Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Weekly What To Do: Christmas Movies Ahoy with Disney In Tow

Thu, December 8, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Secret Movie Club Theater 1917 BAY ST 2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021
$25 suggested

'Tonight, we’re throwing a fundraiser to do our part to help our sister rep cinema get over the finish line with their renovation of the Eagle Theater in Eagle Rock. Vidiots Executive Director Maggie Mackay and the entire Vidiots team have been working tirelessly to open their rep cinema/video store/community space. We’re all in this together. Our suggested donation for the night is $25 per ticket. But if you want to donate more, go for it!
We’ll be donating ALL REVENUES tonight (including concessions) to Vidiots so Secret Movie Club can hopefully become a founding member of what will continue to be one of the great LA movie institutions."- Craig Hammill Secret Movie Club Founder

THU DEC 8, 2022 7:00 PM
Los Feliz 3
$13.00 (general admission)

Q&A with filmmaker Brian Levant.
Fri, Dec 9, 2022, 9:45 PM
Laemmle NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91601
$16 FREE Popcorn & Soda
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's The Thing starring Kurt Russell. Grab your popcorn and experience Rob Bottin's incredible special effects in this chilling and terrifying film. The Thing is the perfect winter horror movie. 

Book Signing Event
Kinokuniya Los Angeles: Dec. 8 (Thu), starting at 5pm
Nucleus Opening Reception / Dec 10, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Toshio Ishizaki, aka SUSHIO, is a powerhouse in the Japanese animation industry. His animation and design work can be seen in a variety of shows, films, and projects such as:

Kill la Kill, BNA, Promare, Little Witch Academia, Redline, Dead Leaves, Kill Bill: Vol 1, FLCL, Evangelion and more.
Dec. 10-11
LA Historic Park
$99 and up
LA3C is a two-day music, art and food festival celebrating the rich culture and immense creativity of Los Angeles. From headlining musical talent and iconic art installations, to food and flavors that represent the diverse palate of the city.
The featured artists include interdisciplinary artist Jacolby Satterwhite and Amanda Ross-Ho, the artist collective For Freedoms, visual artist Patrick Martinez, Mexican-American artist Edgar Ramirez, Afro-Latinx artist Tiffany Alfonseca, installation artist Abi Polinsky and sculpture artist Rogan Gregory. Plus special augmented reality installations by LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives projects.
Dec 10-Dec 11
Jaxx Theatricals, Inc 1089 North Oxford Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
$10 – $20
An animation festival that couldn't care less about having a good website. more info

Dec. 10, 2022–March 27, 2023
 MaryLou and George Boone Gallery
The Huntington

The international traveling exhibition "Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts" explores the early inspirations behind Disney Studios' creations, examining Walt Disney's fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in Disney films and theme parks.
Opening Reception / Dec 10, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801
Gallery Nucleus and Cyclops Print Works are proud to present the next installment of our Dream Destination Series! Take a tour of magical lands from your favorite Disney films.
Saturday December 10th & Sunday December 11th
Halloween Depot
13422 Paramount Blvd. South Gate, Ca.90280
Way, way late for the season, but hey Halloween never stops here. It's a horror convention, without a Christmas theme?
December 10th & 11th, 2022
San Fernando Blvd in Downtown Burbank [From Magnolia to Angeleno]
Use 200 N. San Fernando Blvd for navigation to a mid point of the festival
Featuring 150+ 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. 
Sun, December 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Los Angeles Convention Center 
South Hall HJ 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015
$12 – $30
Vintage Clothing and Collectible Convention.
Pressure: James Cameron Into the Abyss
Dec 12, 2022–Feb 20, 2023
Natural History Museum
Free with paid admission

In 2012, filmmaker and explorer James Cameron made history with the first solo dive to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, Earth’s deepest point. In celebration of this feat of discovery, and to signal a new age of exploration, from December through February the Natural History Museum will showcase Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible and science platform, which he co-designed and co-engineered.

Stuff-A-Bus for the Spark of Love Toy Drive
Friday, December 9, 2022
4:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park
The Spark of Love Toy Drive collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for children in the Southern California area, and this year the drive is celebrating their 30th anniversary! With toy requests anticipated to be higher than ever this year due to the pandemic + wildfires, locals are encouraged to drop off their new, unwrapped toys to Westfield Topanga and give back to their community.
CGV Cinemas 
Korean films you could watch online, but you can see in theaters here

Dec 8 an on
8175 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
Free, Must RSVP

Starts Dec 8
Sat, December 10, 2022
California African American Museum 600 State Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037
Dec 11, 2022–Sep 10, 2023 
-National Pastry Day on December 9, Angelenos can get their first taste of the viral croissant roll courtesy of Beverly Center’s Pitchoun Bakery. The pastry has enticed croissant fans worldwide and Pitchoun has the great honor of being the first to introduce it to the West Coast!
Symphonies for Youth: The Nutcracker with Dudamel – two performances
Symphonies for Youth – Shortened Performance
Saturday, December 10, at 11 a.m. and Saturday, December 17, at 11 a.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
A Chanticleer Christmas – one night only
Tuesday, December 13, at 8 p.m.