We enjoyed the peace and quiet at Fairplex last weekend, but things are revving up again this weekend with the NHRA Finals and a brand new art show. We decided to keep this L.A. Weekender local, celebrating the events and happenings in our IE community. Keep reading to see what’s happening:

Photo taken from the 2013 NHRA Finals 

Auto Club Raceway NHRA Finals (Nov. 14-16):  The 50th Annual Auto Club Raceway NHRA Finals are at Fairplex through Sunday. The historic Auto Club Raceway (part of Fairplex campus) will be showcasing the best of the best in drag racing this weekend in the always-exciting Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Tailgate, watch and cheer, and get in on all the action. Visit nhra.com for details.

Artists for Art’s Sake (Nov. 15 – Dec. 19): This Saturday is the opening reception Artists for Art’s Sake, a month-long art exhibition at the newly renovated Millard Sheets Art Center. Hundreds of works will be available for purchase to art patrons who are looking to expand their own collections or purchase gifts for the holiday season. Works including drawings, paintings, photography and mixed media, donated by talented artists. This fundraising exhibition benefits the art education programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex. For more information, visit tlcfairplex.org.

Holiday Crafts Session (Nov. 14):Mothership Scrapbook Gal is helping you get a head start on holiday shopping and decor with their Holiday Crafts Session. Enjoy wine, yummy appetizers and crafts. Make 10 gift tags for your holiday presents and create a beautiful table centerpiece. For more information, click here.

Santa’s Arrival (Nov. 14): If you’re the type of person who thinks Christmas music shouldn’t start playing until at least a week after Thanksgiving, steer clear of Victoria Gardens this weekend, because Santa Claus is coming to town! Take the kids to the traditional tree lighting, a magical snowfall, fireworks and of course, the opportunity to meet Santa at the all new Adventure to Santa attraction. Event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Victoria Gardens website.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

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