A Very Hairy Christmas; Hot Air Balloon Festival: SoCal Weekend

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Patch has hosted fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Southern California – from the southernmost part of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside counties, to the beaches and valleys from Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have fees.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home or a mini day trip, find out what is planned this weekend from Saturday November 19th to Sunday November 20th.

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5K Turkey Dash and 1K Trot: South El Monte Town Hall, South El Monte

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience”: Magic Box LA, Los Angeles

“Coconut”: Electric drive-in at dusk, Glendale

Hardboiled: The Comedy Show: 1881, Pasadena

“I have to crow”: The Raven, Santa Monica

“John Williams and the Pictures at an Exhibition”: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica

“Landscape of Light”: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Arcadia

Olympio: “In-between”: bG Gallery, Santa Monica

Friends Party at Playa Vista: Track, Playa Vista

“Sequel to Syberia: The World Before”: Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles

The Soul of Rotary Benefit Concert: The NOVO at LA Live, Los Angeles

Thomas Truck Tour and Creative Community Makers Market: 2ND & PCH, Long Beach

Toluca Lake Homeowners Association Turkey Trot: Riverside Drive at Clybourn Avenue, Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

“Top Gun: Maverick”: Electric drive-in at dusk, Glendale

turkey trot: Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel

Venice Winter Festival: Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles


Anaheim Turkey Trot: Katella Avenue, Anaheim

Appearance and signing with designer Radko Joe Walden: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach

I love Laguna beach: Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, Laguna Beach

Meet the creator of Ambrosina Apothicare: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach

Seal Beach Turkey Trot: Main Street, Seal Beach

“The Ghost Meets Harry Potter”: The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna: Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo


Indian Wells Art Walk: The village of Indian Wells, Indian Wells

book signing: Barnes and Noble, Palm Desert

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival: Various locations, Cathedral City and nearby

Christmas nights: Highland Springs Ranch and Inn, Cherry Valley

DoggiePalooza 5K walk: Siege of Vail, Temecula

“Fun with the Dick and Jane Band”: Jolene Bar and Lounge, Palm Desert

Grace: Sales Ranch Sanctuary, Temecula

Hoop shooting competition: Van Avery Prep, Temecula

Karaoke: Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula

Creators Market: Habitat for Humanity, Temecula

Moreno Valley Road Runners Club Turkey Trotting: Lake Perris State Recreation, Perris

Turkey trot by the river: Fairmount Park, Riverside

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Course: Galway Downs Drive, Temecula

Screening “Silhouette Secrets”: Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs

Grateful High Tea: Cottage Tea Parties, Temecula

Train ride “The Polar Express”: Southern California Railroad Museum, Perris


“A Very Hairy Christmas”: Sesame Square San Diego, Chula Vista

Chunky Knit Friends: Gnome or Snowman: AR Workshop Coronado, Coronado

Coco Montoya: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

CocoRosie: Music Box, San Diego

dog street festival: Liberty Station NTC Park, San Diego

FIFA World Cup Viewing Event: Shores Restaurant, San Diego

Pop-up Friendship Market: Chula Vista Friendship Park, Chula Vista

Holiday craft market: Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad

Holiday bazaar and sale of plants: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, National City

Holiday pop-up: Tremont Collective, Oceanside

Jurassic World: The Exhibition: Camino Del Rio North, San Diego

“Landscape of Light”: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas

Autumn Concert LITVAKdance: San Dieguito Academy High School, Encinitas

Paint your pet: Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego

Pianist Misha Dichter: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway

yoga puppy: Spirit Yoga Studios, San Diego

“The Merry Women of Windsor”: MiraCosta College, Oceanside

The Adventure of Little Italy History Guided Historical Tour: Cafe Zucchero, Little Italy, San Diego

Trevor Hall with Gone Gone Beyond: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

Historic Downtown Encinitas Walking Tour: Encinitas Historical Society and School of 1883, Encinitas

Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival: North Embarcadero Park, San Diego

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