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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Christmas Movies, Anyone?

CGV Cinemas

Check out this new martial arts, sci-fi thriller about someone who keeps switching bodies every 12 hours. A fun new crazy Korean movie to get lost in on the weekend or a work night.

Cabaret Macabre Christmas
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS at 11pm on DECEMBER 10th thru 18th, 2021
 ZJU's Cabaret full of talented and sexy dancers is sure to get you in the Holiday Spirit with all the sex, gore and thrills you expect from Zombie Joe's Underground, yet spiked with a zesty pepperment twist, tip-toeing along the razor's edge of disturbing and arousing... Don't get lost in their seduction or THE CABARET MAY CONSUME YOU! 
Dec 10-12
Walt Disney Concert Hall
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Newman. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!
Fri December 10, 2021 10:00 PM
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
| Hosted by Josh Miller
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
 Two-thousand years after the birth of Christ, the Anti-Christ is about to be born – unless Father Ángel Berriartúa (Álex Angulo) can stop it. The Basque priest believes he can prevent the apocalypse by infiltrating the ranks of the devil, though that will require him to trade in his pious life for one of non-stop sin. Aided by a heavy metal fan (Santiago Segura) and an occult TV show host (Armando De Razza), Ángel raises hell through Madrid as Christmas Eve – and the possible end of the world – approaches in Álex de la Iglesia’s wickedly funny cult classic.
The Norm MacDonald SCREWED Christmas Bollywood Remake Spectacular!
Sat December 11, 2021 7:00 PM
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Q&A following with filmmakers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander

Plus highlights from DE DANA DAN, the unauthorized rip-off Bollywood musical remake of SCREWED, which must be seen to be believed!

In Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander’s hilarious screwball Christmas caper, comedy legend Norm MacDonald stars as Willard Fillmore, a chauffeur over-abused and under-appreciated by his boss from hell, played brilliantly by Elaine Stritch. Desperate for a payback, he enlists the help of his hot-headed best friend, Rusty (Dave Chappelle), and they decide to dognap Miss Crock’s precious pooch and hold it for ransom. But when the dog escapes, and Miss Crock thinks Willard’s the one being held for a price, they must get help from a bizarre mortician, played by Danny DeVito in one of his most hilarious and gonzo roles. With great comedic turns by Sherman Hemsley and Sarah Silverman.
Sat December 11, 2021 10:00 PM
Los Feliz Theatre 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
As Christmas approaches in northern Finland, an “archeological” dig unearths the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his father Rauno (Jorma Tommila), a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell him to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern-day morality.
Dec 11, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St Alhambra CA 91801
PHANTASY ARCADE is a unique art exhibition concept born out of quarantine. Featuring a coupling of artist and musicians, each artist created work for an original, non-playable, 1/6th scale arcade cabinet. Musicians simultaneously created original music based on the artists' concepts. The collection is a miniature arcade that evokes nostalgia for things that never were. 
December 11th & 12th, 2021, 10am-4pm each day
San Fernando Blvd in Downtown Burbank from Magnolia to Olive

Enjoy a weekend of holiday shopping in the heart of Downtown Burbank with Jackalope this December.

Featuring over 100 local, hand-selected artisans, shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, plus much more.  



Gallery One | ADOR | Tales of Past Times
Gallery One | PEZ | One Smile, Many Styles
Gallery Two | DRAGON76 | Noroshi
Viewing Room | REEN BARRERA | Ugly Phases
Viewing Room | RYOL | Reimagined Heroes

On view December 11, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022

Opening Reception:
Saturday from 5PM-8PM
 Thinkspace Projects 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90016
 Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present three debut west coast solo shows, each from a revered street artist. It is a tough task to be a relevant and versatile street artist for an extended period of time, but ADOR, PEZ, and DRAGON76 have accomplished just that, blessing walls around the world, and now the walls of Thinkspace Projects. As some of the very few street artists who have been consistently active for a long time, each has amassed the love and respect of many peers and fans around the globe. While the styles vary, this union of prominent street artists presents a cohesive experience that is not to be missed.
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 from 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA 90290
(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)
General Admission (16 and up): $20

The round-headed Oblio has to wear a pointed hat to conceal his “pointless” condition from his pointy-headed peers on Harry Nilsson’s charming 1970 album, The Point. A live rendition starring Kiefo Nilsson (Harry’s son) and a 14-piece band, and narrated by celebrated actor/musician John C. Reilly, will be the centerpiece of a Holiday Family Faire.

Santa Said Yes!
Sun, December 12, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
$20 – $25

Musical improv vets Ashley Ward and John Hartman (of Baby Wants Candy) present their holiday gift to you: an improvised musical in the style of a Hallmark Channel Holiday movie. All the heart, warmth and good cheer you'd expect from a made-for-TV seasonal tale and much, much less. Set to future holiday classic songs and all completely made up. If the Hallmark Channel can churn these stories out every day since Thanksgiving, well so can we. Featuring music from Zach Marsh (actual Hallmark Holiday movie composer). With stand up from magical elf Peter Kim (Fairfax). 
Sunday, December 12, 10am-4pm
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Featuring Fun & Funky brands throughout the entire space + food truck in parking lot + more tented vendors + sweets/snacks! 50+ vendors.
Largo, known for comedy shows, is back open and selling out shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman to name a few.
Every Sunday
10am-4pm at @rowdtla
 Want to avoid Black Friday and leftover turkey? Our Holiday Market launches this Sunday and we’re excited to be teaming up with the small business marketplace @shopstreetlet for a bigger and better shopping experience! You'll be able to shop hassle-free from small businesses online and arrange to pick up at Smorgasburg, or have it delivered. There will also be an expanded shopping aisle with Streetlet pop-ups alongside all of your favorite Smorgasburg shopping vendors, a gift wrapping station with limited edition Streetlet gift bags celebrating local, and a DIY arts and crafts station for kids (so your little ones can make their own holiday tags and decorate gift bags with fun holiday stickers, gems, and more!)