The goblins are tucked away in their beds, now visions of gobbling can dance in your head. But before we talk turkey, this weekend take a bit of a breather and settle in for movies and music, b-ball and ballet boys, festivals and family runs. And don’t forget to take a moment to honor everyone who has served our country – Tuesday is Veterans Day.

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Downtown

A Double Feature at the Drive-In
See a drive-in in the heart of the city. Electric Dusk Drive-In presents “Anastasia” and “Shrek” for a family movie night where an unusual pair of princesses hit the screen.  Sat., 6 p.m. Downtown. $11-$13. Ages 4 & up. Event details.

World City Music
Does it seem like we toot World City Music’s horn a lot? That’s because it’s our favorite winter music program for kids. The Git-Hoan Dancers perform today with hand-carved masks, skin and wood drums and colorful hand-made clothes. Sat., 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Downtown. Free. All ages. Event details.

Slam Dunk: See the Clippers
Now that baseball is over, we don’t have football, the champs (the Kings) and the Lakers tend to sell out fast and be pricey, what’s a sports fan with kids to do?  Catch the Clippers taking on the Trail Blazers.  Sat., 12:30 p.m. Downtown. $15 & up. All ages. Event details.

Balletboyz
No swans in tutus here! Check out an athletic, graceful and slightly cheeky version of ballet that the whole family can enjoy. Fri.-Sun., Various times. Downtown. $20-$150. All ages. Event details.

Pasadena Area

Family Bird Walk
Bring your binoculars and comfy shoes to join an experienced birder and naturalist for a fun morning of finding our fine feathered friends. Sat., 8 a.m. Arcadia. Free. All ages. Event details.

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Japanese Garden Festival
Japanese arts, crafts, and culture come to life at Decanso. Stroll through the Gardens to see ikebana, hear taiko drummers and taste some delicious Japanese eats. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. La Canada. $4-$9. All ages. Event details.

Westside

Finding Poems in Works of Art
Art inspires poetry and poetry is art. Explore the work of American artist Jim Hodges with a poet and discover how to stitch together words from art to spark poems. Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Westwood. Free. Ages 5 & up. Event details.

Valley

Calabasas Family Run
With Thanksgiving coming up, it’s time to get some exercise.  This is a perfect, easy, fun family run – and everyone gets a medal and a super cool goodie bag at the finish line. Sun., 10:30 a.m. Calabasas. $10-$15. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Veterans Appreciation Festival at Battleship IOWA
Honor our vets with a tour of Battleship IOWA (free for Veterans and active duty military), live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for the kiddos. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Pedro. $7-$10, kids under 6 free. All ages. Event details.

Doktor Kaboom! Makes Science Fun
Take the kiddos for some serious science entertainment at this silly show that proves how much fun science can be. Sun., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Torrance. $10-$20. All ages. Event details.

What are your weekend plans? We’d love to know – meet us in the comment section below.

-Meghan Rose

Photo credits: Boy with binoculars image courtesy of USDA via Creative Commons; Descanso Gardens by Keith Evans via Creative Commons.