Photos courtesy of the candidates
Photos courtesy of the candidates

Can’t stand Trump? Horrified by Hillary?

If you just can’t wait for it all to be over and you’re looking for a fun escape from all things political, here are some great ideas for the last weekend before election day.  Between a color run, Legally Blonde, and an all-star BBQ, we’ve put together a list bound to give you a great weekend. Here are our top 10 fun weekend adventures for Nov. 4-6:

Friday, Nov. 4

First Friday’s (entertainment): First Fridays was started 10 years ago by a business owner who kept her doors open a little longer than usual on the first Friday of the month in hopes that more foot traffic would walk through the door. Celebrate the 10th anniversary with over 50 stores participating, 15 musical acts and 30 artists. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. from Atlantic Avenue to San Antonio Drive, Bixby Knolls in Long Beach.

Oliva Cigars and American Whiskey Inc. (tasting): Enjoy cigars, complimentary food and drinks by American Whiskey Inc. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Cigar Factory, 2804 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.

Celebrate California Writing (books): Come hear readings from the California Prose Directory 2016: New Writing From There will also be a chance for you to get your book signed. The 7:30 p.m. event is free but can only accommodate up to 300 participants so early arrival is encouraged. The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Animal Rights March (volunteer): An animal rights march will be held to end the killing of animals. The march starts at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy J. and Benjamin B. Smith Park, 7020 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles.

The Color Run (fitness): Get some exercise while running through a course filled with black lights, bumping music and dancing. Get your tickets here starting at $45. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the StubHub Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles.

Legally Blonde 15th Anniversary (film): When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back. Come watch the chick-flick drama filled film with Street Food Cinema, featuring picnic ready food trucks, live music, and interactive games. Get your tickets here for $13. Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Queers, Coffee & Donuts: Donut Savings Time (social): Enjoy some coffee, mimosas and homemade donuts with queers and allies and in your community. There is a suggested donation of $5-10 to help cover costs. $20 pays for you and someone who is facing financial challenges. You can RSVP here. The event starts at 10 a.m. The location will be disclosed once you RSVP.

Bark for Life (fundraiser): Join the American Cancer Society and help fight cancer by participating in this noncompetitive walk for dogs and their owners. You can register you and your canine friend here. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village.

Taste Talks Los Angeles: All-Star BBQ (food): Do you like food? Pop culture? Music? Then you should check out the All-Star BBQ. Sample some of LA’s top restaurants and food from chefs grilling up exotic dishes including Chichen Itza Restaurant, Mainland Poke and Delicious Pizza X Free The Robots. You can get your tickets here starting at $99. The event starts at noon at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave.

Women’s Safety & Self Defense Class (workshop): Are you a women over 13 years old looking to learn some self defense? If so, come to this hands on workshop and two-hour class to learn about topics including use of voice, awareness and dealing with the aftermath of an assault. You can get your tickets here for $30. The class starts at 10:30 a.m. at North Valley Aikikai, 9029 Reseda Blvd., Northridge.

–City News Service 

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