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LA's Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 17th - 23rd

This week's Priceless Things To Do will have you exploring nature, talking with Hoodie Allen and being crafty with the family. There's only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Take A Hike

Date: Monday, November 17

November 17th is National Take A Hike Day! Get out and enjoy nature by hiking along the Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa. The trail begins at the end of Los Liones Drive north of Sunset Boulevard. Los Liones is classified as moderately difficult and stretches seven miles from the Pacific Palisades to Topanga State Park. The hike is filled with lush greens and if you're lucky enough to go on a clear day, the views stretch out for miles. Once you get to Topanga State Park, you will be treated with a beautiful view overlooking downtown LA from the Parker Mesa Overlook. The trails are fairly shaded but bringing a water bottle or two is advisable. Free parking is offered near Los Liones Drive.

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Keep Talking With Hoodie Allen

Date: Tuesday, November 18

Hoodie Allen is performing at the Wiltern Theatre this Tuesday on his "People Keep Talking World Tour." The tour comes hot off the heels of his first studio album, People Keep Talking, which was released in early October. People Keep Talking has soared up the charts peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 200 and number two on both the Top R&B/Hip Hop and Top Rap Album Billboard charts in the United States. Before hitting mainstream success with his debut album, Allen built a strong community of fans online by releasing a series of mixtapes and EPs that featured songs like "No Interruption," "You Are Not A Robot," and "James Franco." The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets start at $9 online.

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See John Oliver Live

Date: Thursday, November 20

John Oliver from Last Week Tonight will be performing stand-up comedy at City National Grove of Anaheim this Thursday. Most people know Oliver from his role as Senior British Correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart but before hitting it big on the telly, this Birmingham, England native got his start in stand up. Oliver's stand up is similar to his on-screen character, which focuses on political satire and social commentary. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are going for $55 and up online.

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Enjoy Friday Night Sangria

Date: Friday, November 21

Kick back and enjoy a Friday night out with good friends and even better sangria. Check out Woodspoon on W. 9th Street for some of the most exotic sangria you'll find in the City of Angels. Woodspoon uses its own house Brazilian red and white wine to give its sangria a taste all its own. As if that wasn't enough, Woodspoon also introduces cinnamon and strawberries to its red sangria and a combination of passion fruit and oranges for the white variety. For their full menu check out Woodspoon's official website to help decide which lucky meal will be sharing space in your stomach with all that sangria. Woodspoon is open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday nights.

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Have Some Family Time

Date: Saturday, November 22

With everything going on today, finding quality time with the family can be difficult. Set some time aside this Saturday for arts & crafts with the people you love most. Kit Kraft on Ventura Place in Studio City has everything you need to create your very own family masterpiece. This family-run shop has boxes, beads, string, jewelry accessories and even clock parts. If you can't make it out to Studio City, you can also visit their official website to shop through their online catalog of over 6,000 items. Kit Kraft is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local's Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.


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