Weekly Events: Pre-gaming for Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy: The Sundial

The time has come, its pre-Thanksgiving week and finals are around the corner. Christmas music is playing and people are camping out for black friday already. Skipping class is becoming ever more tempting but to preserve and make it to the end of the semester without giving into the temptation of sleeping in is worth it! Counting the days gets too painful, distractions help pass the time between class, thanksgiving, and winter break! Come check out whats happening this week and take some time to forget about school!

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Campus Event

LA’s First female orthodox congregational Rabbi

Alissa Thomas is the first female orthodox congregational Rabbi, and will be here at CSUN answering questions and talking about what it means.

Jerome Richfield 217

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

FREE

Campus Event

Fall 2015 Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry and Student Research Poster session

UC Irvine Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry Dr. Joseph L. White will discuss the image of African Americans. He’ll delve into the struggles of stigmas and teach how to unlock African American psychological strengths.

Northridge Center, University Student Union

2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

FREE

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

Campus Event (movie)

The Immortal Story

This week’s movie from Orson Welles’ repertoire is “The Immortal Story,” a tale of an aging European merchant who hires a sailor to sleep with his wife. This is just a giant ruse, but beings to create a giant story of intrigue in itself, much more than he planned.

Armer Screening Room (MZ100)

7 p.m.

FREE

Concert

White Boiz, Peanut Butter Wolf

White Boiz, a hip-hop-rap group, will perform along with eclectic artist Peanut Butter Wolf.

The Regent Theater

448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles

8 p.m.

$10 – $15

Friday, Nov. 20

Comedy

Los Angeles Comedy Festival

The festival is filled with laughter and fun. It will feature surprise celebrities. It will showcase shorts, films, stand-ups, TV spots and much more for all to enjoy. Food trucks will be provided around the festival grounds, so prepare to feast as well.

The Actors Company

916-A N. Formosa Ave.
Los Angeles

7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

$11.54

Saturday, Nov. 21

Festival

Stouts n Staches

Every man should be aware of what Movember is: a month to grow out all facial hair without shaving to spread awareness of a multitude of diseases and illness. This festival celebrates and encourages everyone to show off their staches, or buy some sweet looking ones for those who can’t grow them. Enjoy some live music, food and, of course, beer.

1697 Pacific Ave

Los Angeles

2 p.m.

$10 – $50

Literature

David Sedaris

Contributor to “This American Life,” essayist David Sedaris will be having an open discussion about the people he met and got to know and shares about his experiences.

Valley Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.

$30

Sunday, Nov. 22

Ice Rink

Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square

How often do we in L.A. get the opportunity to go ice skating? We have no nearby lakes or rivers and are in a drought. Nothing says holiday romance/fun than a fun trip to an ice rink.

532 S Olive St

Los Angeles

10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

$9

Car Show

Los Angeles Auto Show

Car lovers united. Come join and see the newest, shiniest, fastest and most furious cars that are coming to the market.

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St

9 a.m. -10 p.m.

$12 – $15

Monday, Nov. 23

Theatre

Thenardiers Inn – A Les Miserables Caberet

Come enjoy and relax with a retelling of the classic “Les Miserables” story. This time experience it in a 360 immersive experience where you’re escorted through this inn with the owner himself. Doors open early for some drinks and refreshments. This is a 21-and-over event.

123 Vine St.

Hollywood

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

$15 – $30

Crafts

Community Mosaics Workshop

What is it: Most people haven’t made mosaics in their life, but most people have seen them, and they’re common in churches and religious buildings. This is a chance to make a small one that can be hung on the wall, most of the people who attend won’t be professionals, so feel free to let the creative side out.

Star Apartments (Downtown LA)

240 E.6th St.

Los Angeles

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FREE

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Campus Event

CSUN wind Ensemble

What is it: Enjoy a night out with one of CSUN’s wind ensemble as they take audiences on an adventure with some exciting Italian band music. Some of the featured songs include Frank Ticheli’s “Sanctuary,” Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento,” Edward Cupero “Honey Boys On Parade.”

Plaza del Sol Performance Hall

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

$7

 

Contributed by Joseph Jackson