The To-Do List: Things to Do in LA This Weekend, Nov. 15-17

Ameera Butt
November 13, 2019 - 2:21 pm



The holidays are almost around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with ice-skating in downtown Los Angeles, an autumn festival, or to float a Chinese lantern on the water.

Not your scene? There is always Madonna at The Wiltern.

Whatever you do, there's something for everyone in this beautiful city of ours this weekend!


1. LA Clippers

They play the Sacramento Kings!

Staples Center, 11 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

7:30 p.m. Friday

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2. Adult Swim Festival

Music, Comedy and more featuring Two Chainz, Captain Murphy, Conner O'Malley, Dethklok, Health, The Eric Andre Show Live and more!

Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

1 p.m. Friday and Saturday

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3. Holiday Ice Skating

Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events.  

Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles

Open daily. Check website for details. 


4. Jackalope Pasadena: Fall 2019

There will be artists who are crafty in original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, artisan-made food

Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday

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5. Spirit of Thanksgiving Gospel Experience 

Featuring Vashawn Mitchell

Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles

11 a.m. Saturday 

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6. Madonna

It's the diva superstar herself performing in LA!

The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

8:30 p.m. Saturday

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7. Tell It Like It Is with  Dane Cook

It's Dane Cook's first full-scale tour since 2013. 

​The Dolby Theatre, 801 Hollywood Boulevard.

7 p.m. Saturday 

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8. LA Kings

The team plays the Vegas Golden Knights.

Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

1 p.m. Saturday

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9. Autumn Festival

Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival.

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday

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10. Los Angeles Water Lantern Festival 2019

While they're called many things such as lantern festivals, lights festivals, floating lanterns, or Chinese lanterns - only Water Lantern Festival allows you to Light The Water in a way you'll never forget. Now you can experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as the soft lights reflect upon the water.

Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 750 S Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte.

4 p.m. Sunday

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11. Dia de Los Tacos Festival

Wear your best costume and enter to win prizes awarded every hour, including free drinks, food, merchandise and gift baskets.

Los Amigos Golf Course, 7295 Quill Dr., Downey

12 p.m. Sunday

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12. Smorgasburg Los Angeles

It's every Sunday and it's a big, open-air market with lots of food and vendor options!

777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles

10 a.m. Sunday

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