A 1956 Continental Mark II appears as part of Lincoln's Heritage On Display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Lincoln)
LA AUTO SHOW: There's so much razzmatazz associated with this gleaming fender of an event that it is hard to land on what one likes best. The applause-filled unveilings? The vehicles that do everything short of making you breakfast? The test drives and big-name appearances? Or the vintage beauties that get another look? You'll have time to decide what you like best, or perhaps you can like a little of everything: The mega show's on at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 9.
IT'S A WRAP: With the end of November comes the end of Movember -- funny how that works -- meaning that all the guys who've been growing mustaches to raise funds for men's health will now turn to the shaving kit. Or turn to hair specialists to shave off their fundraising 'staches. A few wrap-up parties, including one at Rudy's Barbershop in Santa Monica, are filling out the weekend calendar. We're just wondering how many lads intend to keep the 'stachery going through the winter after being told how facial hair works for them? We bet a lot.
DOWNTOWN BURBANK HOLIDAY CHEER: How does Burbank do it? "Big" is always the answer, regardless of the question. When you're the official home of Mediadom, you have to go all out during the splashiest month of the year. And Burbank intends to, from Saturday, Dec. 1 right through to New Year's Day. Santa sightings, tree lightings, and a bevy of spend-no-cash happenings heavy on the tinsel will fill the calendar. Burbank, ILU.
UNIQUE LA: Small Business Saturday certainly got the buzz over the holiday weekend, but buying local and supporting the efforts of your neighbors goes on. Example A? This mega crafts-and-arts fair, which is set to take over the California Market Center's penthouse on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2. Cocktails, a photo booth, and other quirky goodness are on the bill, which includes tons of offbeat items for you to purchase. Entry's ten bucks.
HISTORIC PLACES: We are never ones for passing up a good lookie-loo-ing opportunity, and there are two fine ones just ahead. Castle Green is holding its annual holiday tour on Sunday, Dec. 2, and if you've never peeked inside one of Pasadena's more stately buildings, take this opportunity. It's usually just open to residents. Also that day? LA Conservancy is screening "A Christmas Story" at The Orpheum. Ohhh, Orpheum. We realize we just told Burbank we loved it, but you are very high on our favorites list, too. Please know that, 'k?