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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Hanukkah & Holiday Markets

Wednesday, November 28, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world and, with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Followed by a Q&A with John McPhail
and Actor Chris Leveaux

Wed, November 28, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, November 29th, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

The Great Buddha+ is the award winning 2017 Taiwanese dark comedy which won top prize at the 19th Taipei Film Festival. The film follows a night security guard named Pickle, who works at a Buddha statue factory, and his colleague Belly Bottom, a recyclables collector. Their dull lives suddenly change when they stumble across videos that document promiscuous meetings of their wealthy, politically well-connected boss.

Followed by a Q&A with Huang Hsin-yao
Moderated by Stan Rosen, USC Professor of Political Science

Thu, November 29, 2018
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
2147 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

A fan favorite, this year’s holiday show features hundreds of one-of-a-kind, high-quality ornaments, hand-crafted by amazing artists from around the country. Creating in an assortment of media - from crochet and embroidery to painting and ceramics - these artists offer a unique approach to holiday decor, a far cry from the mass-produced, uninspiring products typically found on supermarket shelves.

Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert
Thu, November 29, 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Union Station will become a holiday hub on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. as it summons the sights and sounds of the season with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars on the station’s south patio, accompanied by a performance from the Grand Arts Chamber Singers and The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds.
Nov 30- Dec 9
Los Angeles Convention Center
$12 online $15 at the door
Using up almost one million square feet of space, the LA Auto Show campus will feature many new interactive experiences and curated showcases for visitors of all ages, including simulators, test drives, gaming areas, custom cars, the latest mobility solutions as well as some never-before-seen vehicles. 
 Fri 11/30, Sat 12/1 & Sun 12/2 
with Director John McPhail & Actor Christopher Leveaux
ArcLight Hollywood

Update : Get tickets for the 7pm showing of Anna and the Apocalypse 11/30 or 12/1 at AMC Century City and enjoy a special Q&A with director John McPhail and actor Chris Leveaux. Tickets:

A Christmas horror zombie musical...Christmas came early, this sounds so good.
Friday, November 30, 11:55 PM – 2:55 AM
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

One of our favorite horror comedies that's come out in recent years.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III is our midnight movie on November 30 with writers/directors/actors Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet & Jon Salmon in person to introduce the show.

The Room with Tommy Wiseau in personFriday, November 30
'Round Midnight w/Intro
Saturday, December 1
'Round Midnight w/Intro

Regent Theatre

An LA classic.

Nov 30-Dec 2
MayFlower Club
11110 Victory Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91606
This is for any avid animation insider. It's a whose-who of people who make cartoons here. The festival doesn't have any big titles we've been looking for, but a collection of special events for those who care about the people behind the animation. There is a special Rare Anime Unleashed showing that any otaku might want to check out.

The Hole 3D Special Screening
Friday, November 30,7:30pm
TCL Chinese Theatres + IMAX
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

"A rare 3-D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 young adult horror classic The Hole will be held on November 30, 2018, at Hollywood’s legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. It will mark the first of a series of planned events connected to Untold Horror, a multi-media brand dedicated to shining the spotlight on unmade, lost and under-the-radar films. The screening will include a special Q&A session with Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), hosted by his long-time friend John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers)."

At Alpine Village
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

The Krampus Ball is back again at Californias favorite make-believe Germany, ALPINE VILLAGE, an über-quaint tourist spot catering to German ex-pats and styled like a Disneyfied Bavaria.  We'll be in the grand ballroom. Headlining tonight will be cult-favorite KRAMMPSTEIN, the inexplicably weird but oh-so-right hybridization of German industrial-metal gods Rammstein and everyone’s favorite Yule devil. Outfitted in leather, fur, horns, and masks, the band tears through an apocalyptic stage show, churning out Rammstein hits lyrically reworked to obsessively detail the child-beating lifestyle of the Krampus. Dazzling stage-show effects, infernal lighting, and Christmas cookies compliment the spectacle.

Saturday, Dec 1, 10 AM – 6 PM

Sweet Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, California 90028
A dark holiday pop-up shopping event, featuring vendors from Midsummer Scream, an appearance by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), photo-ops with Krampus, Danielle Bradford cosplaying as Elvira Claus, and more activities to be announced.

Union Station Holiday Festival and Artisan Market
Saturday, Dec 1, 11 AM – 6 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
 The Union Station Holiday Festival, the 2nd annual pop-up artisan marketplace, rolls into the station’s south patio on Saturday, Dec 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some of L.A.’s most sought-after artists and artisans, live entertainment, fun, free activities for kids, food trucks and a craft beer garden for holiday shoppers.
Dec 1-2
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013
Grand Central Market will kick off the holiday season Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd with the iconic food hall’s Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace featuring a pop-up village of local artisans and purveyors.
Dec 1-2
California Market Center
110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, California 90079
$15 - $35
Shop from over 300 curated, independent designers, artists and emerging brands this holiday season and help us celebrate our 10th birthday! Find one-of-a-kind gifts, shop with your squad, or bring the whole family for a fun and unique shopping experience. The energetic, festival-like atmosphere includes DJs, free drinks and DIY projects, photo booth fun, and admission includes a limited-edition cotton tote bag! 
Dec 1-25, Sundown-10pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park’s Winter Glow is a new month-long, immersive nighttime art experience that will take over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays.  As the days shorten and darken, the park will celebrate light as a giver of warmth, a source of beauty and the key component to bringing people together during the fall and winter months.  Families will make new holiday memories strolling together through this 12-acre art, projection and light display, exhibit and installation and experience the wonder of Grand Park lit up like never before.

Dec. 1-2, 4pm – 8pm
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles
$45 adults, $15 for children. Advance reservations only. (323) 225-2700.

Get immersed in helping to solve a 1918 Christmas mystery; afterward, enjoy a festive wine and cheese reception followed by caroling and sweet deserts. Program not suitable for children under 6; be aware of dimly lit conditions, stairs and long periods of standing.

Japanese Comic Fundraising
Sat Dec 1, 11:30am-3pm
Miyako Hotel Los Angeles
 328 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
2nd floor

* Challenge people to Poke Battles

LCE will come back with JAM (Japan Anime Manga College) this year for our very original anime convention! The students are learning by professional artist to be working at the industry. Students work will be available for fund-raising: to encourage them  Original creations will be done across the ocean to fascinate everyone! Original goods: postcards, accessories, stickers, booklets, live paints, etc. ...

5th Annual Group Exhibition
Opening Reception
December 1, 2018 | 7pm - 11pm
On view December 1-28, 2018
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm - 6pm

On Saturday, December 1st, Corey Helford Gallery’s popular Art Collector Starter Kit group exhibition returns for its 5th annual event with all new 12x12" works from an exciting line-up of new and established New Contemporary artists. The motivation behind an exhibition of all 12x12" paintings stems from the fact that newer collectors, or enthusiasts, who have never bought an original piece from one of their favorite artists, may now do so.
Simon Stålenhag Book Signing and Q&A
December 1, 2018
Dec 1, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 
For the first time Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag will be visiting Gallery Nucleus for a book signing and Q&A. Simon's painting skills and high concept on combining lush landscape with sci-fi themes has drawn attention and regarded as one of the most imaginative artists of our time.
Legacy (Main Room)
Size Matters (Project Room)
Opening Reception with the Artist(s): Saturday, December 1, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

First Night of Hanukkah, Sunday, Dec 2 

This Little Light of Mine
Sunday, December 2, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Museum doors and Will Call open at 10:00 a.m.)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! This celebration of the ancient Jewish festival of light explores the themes of justice, courage, and persistence at the core of the Hanukkah story and the current exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Get on your feet for musical performances by klezmer band Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, sing along with roaming musicians Janice Markham and Melinda West, join dance leaders Bruce Bierman and Gilberto Melendez, listen to classic klezmer and holiday tunes performed by the Jewish Youth Orchestra, and enjoy the uplifting vocals of the choir Urban Voices Project.

December 02, 9:00 AM- 3:00pm
Downtown LA

Get ready for our annual Heart of LA Route on Sunday, December 2nd as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

  • Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! This celebration of the ancient Jewish festival of light explores the themes of justice, courage, and persistence at the core of the Hanukkah story
December 3 through December 18, 2018
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets $20 general public / $10 for Hammer members

MoMA Contenders 2018, a special ticketed series organized by The Museum of Modern Art that offers audiences unique opportunities to see recently released films that are destined to become classics just before awards season, followed by intimate and revealing post-screening conversations with directors and actors. Now in its fifth year at the Hammer, MoMA Contenders 2018 features 10 nights of groundbreaking filmmaking.