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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Is There Enough Burlesque For Christmas?

Haunts and Horror for the Holidays
December 2-4, 2022
Pasadena Convention Center
$30 and up
A horror convention made just for the holidays!Over 200 exhibitors selling spooky stocking stuffers and other gory gifts.Walk-thru haunted attractions and photo ops in the Hall of Yuletide Spirits. Special presentations and guests.

THREE Holiday Weekends Only FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at 8:30pm
DECEMBER 2nd thru 18th, 2022
4850 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
$20 in Advance OR $25 at the door
Spreading Holiday cheer and fishnet legs, ZJU's Cabaret full of talented and sexy dancers is more than meets the eye.  With all the gore, and thrills you expect from Zombie Joe's Underground, spiked with sex and wrapped in a bow!  These toymakers have been hard at work crafting their best creation yet, tip-toeing along the razor's edge of disturbing and arousing...Don't get lost in their seduction...or THE CABARET MAY CONSUME YOU! 
Starts Nov 30th-January
Montalbán Theatre
$tarting at $49
Let us deliver you to the dark side! With comedy and allure, loving detail and hilarious parody, The Empire Strips Back drops classic Star Wars characters into the world of burlesque. Be prepared for some seriously sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for, and much, much more!

LA Convention Center
$35-$50 and more
Our least favorite con of the year, now moved to December from its usual October Halloween tail-end. Honestly, just look if there's enough there or someone special for the trip to it being worthwhile.

Burbank Celebrates the Grand Opening of Discovery Shop
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3516 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Located on Magnolia Boulevard, Discovery Shop stores support the fight against cancer through the sale of high-quality, gently used, and new merchandise, donated by the community then curated and sold in upscale stores.
Friday, Dec 2nd, 2022, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Bring family and friends to this free celebration featuring local singers and dancers, crafts for kids provided by Armory Center for the Arts, light refreshments, and a special appearance by jolly ol’ Santa Claus. Have your camera handy to capture some festive holiday moments at several photo stops available throughout the event.

What Is It You Seek?
Opening Reception:
Saturday, Dec 3, 6-10pm
DJ, Refreshments, Live Painting and More
On view December 3 – December 31, 2022
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Thinkspace Projects rings in the holidays with an exciting lineup of December shows, fun-filled opening night, and a toy drive. With their beautiful expanded space filled with art, they are thrilled to celebrate this milestone year.

Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Ben Tolman’s Unmode. Known for his carefully detailed, architecture based drawings often pointing to social issues, Tolman uses this exhibition to turn his focus inward, examining his creative process directly. In Gallery II, Hanna Lee Joshi’s What is it You Seek? will be on display. The Korean-Canadian explores the search for autonomy within and themes of individuality and how it relates to universal identity. Gallery III will be filled with Nika Mtwana’s Protagonist. This new collection from the South African artist was created to elevate African identity. Gallery IV features Hybrid, the work of both Carl Cashman and Oscar Joyo coexisting in the same space. Cashman’s vibrant neon colored works are best described as a genre he has coined “neometry,” or neon geometry.
Starting 9am Saturday, December 3, 2022
Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90067
Join in a full day of celebrations with our latest products, hang out with our friendly evangelists, join our giveaways and more! Enjoy an exclusive grand opening deal of 50% off the second peripheral with every purchase. The first 100 in line will stand a chance to walk away with a brand-new Razer Blade through a raffle lucky draw. You must be physically present to enter. Line starts at 8AM PST

CicLAvia – South LA
Sunday, December 4, 2022; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7.25 Miles of Car-Free Open Streets Between Expo Park & Watts to Enjoy as Temporary Park Space

Participants of all ages and abilities can play, explore local gems, and sightsee, while experiencing the joy of safe, people-powered transportation on car-free open streets. The CicLAvia-South LA is an opportunity to explore the neighborhoods of Exposition Park, Vermont Square, Historic South Central, Central Alameda, Florence-Graham, and Watts, passing landmarks such as Central Ave Jazz Park, Dunbar Hotel, and Ted Watkins Memorial Park.
Dec 1 ⁠–⁠ Dec 19, 2022
Academy Museum

The Academy Museum launches its first-ever celebration of newly preserved and restored films from the Academy Film Archive as well as work by archives, studios, distributors, foundations, and independent filmmakers from around the globe.
in theaters
In Imax
November 30 Only
One Night Only
DECEMBER 6, 8 & 11

The true end of Evangelion finally on the big screen. We don't remember watching it that much even though we saw it on Amazon. Enjoy a crazy film that will make little to no sense unless you've watch the original series, the new movies and understand tons of meta-Eva stuff. Killer animation though.


The return of Dan Mumford at G1988 and a solo show from Rich Pellegrino, with new paintings and prints! And here’s your first look. 7-9 pm
Sat, December 3, 2022, 5:30 PM – 11:59 PM

It'll be interesting as the local Christmas Parade is happening that night starting around the same time. 

The LA Phil’s 2022 DECK THE HALL Holiday Concert Series features
DECK THE HALL begins with two performances of the annual Holiday Sing-Along, featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, a jazz combo and the magnetic Melissa Peterman as host on Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.
The festivities continue with a unique pairing of traditional and contemporary performances of The Nutcracker with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus in both Tchaikovsky’s and Ellington’s versions of the season’s most iconic dance score. Full performances are on Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m.,

Sat, Dec 3 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
"a new, Hanukkah-themed dinner series called “8 Nights at Birdie G’s.” We’re inviting some of our favorite chefs from across the country to hang out and cook with us over, you guessed it, 8 nights. Each guest chef is preparing a few à la carte specials that embody their take on Hanukkah, alongside some classic Birdie G’s dishes. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Jewish or even celebrate Hanukkah, because this series is all about bringing people together over great food around the holidays! "

Monday, November 28, 2022

Hanukkah & X-Mas Plans


$ 34.99

Here's some stuff to look out for for the holidays.

Doug Loves Movies: 8 Guests of Hanukkah
A Benefit for The Anti-Defamation League
Sunday, Dec 18, 8pm
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Doug Benson has changed his format this year and instead of 12 Guests for Christmas, we have 8 and celebrate Hanukkah. Listen as random guests, maybe some cool celebs answer movie trivia or get booted from the show.

And be sure to check out these train wrecks. Falling For Christmas (Netflix), starring Lindsay Lohan, is a so-bad-it's-good film, while Christmas with Campbells (AMC+ , Dec 2) has some out-wright dirty things to say. Both are making fun of Hallmark films.

And a real Hallmark Hanukkah movie is on the way too. Hanukkah on Rye is out on the first night of Hanukkah Dec 18th on Hallmark Channel

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Black Friday Dawn of the Dead

FRI NOV 25, 2022 7:30 PM 
Aero Theatre | Q&A with star Ken Foree 
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Move Over Thanksgiving It's Almost Christmas

LA Convention Center

Check out the latest and greatest cars, an annual downtown tradition.
 Wed, Nov 23 | 6–8 pm | First Congregational Church of Los Angeles | FREE, RSVP suggested
 Join us for the one-year anniversary performance of Voiceless Mass, a work by Pulitzer Prize–winning Diné composer Raven Chacon.

Originally commissioned and presented by Present Music in Milwaukee as part of their annual Thanksgiving concert, the performance will take place at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, which has one of the largest church pipe organs in the world. The program will also include a collection of Chacon’s compositions performed by LACMA’s resident group the ABC+ Ensemble and special guests including Laurann Angel, Dr. Christoph Bull, Sergio Coelho, Marissa Honda, Sidney Hopson, Chang Lu, Rocio Marron, Marlon Martinez, Dorothy Micklea, Jonathan Sacdalan, Adrienne Woods, and Christopher Woods. Voiceless Mass is conducted by Charles Floyd.
November 24th, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 5k starts at 8:00 a.m. and 10k starts at 9:00 a.m. Packet pickup opens at 6:45 a.m. on race day. 
Downtown Los Angeles. The race starts and finishes in front of City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Thousands of runners dressed as Thanksgiving turkeys, pilgrims, and pies will start and finish in front of historic Los Angeles City Hall. The route will take them around Grand Park and pass the world-famous Disney Concert Hall, the Broad Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity for all Angelenos to join as friends and partners, be grateful together on a personal, civic and global level, and help those in need.
Friday, Nov 25, 7:00 pm 
Ovation Hollywood & Highland

Meet us in the Center Courtyard under the Arch for fun movies everyone can enjoy.Check in at the Ovation Hollywood booth to receive FREE popcorn and discounted treats from the TCL Chinese Theatre Concessions Stand!

Saturday, Nov 26, 12-6 
Revenge Of Comics & Pinball
3420 Eagle Rock Blvd Unit #1, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Super Huge Sale!! We’ll have delicious burgers from @tnthamburgers a vintage clothing pop-up with @the_worn_trail and David Dastmalchian @dastmalchian will be on hand signing copies of Count Crowley from 1-3pm!!
 November 25 – December 1, 2022
Los Feliz Theatre
1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027

Have a high-octane Thanksgiving with this series of pulse-pounding, action-packed thrillers running through the holiday weekend at the LF3!

Hentai Event
Saturday, November 26th,  7:00pm-9:00pm
319 East 2nd St., #115, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
(Located across from the Jungle Funko Pop store.)
18+ customers only
*ID Required
"Come by and pick up some of our many Adult products including manga, DVDs, doujins, figures, and other various merchandise during this two-hour only experience!

It is recommended to come early, as both store capacity and supplies are limited, and items will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Please note: being in line when the event ends at 9pm does not guarantee entry."
Get Your Holiday On

Sunday, November 27 6pm 
Hollywood & Highland
This year's Grand Marshal is Danny Trejo. Boasting "the largest red carpet in the world," the U-shaped parade route starts on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Drive, travels east to Vine Street, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard, and west on Sunset back to Orange. To get to the parade, Go Metro and take the Metro B Line (Red) to Hollywood/Vine or Hollywood/Highland.

Nov 25-Dec 30th
King Gillette Ranch
26800 West Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302

Get everyone together and gather around to celebrate the season! Enjoy the sights of our immersive walking trail. Get a bite to eat at the area’s best food trucks. For the grown-ups, enjoy a seasonal cocktail from our Holiday Bar. Don’t forget to get yourself a keepsake from the souvenir shop.
November 25th through January 1st.
OC Fair & Event Center 
88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Parking is $10 per car
Experience the magic of the holiday season as Winter Fest OC features more attractions and live entertainment than ever before, featuring the all-new “North Pole Journey” immersive walk-through experience, ice skating under the stars, a nine-lane 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, carnival thrills, seasonal food & drinks, and much more.
November 25 to December 24
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90067
 Experience the magical moments of snow fall & live performances while you explore unique shopping destinations at the Holiday Market.

Union Station Holiday Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 
from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: South Patio
Union Station 

To kick off the season, the historic Station will illuminate a towering 35-foot tree as guests are immersed in thousands of glistening lights on the striking South Patio while enjoying a free hot cocoa and holiday cookie bar. The fun, festive, family-friendly celebration will also feature a holiday arts and crafts zone, custom photo ops and Santa selfies.


November 29, 2022, 7:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Free, RSVP