Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Krampus Loves Star Wars Too

We just put the Star Wars activities first, we know how much you want to celebrate the release along with the lesser holiday, Christmas. Christmas isn't slowing down as there's a number of special screening at great theaters this weekend with Die Hard and Gremlins both showing.

Out of nowhere we have Gallery 1988 showing off Console Wars, a new video game art show with SEGA VS Nintendo in mind. Yes, those Olympic games weren't as friendly back in the 90's. Sonic would have never been in Smash back then, now look at Mario and Sonic. Remember the bloodlust this holiday season.

Star Wars Tribute Exhibition to the Classics
December 12, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Dec 12, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Nucleus Gallery

Nucleus wasn't going to let the new Star Wars film come out with out paying tribute. It's got a long list of its artists hard at work making special pieces for the tribute show. 

  • Raffle Prizes (hourly)
  • Artists in Attendance
  • Star Wars-themed refreshments
  • Limited edition reproductions of exhibition art will be available
Target & Star Wars Galactic Experience at L.A. LIVE
December 12 & 13, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sorry, no masks allowed.

Use the Force for real, build a LEGO TIE Fighter, journey through Star Wars history, make your own Star Wars origami, shop exclusive Star Wars gear, and much more.
Dec 10, 12-13
Multiple Locations

Multiple events celebrating Santa's evil other half, the Krampus. A creature that steals bad children and punishes those who have been naughty. Run with Krampus and become one to enjoy art on Thursday. Be stuck in an old time village with Krampus on Saturday and enjoy a play about the child-stealer on Sunday.
Thurs, Dec 10 7:30pm
Linwood Dunn Theater
Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
$3.00 - $5.00

In this 1940 classic, Barbara Stanwyck stars as a shoplifting New Yorker who after a series of mishaps, ends up spending a family Christmas at prosecutor Fred MacMurray’s Indiana home.  With impeccable performances from such venerable actors as Beulah Bondi and Sterling Holloway, a warm and sharp-witted script by Preston Sturges, and deft direction by Mitchell Leisen, Remember the Night serves up a true holiday treat.

Console Wars
Opening Friday, December 11th, 7pm-9pm
G1988 (West)

7021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

This group show, entitled "Console Wars," features artwork inspired by Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, the two yesteryear giants of 16-bit gaming. With a large roster of impressive names participating, these paintings, prints and sculptures will be the perfect way to end a great year of G1988 exhibits.

Dec 11, 8pm
Whimsic Alley
5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Whimsic Alley's 6th annual Yule Ball. Held in the Great Hall with dinner, dessert, and an open bar  included.

Ukulele Christmas Orchestra - Americana Edition
Friday, December 11, 2015
6:30 p.m.* - 8:00 p.m.
The Music Center 
It's the holidays, with a twang. The ukulele takes a trip from the islands to America's rambling roads and smoky mountains. Play classic songs reimagined with notes of bluegrass and folk and join this ukulele ode to American roots music. 
FIGat7th Holiday Odd Market
 Dec 11-12
735 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Special gift market with deals and steals.
7th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 12, 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Santa Monica

Start the holiday season right by drinking vast amounts to get you in the holiday spirit at some of the best bars in Santa Monica. 

Cinespia Presents
Saturday Dec 12, 2015
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 9:00 PM 
Million Dollar Theatre
307 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
$18 - $45 
21 and over 
The Cinespia Holiday party is back with full bars, DJ Gaslamp Killer, a Christmas photobooth and the '80s classic on the big screen!
Saturday, December 12th, 7:30pm
TCL Chinese Theater
Tickets are $16.00 and include a complimentary beer.
Horrible Movie Night
Saturday, Dec 12, 9:00 pm 
Nerdmelt Showroom
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10
Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Star Vs. the Forces of Evil), and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present a lovely holiday turkey: 1980's TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT! Stranded at their all-girls school over Christmas break, a group of students put up with their fussy house mother, entertain a plane-load (seriously) of boys, and attempt to fight off a killer dressed as Santa.

Dec 12-13, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Little Tokyo

Skip the mall this year and head to the Go Little Tokyo Holiday Marketplace in the heart of Downtown LA. Enjoy a weekend full of live entertainment, gift shopping, special promotions and free drawings from Little Tokyo’s one-of-a-kind shops.
*Another cute reason to go
GO LITTLE TOKYO PASSPORT: Pick up a Passport at the front desk of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) at 100 North Central Avenue, between 11am–4pm on December 12th or December 13th. Make a purchase at participating businesses to receive a sticker. Turn in your completed Passport with FOUR (4) or more stickers to JANM’s front desk to be entered to win the grand prize, Go Little Tokyo Staycation Package, featuring a One-Night-Stay at the luxurious Miyako Hotel Los Angeles, Dinner for Two at the new, award-winning, Simbal Restaurant and much more! See list of participating businesses below!
Don't forget Shogun Santa will be around!

The Renegade Craft Fair
Dec 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grand Park 200 N Spring St.

Find a plethora of thoughtfully curated goods for all of your holiday gift-giving needs.

11th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Dec 12-13
LACMA, Bing Theater and Brown Auditorium
Free, no reservations required

 Presenting more than 100 films from around the world—full-length and short animation, live action, and documentary films—the festival is organized for different age groups, from toddlers through teenagers. Select filmmakers and actors are present for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Always Lurking
Saturday, December 12 from 7pm - 11pm
Daniel Rolnik Gallery
1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

New solo art show.

The Echo, Part Time Punks, & Far Away Presents
Animal Collective (DJ Set)
Brian Degraw (Gang Gang Dance), DJ Michael Stock, Cooper Saver
Sun, December 13, 8pm
$11.50 - $14.50

The Room Hollywood’s 25th Anniversary Sinatra Party 
Celebrating 100 Years of "The Voice”
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The Room - 1626 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sold out

Boruto: The Naruto Movie Back In Theaters
Dec 14-15
Select Theaters

Two days to catch the latest exploits of Naruto and his son.

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
Monday, December 14, 8pm
Crest Theatre, Westwood1262 Westwood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
$45 and up 

UCB's Planned Parenthood Holiday Spectacular
Tuesday, December 15, 8:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

It's the most won-der-ful time of year! And what better way to ring in the holiday spirit than to get festive for a truly great cause? Come join your favorite UCB comedians for a jam-packed, razzle-dazzle night of stand-up, sketch, and improv, all while celebrating the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It's an organization that helps so many men, women and children and they need our support more than ever, which is why proceeds will be going right back to them. So, let's counter the recent wave of negativity they've faced and come together for a night of hilarious merriment!
100% of $25 Ticket to benefit Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones in How the Pinch Stole Christmas
Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 pm
Independent Studio
VIP admission: $75/General Admission $45

Dr. Pinch and the very fetching Pinchtones (along with special guests) will kick your holiday season into high gear. And if you are very naughty little boys and girls, Krampus may just show up!

Tuesday, December 15,8:00pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Sold out 
12 of your favorite guests will compete in a single elimination round of the Leonard Maltin Game! A special super-sized holiday edition of Doug Loves Movies, hosted by Doug Benson.