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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Getting That Holiday On

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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
Followed by a Live, In-Person Q&A with Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm  Wednesday December 01, 2021
Ace Hotel Los Angeles 
929 S Broadway 
$35 – $45
 Everyone’s favorite improvisational animation game show is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! Scribble Showdown, is returning with it’s original cast of YouTube’s biggest animators Odd1sOut, JaidenAnimations, Emirichu, RubberNinja and host Egoraptor aka Arin Hanson of Game Grumps! Fans will watch as the animators battle it out using their talent, wit, and most importantly the audience to win it all! Come see who will be crowned the next Scribble Showdown champion.
Dec 1-3
Santa Monica Airport 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S Santa Monica Interim Open Space
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free, Must RSVP
Kick off the holiday season with screenings of classics from Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas! Be transported to a festive wonderland while driving through our Christmas Tree Lane and cozy up with tasty, wintertime treats to get in the holiday spirit.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Friday, December 3
8:00pm show w/Q&A
Saturday, December 4
4:00pm show w/Q&A



Dec 3-5
LA Convention Center

Back and at a different date, because it use to be held in October, is LA's own lesser version of Comic-Con. Not sure how there getting away with the name as it's not affiliated with the real Comic-Con. It's still the same folks who had the terribly named Comikaze Expo.

Hey, it is a con though, so you might as well enjoy yourself a little and go out to it if it's got something you want to see. Check out their top 10 list of what to do there.

2ND & PCH Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, December 3rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This celebrated event is free and open to all. Festivities include digital photos at the 2ND & PCH holiday backdrop with Buddy the Elf and Jovie, character meet and greets, balloons, face painting and more. Celebrate the onset of the holiday season with the official lighting of the 53-foot live White Fir Christmas tree. A pre-show performance will begin at 5:00 pm near the grand staircase and fountain with the lighting of the tree beginning at approximately 6:00 pm.


Dec 4-5
Westfield Promenade 
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 
The 818 Insider is bringing back the popular Valley Fest in partnership with Westfield Topanga & the Village this December with a Winter Twist! Bringing together some of the Valley's most popular hidden gems featuring food, brewers, artists, creators and entertainers! Join us on Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th from 4pm - 9pm for an evening of great food, live entertainment, snow sledding & SNOW much fun for the whole family, while supporting small businesses who sustained difficult losses during the pandemic.
Starts Dec 3- Through December
King Gillette Ranch
26800 West Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tickets are $34.99 and up
This year Holiday Road is spreading the joy of the season across the United States. Join us in Los Angeles for all of the excitement and festivities. Bring your friends and family for a night full of cheer, fun, and holiday warmth.
The Union Station Holiday Festival
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m
Union Station

The Holiday Market is the perfect antidote to the monotony of the mall with an extensive selection of gifts from an eclectic mix of over 30 vendors including handmade glassware from The Glass Studio, vintage vinyl from Rock & Sock, modern jewelry designs from Hulma, skincare from Canyon Collection, bath and body products from Where’s the Baño, fine art from Clenn Designs, handcrafted stuffed animals from Zazu Faure, dolls and toys from Patras Home, illustrations from Joey Mason, paper goods from Juju Design LA, contemporary T-shirts from The Poster List, timeless jewelry from London Manori, handbags from La Casa de Frida Los Angeles, handmade leather goods from CowPunked and many more. 

Dec 4, 7-9 PM
Starts Dec 4
The Petersen Automotive Museum 
6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036
$ Admission

Over the next 18 months, the exhibit Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will rotate up to 30 vehicles that highlight what hypercars stand for and why they continue to captivate the global automotive community.
Vehicles confirmed to be on display so far will include the Aria FXE concept, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Caparo T1, Devel Sixteen, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Hennessey Venom F5 (Design Model), Koenigsegg Agera RS Final Edition, Laraki Sahara, McLaren Speedtail, NIO EP9, Delage D12, Pagani Huayra Hermes Edition, RAESR Tachyon Speed and Rimac Concept One.  It will also include two motorcycles that fit the description, including the Lotus C-01 and Aston Martin AMB 001. The Czinger 21C will make occasional, brief appearances, and will be on display for the last two weeks of December 2021.
December 5, 2021; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – The 5.3-mile open streets route connects the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw, encompassing Crenshaw Blvd. between West Exposition Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and along MLK, Jr. Blvd. to South Central Avenue 

On Sunday, December 5, we're opening up streets in South LA connecting the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw. Ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route however you want. We welcome people of all ages and abilities! This CicLAvia is presented by Metro.

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!)