November Culture Calendar

12 days down. 18 to go. From the Berlin Philharmonic to KISS, there's a lot left to do this month.

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NOVEMBER 13 Rocky. Joe. Two guys. Two films. Both by John G. Avildsen. They're playing back-to-back Friday at the Cinefamily on Fairfax. If you go, we dare you not to say "Yo, Adrian!!" about twenty times this weekend. Cinefamily
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NOVEMBER 14: Unusual. Astonishing. Unexpected. Acrobatic. This only begins to describe the thrilling spectacle that is the Diavolo Dance Theater. You won’t know what to expect, except the unexpected. Diavolo Dance Theater at the Greek
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NOVEMBER 15: With powerfully personal lyrics, emo band Dashboard Confessional consistently delivers passionate live performances. This will be one of the best shows this month, “Hands Down”. Dashboard Confessional at the Hollywood Palladium
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NOVEMBER 16: Get in touch with your literary side and celebrate your creative spirit at the Marathon Harvest Moon Bash, a potluck celebration and gathering of all those who appreciate Beyond Baroque.
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NOVEMBER 17: This performance will be a family affair for celebrated jazz bassist (and father-in-law to Jack Black), Charlie Haden as he gets in touch with his country and bluegrass routes and plays with his triplets and more. Charlie Haden at Disney Concert Hall
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NOVEMBER 18: Conventional clubs are so last year. Head over to Echoplex for a unique nightlife experience and dance the night away to classic reggae, dub and dancehall tunes. Dub Club at the Echoplex
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NOVEMBER 19: They say hindsight is 20/20. Join two successful local artists for a conversation that looks back on the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. The 1970s at MOCA
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NOVEMBER 20: Enjoy an intimate solo performance from lauded singer/songwriter, Ray Lamontagne, at the Ray Lamontagne at the Orpheum.
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NOVEMBER 21: And back to MOCA, for a birthday party. Happy birthday MOCA! Celebrate 30 years of incredible art at the Museum of Contemporary Art with performances, interviews and exhibits. Happy Birthday MOCA
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NOVEMBER 22: If you want to attend the American Music Awards, it'll set you back $1000. Or, you can do the red carpet thing, and watch your favorite artists hit the red carpet at the Nokia. Final option: tune in for what an evening of glamor, performances and maybe even a few surprises. You can even cast your votes now.
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NOVEMBER 23: This two-night only event will be music to your ears! Head down to the Disney Concert Hall to hear the musical stylings of Brahms, Schoenberg and Wagner courtesy of one of the world’s finest orchestras. Berlin Philharmonic at Disney Hall
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NOVEMBER 24: It’s east coast vs. west coast as our very own NBA champions, the Lakers, take on the New York Knicks. Lakers vs. Knicks at Staples Center
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NOVEMBER 25: A far cry from your traditional photography exhibit, New York artist Bruce Wolf showcases a scandalous array of photos of dead animals that have been left on his doorstep by his 33 stray cats. Death by Cat at Gold Bug, Pasadena
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NOVEMBER 26: It's no wonder Tom Colicchio's Thanksgiving menu follows his mix-and-match approach, with choices like celery root soup and dry-aged Brandt beef ribeye. Put on your comfyest pants and chow down. Thanksgiving Dinner at Craft, Century City
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NOVEMBER 27: With new costumes, a new set and better effects, it sounds like the KISS Alive 35 tour is going to be an event to see. See the “hottest band in the world” perform more than 2 hours of chart topping hits as well as new material from their latest release, SONIC BOOM. KISS at STAPLES Center
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NOVEMBER 28: Don’t be late for this important date! See a rare screening of the 1949 live action version of Alice in Wonderland, a true masterpiece for its time. Alice in Wonderland at Cinefamily
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NOVEMBER 29: World Salsa Champion Salomon Rivera wants to teach you how to dance. Salsa, Meringue, Cumbia, check. Fortunately, no experience is necessary to participate. Families are $12, singles just $5. Latin Dance at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
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NOVEMBER 30: It's the last night of "Dining Out to End Cancer," a fundraising campaign held throughout November that makes eating at nice restaurants a charitable event. Susan Feniger's STREET is participating (yum!) and so are other local faves. Dine Out to End Cancer
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 1: Hey hey they’re The Monkees, and for one night only you can time travel to the 60’s with four episodes of the Emmy winning TV series. Monkees at The Egyptian Theater
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 2: White Rabbits join us in LA via New York via the Midwest. With them they bring an energetic stage show with a distinctly indie-rockers-from-Brooklyn kind of vibe. White Rabbits, with Local Natives at the El Rey
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 3: LA Weekly’s music festival, LA 101, will feature an impressive lineup including The Dandy Worhols, performance art duo Matt and Kim, and local favorite, Silversun Pickups. Be there. LA 101 at the Gibson Amphitheater
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 4: Spend your Wednesday night at the ballet with the American Ballet Theater’s critically acclaimed performance of Giselle. ABT at the Orange County Performing Arts Center
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 5: From "Lake Wobegone" to radio home "A Prairie Home Companion," author, satirist and radio host Garrison Keillor can spin a yarn. Garrison Keillor on The Broad Stage, Santa Monica
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 6: Culture? Sort of. Every good cougar needs a place to prowl, and where better place than the California Cougar Convention? Everything you need (but maybe didn’t want) to know, plus the crowning of Miss Cougar California. Grrowl. California Cougar Convention, in Beverly Hills
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 7: 101 years ago, fabled outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their demise. Relive the drama of the classic film starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. $5 whiskey and a free beer for anyone in a cowboy hat. Need we say more? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Cinespace
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 8: Jonathan Safran Foer's book "Eating Animals" turned Natalie Portman from a 20-year vegetarian to a vegan activist. The acclaimed author ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close") will have a reading and discussion of his latest work at Jonathan Safran Foer at Book Soup
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 9: European sensation David Gray may perform simple acoustic songs paired with hoarse vocals, but this will be the place to be this Monday as Gray promotes his highly anticipated third album. David Gray at the Orpheum Theater
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 10: If you’re looking for a captivating and unique performance, look no further than Inara George. "Ms. George muses on love, yearning and separation in lyrics that can be ingenuous or surreal" said the New York Times. We agree. Inara George at the Bootleg Theater
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 11: It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit and what better way than with a Seussical musical? Catch the second night of a yule tide favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch at the Pantages
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WHAT YOU MISSED - NOVEMBER 12: This performance takes ad-libbing to a whole new level. Enjoy a truly one of a kind performance with All Skate! A half-hour improvised musical where the storyline completely depends on suggestions from Y-O-U. bang. All Skate! at Bang. Comedy Theater
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