ADELANTO: Turkey Run. If you can't do the fee-based run, participate in the free 5K walk for some great exercise.
CARMEL: Del Monte Shopping Center Tree Lighting. Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Highway 1 at Munras Ave. Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey, shopdelmonte
IRVINE: TOTEM, through December 29, 2013. Held under the big tent - Cirque du Soleil's extraordinary show will wow you. Time: 4:30 & 8 p.m. Ticket: -150. Location: Irvine, Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA, cirquedusoleil
LONG BEACH: Comic & Horror Con, Nov. 23-24 - at Long Beach Convention Center. longbeachcomiccon
POMONA: The Wonder of Dinosaurs, November 22- December 1, 2013 (closed Thanksgiving Day). Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Tickets prices range from 2.95 to 2.95. See: wonderofdinosaurs
WEAVERVILLE: Festival of Light. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fundraiser for art and music education for all Trinity County elementary-age children. Location: Veterans Memorial Hall 101 Memorial Drive, Weaverville, CA.