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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Weekly What To Do: We Start X-Mas Early In LA

 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023
1300 Block Third Street Promenade, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Arizona Avenue
Downtown Santa Monica is all dressed up for the holiday season! Join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, where Santa himself will light up our official holiday tree on Third Street Promenade. We'll also have live entertainment from Westside Ballet, Samohi Choirs, Lincoln Middle School's Madrigals, and the SMC Emeritus Concert Band.
November 17-26, 2023 
Los Angeles Convention Center
LIGHTSCAPE presented by U.S. Bank”returns to the 127-acre Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden for its third year selected nights from November 17, 2023 through January 2, 2024.  Reimagined brighter and bolder for 2023, this after-dark, illuminated trail spans one mile and features spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. Lightscape is a family-friendly walking event that celebrates the sparkle of the holiday season and helps commemorate the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary.
Nov 18th & 19th from 10am-4pm
Central Park
275 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
The fair is FREE to attend. This location is outside, open to all ages, and is handicap accessible. Leashed pets are welcome!
Featuring 200+ 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, and much more.  

Saturday, November 18th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, All ages welcome

The first ever Riso Art & Zine Fest is happening at Gallery Nucleus! On Saturday November 18th from 11 AM - 5 PM, over 25 amazing Risograph artists and printers will be selling their prints, zines, and other special goods directly to the public. Each hour there will be a raffle prize featuring prints and merchandise from vendors, and even a live Risograph machine demonstration! If you or anyone you know has any interest in learning more about Riso and the amazing artwork it can produce, don't miss this one day event!

November 18, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
November 18 – December 23, 2023
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open to the public and free of charge, Questions for Living in the World is set to debut on Saturday, November 18th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in CHG’s Main Gallery, alongside a solo show by Josie Morway, titled Course of Empire, in Gallery 2. Both shows will be on view through December 23rd.

-Test your stomach's limits as you devour as many dumplings as you can handle - don't miss out on the chance to win the $1,000 cash prize and be crowned the ultimate dumpling eating champion. Sign up HERE.
FX’s Fargo Presents Pillow Talk Pop-Up
Sunday, November 19
10 AM - 4 PM
777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
The pop-up will be open to the public and complete with opportunities to win limited-edition swag, including koozies, pillows, and coffee courtesy of Be Bright. 

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.

Cinespia -Just came back this week for a new season.
This hosts screenings outside at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.
Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán. Added Thursday nights to the line-up and themed nights in August and September.

American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.
Secret Movie Club-Special edition posters and a large swatch of films to see.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge - Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-Newcomer that manages to fill its schedule almost every night
Electric Dusk Drive-In-A drive-in, haven't you missed them?