Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Don't Sprain Yourself There's Too Much Holiday Cheer

Check out our Creepy Christmas Guide too for all things spooky for the holiday season.

Wed, Dec 4, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
* In German with English subtitles
She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni Klaass (Helena Zengel) ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher.” Benni has a single goal - to be back at home with her mom - but Bianca Klaass (Lisa Hagmeister) is scared of her own daughter. Hoping to find a permanent placement for Benni, anger-management trainer Micha (Albrecht Schuch) becomes the girl’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others failed?

Crimson Cabaret

Premieres December 5th and runs Thursday-Sunday evenings through December 31
747 Salem St, Glendale CA 91203 

Crimson Cabaret transports guests to 1960s Berlin for an evening of immersive interaction, era-inspired craft cocktails, live original songs and music, dark romance, and a world full of secrets. Crimson Cabaret attendees will enter a nightclub in 1963 Germany just under the shadow of the Berlin Wall where everyone is a spy and no one can be trusted. During Crimson Cabaret guests will engage with secret agents and be slipped notes with assigned missions to complete throughout the evening.

iam8bit’s 6th Annual Unique, One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Ornaments Show!
Thursday, December 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m
2147 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

An iam8bit fan favorite, the 6th Annual Unique, One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Ornaments Show features hundreds of high-quality ornaments, hand-crafted by amazing artists. From fiber arts and ceramic to painting and sculpting, artists translate their unique styles into ornaments via a multitude of creative media showcasing a unique approach to holiday decor, a far cry from the mass-produced, uninspiring products typically found on supermarket shelves.

Opening Reception Fri, Dec 6, 7pm
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave

One of TTDILA's favorite artists, Anthony Petrie, is back with a duo art show and it's about video games at Gallery 1988. Polygons and Pixels has Anthony teaming up with Dan Mumford another well-known from G1988'S catalog of artists. Check out our recent interview with Anthony.

The Weird Al Art Show
with Weird Al
Opening Reception Fri, Dec 6, 7pm
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave
A tribute art show for one of our silliest song re-writers and he's even showing up for the opening reception this Friday. How nice. Get your spatulas at Spatula City to be signed.

63 UP
Friday, December 6
8:00pm show w/Q&A

Nuart Theatre
"Part of a doc movie series where the follow the same group of people throughout their entire lives.
"As the group from the long-running series reach late adulthood, they explore retirement, face mortality and reflect on what the project has meant to them."

Filmmaker Michael Apted
Moderated by Tim Gray
(Senior VP of Variety)

Grand Park’s Winter Glow 2019
December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – December 25, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Grand Park - Performance Lawn and The Music Center Plaza
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Expanded across Grand Avenue to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza, Grand Park’s Winter Glow returns for its second annual nighttime public art display, offering an immersive experience that will span two county locations this holiday season. Familiar pathways and historic fountains will lead to exciting new discoveries as the latest in light and projection technology transforms spaces on The Music Center Plaza and in Grand Park.

Q&A w/ Filmmakers of Daniel Isn't Real
Dec 6-8 Three Showings
700 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

"Join us for three special screenings of DANIEL ISN'T REAL followed by Q&As at Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles:
Friday - #director Adam Egypt Mortimer & #producer Daniel Noah of SpectreVision (producers of MANDY)
Saturday - #actor Patrick Schwarzenegger & producer Daniel Noah
Sunday - #director Adam Egypt Mortimer & #producer Daniel Noah
Movie starts at 9:30pm. Tickets are Now Available!"

The Echo Park Craft Fair 10 Year Anniversary - Winter Edition 2019
Dec 6-8
Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Nerf Challenge
Dec 7- Jan 5
L.A. Live
$32 - $86

"This groundbreaking live attraction brings all of the high-octane action and competitive fun of NERF into a 50,000 square foot, adrenaline-pumping, action-packed active play experience."

Funeral Service for Christopher Dennis aka Hollywood Superman
Dec 7, 12pm
Old North Church Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Open to the public

Christopher Dennis, AKA Hollywood Boulevard Superman, will be laid to rest with a funeral service at the Old North Church on Saturday, December 7th at 12pm, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. A benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, came forward with a generous gift to fulfill Dennis’s final wishes, and Chris will be buried in his costume. The service is open to the public. Details on death.

3rd Annual Union Station Holiday Festival
Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Union Station

A dynamic pop-up artisan marketplace, will be at full steam on the station’s South Patio with some of L.A.’s most sought-after artists and artisans; live entertainment; fun, free activities for kids; food trucks; and a beer and wine garden for holiday shoppers.

2019 DTLA Mini Maker Faire
Sat, December 7, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

DTLA Mini Maker Faire is back for the fourth year running! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires to celebrate invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making in Los Angeles and beyond!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Museum - 45 anniversary

Lethal Amounts Gallery
1226 west 7th st, Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Griffith Park Festival of Lights Hike 2019
Saturday Dec 7, 4 PM – 8:30 PM
Griffith Park Merry Go Round
Griffith Park Merry Go Round Parking Lot #2.
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
You must drive through Lot 1 in order to get to Lot 2.
A holiday hike. 
Sat, December 7, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Los Feliz 3
1822 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$5 – $36.75

 Brought to us by our friends at Rialto, this documentary offers the rare opportunity to watch Kurosawa behind-the-scenes as he makes a masterpiece. After the screening, we will have our Secret Movie Club Fall 2019 Conversation: Rethinking the Cinema Canon for the 21st Century. We will have a conversation with Kurosawa as the starting off point.

Post It Show 15
Dec 7-Dec 15
GR2 Art Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Sawtelle

Curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson & Eric Nakamura, Post It Show 15 will feature over 400 artists and 3,000+ Post It art pieces. All pieces are $25. We will not presell any pieces. We will not hold any pieces. You have to be here to purchase.

The World's Big Sleep Out
Sat, December 7, 2019
4:30 PM – 9:30 PMRose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103 

*We don't recommend really sleeping the night outside, just stay for the concert.
This unique family-friendly FREE concert and optional Sleep Out at the iconic Rose Bowl will bring people together for an evening of live musical and inspirational performances, festival food and community. As the night progresses, it will slowly wind down into a series of bedtime stories read by celebrities and prominent LA notables. The audience will also be shown a video link to stories being read in other cities by well-known celebrities, including Will Smith in New York and Dame Helen Mirren in London.

Sun, Dec 8, 2019 5:30 pm–8 pm 
Smidt Welcome Plaza  |  LACMA 
$100 LACMA members, $134 LACMA members with wine-tasting; $110 general public, $144 general public with wine-tasting

Start this fun evening with a tour of the exhibition Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art, which celebrates one of the most distinctive aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals. Underpinned by Japan's spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in a variety of artworks. You will find artistic representations of animals real and imagined, including lions, dogs, cats, fish, insects, dragons, and phoenixes. Learn about the various roles animals have played in Japanese culture.
Then move to Ray’s & Stark Bar to enjoy a creative vegan Japanese dinner specially designed by executive chef Phillip Martin, featuring seasonal ingredients. The vegan menu is inspired by the Buddhist ritual of releasing captured animals that was practiced in Japan.
Patton Oswalt & Friends

CicLAvia—The Valley
Sunday, December 8, 2019 9am — 3pm
The Valley

On Sunday, December 8, we're opening up Sherman Way from Canoga Park through Winnetka and into Reseda for an entirely new, 5-mile stretch of open streets. Bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however you want. We welcome people of all ages and abilities!
Dec 9 - Dec 17
Multiple ArcLights

Get ready for winter with a unique film series curated by ArcLight Cinemas. Up next, ArcLight Presents… Let It Snow brings feel-good, romantic and classic holiday films.

Phantasm Sphere Collection Advance Pre-release Signing
Tuesday, December 10, 7 PM – 9 PM
Dark Delicacies
822 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505
 Signing with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli, Reggie Bannister, Gigi Bannister, Ken Jones (P1), Director David Hartman (P5), Samantha Phillips (P2), Lynn Eastman (P1), Producer Paul Pepperman
Tue, December 10, 8:45 PM – 11:15 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Join us for a 35mm screening of Winter, a stunning sports/lifestyle documentary in the tradition of The Endless Summer followed by a Q&A on how both film and digital capture mediums were used to record some of the most stunning and unbelievable extreme sports footage you’ve ever seen.