1. Veterans Day
Honor America’s veterans for their courage and service at the city’s Veterans Day ceremony. Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 11, cityofirvine.org.
2. Makers Mart
Enjoy a day with your family at this outdoor market featuring locally handcrafted candles, jewelry, macramé and more – with tasty treats and live music. Woodbury Town Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 12-13.
3. Bommer Canyon
Enjoy self-guided access in Irvine’s Open Space Preserve. Hike or bike throughout Bommer Canyon and Shady Canyon. Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 19, letsgooutside.org.
4. Patton Oswalt
Comedian Patton Oswalt stops in Irvine in support of his fourth Netflix special, “We All Scream.” He earned Emmy and Grammy nominations for his last two specials and won both awards for 2016’s “Talking for Clapping.” Irvine Improv, Nov. 21 and 22, improv.com/irvine.
5. Morning yoga
Join a hike and gentle yoga practice in nature at Baker Canyon. The hike gains some elevation as a warmup to your morning yoga flow under a shaded canopy. Preregistration required. Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park, 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 11, letsgooutside.org.
6. Hikari Light Festival
Take a wagon ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the “Land of a Thousand Lanterns.” Enjoy a visit with the barnyard animals, games, arts and crafts, and photos with Santa. Tanaka Farms, Nov. 25-Dec. 30, tanakafarms.com/hikari.
7. ‘Romeo and Juliet’
UCI Drama presents Shakespeare’s remarkable love story. Young Romeo and Juliet, in search of meaning in their lives, discover a love that has the power to heal their entire world. Irvine Barclay Theatre, Nov. 10-13, thebarclay.org.
8. Irvine Turkey Trot
Run fast, jog, trot, walk or enjoy a nice stroll along with thousands of other Turkey Trotters to earn a custom-cast finisher medal and slice of fresh pumpkin pie. Irvine Valley College, Nov. 24, runsignup.com.
9. ‘Sweeney Todd’
Enjoy a musical production of “Sweeney Todd,” about a 19th-century London barber seeking vengeance against the judge who framed him. Irvine Valley College, through November, ivc.edu/pac.
10. Holiday craft show
Shop for a wide variety of holiday decorations, crafts, jewelry and much more at the Woodbridge Village Association’s annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. The French Artisan Market will be held in a separate room upstairs. Woodbridge Community Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12, wva.org.
11. Santa’s Village
Visit Santa’s Village to enjoy festive activities, including Ice Fishing, Blizzard Ball and Rudolph Racers. You can reserve Christmas Train tickets to see Santa. Irvine Regional Park, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, irvineparkrailroad.com.