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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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.