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November 29, 2009

Compiled by Jason Gelt Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour, weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view. Hollywood area. Today, next Sun. 9 a.m. $5-$10. (323) 465-6716.

Loscon 36 Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, one of the Southland's largest fan-run science fiction conventions, will features 2009 NAACP Image Award winners Tananarive Due ("Blood Colony") and Steven Barnes ("Shadow Valley"), plus an art exhibition, a gaming suite and more. Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Today, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$50. (818) 760-9234.

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. 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.

Weekend Tidepool Walk Learn all about the lush Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge. An informative slide show precedes a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro. Today, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. (310) 548-7562.

Latin American Dance Fiesta Feel the beat with dance demonstrations and instructions from Salmon Rivera, international salsa champion. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Today, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5. (714) 567-3677.

Irvine Park Railroad Annual Christmas Train Take an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. Additional activities include story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas cookie decorating, a Santa Claus moon bounce and carnival games. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Fri.-next Sun., 5-8 p.m. Rides $8; parking $3 weekdays, $5 weekends, free after 5 p.m. (714) 997-3968.

Family Night Hikes Experience the night life at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. Guides share interesting facts on nocturnal animals and constellations. Advance registration is required. Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, 2 Irvine Park Road, Los Angeles. Thu., 6-8 p.m. $5. (800) 436-2119.

Harvest Festival Hundreds of artisans sell handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, glassware, clothing, art and photography. Food, drink and a kids play area round out the entertainment. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $9, seniors $7, children $4. (909) 623-3111.

Divine Design 2009 Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this special charity event. Top designers donate men, women, and children's fashion, home furnishing, toys, cosmetics and spa products, with all proceeds going to support Project Angel Food. Divine Design Marketplace, 990 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Fri.-next Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $25. (323) 845-1800.

Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows Rev up for a weekend of two-wheeled fun at this showcase of hundreds of sport bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs. Educational seminars and skill displays round out the action. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; next Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $15. (800) 331-5706.

Gypsy Sisters Holiday Faire Shop early for handmade arts and crafts, including sculptures, paintings, ceramics, weaving and toys. A massage therapist and a psychic will also be available. The Packing House, 536 W. 1st St., Los Angeles. Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (909) 626-3066.

Christmas Under the Stars Festival Shop for handmade crafts, antiques and collectibles. Santa, Christmas caroling, food and live music round out the entertainment. Piecemakers Country Store, 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (714) 641-3112.

Claremont Village Art Walk Centered at Bonita and Yale avenues, the art walk encompasses a three square block area in historic Claremont Village. Claremont area. Fri., 6 p.m. Free. (909) 621-4494.

Crystal Cove Coastal Tree-Lighting Ceremony Kick off the holiday season at the 13th annual seaside tree-lighting ceremony. Enjoy live jazz, hot apple cider and festive holiday lights. Crystal Cove Historic District Crystal Cove Historic District No. 45 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast. Sat., 3-6 p.m. Free. (949) 376-6200.

Artisans Holiday Bazaar This unique holiday shopping experience includes live music, wine and food tastings and one-of-a-kind handmade goods. Includes vibrant clothing, useful home decor, fanciful pet couture, paintings and jewelry. The Brewery Arts Colony, 600 Moulton Ave., L.A. Sat., 6-9 p.m. Free. (323) 715-3546.

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event More than 500 homeless dogs, cats and rabbits will be vying for adoption. Vendors, silent auction, "Ask the Trainer" and "Ask the Vet" booths, plus photos with Santa Claus. Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. Next Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (949) 724-7740.

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