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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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)