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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Christmas Is A Coming

Guys, ladies, whatever you liked to be called, just a reminder. Next week, the weekly what to do list might be thing. Christmas time in LA has everyone in the city leaving or staying home. So, get out while you can.

McDonald's Rise N' Rave with NextShark and ISA
Thursday, Dec 13 at 6 AM – 8 AM
Globe Theatre
740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014
Want to start your day in a big way? Come join us at Rise N' Rave, a big breakfast dance party celebrating McDonald's new Triple Breakfast Stacks, a breakfast sandwich created to conquer morning hunger and a big day.

Up and coming Filipino American DJ Manila Killa is our headliner for the event and will be spinning fresh beats all morning long to help you work up an appetite that pairs perfectly with the Triple Breakfast Stacks. Opening acts include DJs Kairos and ShyTwin from Academy of DJs.

Monica Film Center on Dec 13th
Glendale on Dec 14th
The animation show returns to theaters across North America and will have its US theatrical premiere at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on December 14th. Since 1998, THE ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has been selecting the best in animated short films from around the world and has been presenting new and innovative short films to appreciative audiences at animation studios, schools and, since 2015, theaters in the US and other countries. 
Dec 13 & 18
Select Theaters

In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 - Sun, Dec 16, 2018
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Hayao Miyazaki animated movies from Studio Ghibli leading up to a new documentary on the man himself. This time it's him trying to use CGI at 72.
Thursday, Dec 13 at 7 PM – 11 PM
729 S. Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
[Inside The Hive Gallery & Studios]
"We'll be showcasing personal art shows from Gabby Howitz & Billie Snippet of Uchuu Summer and the CAPSULE CORNER machine will be filled with exclusive Uchuu Summer prizes designed by both artists!"

Thu. Dec. 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Philosophical Research Society
$12 advance / $15 door 
Director Rodman Flender breaks down visual storytelling to its most basic narrative requirements. Often the centerpiece of horror and thriller films, the murder set piece is its own three-act “mini movie,” with beginning, middle and climax. With close-read examinations and comparisons of murder set pieces from the silent era through contemporary releases, students will gain an understanding of the essential tools needed to create tension and suspense on a visceral and psychological level.

Thursday, Dec 13 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

"Welcome to Marwen" tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit with  action figures and dolls.
Thursday, Dec 13 at 8 PM – 9 PM
Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Thursday, December 13, 9pm-10pm (1 HOUR ONLY)
The Lash
117 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
"For our sixth 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 a 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 genuine 19th-century steam car."

Opening Reception with Artist
Friday, Dec 14, 7pm-10pm
Additional Signing Session
Dec 15. 11am-1pm
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Check out our interview with Craig on his new show here. And you might get a sense of that with his work based on Cowboy Bebop, soon to be a live action series on Netflix. But, it’s not just Bebop, his style, which references the look of Patrick Nagel 80’s influence, covers all media, be it Batman, Boba Fett or Beetlejuice.

Dec 14-15
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.
4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601
Tickets $15

"Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their All-New, Scathing and Razor-Sharp Holiday-Horror-Theater Spectacular in the Great Grand Guignol, Theatre of Cruelty and Butoh-Traditions...Centering around the traumatic memoirs of a forgotten street-alley haunted by the longing, beauty and unspeakable yule-tide events of its cold, diabolical past!"

Dec. 15-16 and 22-23, from 11 am-3 pm 
Japanese Village Plaza
Free admission, donation encouraged.

Forget boring ol' Santa! Take a picture with the Japanese version with Shogun Santa. He's like regular Santa, but also a samurai, I guess.


"Come and enjoy holiday music, dancing, laughter and a little Xmas shopping at the return of this holiday event in Little Tokyo. Don’t miss all the talented performers and community celebrities performing on stage and selling their crafts at the Holiday Gift Boutique (proceeds to benefit free public programs at JACCC)."

Sat, Dec 15, 8pm
location announced Dec 13th, downtown LA
Free, but must get ticket

"What happens when your favorite maid darlings meet each other under the mistletoe? Find out this holiday season at Kiss❤️Pink presents, "A Very Yuri Christmas". Whether you're naughty or nice, come and join us for a special night filled with performances, games, treats, and most importantly, lots of Girls Love!"

Sat, Dec 15, 7 PM – 9 PM
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012
"LACMA and 3-D SPACE present Charles Phoenix, retro pop-culturist and Addicted to Americana author, celebrating a century of classic and kitschy American life and style in 3-D. Charles gleefully shares the stories and glories of legendary local landmarks, sci-fi TV, space age concept cars, world's fairs, and colorful theme parks, rarely if ever seen skillfully in the third dimension projected on a silver screen."
Dec 15-16
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Passes per day 42.39 and up

The LA 3-D Movie Festival's mission is to showcase the best independent 3-D filmmaking from around the world. 

Saturday, December 15 & 22 from 12PM-4PM 
Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

We're having a Very Merry Malibu to celebrate the holiday season at Malibu Country Mart! We'll have photos with Santa and Mrs. Klaus, live carolers, live reindeer, festive arts & crafts and more. 

Sat, December 15, 2018
12:00 PM – 8:00 PMLos Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

"Our event incorporates an array of pins, patches, art and fashion. P&P has been rapidly growing organically for the past couple of years while staying true to our roots making our event the successful platform it is today."

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Panel & Book Signing
Dec 15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Spidey fans rejoice! Gallery Nucleus is hosting a panel & book signing for the art book of highly anticipated animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Artists whose work is featured in the book will be sharing stories and show attendants a behind-the-scenes look at the visual development of the film. On display will be production and concept art from the film

The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2
Dec 15, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Gallery Nucleus welcomes the artists of Disney's latest animated film Ralph Breaks The Internet the sequel to fan-favorite Wreck-It-Ralph! Join us on Saturday December 15th 5:00 to hear the artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 book!

Pee Cast Blast '18
Saturday, December 15
Doors at 2:30pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015

The best comedy podcasts of all time team up for a "Monsters of Rock"-style, all-day super event! Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Doughboys, Throwing Shade, Off Book, and Teachers Lounge join forces for a show that will go down in the annals of comedy history!

Unique LA Holiday Market in Santa Monica
December 15 & 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm
Santa Monica Pier

Shop at our Santa Monica Pier Holiday Pop-Up to discover and support over 200 independent designers, artists and emerging brands in a truly unique environment - surrounded by the ocean and palm trees! You’ll find great gifts for everyone on your list - and we think it’s a good idea to also treat yo’self!

A Special Holiday Market
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Journal of Alta California brings a California-themed market to Vroman’s Bookstore, with author book signings including Lisa See, Edan Lepucki, Mark Haskell Smith, David Ulin, and Naomi Hirahara. Plus featured gift items and products made in California, and refreshments while you shop!