Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Smashing Holiday, Scary Christmas Movies and Parties

It's the Brian Setzer Orchestra's time to shine, so it must be the holidays. Enjoy a fun week of Christmas and Hannukah around LA. There's Christmas parties for nerds, heavy metal fans and just plain white trash. Catch a flick, hopefully one where murder and Christmas aren't together... that might be hard.

My top choice this week is Super Smashing Holiday!!!!, a Smash Bros art show and Christmas Party in Little Tokyo. Nothing says Christmas like beating your friends with baseball bats, rayguns and giant hammers...sigh, the holidays. Show me our moves...under the mistletoe.

Keep tuned into the site for New Year's Events and last minute Christmas events, but will most likely be out eating Chinese food and watching Guardians of the Galaxy with our loved ones.

Remember, next week is practically dead in LA, it's one of the slowest week's (not counting New Years), so go out or you'll be staying in with the family.

* top picks

Get Your Dreidel On:

 Hannukah Events

Gaming and Anime

*Pieces of 8Bit Tour
Friday, December 19  9pm Doors 
806 E Colorado St, Glendale, California 91205
21 & Over / Full Bar Plus Extensive Beer Selection

Whose Playing:
The Dread Crew of Oddwood
Kirby's Dream Band

Hear video game music played by rock and pop bands this weekend.


*Super Smashing Holiday!!!!
Sat, December 20, 7:00pm-10pm
Q2 Mini Gallery
312 Little Tokyo Mall ste# 121, Los Angeles, California

Some of QPop's favorite artists are showing off their moves and love of Smash this holiday season.

Wait, there's more! A tournament is going to be projected? Projected where? We don't know, but let's hope that I lend my Wii U so all the characters are unlocked or at least create some Miis for Chris and Miki, the co-owners of the gallery. 

Sat, December 20,  8:30pm-11:00pm
Anime Jungle
319 East 2nd Street #103, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Right next door  to the Smash Bros art show is an anime lover's Christmas get together at Anime Jungle. Waht's happening:
Cosplay Fashion Show
Cosplay Performance
Cosplay Contest
Raffle Game
Anime Trivia Quiz


Holiday Spirit on the Big Screen
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Egyptian and Aero Theatres
Prices Vary

Starting today, catch all the Christmas movies outside of ArcLight.

The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
"Come dressed in your favorite weird holiday gear, as our Office Party doubles as a Bad Xmas Sweater Bonanza! Conjure a panorama of Secret Santas, hot cider, Dilbert-esque dialogue with neighboring cubicle jockeys and maybe even a heartwarming speech or two — and you’ve got Cinefamily’s year-end holiday Office Party, except without all that silly stuff (well, except for the hot cider, of course.) Plus, it’s time to unveil our very latest found-footage obsession…BBC’s “Christmas Tapes.”
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
People dressed as Santa...killing people, one of which is a 4k restoration.
"Ho Ho Hell!" Double Feature! Cast & Crew In Person! Soundtrack Releases! Death Waltz Recording Co. soundtrack releases of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL will available for purchase and signing, plus live Christmas Krampus and festive treats!
Sunday, Dec 21 7:30pm
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street

Die Hard together.

VIDEO NIGHTS: A Video Nights Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:30 PM 
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

"Want to know the connection between the elves and the Nazis? LET’S FIND OUT AS A FAMILY!"

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:30pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Psychotic murderer classics for the holidays.


Holiday Organ Spectacular
Fri, Dec 19, 8pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Starts at $37

"Join the celebration! This special edition marks the 10th birthday of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s majestic pipe organ, setting the mood with festive and devotional holiday music."

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along

Friday, December 19, 2014 6:30 pm
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free*Tickets are distributed starting at 6:00 p.m., one per person waiting in line, first come, first served.

Holiday Sing- Along 
Sat, December 20 11:30am and 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Starts at $37
It’s the jolliest holiday sing-along in town! Accompanied by the Hall’s huge organ, a choir and a jazz combo, you’ll sing songs of the season like “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and many others. Great for children of all ages!

*Krammpstein w/ guests Marilyn Krampson + DJ Daniel Graves of Aesthetic Perfection
Sat, December 20, 9pm
806 E Colorado St, Glendale, California 91205
$7 adv / $10 at the door

"The Worlds #1 Krampus industrial metal act! An inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of Germany’s industrial-metal giants Rammstein and Austria's favorite Yule devil, the Krampus. Dressed in horns, pelts, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein’s trademark Neue Deutsche Härte overlaid with obsessively reworked lyrics reflecting the inner world of the Krampus — a medley of hellfire, brutal thrashings, snow, confetti and Christmas cookies."

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 - 8:00PM
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Starts at $49
"The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His November concert will include Setzer's legendary guitar magic on hits such as "Rock This Town," "(She’s) Sexy +17," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Jump, Jive and Wail" and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics."

55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 
Wed, Dec 24, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 9001
Admission to the live show is free - no reservations or tickets; first come, first seated

"The Emmy® Award-winning 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show that is perfect for the whole family. And, for the first time, this beloved program will be broadcast on PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for Greater Los Angeles. "


*1st Annual White Trash Christmas Party
Thursday, December 18, 5:30pm
Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto Street Los Angeles CA
No cover

Dress badly and hate them lousy other countries, it's time for a White Trash Christmas, mullet required? Trash Can Punch sound delightful.

Rockin' Ugly Sweater Party
Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 10pm
Rock and Reilly's Irish Pub
8911 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

"Dress up. Show up. Party Down. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to Reilly's and enjoy complimentary spiked egg nog!"

If your sweater is so ugly it makes our eyes burn, you win a $50 gift card!

IHC: 10 Yr Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18, 9PM
1714 Las Palmas
21+ • 9PM • FREE W/ RSVP

Sat, December 20, 9pm
Bar ONE Beer & Wine Parlour
12518 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91607
"In1978 ABC aired the infamous Star Wars holiday special, where Wookies celebrate life day with old pals Luke, Lea, Han, R2, C3PO and a curious cast of old timers like Art Carney. Almost no plot, wack special effects, drug riddled actors...needles to say it's some of the suckiest television in history...or some of the best entertainment ever when you throw a party at Bar ONE while watching this "master piece" with comedy commentary, craft beer and live Star Wars themed burlesque, and costume contest....cosplay encouraged!"

Sat, December 20, 9pm
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Echo Park, Los Angeles
21+ w/ ID

A party that hates the holidays, come together to hate Christmas.


Rudy Casoni The Christmas Sh*bird

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Trepany House The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Special guests illuminates this bizarre Christmas get-together.

Friday December 19 at 9:30pm 
3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

 I feel like these puppets don't want you to attend, I had to look up the address off-site.Anyway, enjoy a live festive show off puppets probably doing unseemly things.