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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Holiday Shenanigans Start

ArcLight Presents... Home for the Holidays
Now through December
Multiple ArcLights

Christmas films on the big screen.

LA Zoo Lights
Now- Jan 8, 6-10 p.m.

L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition shines more brilliantly than ever as we “ZooLAbrate” our 50th year! Explore a dazzling wonderland of light with magical Golden Anniversary touches throughout. View real reindeer (including two babies!), visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies, all under the stars at the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo.

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR "VIP Experiences" evenings for the 21-and-up crowd during L.A. Zoo Lights on Thursday, December 8 and Thursday, December 15, 2016, beginning at 6 pm.

Themes for Holiday Happy Hours are "Ugly Sweater Night" on December 8, when guests are encouraged to dust off their best holiday kitsch attire, the uglier, the better; and "60s Cocktail Night" on December 15, which takes guests back to 1966 in honor of the Zoo’s 50th Anniversary, with retro cocktails, appetizers and a cool soundtrack to match.

The Best of Cinerama
Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 PM show
ArcLight Hollywood Cineramadome

Comprised of all the greatest thrills of Cinerama, from the breathtaking roller coaster ride to the visit to La Scala, Milan, for Aida; from the hurtling bobsled run, to the stirring dances of the African Watusis. Made up of over 20 such exciting highlights, the film is not only an historic compilation, but also a stand-alone “thrill-a-minute” experience.

My Annoying Brother

Starts Dec 8
CGV Cinemas LA

*Another Korean film to get lost in...I want the Tower 2 for Christmas
My Annoying Brother” follows, Du-young (DOH Kyung-soo), a national Judo star, who damages his optic nerves during an international event and loses his sight permanently. Amidst this stress, his estranged older brother, Du-sik (CHO Jung-seok) then decides to take advantage of Du-young’s sudden crisis to get paroled from prison. Barely adjusting to the fact that he is now blind for the rest of his life, he now has to deal with his swindler of a brother. All the while Su-Hyun (PARK Shin-hye), Du-young’s national judo team coach needs to keep him motivated and in shape to compete at the Rio Paralympics.

Thursday, Dec 8 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
TCL Chinese Theatres
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Come play the SCREAM drinking game and celebrate the 20th anniversary of SCREAM followed by a Q & A with David Arquette. Trivia & DVD prizes and more. Ticket includes complimentary beer for guest who are 21+ 
Thursday, Dec 8
KRAMPUS RUN: 8-9pm. Winston St. between Main and Los Angeles.
AFTER PARTY: 9pm. Regent Theater, 448 S Main St.
Free, part free if you RSVP, $10, if you don't

We’re back for our fourth year and again part of Art Walk with our own street closed off in downtown LA. Naughty and nice alike can come get their just deserts from St. Nicholas and the switch-wielding devils of LA’s first and only KRAMPUS TROUPE. We’ll also have several northern Californians from BEAST BAY KRAMPUS, including artist Kimric Smythe who will again be chauffeuring Nicholas in his amazing Krampus-driven steam-car.  The event is FREE and family-friendly (our Krampuses are well trained to not frighten children)
Soon as the last switch has been swung by 9pm, head over for the FREE after party just next door at the 1914-era Regent Theater. There you will behold entertainments hand picked by Krampus himself, including the Devil’s favorite party band, ROSEMARY’S BILLYGOAT. Headed by Mike Odd (of Mac Sabbath), Rosemary’s Billygoat balances high camp and wickedly effective horror meta in a fire-breathing stage show complete with monster props and costumes, musical electric chair shenanigans, and flaming pentagrams. Party is 21+

Friday, Dec 9, 7 PM - 11:59 PM
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012
 “Strangers” marks the second full release from the Late Night Work Club collective with seven new and diverse films.
Friday, Dec 9, 11:55pm
The Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
The holidays are the time of giving so we're giving you a treat by combining forces with 35mm revival series "Secret Movie Club" to bring you this special screening in 35mm print! Bloody up those white A-frame tank-tops, leave the shoes in the car, and come have some fun with us!

Friday, Dec 9, 8pm-10pm
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
It's our last art show of the year! Remember the 80's and Saturday morning cartoons. Well let's celebrate the awesomeness with amazing art from local artists. Plus, you can shop for your friends and family too! We will have the RAISED BY TOONS podcast back interviewing the artists and special guest Leo Camacho!!! Everyone should dress in their favorite 80's attire or cosplay. I can't decide if I'd rather be Strawberry Shortcake or Rainbow Brite. Can't wait to see you all there. 
PIXAR Art Collection
December 10, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Dec 10, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nucleus Gallery
17 images hand picked by John Lasseter, 1 image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.
December 10 + 11,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grand Park
200 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Renegade is a celebration of DIY spirit and for each Fair gathers new and seasoned independent Makers alike.

Los Angeles Santacon 2016!
Saturday, December 10 at 10 AM - 9 PM
Location, yet to be revealed 

Dress like Santa with a bunch of other Santas and go out around LA, then go drinking.
SANTA Monica Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 10, 5pm
Santa Monica Pier

This year's crawl, proudly sponsored by Grubhub, will feature more than 30 local bars and restaurants from across the city offering food and drink specials to those with the official pub crawl wristband.

2016 Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. 
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
Fisherman’s Village
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey
Event Parking is available for $8 in County lots

La La Land Q&A's

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle
Sat 12/10, 10:15am show w/Q&A,
2:50pm show w/Q&A
Landmark Theatres

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle

Sunday, December 11th after 10:15 AM show

Arclight Hollywood

Saturday, December 10, 8 AM - 4 PM
3321 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806-2815, United States
 Bluefin Distribution is holding a Year-End Holiday Warehouse Sale open to the public!

We’re selling all your favorite collectibles from series such as Dragon Ball, Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon, and more all at blowout, discount prices. We’ll even debut some new items for early release!
Gremlins - Mondo LP release party!
Sunday, December 11, 5pm-8pm
The Regent
448 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Part sci-fi, part comedy, part family drama and 100% pure Christmas terror, GREMLINS is a cinematic gift that just keeps on giving year after year.  To celebrate the release of Mondo’s new 2xLP soundtrack reissue, we give you the 1984 classic loud ’n proud on the Regent’s big screen — plus, a limited quantity of the vinyl will be available for sale on-site during the show.

ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK RELEASE: the artwork (by Phantom City Creative) features an ultraviolet-sensitive gatefold jacket that reveals hidden messages when exposed to daylight; the disc sleeves are water sensitive.  Additional artwork is revealed when exposed to a damp cloth. So, at a certain time of day, either cute Gizmo or lethal Gizmo will appear by himself or accompanied by tiny, furry allies!

A Very Scary Christmas
Sunday, December 11, 7:00 PM
Trepany House
at The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Q - What is scarier than the holidays? 
A - The holidays with C & C Variety Hour! 
C & C Variety Hour is back to help you face your holiday fears with an all new show featuring their regular cast of comedians, musicians, dancers and more special guests! Join your hosts, Claudia Dolph and Crissy Guerrero for a night of family-friendly irreverent humor and music in their 4th Annual C & C Variety Hour Holiday Show!