SantaDon’t forget the PICK OF THE WEEK takes place tonight….Montana Ave will be buzzing with holiday parties and live music….the Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers will be strolling from 6th through 17th Street. Santa will be on the street!!!

The Venice Sign lighting takes place tonight on Windward. They will have live music prior to lighting which begins at 6:00 pm.

Abbot Kinney also hosts it’s holiday stroll…from 5-9pm. Shop into the evening. Stores are staying open late with promotions, events, and treats. Enjoy popular Food Trucks.

In Beverly Hills…

If Fri-Dec5-Taschen-StanLeeyou are a comic book fan…Meet Stan Lee at Taschen and Roy Thomas who will be signing his NEW BOOK ONLY….75 Years of Marvel.

Stan and Roy will ONLY sign copies of 75 Years of Marvel. Pre-order is encouraged to
guarantee your signed copy. First-come, first served, with limited availability.

RSVP to 310.274.4300 or to reserve.

What: Book Signing
Where: TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills, 354 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.274.4300

in Tarzana…

11:11 ACC Gallery host a group show.  Artist Linda Kosoff will be featuring two 8″x8″ acrylic paintings on canvas.

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They are minature versions of her original 48″ x 123″ diptych, ‘Scene in White, Brown + Black.” Six dozen local Valley artists will be included in ‘The Eight By Eight Show” at the 11:11 An Artists Collective Gallery. For the month of December, all 8″ x 8″ artwork will be priced under $250.

The opening coincides with Tarzana Safari Walk Holiday Festival featuring Live Music + Entertainment, Monotype portraiture, face-painting, Photos with Santa, Toy drive and special Krampus appearance. 

On view: December 5th – January 3rd 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Festival starts at 4:30pm

Also in Santa Monica…

ISat-Nov29-IndependentOperaCompanyndependent Opera Company presents a hilarious science fiction fantasy version of Mozart’s beloved comic opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” (the Marriage of Figaro).

Set in the future on a distant planet (Aguas Frescas), the story will take the guise of a comic book with makeup reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein’s classic art work and with supertitles and projections in comic book lettering. Directed by Jay Stephenson and fully staged with soloists and chorus.

There is a final performance tomorrow Dec. 6 @ 2pm. Admission charge: $15 children and students with ID- $25 general admission.

To purchase tickets online, Click HERE or at door one half hour before performance.

What: Performance
Where: Event: Lutheran Church of the Master, 10931 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025
When: 7:30pm
Phone: 818 765-5764