Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival in Little Tokyo

If you're free New Year's Day then head down to Little Tokyo for some festivities to ring in the new year.

2018 Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival in Little Tokyo
Monday, 1 January, 2018, 10:50 am - 4:00 pm

Three Different Stage Downtown Los Angeles Locations
1) Weller Court Schedule

10:50 am - 11:30 am: Opening Ceremonies - Weller Court (Stage Performance: Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese Traditional Dance, Kendo, Food booths, Mochi Making, Beer Booth, etc.)

2) Japanese Village Schedule
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Japanese Village Plaza Program (Stage performance (Japanese Taiko Drumming, Japanese Traditional Dance, Kendo, Mochi Making, etc.)

3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)
11:00 am - 3:30 pm (Arts, Crafts and Games for children and much more!)

Taiko Drums
Martial Arts performance
Sake Breaking ceremony
Lion Dances
Folk Music and Dance
Japanese Calligraphy
Mochi pounding
Booths: Kite making & Origami teaching
Japanese Food booths

Three Locations in Little Tokyo
1) Weller Court Shopping Center
2) Japanese Village Plaza
3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Weekly What To Do: New Year's Eve Parties & Nothing Else

Oh, boy...if you thought last week had nothing going on, well, welcome to purgatory. Sorry to say, but ain't nothing going on, but New Year's Eve Parties and we listing some of our favorites below. So have a Happy New Year and after this week a whole new year of things to do.

All events taking place Sun Dec 31st, unless noted differently.

Don't Drink & Drive Use The Free Metro on New Year's Eve
*To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2017, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2018.

Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012

Downtown's annual New Year's Eve cerebration with 3D projection. As always a huge amount of LA will turn out to usher in the New Year with live music, food and seeing weird stuff projected on City Hall.

*Be sure to read the rules. No alcohol in Grand Park.

Wilshire Grand Center Light Show
Wilshire Grand Center

"Starting at 6:00 p.m. PT on New Year’s Eve, the 73-story vertical spine of the Wilshire Grand Center will begin filling-up with color incrementally in perfect synchronization with the passage of time. Each hour, there will be a momentary variation and a foreshadowing of what’s to come. Exactly at 11:59 p.m. PT, a bold, clear 60-second countdown will begin on the crown signage display on both sides of the building. The brilliance of the Wilshire Grand Center’s crown signage will make the countdown visible for an approximate 15 mile radius surrounding Los Angeles. At midnight, a surprise grand finale will usher in the New Year."

New Year’s Eve with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
7pm and 10:30pm  
Walt Disney Concert Hall

The powerhouse pop-jazz phenomenon has toured the world with their throwback renditions of current hits – and they’re about to release their first live album. Polish your dancing shoes and get ready to ring in the New Year with the genre-twisting sounds of the YouTube sensation PMJ.

New Years Eve 2018: Hollywood Prom
10PM - 2AM
Boardner's By La Belle
1652 N Cherokee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
"We are excited to present one of Hollywood's biggest NYE parties! Step behind the velvet curtain this New Years Eve and into an evening of PROM themed delights. That's right, we're bringing you a full on Hollywood Prom. From 80s ballads to 90's/2000s hip hop jams, you can relive it all for one magical night.  The party will span over 3 rooms with DJ's and a live 9-piece, funk & soul band! Dress up, ask a date or just come stag. This will be too much fun to miss!"
Clifton's Republic
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014
Ring in the final night of 2017 with a trip through our Parisian dreams of nocturnal bubbles and fantasy. Enjoy encounters with icons past and present. Champagne celebrations climax in a midnight crescendo of tantalizing delights.

L.A. Zoo Lights 2017/18: Family New Year's Eve
LA Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ticket prices: $69 for adults and $45 for children

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. Festive photos courtesy of PRIMs Photo Booth. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing. Fun for all ages!

New Year’s Eve
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA, 90802

Ring in the New Year with a night of unforgettable celebrations and entertainment aboard the majestic Queen Mary on December 31, 2017. SoCal’s best New Year’s Eve fireworks displays at midnight. This New Year’s Eve party sells out so buy your tickets before they are all gone! The party starts at 8:00pm and ends at 1:00am. Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot, Los Chicos del 512 - Selena Tribute Band and more!

Universal Studios
$ Theme Park Admission

The New Year’s Eve event, the first ever for Universal Studios Hollywood, is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide countdown party featuring multiple entertainment hubs with DJs and live music, starting at 9:00 p.m.

Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located adjacent to “The Simpsons Ride” and an area near “Jurassic Park—The Ride” will transform into three uniquely-themed electrifying party hubs that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display.

Food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer and wine, as well as 2018 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Game Night: New Year's Eve Variety Show
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Tickets are $8 in advance / $10 at the door

Life is hard and we all need a release so here comes Game Night! A variety show featuring comedy, music, improv, sketch, and more! Ring in the New Year with a show inspired by the fun and community of playing games. Game Night: It’s a variety show AND a reason to put on pants and leave your home.

Some activities during the week

*Valley of the Dolls Special Screening
Dec 28, 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts 8556 Wilshire Blvd.
50th anniversary screening of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS includes pre-screening trivia contest and special introduction about the background and legacy of the movie!

* Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
CGV Cinemas
After dying unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate. Based on the wildly popular webcomic,

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Museum of Illusions Opens Jan 1st

We have another pop-up museum coming to LA to ring in the new year. There really less museums and more of a place to take selfies for your Instagram.

"A visitor to the Museum of Illusions is not a passive observer but a full-fledged participant of the paintings created by the best artists. This is a place where photography is not just encouraged – it is part and parcel of the exhibition. The museum of optical illusions is intended to fill visitors’ photo albums with vivid and unusual photographs. Everyone finds something to their liking here because we tried to cover every topic of interest for the humankind. The Museum of optical illusions opens its doors for the viewers of all ages, without restrictions, and guarantees – no one will feel bored!"

Museum of Illusions
Jan 1- March 2
6753 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
$20 Parking: 1724 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Metro Free Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

As per every year, because we don't want drunk drivers, the LA Metro is free for limited hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

"No fare will be charged starting 9pm on Sunday, December 24 until 2am Monday, December 25 and starting 9pm on Sunday, December 31, 2017 until 2am on Monday, January 1, 2018. All Metro Rail Line Stations with faregates will be unlatched and fareboxes and validators will not deduct fare."-Metro Source

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

We'll be updating you with New Year's Eve locations after the weekend, but until then, enjoy Christmas weekend with family and friends.

Yeah, it's gonna be crazing boring if you're Jewish, but there's plenty of movies to watch: Shape of Water, Downsizing and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So have some Chinese food and we'll probably get back to you on Tuesday.

Wilshire Grand Center Has A Light Show For New Year's Eve

Wilshire Grand Center's first New Year is gonna be bright as the sophisticated lighting in it will make it a spectacle downtown this New Year's.

The people behind what's gonna be shown off explain below:

"Starting at 6:00 p.m. PT on New Year’s Eve, the 73-story vertical spine of the Wilshire Grand Center will begin filling-up with color incrementally in perfect synchronization with the passage of time. Each hour, there will be a momentary variation and a foreshadowing of what’s to come. Exactly at 11:59 p.m. PT, a bold, clear 60-second countdown will begin on the crown signage display on both sides of the building. The brilliance of the Wilshire Grand Center’s crown signage will make the countdown visible for an approximate 15 mile radius surrounding Los Angeles. At midnight, a surprise grand finale will usher in the New Year."-StandardVision

That sounds awfully nice. So if in the downtown area on New Year's Eve you only have to look up to see how much longer until it's 2018 or your phone or watch, but this way is a lot cooler.

Friday, December 22, 2017

X-Mas Tale or A Christmas Tale It's Still Or Top Christmas Horror Film To Watch This Holiday

The only place you'll be able to catch this sucker is streaming on Amazon. Called X-Mas Tale or A Christmas Tale, depending on the disributor, it's a classic holiday tale taking place in the 80's though it came out in 2005 in Spain as part of a made for TV selection of horror films. Oh, yeah, this is one of those hard to find gems of strange and in the Christmas spirit.

Set around a group of young elementary school kids on holiday break who happen to find Santa trapped in a hole in the woods. The kids at first think Christmas is least for whoever dressed liked Santa. Turns out Santa is still alive and a lady. Things get a little less jovial when it turns out that this lady has also stolen millions. Now the kids want Santa's package and won't get help for this thief until they get the money.

Thus begins a wonderful Christmas adventure of torturing Santa in a hole in the ground. This Santa is marking these kids as naughty. Will lady Santa give in and get out of the hole or will she get some revenge for how badly she was treated?

It's always a good start to a story that the kids and look of the film were some damn fun and entertaining that adding a horror element was just an extra topping. You'll like the cast of kids just like your watching Stranger Things or The Goonies and with the 80's nostalgia heavy in the film, if you're from that era, you'll really get into it.

Strangely enough the lead little girl, Ivana Baquero is the star of Pan's Labyrinth as pointed out by a friend during a Christmas party watching.

Now for those who love horror or the 80's kids film, your set. This has some definite painful moments to see and some wonderful team work and planning, as only little kids can do, with a huge set piece of an abdanoned water park towards the end.

You've seen this film before as it clearly draws from so many 80's and 90's classic, but never with the plot point of an ever angrier growing murderous Santa trapped in a hole by some brats. Santa's not coming down any chimney's, she's coming to get you and your little friends in the abandoned water park with an axe!

Adventure Time Time: New Game, New Boat

Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion is headed for the high seas of gaming! Yeah, boy, we got a new game in development from another studio we haven't heard of-what happened WayForward?-called Climax Studios in England. The game sets sail next year sometime in the Spring and will be on all the current consoles and PC. From the look of it, it's kind of hard to tell, as 3D with Adventure Time is never that great a gamble, of how good the game will be.

The game has some stuff going for it including the real cast voicing it. It looks like you'll be exploring Ooo with a crew of Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline and be able to upgrade them after battles for more battles. That's really all the details so far.

There is a competition right now to name the boat they're sailing on in the game. The name portion ends January 2nd and then voting takes place the 5-10th of January 2018. We suggest BoatyMcBoatFace as it worked out so well in the real world when people in England tried to name a real boat that.

Teen Titans Go! Is Christmas For Cartoon Network

We think they've already had two marathons of every episode ever this year already. Either a cry for help or Cartoon Network sharing with us in the knowledge that ratings will not change no matter the content they broadcast.

Die Hard Has Never Been So Sexy

These girl versions of John McLaine and "Dutch" are giving us weird feelings from the John McTiernan Art Show from Hero Complex Gallery. Ben Newman, we know you're into some dirty anime by just looking at these pieces.

 We still love the piece from Aureilo Lorenzo below.

Watch: The Hawkins Family Yule Log & Mega64 Chrsitmascast 2017

If you want your Yule Log in the background of your party or get-together to have some horror themed mirth, look no further than the extremely slow-to burn story of The Hawkins Family Yule Log. This Christmas will forever be changed as the Hawkins family is guarding dark secrets that seem to keep getting bigger and bigger at the fire burns ever so slowly. A great little piece to be playing in the background to see if your friends will notice. It is rated R as it's not family friendly at all towards the end.

The other video to watch in bizarre glee shares the annual "horrible" Christmas episode for the Mega64 crew, mainly known for video game skits. Their annual Christmas podcast episode has nothing to do with video games, but they are playing a game, an eating contest. If you think things will ramp up and get really disgusting...then you're right.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We're Really Wasting Time With This? Vegan Meals For Shelter Dogs

In what many would consider a huge waste of time and resources, I mean we almost thought it was from The Onion, comes this wonderful article from the Daily News on how our city will wait sixty days to hear if vegan diets for dogs in our pounds would be okay for them. Right now, with all the current data, the answer is a big NOOOOOOOOO!

"Chief Veterinarian Jeremy Prupas’ board report, citing three clinical nutritionists affiliated with veterinary schools at UC Davis and the University of Pennsylvania along with a shelter medicine specialist and a veterinary toxicologist, wrote that none of them “thought it would be a good idea to feed shelter dogs a vegan diet.”
The article is a great read on the bizarre group of people who could be doing so much more with their lives, but have decided that at this point at time in history with so many other problems we should switch the dog food we give to strays with zero evidence that it would be healthy for them.

 LA will study pros and cons of switching shelter dogs to vegan diets

Weekly What To Do: It's Christmas Time, So Much Christmas Times

It's almost Christmas time, it's on Monday and pretty much the city becomes a wasteland of things to do beyond movie watching, so enjoy yourself before the weekend fully takes on hold a you catch up on a flicks you may have missed.

Horns A Plenty Holiday Show
Wednesday, December 20, 12 PM - 1 PM
Grand Performances
350 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90071

It's time to end the year with a big horn-amental cheer! Horns A Plenty Christmas is back at California Plaza with a mass horn choir that will blow the holiday spirit your way. Pack a lunch or buy nosh on the plaza and have a festive day in L.A.

Previously on X-Men Signing
Wednesday, December 20th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Legacy Comics and Cards
123 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203

Eric’s new book retells his personal, inside account of how he got X-Men The Animated Series on the air, the many challenges that were overcome and how the show prevailed. The head writer interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is an authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood.

John McTiernan Art Show
Thursday, December 21st, at 7pm
Hero Complex Gallery 
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034

John McTiernan, legendary 80's action director, famous for crafting high-tension, character-driven films including Die Hard, Predator, The Hunt For Red October, Last Action Hero and many more.

An Evening With… Don Hertzfeldt
Thursday, Dec 21, 7:30pm
Bing Theater at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Includes a screening of World of Tomorrow 1 & 2 and conversation with writer/director Don Hertzfeldt.

It's a Wonderful Life Screenings
Showings start Fri, Dec 22 at 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre and Aero Theatre

The movie is playing in Bill's house and Mary's house and your house. 

Jingle All The Way / Die Hard + Director Brian Levant Live!
Sat, Dec 23 at 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Discussion between films with JINGLE ALL THE WAY director Brian Levant. You know he'll have insane stories about our former governor.

Sat, Dec 23, 11:59 PM
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
"Have yourself a deadly little Christmas with a psycho slasher treat! Traumatized as a young boy upon learning the truth about St. Nick, a depressed toy-maker tries to recapture the holiday spirit. But after years of ridicule and abuse, he dons a Santa suit to finally cross the names off his naughty list in a Yuletide reign of terror. Lewis Jackson’s legendary holiday horror hit is filled with icy chills and pitch-black humor, making it mandatory annual viewing for all midnight movie maniacs!"
58th Annual FREE L.A. County Holiday CelebrationSunday, Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

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

FREE; no reservations or tickets to the show; first come, first seated
FREE in The Music Center parking garage

The Emmy® Award-winning 58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration — 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. PBS SoCal KOCE will broadcast this beloved program.

Sing-Along Fiddler on the Roof
Dec 24, 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts - Kenny Ellis - entertainer, comedian
Royal - Gustavo Bulgach - musician, Klezmer bandleader
NoHo 7 - Susan Edwards Martin - actress, Broadway star
Playhouse - Jason Moss - of Jewish Federation SGPV
Town Center 5 - Steve Sass (5:00pm)
Town Center 5 - Cantor Phil Baron (7:30pm)
Claremont 5 - Cantor Paul Buch

It's time for our 10th Annual, anything-goes Fiddler on the Roof Sing-a-Long! 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.

Dec 25

Chrsitmas, duh.

Sat, Dec 26, 7:30 PM
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) + Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) & To All A Goodnight (1980) (triple feature)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Star Wars The Last Jedi Ruined For Some @ AMC Burbank 16

As reported by the Daily News, one of Thursday's special showings of Star Wars The Last Jedi was ruined by a lack of audio. Yes, attendees on Twitter say the film was without sound for 10-20 minutes. AMC wouldn't restart the film as it would break their schedule, but did try and compensate fans by getting them into other screenings that night, Friday night or just giving them a refund.

Things can go wrong, but many wonder why AMC didn't just restart the film and skip the trailers for the next showing, thus keeping to schedule.

You can see in the video below how unhappy fans were

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sanrio x Energy Bistro & Karaoke

Jeez, how much we gonna write about Sanrio? We guess some more with the just announced Sanrio x Energy Bistro & Karaoke. Now you can belt out tunes with Sanrio style surrounding you. The rooms looks ridiculous and when you're doing karaoke, should they be anything less?

Check out the different themed rooms and food below and yes, they have a Gudetama room and meal.

Don't worry about getting to these places in time, the deal with Sanrio is for two years.

Two locations:

33 E Valley Blvd 206-210
Alhambra, California 91801

 2020 S Hacienda Blvd Unit K,
 Hacienda Heights, California 91745

Weekly What To Do: Happy Hanukkah, Krampus Run and Star Wars Opening Night

CHILL at The Queen Mary
Dec. 13 - Jan. 7*
Open Daily from 4:30PM - 11:00PM
The Queen Mary
Children $19.99
Adults $29.99

This one-of-a-kind experience will celebrate the traditions of Christmas from six different regions in an exciting exploration of international fare and cultural celebration, dancing and live performances, Sunday night fireworks, a nightly Christmas Tree Lighting and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.

45th Anniversary Screening
Wednesday, December 13, at 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts

*Q&A with Special Guests Director Douglas Trumbull and Producer Michael Gruskoff.
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking sci-fi movie Silent Running, which marked the directorial debut of special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull. Set 100 years in the future, the prophetic script by Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, and Steven Bochco stars two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern as an astronaut sent into space to preserve the last samples of plant life that are endangered on a dying Earth. His only companions are three drones named Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Fan Events
Here's the theaters you can grab tickets to, for fan events to on December 14th, 2017, mostly starting at 6pm

-The Landmark
10850 West Pico, at Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Be among the first to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 6:00pm Opening Night Fan Event. Fans will be treated with exclusive content, collectible cards, and a special concession offer!

-Multiple ArcLights
Be among the first to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 6 PM Opening Night Fan Event. Fans will be treated with exclusive content, collectible cards, and a complimentary small popcorn.

Thursday, December 14, 8-9pm.
Outdoors on Winston St. between Main and Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013

Thursday, December 14, 9pm-10pm.
The Lash
117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

For our fifth year, KRAMPUS LOS ANGELES, in cooperation with THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK, is pleased to bring an authentic European style Krampuslauf (Krampus Run) to the city of Los Angeles. More of an interactive ruckus than orderly parade, this FREE event takes place on a closed-off block of Winston between Main and Los Angeles, where dozens of Krampuses will pursue those deserving the switch. While naughty hipsters can expect playful yet much-deserved swattings, children and more timid grown-ups will be protected by the benevolent St. Nicholas, overseeing festivities from a 19th-century-style steam car built and transported every to LA year by artist-engineer Kimric Smythe of BEAST BAY KRAMPUS.  Want to come in costume?  See below!


At 9pm, as the last photos are snapped and switch smacks dispensed, we invite you to head over for a (free) After Party at the appropriately named and somewhat underground nightclub THE LASH, situated behind the parade route. Have a drink, rub elbows with any horned parade devils who straggle in from the parade.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presents
Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 2:00 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
Face Value Ticket Prices
Orchestra     $90 / $75 / $55
Terrace         $90
Balcony        $40 / $20

"Each year we hear from many Angelinos that it doesn’t feel like the holidays until they attend GMCLA’s annual Holiday Spectacular! This year’s will be as fabulous as ever, and heart-warming, too: we’re going to focus on OUR families, with traditional holiday tunes, stunning choral classics, and those unforgettable moments that only GMCLA can deliver." 

Thursday, December 14, 8PM-10PM
Canter's Deli
419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

Friday, Dec 15
Reception runs 7-9pm
7308 Melrose

Postcards from pop culture locations, each limited edition and incredibly affordable.

Batman Returns
Friday, December 15 at 7:30 PM - 12 AM

Palace Theater
630 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014
"Join us at the Palace Theater to watch this gothic comic masterpiece in the middle of our own downtown metropolis!"

Die Hard (35mm)
Fri, Dec 15 at 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
$tarts at $12,75 pay more for a poster with your ticket
A classic Christmas tale taking place in LA. 
"Bruce Willis, as New York cop John McClane, comes to LA to try and patch things up with his estranged wife, Holly (played with steely yet vulnerable perfection by Bonnie Bedelia). After a blow-out argument at Holly’s office’s Christmas Eve party, McClane and Holly are surprised by the arrival of criminal mastermind, Hans Gruber (played by Alan Rickman in THE DEFINITIVE 1980’s VILLAIN performance), and his merry band of bank robbers as they take over the building and hold everyone hostage." 
‘Die Hard’ — selected and hosted by Larry Mantle
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel 933 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
Yippee ki-yay! On Saturday, December 16, Larry Mantle returns to the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to host a screening of “Die Hard” on the eve of its 30th anniversary. Following the film Rotten Tomatoes described as the “definitive holiday action classic," Mantle will host a post-screening conversation with special guests including FilmWeek critics Christy Lemire and Amy Nicholson.
Dec 16-17 Noon
New Beverly Cinema7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
"Santa brings Christmas cheer to the New Beverly with an assortment of holiday oddities, Yuletide mind-busters, gleeful curiosities, and other jolly surprises. Leading off with the cult classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, unwrap a merry medley of jubilant excess including cartoons and trailers plus two bonus top secret psychotronic features sure to put you in a festive mood."
To All A Goodnight/ Elves
Sat, Dec 16, 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

You have a stalker dressed as Santa in the first film, but, with Elves, you have Nazi Elves trying to impregnate a woman to start a new master race. Elves, mind-blowingly dumb and fun with some just awful acting.

Saturday, December 16,  5PM 
Santa Monica
Tickets are $15 in advance & $20 week of.

Featuring more than 30 of the city's best bars and restaurants and 6,000 crawlers, this popular fundraising event brings the community together to raise money for those in need through a partnership with the Westside Food Bank.  Attendees dress in their finest holiday garb and receive discounted food and drink specials at locations such as The Viceroy, Barney's Beanery, Red O and Ye Old King's Head. 

2017 Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive 
Saturday, December 16, 4pm to 8pm
Union Station, Track 14

Dec 16-Dec 31
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Fill your holidays with music! Walt Disney Concert Hall is proud to present its beloved Holiday Sing-Along and the Grammy®-winning 12-man chorus, Chanticleer. A cappella sensations Naturally 7 produce their “instrumental” accompaniments with their own voices in a holiday-themed program. Rounding out this series is a sing-along screening of the beloved 1954 film classic White Christmas, and our always-spectacular New Year’s Eve concerts!

Solo Exhibition by Katsuya Terada
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, December 16th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
December 16, 2017 - January 10, 2018
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

 Often referred to as a legend, Katsuya Terada is an illustrator who straddles the lines between being a manga artist, fine artist, and digital artist.

Saturday, December 16, 12 PM - 7 PM
Weller Court Shopping Center
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Use this free nonprofit meet up to see your loved ones before falling into debt, a food coma and the laziness void we all fall in right before New Year's by celebrating the winter holidays with your favorite photographers, cosplayers, artists, content creators and friends!

Home Alone + Pajama Party
Sun, December 17 at 6 PM - 11 PM
Los Angeles Theatre
615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014

 Grab your Talkboy and join our pajama party in an opulent movie palace. Show up in your PJs (your fun day best) for an ice cream bar to end all ice cream bars and a photo studio for the 90s kid inside! DJs, live music, bars (21+ w/ valid ID) Pajamas or holiday attire strongly suggested.

Sunday, December 17, 10:30 am–4 pm
Free and open to the public
Presenting nearly 50 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.

Feliz Navipod’s Feliz Navidad Variety Show Benefiting Planned Parenthood
December 18, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
NerdMelt Showroom

Things kind of suck right now. So, let’s try and make them not suck. Let’s have a fun night and get into the holiday spirit for a great cause at Feliz Navipod’s Feliz Navidad Variety Show. A night of comedy and music benefiting Planned Parenthood. PLUS, free Christmas treats!

Tuesday, Dec 19 7:00pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Featuring a special holiday pre-show and a new 35mm print. Enjoy holiday cookies and pictures with Santa after the screening.