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THINGS TO DO IN L.A.
WEDNESDAY 12/11/2019
Festivals, Concerts, Entertainment, Activities, and Other Events in Los Angeles




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09/15/2019 to 12/31/2019
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
ESCAPE ROOM LA-ATLANTIS

120 E. 8th St. Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90014 232-364-7467 - $33-$39 - Escape Room LA games are live-action adventures where you’ll race to solve clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out! You’ll be immersed in extraordinary environments, from a 1940’s d ....

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12/07/2019 to 01/06/2020
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
CAPISTRSNO LIGHTS

26801 Ortega Highyway (949) 234-1300 - $10 for Adults (ages 12-60) $9 for Seniors $5 for Children (ages 4-11) - The Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2019: Experience the Mission at Night featuring a nightly tree lighting and music program held from December 7 through January 6, 2020. After the Mission close ....

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11/09/2019 to 01/12/2020
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
MOONLIGHT FOREST – MAGICAL LANTERN ART FESTIVAL

301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007 626.821.4667 - $28 adults; $25 seniors (62+); $25 students; $23 children (3-17). Ticket sales to general public begin October 15, 2019 at www.arboretum.org. - MOONLIGHT FOREST RETURNS MORE SPECTACULAR THAN EVER! The magical lantern art festival unveils new and interactive displays on November 9th The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden brings b ....

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11/01/2019 to 01/20/2020
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
ICE AT SANTA MONICA

1324 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, 90401 310-393-8355 - $5-$17 - Every holiday season Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to our beachside community, transforming the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into the winter wonderland known as Ice at Santa ....

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12/11/2019
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

111 S Grand Ave 323 850 2000 - $20-114 - Academy of Ancient Music
Walt Disney Concert Hall
WED DEC 11, 8:00PM Artist
Academy of Ancient Music
Bojan Čičić, director and violin
David Blackadder, natural trumpet
Rowan Pierce, soprano About ....


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12/11/2019
MACARONI KID PASADENA FAMILY FUN DAY!

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 91103 6265641066 - FREE - Macaroni Kid Pasadena is your place to find family fun and they're bringing some fun to One Colorado! Join them for a winter wonderland in the courtyard. The littles can experience sensory snow bins, ....

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12/11/2019
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE CHARITY SCREENING

87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024 626-355-4318 - Admission by donation of gifts to Hope House. - The next selection in Sierra Madre Playhouses’s Off the Screen midweek series of cinema classics is It’s a Wonderful Life. The price of admission is by donating a gift to our beneficiary charity, H ....

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12/11/2019
WEST ELM BURBANK GRAND OPENING PARTY

1565 N. Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91502 818-847-9520 - Free - West Elm, the global design and lifestyle company with a commitment to conscientious design and sustainability, will host a grand opening party to celebrate its newest California location. The new st ....

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12/11/2019
UCLA MARGO LEAVIN GRADUATE ART: OPEN STUDIOS

8535 Warner Dr - Free - UCLA has recently opened its Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios, a facility that is architecturally defining the landscape of Culver City and solidifying Los Angeles as a global center of cultural and ....

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12/11/2019
AWARD-WINNING GREGG YOUNG & THE 2ND STREET BAND PLAY HOLIDAY GROOVES FOR ADOPT-A-FAMILY LUNCHEON

800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim,CA 92802 562-433-4858 - free - Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Steel Drum Band, Holiday Style Line-up: multi-genre, award-winning Gregg Young/guitar and Award-winning PanMan Ross Harper Array of world-class sounds including Holiday T ....

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12/11/2019
JAZZ WITH MICHAEL BLUESTEIN TRIO

300 S Santa Fe Ave Ste N 8185224021 - Free - Come see classic rock legend Michael Bluestein, from the iconic band Foreigner (I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded), perform with his jazz trio at Blitzen's on Wednesday, December 11 from 8:30p ....

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12/11/2019
CHRISTMAS WITH A Z!

1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake, 90026 (310) 384-6374 - $50+ - Wednesday, December 11, 2019
8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 pm | 21+ CHRISTMAS WITH A Z! Hosted by Emmy Award-winner Dana Gould as "Dr. Zaius" A Swing Left Fund Raiser TICKETS: https://secure.actblue.c ....


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12/11/2019
VINTAGE WINE + EATS HOSTS AN ALL-OUT DISCO BASH

12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 91604 - - For wine lovers and general good timers alike! Vintage Wine + Eats is teaming up with local winery Wonderwerk LA to create a far-out soiree that will have you donning your jumpsuit with rosé in tow. ....

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12/11/2019 to 12/12/2019
THE COLLABORATIVE FILM FESTIVAL

251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - 10 - Los Angeles (December 2, 2019) – The innovative non-profit The Collaborative presents its 2nd annual The Collaborative Film Festival celebrating short films and web-based projects created by Actors ....

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10/19/2019 to 12/14/2019
BROOKS & SCARPA | DENSE-CITY: HOUSING FOR QUALITY OF LIFE AND SOCIAL CAPITAL

3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 90405 - Free - Brooks & Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital
Exhibition | October 19 – December 14, 2019
Reception | Saturday October 19, 2019 | 5-8 PM
Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport ....


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12/06/2019 to 12/14/2019
OUT OF THE PAST: GEN Z RESPONSES TO 20TH CENTURY SANTA MONICA

3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica 90405 - Free - Out of the Past: Gen Z Responses to 20th Century Santa Monica
Exhibition | December 6 – 14, 2019
Reception | December 6, 2019 | 4 – 6 PM
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | North Gallery
302 ....


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12/03/2019 to 12/15/2019
LITTLE BLACK DRESS THE MUSICAL

9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, 90232 (213) 628-2772 - $25 - $75 - "Terrific, satiric, and melodic...with a huge dose of heartfelt sentiment." - Talk Entertainment NYC
December 3 – 15, 2019 Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City
Little Black Dress The Musical Save 25% ....


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12/11/2019 to 12/18/2019
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401 3102608333 - Varies - Santa will be available for photos and visits at his holiday home, located in Center Plaza, near Louis Vuitton. We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa!* WEDNESDAYS, ....

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11/16/2019 to 12/21/2019
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR - DARRYL WESTLY

1932 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021 - FREE - PARISTEXASLA is pleased to present INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, an exhibition by the New Yorkbased
American artist Darryl Westly. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR alludes to a mental space,
most likely on a screen reflecting ....


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11/23/2019 to 12/21/2019
SHIRZAN SOLO EXHIBIT BY YALDA SEPAHPOUR

1923 S Santa Fe, Los Angeles, 90021 (213) 935-8253 - Free - Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is proud to present Shirzan, the debut solo exhibition of 23-year-old, Iranian American painter, Yalda Sepahpour. Sepahpour’s new body of work continues the fluid evolut ....

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11/20/2019 to 12/22/2019
ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB LEVEL - HOLIDAY SCREENINGS

888 South Olive St, Los Angeles, 90014 - $17-$24 - Rooftop Cinema Club, the maestros of outdoor cinema are back and taking over the holidays with their announcement of a NEW holiday film slate to take place at their Los Angeles venue, LEVEL in Downto ....

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11/21/2019 to 12/24/2019
PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT SANTA MONICA PLACE

395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401 3102608333 - Varies - Santa will be available for photos and visits at his holiday home, located in Center Plaza, near Louis Vuitton. Want to see Santa sooner? Get a Fast Pass to make your family’s visit even easier! Res ....

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11/02/2019 to 12/28/2019
NATURE IN MIND

King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA, 91302 805-370-2302 - FREE - Artist Reception and Holiday Gift Solo Show: "Nature in Mind" is a solo show of my artworks inspired by the Southern California native plants and animals I live with, embellished by dreams and imagin ....

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02/13/2019 to 12/31/2019
BIRDS OF MADRONA

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Bob Shanman leads this exciting tour of the South Bay as you discover new hot birding spots. All levels of bird knowledge welcome. ....

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12/02/2019 to 12/31/2019
BAYSIDE OPENS FOR LUNCH DURING DECEMBER

900 Bayside Drive Newport Beach, 92660 (949) 721-1222 - - Bayside Restaurant will be open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the month of December only. Come gather and celebrate with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy an updated menu, including Chi ....

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11/23/2019 to 12/31/2019
RYAN SCHUDE: GIVE US THE WIND

2525 Michigan Ave. Space A2. Santa Monica, CA 90404 - Free - November 23rd, 6-10pm When: November 23- December 31. Opening reception: Saturday, November 23, 6-10 pm. “As we create a new reality based only loosely on a collection of muddled memories and inspir ....

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11/29/2019 to 12/31/2019
CLEAN YOUR CLOSET FOR CHARITY & SUPPORT FLAIR CLEANERS 17TH ANNUAL FLAIR CARES HOLIDAY CLOTHING AND SHOE DRIVE

720 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 90403 310-395-9354 - free - ....

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11/23/2019 to 01/04/2020
NEW WORKS | MICHAEL BRADEN | BARBARA STRASEN

2716 S. La Cienega Blvd. 3108383685 - Free - George Billis Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions with work by Michael Braden and Barbara Strasen. We hope you will join us on Saturday, November 23rd, from 5-8pm for the opening recept ....

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03/31/2019 to 01/05/2020
INDIAN COUNTRY: THE ART OF DAVID BRADLEY

4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 3236672000 - $0 - $14 - For the past three decades, David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, born 1954) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and s ....

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05/19/2019 to 01/05/2020
COYOTE LEAVES THE RES: THE ART OF HARRY FONSECA

4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 3236672000 - $0 - $14 - Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of movin ....

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