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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Weekly What To Do: You Might As Well Walk In a Graveyard And Be The Last Man On Earth This Weekend

The weekend is kind of dead guys, go see a movie and get some Chinese food...or just celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah.

Wednesday, December 21,
8pm-2am est
Union - 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$20.00 - $25.00
Brownies and Lemonade, HAM On Everything, Emo Nite, Space Yacht, Free Grilled Cheese, Late Night Laggers, Restless Nites

Strictly Christmas: A Variety Show
Wednesday, December 21, 8:00pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

A Christmas variety show hosted by Nick Thune & Mikey Kampmann.
Featuring: Special guests announced day of show...

Director's Commentary Live!
Wednesday, December 21, 10:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Rankin and Bass's "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" a live, fully-improvised commentary track with Neil Campbell, Tim Kalpakis, Allan McLeod, more.

Wed, Dec 21, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

On the way to his execution, serial killer Jack Frost's prison bus crashes into a tankard full of chemicals, which transform him into a giant killer snowman. Now as a super-powered psychotic Frosty, Jack goes on a new killing spree in one of the most outrageous holiday horror films of the VCR era.

Jerry Beck's Christmas Cartoon Chaos
Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30 PM
611 N Fairfax Avenue

CHRISTMAS CARTOON CHAOS! Before Charlie Brown, and waaaay before the Grinch, the best (and most bizarre) Christmas cartoons were made for and shown in movie theatres. Our resident animation historian Jerry Beck (Cartoon presents the best of these — at the biggest Christmas film party of the year… or at least, of the week!

Thursday, December 22, 9:30pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 

As if it weren't hard enough to pick movies on Netflix, it seems like every time the holiday season comes around Netflix gets flooded with very weird, generic Christmas titles like "Uncle Nick" or "Spirit of Christmas". Well we got some of the best indie teams in LA to come and do improv based off of clips from those very movies! So come check out these weird movies getting blown out by some of the best indie teams on this side of the Mississippi.

Friday, December 23, 10:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 

America needs Christmas nostalgia more than ever! And if America doesn't get it, they should get to scream about it!  Groups perform a scene from a famous Christmas movie and you, the audience, can boo them offstage if the scene is not making them feel ooey and gooey inside. It's a "Night at the Apollo" meets a classic Christmas TV special. Old Hollywood stars (played by Henry Kaiser, Jason Kaye and Cassi Jerkins) attempt to host a night of Christmas nostalgia.
Fri, Dec 23, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 
All that Donald (Jackie Vernon, who voiced Rankin-Bass favorite “Frosty the Snowman”) wants is a decent meal, but his wife's cooking is atrocious, so he shoves her into their brand-new microwave - and finds the results delicious. Now addicted to the taste of irradiated human flesh, Donald must find more victims to keep his lunch pail packed.

Fri, Dec 23, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Now I Have A Machine Gun Ho-Ho-Ho

‘57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec 24 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
• Entertainment on The Music Center plaza for those waiting in line begins at 12:30 p.m.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE; no reservations or tickets to the show; first come, first seated
• Patrons may come and go throughout the three-hour performance PARKING:
FREE in The Music Center parking garage

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.
 • A live broadcast of the show airs from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE
• Live streaming at
• The PBS SoCal KOCE broadcast repeats from 9 p.m. – midnight, and again on Dec. 25 at noon; and on PBS SoCal Plus on Dec. 25 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 p.m. and on Dec. 26 at 11 a.m.

Fiddler Sing-a-Long + First Night of Chanukah Celebration!
Saturday, Dec 24, 7:30pm
Multiple Laennle Theaters
Prices this year start at $18 for General Admission with discounts for students and seniors ($15), and Premiere Card holders ($16 /$13). Typically, Fiddler sells out … so don't miss the buggy!

Belt out your holiday spirit … or your holiday frustrations. Either way, you'll feel better as you croon along to all-time favorites like “TRADITION,” “IF I WERE A RICH MAN,” “TO LIFE,” “SUNRISE SUNSET,” “DO YOU LOVE ME?” and “ANATEVKA,” among many others.

The evening includes trivia, prizes, and by all means -- we encourage you to come in costume! Guaranteed fun for all. Children are welcome (Fiddler is rated "G") though some themes may be challenging for young children.

Sat, Dec 24 , 9pm
The Association
110 E 6th St

Bigger and better than ever, MatzoBall, the nations leading Jewish single’s event, kicks off its 30th year with an unforgettable Jewcy adventure. With almost three decades of experience, nobody can do it bigger or better than Matzoball and this year will prove to be no different. Matzoball sets the stage for the ultimate party experience that you do not want to miss out on!!

Yule Log on KCAL 9
Dec 25, 6 to 10 a.m.
Tune in to channel kcal 9 for a yule log on screen. Accompanied by Christmas music from 94.7 The Wave.

6th Annual Greatest Classic Cartoons Ever!
Monday, December 26, 2016 – 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Giggle along with Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Goofy, Donald Duck, Woody Woodpecker, The Roadrunner and many more of your favorites from the crème de la crème of Toons from movies’ Golden Age.  Animation know-it-all Jerry Beck and director Frank Gladstone are back with brand new, classic toons the whole family can enjoy!

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
in select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 7pm
multiple theaters

The Doctor is back on the big screen this holiday season for a special two- night event featuring two exciting bonus programs, The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero, which asks the question what exactly is it about the Doctor that makes him so heroic, and Doctor Who Christmas Extra, looking back at the making of the The Return of Doctor Mysterio, both featuring appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more.