The To-Do List: Things to Do in LA This Weekend, Nov. 8-10

Ameera Butt
November 06, 2019 - 10:18 am



From hanging out with Elmo at a Sesame Street experience to celebrating Diá de los Muertos and watching “Coco,” a coffee festival and walking around the LA Zoo for charity, this weekend has a lot to offer Angelenos!  

FRIDAY Nov. 8, 2019

1. Sesame Street Live! Make your Magic

You get to see Elmo and his friends on the most famous street in the world!

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach

6 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and  2 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

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2. Gallagher's Last Smash Farewell Tour

Catch the world-famous comedian!

The Rose, 245 East Green Street, Pasadena

9 p.m. Friday

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3. UCLA Bruins Women's Soccer vs. USC Trojans Women's Soccer

The Bruins take on the Trojans.

The Wallis Annenberg Stadium, 221 Westwood Plaza

6 p.m. Friday

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4.The Los Angeles Coffee Festival

The Festival will feature live experiences from coffee, food and equipment suppliers. Visitors will enjoy endless free coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, intoxicating coffee cocktails, live music, art and so much more.

Magic Box @ The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway.

9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:20 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday

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5. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. 

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard 

8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday

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6. Mt. Joy

The indie rock band, who reunited in LA, performs. The band has performed alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow.

The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.

7 p.m. Friday

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7. Disney  Pixar Coco - A Live-to-Film Concert Experience

In celebration of  Diá de los Muertos, the beloved Disney movie comes to life with a live orchestra!

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave

8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday

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SATURDAY Nov. 9, 2019

8. "USA Today" Wine & Food Experience

Join your fellow foodies at LA Center Studios for the "USA Today" Wine & Food Experience, a savory culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, and beer from local and national chefs. 

Los Angeles Center Studios,  450 S Bixel St

1 p.m. Saturday 

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9. UCLA Women's Basketball v LMU

The women take on LMU!

Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom Tickets, 555 Westwood Plaza

2 p.m. Saturday

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10. The Dystonia Zoo Walk

Come join for a day of fun at the LA Zoo to raise awareness to a little-known neurological disorder called dystonia. 

 Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Treetops Terrace), 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles

9 a.m. Saturday

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11. Los Angeles Sake Festival 

Featuring sake selections from over 30 Japanese brewers, held at Yamashiro Hollywood. Ticket price inclusive of entry, sake, raffle ticket, and tasting glass.

1999 North Sycamore Avenue

11 a.m. Saturday

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12. City of Hearts Festival

You can expect theme camps, installations, live artists, food and craft vendors.

El Pueblo Historical Park, 540 N Los Angeles Street

2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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13. American Heroes Air Show - CA

American Heroes Air Show is the nation's premier admission-free, helicopter-only aviation experience designed to educate, communicate and demonstrate the unique capabilities of rotary wing aviation to the public, community leaders and the media. 

Hansen Dam Sports Complex, 11480 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

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14. Moonlight Forest- Magical Lantern Art Festival 

Moonlight Forest is a fantasy of lights that takes you new places.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, weekly

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15. Sunrise Marathon Los Angeles 2019

Run a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon through a beautifully designed course.

Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

Various times Saturday

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SUNDAY Nov. 10, 2019

16. UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Men's Basketball

The UCLA men’s basketball team take on the Gauchos!

Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom Tickets, 555 Westwood Plaza

4 p.m. Sunday

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17. Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

The Ducks take on the Oilers in Anaheim!

Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim

6 p.m. Sunday

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18. Barnsdall Arts Sundays

Experience inspiring, innovative workshops that enrich lives and teach basic visual art skills with highly qualified artist-educators who work for Barnsdall Arts / FOJAC.

JAC Studio 1, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd

10 a.m. Sunday

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