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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Christmas Starts Now and... Hannukah

I don't even know where to begin with this one, there's such much in time for the holidays. We have some great art shows, screenings and even some anime for are Otaku friends.


West 3rd Street Holiday Party
Thursday, December 11, 6pm - 9pm
West 3rd Street Shopping & Dining District
Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

 Over 100 local businesses will be participating.

Santacon 2014

Saturday, December 13, 11AM
$7 Metro Day Pass/Tap Card

Dress like Santa, get on the Metro and scare the Hell out of the people not understandning it's Santacon. Santacon the time of years where hundreds dress up like Santa and hang out for great Christmas cards.

Santa (Get it) Monica Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00 PM 
Santa Monica, CA
Starts at $12

Restaurant and pub crawl in Santa Monica. 

Olde Fashioned Yuletide Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. 
Topanga’s Mountain Mermaid

Festivities include carol singing, sweet and savory goodies, silent auction, holiday libations, an artisan gift shop, a visit from Father Christmas, the story of “St George and the Dragon” and a reading of Leo Tolstoy’s holiday story “What We Live By” by special guest Amy Madigan. All proceeds benefit educational programming at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.

Horrible Movie Night: The Christmas Martian
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
9PM (doors 8:30)
NerdMelt Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Calif. 90046
 $8. in advance ($10. at the door)

"Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Phineas & Ferb) and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present a bizarre holiday chestnut, 1971's "THE CHRISTMAS MARTIAN"!  A badly-dubbed wonder, the film concerns a snowbound French-Canadian town visited by an oddball Martian.  He makes friends with two kids, and frightens the rest of the town, who then want to destroy him.  Can the kids protect their new alien friend?"

Best Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In Los Angeles
via CBS
Starts Dec 14


Crazy 4 Cult Back in LA
The 8th Annual Show
Friday, December 12th 7-10 PM
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Cult classics remembered through art for the 8th time.

A Capture Creatures Celebration
December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Dec 13, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

"To kick-off this exciting comic, Gallery Nucleus and Boom! Studios are proud to present A Capture Creatures Celebration!  With original paintings by Becky, art by the members of the Capture Creatures comic team, and tribute pieces by a roster of other amazing artists."

 Corey Helford Gallery Presents New Exhibitions by Soey Milk and Joey Remmers
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 13 7pm-10pm
on display through January 10
Corey Helford Gallery / CHG Circa
8530A Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

 "On Saturday, December 13th, CHG presents our very first major solo exhibition with Soey Milk, "SINAVRO", and Joey Remmers' new body of oil paintings and charcoal studies, titled "The Lost"."

The Renegade Craft Fair
December 13-14
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012

"Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and support local small businesses. Shoppers will find a selection of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists."

RADITATICAL: A Journey in Rhythm
Six performances only; December 12 – 21
The Montalbán Theatre
1615 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028


Valley Film Festival
Dec 10-14
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Valley has it's own film festival and wishes for more films to come from the quaint, often forgotten part of LA.

LA 3D Movie Fest
Dec 12-14 
Downtown Independent Theater

OK GO and Captured Aural Phantasy Theater have some 3D films to share with you over the weekend. Those same movies from the other 3D Film Fest from last week are being shown Wait, that anime movie is starting there at 1pm, so see some anime fans when you line up Saturday.

A Funny Sense of Direction: Terry Jones
Sat, Dec 13-14
Egyptian and Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica 
Terry Jones in person! One of the original Python's is still alive, see him while he still lives.

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
December 13-14, 2014
Free and open to the public
Note: Seating is first come, first served.

"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 will be present for Q&A sessions after each screening."

Nolan Batman Trilogy
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Batman and the most funny voiced Bane ever.

The Hobbit Marathon
December 15th at 12:30 PM
All ArcLight locations

Watch all The Hobbit you can handle with all the films together on Monday.

The Hobbit Marathon
December 15th at 12:00 PM
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

Watch all The Hobbit you can handle with TheOneRing.Net fan club, I wondered why I didn't hear about them doing anything until just now. They'll be in costume and giving out prizes for their marathon screening.The only place in Hollywood to see it in IMAX.

Anime & Gaming

Cowboy Bebop: The Series
Fri, Dec 11, 2014 7:00 PM
The Downtown Independent Cinema
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The first four episodes of the series because the series is going to be re-released on Blu-ray. Not connected to Funimation. Undeniably one of the greatest animes of all time.

Saturday, Dec 13, 11:00am
Little Tokyo/Arts District
Weller Court
301-349 E First St, 110-120 San Pedro, 119 Central Ave, Los Angeles

Saturday, Dec 13, 12:00pm
Little Tokyo/Arts District
200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Saturday, Dec 13, 1:00pm
Dec 15, 8pm
The Downtown Independent Cinema
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In Japanese with English Subtitles
Weird future fantasy sci-fi concept, check. Revealing outfit for space chick, check. Robots, check.

Saturday, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Cultural Alliance of Long Beach
729 Pine Ave, Long Beach, California 90813
Some gaming and some art over the weekend.