|FRIDAY, NOV. 21
| L.A. AUTO SHOW
L.A Convention Center
See the latest cars and car-related paraphernalia. This year’s show will focus on the latest “green” auto technology and alternative fuel vehicle news as well as the announcement of the 2009 Green Car of the Year award. Runs through Nov. 30.
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Magnolia Blvd. & Hollywood Way, Burbank
The holiday season in Burbank officially kicks off with two stages of live music, an ice sculptor, roving entertainment, photos with Santa, refreshments and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m. FREE.
CALIFORNIA TOURING PROJECT
Diavolo Dance Space
616 Moulton, Downtown
The L.A. premiere of this interactive dance presentation features Yolande Snaith, Susan Rose, Cid Pearlman & casebolt and smith conveying stories through movement. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 6 p.m. $20; $16 for students.
KSCR PRESENTS: FREE MORAL AGENTS, BUSDRIVER & DAEDULUS
Ground Zero Coffee House @ USC
USC’s student-run, independent radio station invites you for an evening of sonic experimentation. 7 p.m. FREE but donations appreciated.
|SATURDAY, NOV. 22
| ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
The hottest techno & electronica acts from sundown to sunup, featuring Dirty Vegas, VHS or Beta, DJ Reza and many more! 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Check website for details & tickets.
BEVERLY HILLS HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY
Wilshire & Rodeo
Beverly Hills kicks off their holiday season with live music, face painters, balloon artists followed by the big show at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the UNICEF snowflake & chandeliers preceding the fireworks display. 3 p.m. FREE
ART BAZARRE OPENING RECEPTION
NoHo Gallery LA
Find some affordable, creative gifts at this arts & crafts show. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Runs through December 19. FREE.
|SUNDAY, NOV. 23
| MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP CUP
The Super Bowl of soccer right in our own backyard. (Teams not determined by press time.) 12:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
“HEY SEXY” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE PARTY
HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS AT THE GROVE
575 S. Fairfax
Kristina Pupo premiers her new music video and will perform live for the crowd. 7 p.m.
Hosted by Jon Lovitz, the tree lighting ceremony will include falling snow and fireworks & concerts by Natalie Cole and The Band From TV (Teri Hatcher, Adrian Pasdar, James Denton, Hugh Laurie & more). 7 p.m. FREE.
|MONDAY, NOV. 24
| HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL
This 13th annual event features a magnificent light display along a 1 mile stretch of road. The event kicks off tonight with a bike-only policy. 5-10 p.m. Daily through Dec. 30. FREE.
|THURSDAY, NOV. 27
| THE 76 CLASSIC
Anaheim Convention Center
12 men’s college basketball teams square off to determine this year’s tournament champion. Teams include Cal State Fullerton, St. Mary’s, Arizona State, Wake Forest & Baylor. Continues Friday & Sunday.