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November 22, 2009

Compiled by Jason Gelt L.A. Downtown on Ice Take your mittens and scarves out of the closet, strap on your skates and prepare to glide into winter. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Skating session $6, skate rental $2. (213) 847-4970.

Seaside Ice Dust off your winter sports gear and head to Redondo Beach for ice skating action. Special events throughout the season. Season passes, classes and lessons are available. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 2:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 2:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m.; next Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Adults $14, children $12. Includes skate rental. (310) 318-6300.

Christmas Bazaar Sample traditional Scandinavian Christmas traditions with arts, crafts and food. The Norwegian Church, 1035 S Beacon St., Los Angeles. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (310) 832-6800.

Oaxacan Bazaar Enjoy demonstrations of carving, painting and embroidery and admire colorful folk art, rugs and embroidery. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (323) 667-2000.

Long Beach Turkey Trot Burn off calories in the name of charity before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. This 5-10K run also features a rubber chicken chucking championship, kids' activities and pumpkin pie giveaways to random contestants. Belmont Plaza Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, Long Beach. Thu., 8 a.m. $25-$35 to run.

Thanksgiving Lunch Avoid dirty dishes and hot stoves this holiday. View more than 11,000 aquatic animals as you treat the family to a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Thu., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $34, children $27. Includes museum admission. (562) 590-3100.

Thanksgiving in the Garden Enjoy a harvest feast in a gorgeous garden setting. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Thu., noon, 2 p.m. Adults $45, children 4-10 $15. (818) 790-3663.

Loscon 36 The convention of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society will feature 2009 NAACP Image Award winners Tananarive Due ("Blood Colony") and Steven Barnes ("Shadow Valley"), an art exhibition, gaming suite and more. Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Fri.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; next Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$50. (818) 760-9234.

Little Tokyo Walking Tour Learn all about the colorful past and present of this vibrant Los Angeles area. Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. 1st St., L.A. Sat., 10:15 a.m. Members $9, nonmembers $14.

Dickens' Village Festival Sled on real snow, enjoy live music and pose with Santa at this old fashioned holiday shindig. Sierra Madre Area, Sierra Madre. Sat., 3-8 p.m. Sled rides $1, Carriage rides $5. (626) 355-5111.

Neon Cruise Tour the multicolored vintage marquees and retail signs of Downtown and Hollywood aboard a double-decker bus. Museum of Neon Art, 501 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $55. (213) 489-9918.

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