18 things to do, see and read this November
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By Julie Fishman
While it might feel like Turkey Day and Election Day may dominate this November, the month has a lot more to offer than just football and mashed potatoes and politics. With new fashion collaborations, film premieres and book launches, here's your anti-boredom guide to the next 30 days.
Love the 'Stache2 of 19
All month: Men around the world will be growing, grooming and waxing their way to facial hair philanthropy for Movember. Having grown from 30 Mo Bros in 2003 to 854,288 in 2011, the organization is changing the face—quite literally—of men's prostate health.
Think Small3 of 19
Nov. 2: As thin as a No. 2 pencil and just 0.68 pounds, the iPad mini fits in one hand and just about any purse. The tablet Hits stores today, and there are now 275,000 iPad-specific apps available. Now you can have the whole package in a smaller package.
Cast Your Vote4 of 19
Nov. 6: Today's your chance to get out and help elect our country's next president, as well as vote on other important issues in your state such as legalizing marijuana, health care reform and food labeling, depending on where you live.
Score Designer Deals5 of 19
Nov. 7: Snag the sophisticated style of Narciso Rodriguez at a fraction of the price: The high-end designer's limited-edition collection hits the racks at Kohl's today. His colorful outerwear, dresses, tops and knits range from a wallet-friendly $30 to $150.
Bond With Bond6 of 19
Nov. 9: Daniel Craig returns for a third time as 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd installment of the longest-running film series in history. Also starring Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, this high-octane film is almost worth seeing solely for the eye candy.
Get Nostalgic7 of 19
Nov. 10: Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969 and has since been watched by 74 million Americans, likely including you!
Have a Good Cry8 of 19
Nov. 11: At 8p.m. ET/PT tonight ABC Family will air a special edition of the 2004 tearjerker The Notebook, featuring over 10 minutes of deleted scenes.
Upgrade Your Java9 of 19
Nov. 13: Rodarte and Starbucks are teaming up to create limited-edition coffee products available online and in stores today. Choose from a travel mug, reusable cup sleeve, gift card or tote, each plastered with a pixelated Starbucks graphic.
Go Avant-Garde10 of 19
Nov. 15: Body: H&M's latest collaboration with avant-garde French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela hits stores worldwide today. While the designer's originals can cost thousands, the H&M collection's most pricey pieces will be under $400.
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Nov. 16: The latest film adaptation of Tolstoy's 1877 novel Anna Karenina opens in theaters today. While stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law may be easy on the eyes, the costumes, designed by Oscar nominee Jacqueline Durran, will also likely impress.
Watch Who Wins12 of 19
Nov. 18: Tune in to ABC tonight at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT for the 40th American Music Awards live show, featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park.
Have a Dance Party13 of 19
Nov. 19: Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic, hits stores today. Expect upbeat pop tunes in the same vein as her recently released single "Diamonds."
Get the Dirt14 of 19
Nov. 20: Ke$ha's illustrated tell-all memoir, My Crazy Beautiful Life, comes out today. Grab a copy to see the grit and grime behind the glitz and glam.
Avoid a Food Coma15 of 19
Nov. 22: Despite popular belief, the tryptophan in turkey is probably not responsible for post-Thanksgiving drowsiness. Drinking too much booze and eating a large, high-carbohydrate meal is the more likely culprit.
Shop 'Til You Drop16 of 19
Nov. 23: According to The National Retail Federation, 226 million Americans spent $52.4 billion over Black Friday weekend in 2011. With store openings getting earlier and earlier, Black Friday is turning into Black Thursday.
See Lilo as Liz17 of 19
Nov 25: Lindsay Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, premiering at 9ET/8CT tonight on Lifetime. The film follows Taylor’s 25-year romance—including two marriages and two divorces—with leading man Richard Burton
Skip the Lines18 of 19
Nov. 26: The National Retail Federation reports that nearly 52 percent of Americans will do their holiday shopping online this year. Get started today and snag Cyber Monday deals and discounts.
Remember a Legend19 of 19
Nov. 27: Fans of Whitney Houston (isn't that everyone?) can check out the new book Whitney: Tribute to an Icon. Expect 130 never-before-seen photos from David LaChapelle, Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier and more, along with personal essays from Clive Davis and others.
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