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This week, we’re checking out the artisans at the Renegade Craft Fair, getting our gear head on at the auto show, seeing artwork of a city on fire, enjoying the antics of the Doo Dah Parade and declaring a snow day in Elysian Park.    

Renegade Craft Fair

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 23-24.

Shop over 300 vendors while enjoying some nice views of DTLA. There will also be DJs, food trucks and art.

LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show will be at the Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1.

The show covers one million square feet of floor space and will feature over 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles. There will be 65 cars making their public debuts.

Among the attractions will be the Ford STEAM Machine, which comes with experiments and fun games that teach children about air pressure, kinetic energy, magnetism, Newton’s laws of motion and more. Hyundai will have a virtual racing game, there will be an area dedicated to classic Corvettes and there will be life-size replica of a Bugatti Chiron made entirely of LEGOs.

There will also be an area for pet adoptions.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Nov. 22-23, Nov. 29-30; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 24; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 25-26; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 27; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 1.

Tickets are $20. See for details and a ticket link.

LA on Fire

“The city burning is Los Angeles’s deepest image of itself” — Joan Didion in her collection of essays “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

Didion’s statement is the theme of a new multimedia group show, “LA on Fire,” at the Wilding Cran Gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., unit 460.

“Along with the work of more than 50 emerging and established LA artists, this titular work investigates the possibility that LA has gone from Tomorrowland to an Ever Burning Bacchanalia,” the gallery said in a press release announcing the exhibition. “The exhibition also repeatedly addresses Didion’s conceit: that fire is (and perhaps always was) the truest expression of the LA landscape.”

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to

6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Snow Day LA

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 29, Montecillo De Leo Politi Park, 2010 Stadium Way, will host Snow Day LA.

Snow Day LA is nine acres of winter wonderland featuring a tubing hill, an interactive Penguin Holiday Light Path, food trucks and a Crystal Winter Garden.

Snow Day LA is open from 6 to 10 p.m.

Entry tickets are $19 plus a service fee. A pass that includes unlimited tubing runs $29, plus fees. There’s a VIP pass, which includes a Penguin onesie Snuggle, unlimited tubing and VIP express lanes, for $49.

See for information and tickets.

Doo Dah Parade

The twisted sister of the Rose Parade, the Doo Dah Parade, will take place beginning at 11 a.m., Nov. 24 starting at Vinedo Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard.

The parade, which has had such entrants as the Synchronized Brief Case Drill Team and the Toro Lawnmower Marching Band (Valley Press staff went one year as corporate headhunters), will run along East Colorado Boulevard between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard.

Leading this year’s parade will be Caltech’s Seismo Sue and Her Seismo Sistahs. Seismo Sue is Susan Hough, seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena. The Seismo Sistahs are Elizabeth Cochran (USGS seismologist), Christine Goulet (USC, engineering seismologist), Voon Hui Lai (Caltech graduate student), Caleste Labedz (Caltech graduate student), Susan Owen (JPL, geophysicist), and Kate Scharer (USGS geologist).

Great Los Angeles Walk

The 14th annual Great Los Angeles Walk will start at 9 a.m., Nov. 23 at the Arcadia County Park Foundation, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., in Arcadia.

Unlike previous years where the walk went from downtown to the ocean, this year’s edition explores the San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles. The route will take walkers past Santa Anita Park, parts of Pasadena, the Los Angeles River and Chinatown, before finishing in Grand Park, in front of City Hall.

The walk is free. It is up to the participants to decide how much or how little of the walk they want to do. Walkers are encouraged to use the Metro Gold Line, which offers public transportation between Arcadia and the finish in downtown.

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