November 1: VegFest
VegFest – a food festival packed with samples, music, cooking demonstrations and more, and all for free. The first annual VegFest is already a winning option, and comes with the goal to inspire healthy living and teach attendees how to live consciously and compassionately. For the cupcake competition alone—don’t miss this.
November 3: Taking Back Tuesday
This monthly night is almost a year old and it’s still going strong. While some things are still the same—the drink specials, the song requests (via Facebook) and the camaraderie over sad songs, one thing is new—a karaoke sing-along hosted by Wurrly. Get there early—they usually hit capacity at 10:30pm.
November 6: The Times of LA presents Outernational
Take a trip around the world sans your passport with a selection of great vinyl from DJs Soft Touch aka Clinton and Chris Ziegler of L.A. Record. Get on the VIP list when you email RSVP@LARecord.com.
November 7: Kyng with Slow Season
See California hard rockers Kyng with a Budweiser in hand, all free. RSVP via DoLA.
November 7: Fiero Sax Quartet
With over 30 active chapters around the world, Classical Revolution: L.A. is kicking off their monthly series at Silverlake Lounge with the Fiero Sax Quartet. This is an early one (over by 8pm), so don’t miss out.
November 10: The Orwells with LA Font
Chicago’s Orwells are known for their rambunctious nature, but they have proven their talent through their dirty rock stylings and even garnered the respect of David Letterman. Most people would pay a lot of money to see these guys but thanks to Converse Rubber Tracks, you can catch them for free.
November 22: 25th Annual Mariachi Festival
Celebrate community, culture and of course, mariachi music at the totally free Mariachi Fest. More than ten mariachi bands will be enrapture attendees in Mexican tradition, among delicious food and amazing art.
November 26: After Dinner Movie – High Fidelity
If you love vinyl, High Fidelity should be at the top of your favorite movies list. This 2000 hit (4/4 stars from Roger Ebert) starring John Cusak, follows a melancholic record storeowner’s relationship troubles and the music that accompanies them.
November 30: No Win, Melted, Criminal Hygiene, Merry Christmas
LA’s pop-punks No Win will play for garage punk enthusiasts, culminating their residency at the Bootleg. This will be a doozy.