The Scouted Calendar / November 2015

While time seems to accelerate as soon as we flip the calendar page to November, there are plenty of reasons to slow down and take in all our towns have to offer as we gear up for the hectic holiday season. From book fairs to horse races, film festivals to harvest celebrations, here’s a list of events we’re looking forward to attending next month in a few of our Scouted cities:


Several new exhibitions open at the Aspen Art Museum in November, including Los Angeles-based artist Diana Thater’s gorillagorillagorilla, which is being presented in tandem with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination. For gorillagorillagorilla, the artists’s photographs of the endangered western lowland gorillas of Cameroon’s Mefou National Park reserve are projected onto the walls of the gallery, presenting the gorilla and its experience from a variety of perspectives. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do and see in Aspen here.}


November 4 – 8, the Charleston International Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking and each aspect that goes into it. Screenings, awards, workshops, and more fill the schedule for the dynamic, multi-day event. On November 10 – 11, works by more than 90 artists will be displayed and up for auction at Artists for Emanuel’s “Straight From the Heart,” an event that will take place at the Cigar Factory in conjunction with the Coastal Community Foundation, Colour of Music, and The Gibbes Museum, and benefit the Lowcountry Unity Fund. The available works express the artists’ personal emotional responses to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church and honor those who lost their lives. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do in Charleston here.}


An outdoor event the whole family can enjoy, the Montpelier Races takes place on November 7 at James Madison’s Montpelier. Beginning with terrier races, the day includes seven horse races, so those who plan on attending should pack a picnic and be prepared to spend the day outside taking in the equestrian festivities. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do in Charlottesville here.}


November 7 – 22 in Beverly Hills, designers from across the country transform the Greystone Mansion for the Maison de Luxe Designer Show House, presented by Luxe Interiors + Design. New Orleans-based Leontine Linens will be teaming up with designers Nina Campbell and Beth Webb to create sure-to-be-inspiring spaces.


Parties, prose, and poetry converge in Miami November 15 – 22, when the 32nd Annual Miami Book Fair International takes place. One of TSG Miami editor Meredith Kallaher’s favorite events, the fair brings acclaimed authors and poets including Mitch Albom, Richard Blanco, Tom Brokaw, Bill Clegg, Edwidge Danticat, Melissa de la Cruz, Cory Doctorow, Sara Gruen, Mary Karr, Sally Mann, Jon Meacham, P.J. O’Rourke, Joyce Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith, Amy Tan, and more. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do in Miami here.}


Named “one of twelve events worth traveling for in October” by Conde Nast Traveler, artist Sarah Cain’s profound painting The Imaginary Architecture of Love, which covers the walls and floors of the main gallery of CAM Raleigh, is a must-see. Luckily for those who can’t make it to the area in the near future, it will be on display until January. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do in Raleigh | Durham | Chapel Hill here.}


Virginia-grown and Virginia-made fare is the focus of the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, which takes place November 11 – 15. More than 30 events throughout Williamsburg, Yorktown, and James City County will highlight local farmers, brewers, and vintners, with wonderful chefs and restaurants from the region participating in the festival, including La Tienda, Chef Dave Everett of The Blue Talon & The Trellis, The Power Family and Chef Tom Power of Fat Canary & The Cheese Shop, and The Williamsburg Winery. {Find additional local recommendations for what to do in Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay here.}

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