Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Weekly What To Do: It's Christmas Over Here

Woah, did we forget, you get drunk enough LA. And check out our Creepy Christmas guide for one of many showings of Gremlins.

Retro Release Video Pop-Up
Dec 13-15
ST. JOSEPH Shop and Coffee
4850 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Shogun Santa Returns
Saturday, Dec. 14 -Sunday, Dec. 15
Saturday, Dec. 21-Sunday, Dec. 22
11 am-3 pm
Japanese Village Plaza

335 E. 2nd Street, Little Tokyo

Come to Little Tokyo and take a picture* with our delightful emissary of Christmas cheer, Shogun Santa. *There is no charge for pictures with Shogun Santa when you use your own cell phone or camera. ADDED THIS YEAR: Free gift wrapping courtesy of the Roitary Club of Little Tokyo.

SANTA Monica Pub Crawl
Saturday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m
Santa Monica

Attendees dress in their finest holiday garb and receive discounted food and drink specials at popular bars such as Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, Sonny McClean's, The Victorian, Circle Bar and Ye Old King's Head. Over the last ten years, the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl has raised more than $130,000, enough money for a half a million meals.

Golden Apple 40th Anniversary Extravaganza
Saturday, December 14, 11am-7pm
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

 As a huge thank you to their amazing customers, festivities will include a special throwback sale with 1979 prices, a raffle giveaway and a gala party! All are invited to celebrate four decades of awesome with the Liebowitz family, fellow customers, comic industry pro's, current and former employees.

Hauser & Wirth  Holiday Market
Dec 14-15
Hauser & Wirth
901-909 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Join us for our third annual Holiday Market – a diverse gathering of over 40 LA-based makers, artists, performers and nonprofits, alongside ‘Other Flowers’ a special retail pop-up by singer-songwriter and visual artist Devendra Banhart.

The two-day market will offer hand-crafted products and locally-made wares, as well as family workshops led by educators. Enjoy specialty foods and confections by the onsite restaurant, Manuela, in addition to a robust program of performances.

Heroine Junkie by Dan Litzinger
Opening Reception: Sat, December 14, 7pm-10pm
The Dark Art Emporium
256 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

 Celebrating inspirational female-identifying and non-binary people in the community.  50% of sales will go to charities chosen by the subjects of the paintings so it's a good place to shop for the art lover in your life this holiday season while supporting some good causes. 

Art Collector Starter Kit 6
December 14, 2019 | 7pm - 11pm
December 14 – January 18, 2019
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

What started only six years ago, instantly became a success and thus, an annual tradition. CHG’s aim was to have the top artists in the New Contemporary art scene create all new 12" x 12" works that would be more affordable for beginning collectors. This way, new collectors could own works from their favorite artists rather than settling for whatever was in their price range.


The exhibition was met with huge crowds and marvelous enthusiasm and this year CHG introduces ACSK VI, featuring world-renowned artists such as HUSH, Ben Frost, Soey Milk, Josh Agle (SHAG), Okuda San Miguel, Hikari Shimoda, Mayuka Yamamoto and many more.

Gallery Nucleus 15 Year Anniversary Gala & Art Auction
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Dec 15, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Gala details:
Dinner will be curated by chef Jonathan Arocha (NOLA project, Mon-Li Malibu) in three courses, including a vegan option. Come help yourself to dazzling food, complementary drinks, and join us for a night of celebration!
  • Admission will be limited to 100 guests
  • Over 80 pieces from over 30 artists will be up for auction
  • The auction will be a silent auction, by phone or in person
  • Semiformal dress is encouraged
  • Admission includes dinner, drinks, and an exclusive goodie bag!
  • Entertainment for the night will include a live drawing demonstration by Peter Han!
  • Live music by RedWeb

UCLA Student Films: 1980s
Series: 40 Years of UCLA Student Filmmaking
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 07:00 PM
 Billy Wlder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Q&A with filmmakers Catherine Hardwicke, Nina Menkes, Nancy Richardson, Todd Holland, Randy Haberkamp.

The 1980s. The retrospective closes on the 1980s, a decade in which students moved between video and film learning their craft within an ever-expanding technological landscape. The work produced during these years was as playful, as it was introspective, and students took advantage of the risks and experimentation afforded to first-time filmmakers and entertained—while challenging—their audiences with engaging visual storytelling.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
The Fig House
6433 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90042
Tickets are $55 for GA and $100 for VIP

Attendees can step into their favorite holiday movie at the first-ever Christmasland, an immersive holiday movie experience coming to Los Angeles on Sunday, December 15 from 2-6:30 p.m. Christmas movies have become a tradition during the holiday season, evoking a feeling of family, love, community and the good ol’ magic of the holiday season. This December, an interactive holiday experience that captures the love of these cheesy network classics come to life at The Fig House in Los Angeles, CA. 

Activities include a gingerbread decorating competition, a wreath-making workshop, Christmas tree scavenger hunt, interactive photo booth, holiday mixology, hot cocoa and espresso bar, a wishing tree and of course, carolers serenading. In addition, movie fans will enjoy hosted hors d’oeuvres and holiday cocktails as well as programming such as a live podcast from Deck the Hallmark, a playful panel with Hallmark actress Nikki DeLoach and holiday movie author Tracy Andreen, as well as Dr. Christmas, tree stylist to the stars offering decorating tips for the season.

Also at Christmasland will be the “Dan” Cave hosted by Dan from Deck the Hallmark which he has specially designed for men and husbands being dragged to the event, which will include Sunday NFL Football, and other manly-inspired fun.