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

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up 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 in Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have a fee.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home or a mini day trip, see what’s slated this weekend from Saturday, Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 20.

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

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

“Coco”: Electric Dusk Drive-In, Glendale

Hardboiled: The Comedy Show: 1881, Pasadena

“I Gotta Crow”: The Crow, Santa Monica

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

“Lightscape”: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia

Olympio: “In Between”: bG Gallery, Santa Monica

Playa Vista Friendsgiving: Runway, Playa Vista

“Suite from 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 Communal 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 Dusk Drive-In, Glendale

Turkey Trot: Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel

Venice Winter Fest: Venice Blvd, Los Angeles


Anaheim Turkey Trot: Katella Avenue, Anaheim

Appearance and Signing with Radko Designer Joe Walden: Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach

Love Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, Laguna Beach

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

Seal Beach Turkey Trot: Main Street, Seal Beach

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

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


Artwalk at Indian Wells: The Village at 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

Doggie Palooza 5K Walk: Vail Headquarters, Temecula

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

Gracegiving: Sale Ranch Sanctuary, Temecula

Hoop Shoot Contest: Van Avery Prep, Temecula

Karaoke: Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula

Makers Market: Habitat for Humanity, Temecula

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

Riverside Turkey Trot: Fairmount Park, Riverside

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

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

Thankful High Tea: Cottage Tea Parties, Temecula

“The Polar Express” Train Ride: Southern California Railway Museum, Perris


“A Very Furry Christmas”: Sesame Place 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

Doggie Street Festival: Liberty Station NTC Park, San Diego

FIFA World Cup Viewing Event: Shores Restaurant, San Diego

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

Holiday Artisan Market: Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad

Holiday Bazaar and Plant Sale: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, National City

Holiday Pop Up: Tremont Collective, Oceanside

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

“Lightscape”: San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

LITVAKdance Fall Concert: San Dieguito Academy High School, Encinitas

Paint Your Pet: Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego

Pianist Misha Dichter: Poway Center for Performing Arts, Poway

Puppy Yoga: Spirit Yoga Studios, San Diego

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”: Mira Costa College, Oceanside

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

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

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

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

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