7 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend, 11/20

Pick up some handmade holiday decorations or check out an ”instrument petting zoo”
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ART: Handmade Holiday Ornament Art Show
Sick of decorating your tree with the same tired tinsel? This second annual event featuring hundreds of original ornaments will help you kick off the holiday season in style. Artists include You Cute, Steff Bomb, and Moss Mountain. More information (November 19, iam8bit Gallery)

THEATER: Straight White Men
In a new play by Young Jean Lee, what starts out as a laid-back Christmas for a dad and his three adult sons turns into an examination of what it means to be white amid continued racial disharmony in America. More information (November 20-December 20, Kirk Douglas Theatre)

CONFAB: L.A. Autoshow
The biggest car show in the west unfolds downtown, displaying everything from elite Aston Martins to vintage Nissan Zs. Get revved up over debuts, concept cars, and one-of-a-kind rides. More information (November 20-29, Los Angeles Convention Center)

CONFAB: 30th Annual Elves’ Faire
Tap into your inner woodland creature at this family friendly festival, which includes a community marketplace, games and storytelling, and live music. More information (November 21, Pasadena Waldorf School)

MUSIC: Toyota Symphonies for Youth
In 1946, Benjamin Britten composed the soundtrack for an educational documentary that explained the different sections of the orchestra. The morning performance of his playful “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” for children five to 11 includes a preconcert “instrument petting zoo.” More information (November 21, Disney Hall)

CONFAB: International Games Day 2015
Admission is free to this entertaining event, which features talks from game creators, a 1 p.m. concert by the Game Music Ensemble, and the chance to try your hand at a range of video and board games. More information (November 21, UCLA Powell Library)

CONFAB: Rodeo Drive Presents Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Molly Ringwald and Debbie Allen will both perform at this festive palm tree lighting party, hosted by the City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee. More information (November 22, 200 Block of Rodeo Drive)

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