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! "