Friday, August 1, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • Meat-Free Morning: Tofurky Trot

    Have the most LA Thanksgiving ever by joining local hard-bodied vegans for a costumes-optional 5K.

    Food drive: Share the holiday love with those in need by bringing non-perishable veggie food donations.

    Thu 9a. The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena (626-577-3100). $25 here.

    Nearby: Lucky Baldwin's; Bar Celona; Vertical Wine Bistro

  • Comedy & Casseroles: 34th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Feast

    Have your stand-up comedy and eat it too as A-list comics personally serve a free T-Day feast before their live performances.

    Roll call: Give thanks — Tom Arnold, Dane Cook, Arsenio Hall, and Kevin Nealon headline the celebrity guest lineup.

    Thu 1p, 3p, 5p & 7p. Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (323-656-1336). Free.

    Nearby: Taco Love; The Pikey; The Den

  • Shopping Small: 3rd Annual Eagle Rock Block Party

    Sleep through Black Friday to get your holiday shopping done at these 25+ mom-and-pop shops dishing all-day discounts and freebies.

    Post-shopping soiree: Admire all those perfect gifts you bought over free booze at the official afterparty.

    Sat Noon. Eagle Rock & Colorado Blvds., Eagle Rock. Free.

    Nearby: Little Cave; BaVerdugo

  • Sunday Soul: John Legend at Nokia Theatre

    Smooth over the stresses of your family-filled weekend with a drink, a date, and one of the most talented names in R&B.

    West coast rap: Bay Area represents as veteran rapper E-40 brings the rugged g-funk flows to Hollywood Park Casino.

    Sun 7:30p. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Downtown (213-763-6030). $40-100 here.

    Nearby: Engine Co. No. 28; The Gorbals; Bottega Louie

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