton tote.

$15 - $35 / RSVP

DocuSlate Annual Documentary Film Festival

South Park Center

Docuslate features seven documentary programs that span the globe and focus on humanity in the face of adversity. Films include The Reluctant Radical, Beneath the Ink, and more.

$11 - $27 / RSVP

DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018

Los Angeles Central Library

Join a diverse group of DIY enthusiasts as they share their ingenious inventions at the historic Los Angeles Public Library in Downtown LA.

FREE / RSVP

Soulful Sundays at Comfort LA

Comfort LA

The best open mic and jam session in the city is still going strong, now with more space and more vendors. Come and enjoy good food, good music, and good vibes!

FREE / RSVP

WeHo Reads: Tales from The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

Join author Van Gordon Sauter as he takes you on a journey through the wild history of the Sunset Strip, from notorious mobsters to Tower Records. Visuals by Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis.

FREE / RSVP

Clinic with Tube and Berger

Station1640

German techno duo Tube and Berger bring the beats to Station 1640 for a Wednesday night party.

$15 - $350 / RSVP

The Moth Mainstage: True Stories Told Live

The Avalon

Moth’s festive celebration of inspiring, harrowing, and courageous storytellers is coming to LA. Hand-picked Moth all-stars combine the brilliant and the absurd for a spellbinding and unique evening.

$39 - $79 / RSVP

A Very She and Him Christmas Party: Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

The Wiltern

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward reunite on stage for A Very She and Him Christmas Party, their first live show in five years. Expect a holiday vibe, along with the hits duo's back catalogue.

$40 - $90 / RSVP

KEEP IT Podcast with Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel

Peppermint Club

Don't miss your chance to witness a live taping of the Keep It podcast featuring Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel.

$22 - $43 / RSVP

Dec 8 - 14

Dec 15 - 21

Practicing the Art of Radical Self Care

California African American Museum

Join us for a day of wellness with three new practitioners dedicated to healthy outlets for the body and mind, including acupressure, mindful eating, and dance workshops.

FREE / RSVP

Puff Puff Pass Tour 3: Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, and Warren G

Microsoft Theater

Hip hop legends Snoop Dogg, Warren G, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Too Short, and more take over the Microsoft Theater for one night only.

$64 - $89 / RSVP

Comments

4 Comments

  1. I receive several newsletters on local current events happening around the Los Angeles area and I was compelled to write to tell your event calendar. Honestly, I find Eventbrite’s Rally the most down to earth cultural and appealing source of local events. I view almost every event you list because if the way its presented, written, and appeals my search for adventure. I just want to say that you are doing a great job with your website and envent calendar.

  2. Aisling Bowyer

    HI there, do you have a calendar for events and things to do in LA/SoCal the weekend July 21st/22nd?
    Thankyou so much for your time!

  3. Daniel Rosales

    Isn’t there some event on the 29th where they’ll close the streets of downtown LA and it’ll be a bike trail from downtown La to sunset Blvd, hollywood? Thanks for your time!

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