Nov 18-23, 2014

UniverSoul Circus

The UniverSoul Circus combines the circus arts, theater and music, along with some audience participation, into one grand show under the Big Top. Tickets from $20. Tue-Sat 7:30 pm; also 10:30 am Thu-Fri, noon & 4 pm Sat & 12:30, 3:30 & 6:30 pm Sun. Freedom Shopping Mart Center, 3146 Freedom Drive.

Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Parade

Charlotte will burst with the colors of autumn when the 2014 Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade rolls down Tyron Street, from 10th to Stonewall streets, at 9:30 am. First staged in 1947, the Thanksgiving parade has become a Charlotte tradition. What started as a simple parade has expanded into a showcase of giant floats, performances, celebrities and more. Uptown Charlotte, 704.332.2227.

(Photo: Courtesy Charlotte Center City Partners)

Nov 14-16, 2014

Marvel Universe Live

Marvel heroes and villains come alive in an epic, on-stage, arena-wide journey—replete with special 3D effects and innovative lighting—to find the Cosmic Cube (the ultimate source of power). Twenty-five plus characters involved in this quest include The Avengers, Spider-Man, Loki and more. Three shows: 11 am & 3&7 pm. Tickets $25-$50. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., 800.745.3000,

Nov 20-23, 2014

SMFA Art Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts’ annual event is the largest public art sale in New England, showcasing contemporary works by alumni, faculty and students, many of whom are internationally known. Includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, video, and more. Show times: Th-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. 230 The Fenway, 617.369.3626,

Mar 13-15, 2015

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours is one of the largest luxury car gatherings in the world.

Nov 01, 2014 - Jan 19, 2015

Ice at Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica turns Winter Wonderland with the arrival of the popular Santa Monica skating rink, back for its ninth year. The outdoor venue offers skate rentals, a snack bar and even a mini-rink for children younger than 7. Grand opening celebration Nov. 6.

Mar 15, 2015

ASICS LA Marathon

Following the Stadium to the Sea Course—starting at Dodger Stadium and ending by the Santa Monica Pier—this route is said to be one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The marathon itself is known for having entertainment such as bands, cheerleaders, multiple entertainment centers and more throughout the race to encourage participants all the way to the finish line. For more information visit the website.

Nov 07, 2014

"The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller"

7:30 pm. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrates this live documentary about the innovative architect, accompanied by the indie band Yo La Tengo. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 504.528.3805,


Feb 21-22, 2015

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show

Choose your own adventure at the largest travel show in the western United States, held at the Long Beach Convention Center. More than 450 exhibitors pitch trip-worthy destinations; a culinary stage, zipline and climbing wall entertain guests; and industry pros including Samantha Brown, Rick Stevens and Arthur Frommer share travel tips.

Jan 01, 2015

Tournament of Roses

The world-famous Rose Parade in Pasadena features marching bands, equestrian units and an astonishing array of flower-bedecked floats; the Rose Bowl sees top college football teams go head to head at Rose Bowl Stadium, nearby the parade route. Visit the website for tips on navigating the event. The parade starts at 8 am; the Rose Bowl at 1:30 pm.