Take a deep breath and head out the door for some serious stress-relieving happenings this weekend. Whether it's a fall beer fest or some soothing crafting, we've rounded up the best ways to unwind.
This one's a bit of a splurge — but worth it, if you like eating sushi's open-bowl cousin. Admission scores you tastings from over 20 OC-based restaurants, including Poke Party and North Shore Poke Co. If you've never had poke, take a friend and embark on a culinary adventure together. Cheers!
This marketplace is perfect for treasure-hunting shoppers. Peruse items from over 200 local crafters to jazz up any part of your home, wardrobe or workplace — including candles, stationary and so much more. You never know what you'll find — expect to run into some pretty unique products.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 12-Sunday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Central Park, Pasadena | MAP
You've probably never been to a music festival like this, but here's your chance. The self-proclaimed first punk and hardcore festival in Southern California centers around the music and voices of bands in the transgender community, including Maladjusted, Trap Girl and more.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m.-midnight
WHERE: LGBT Center on 4th, Santa Ana | MAP
COST: Tickets are $10-$15
This is your chance to finally get those matching family tattoos — temporary ones, that is. In conjunction with the exhibition "Tatau: Marks of Polynesia," enjoy a day filled with crafts, workshops and performances. Kids will have a chance to design their own tattoos and learn how to fold origami. So head over to Little Tokyo for your day of creative relaxation.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: The Japanese American National Museum | MAP
It's about time one of these creeped up again. With over 200 of your favorite brews to choose from and delicious bites from food trucks, you should have no problem dealing with that post-election stress.
Sport your pride for the red, white and blue at this year’s Veterans Day event, which commemorates the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and all branches of the country's military forces in one giant parade. For a more mellow way to honor veterans, head over to Hollywood and catch the opening night of "Everything In Between," a play with cast and crew members who've served the nation in battle.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHERE: VA Greater Los Angeles, West L.A. campus | MAP
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, and it's never too early to start preparing. You'll be surrounded by pine cones, ribbon, leaves and everything else that screams "holidays!" Add a little bit of hot glue to the equation and you'll be going home with a new centerpiece for your mantle, front door or dining table.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-Sunday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles | MAP
COST: Tickets are $10-20