Well, we survived election week and like many of you I spent a majority of the weekend trying not to get out of bed, reflecting on what an absolutely amazing (yet exhausting) November we've had thus far. Over the weekend, while some Angelenos traded in partying for protesting, others opted to check out the special events that rolled through town. L.A. Weekly caught a few good ones:

L.A. Derby Dolls 2008 Championship Grudge Match at Doll Factory

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Sirens and Tough Cookies got vicious as the teams battled for the L.A. Derby Dolls 2008 Championship at the Doll Factory, the all-female roller derby league's new space in Historic Filipinotown.

Lolitas Invade Kyoto Grand Hotel in Little Tokyo

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Inside Little Tokyo’s Kyoto Grand Hotel, dozens of Lolitas gathered for Yumemiru Musical Paradise, a fashion and music extravaganza hosted by Cosplay Oneesan. Read Liz Ohanesian's “Candy-Colored Fairy Tales: Lolitas Invade Little Tokyo.”

Kat Von D and Bam Margera Present Element Skateboard Series at Active Store in Westwood

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L.A. Ink tattoo artist Kat Von D joined MTV skateboarding prankster Bam Margera for the launch of the Element X Kat Von D Collectors Series Skateboard. Hundreds of fans turned out for the board signing, skating and performance by Mike V's band Revolution Mother.

Van Morrison Performs at the Hollywood Bowl

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Randall Roberts attended Van Morrison's epic show at the Hollywood Bowl where the elusive musician performed his 1968 album Astral Weeks with full orchestral accompaniment.

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