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Warm up your voice for a Holiday sing-along at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with special guest Julie Andrews.

HostSat Dec22 LAPhil singalonged by David Prather, the event will feature the Angles chorale, poetry readings and all of your favorite Christmas and holiday tunes. Lyric sheets will be provided.

Ticket price range $27-$87

What: Singalong
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., LA 90012
When: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Phone: 323 550-2000

OK…if you really need to buy presesnts….get something original. Art makes a wonderful gift. Stop by Skidmore Contemporary Art has a fun group show entitled, “Candy.”  

lowres Dec15th DaveLefner TootsiesonSticksCurated by Lia Skidmore, the exhibition features artist Kelly Reemtsen, Daryl Gortner Tracey Sylvester Harris, Dave Lefner (see image left), Lori Larusso, Kelly Reemtsen, and Robert Townsend.

What: Exhibition
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 11:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070

How about getting into the spirit by doing some ice skating? Head to Pershing Square’s Downtown on Ice celebrating its 15th season.

Take advantage of LA’s biggest outdoor rink. It has the smallest admission price and it’s open everyday through January 21, 2013.

AIceSkating PershingSqdmission: $6 per one-hour skate session; $2 for skate rental; Tickets are available on the website

What: Downtown on Ice
Where: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Ave (across from the Millenium Biltmore)
When: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday – Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Phone: 213.847.4970

12.22 Aero ElfOr in Santa Monica….Bring joy to a child this Christmas and enjoy some holiday cheer at a Screening of ELF starring the hilarious Will Ferrell presented by American Cinematheque and Entertainment Weekly.

The screening will be followed by a live on-stage discussion with director Jon Favreau and Entertainment Weekly senior writer Geoff Boucher.

christmastree1A Toys for Tots drop-off binwill be in the lobby until December 23rd to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Admission:  $7- $11

What: Screening
Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica,
When: 7:30 pm

If you haven’t seen New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson latest show, “Raspberry Poser” downtown at REDCAT, take some time to stop in.

WoREDCAT wolfson01lfson makes us of of digital video, computer-generated imagery (CGI) and hand-drawn animation to creates an intense visual. Add to that the music of “Sweet Dreams (Beautiful Nightmare)” covered by Beyoncé and it becomes an intriguing piece of work.


What: Exhibition
Where: RedCat, 631 W. Second St., LA 90012
When: Tues through Sunday 12-6pm
Phone: 213 237-2800

TomDickPoster101812bThis is your second to last chance to see Director/Producer John Stark newest play, “Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” at the Odyssey Theatre.

For more info see our Upcoming Page.

The show runs through December 23rd.

“Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” features actors, Donna Luisa Guinan, Tom Groenwald, Alex Wells and John Landis.

Tickets: $18.00; Students and Seniors: $15.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

What: Performance, Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary by John Stark
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd.,  West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m
Phone: (310) 477-2055

Ahmansan AnythingGoes 2Or go see a musical….ANYTHING GOES is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre. Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Choreography.

Ticket prices range: $30 – $120

What: Performance
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Phone: (213) 628-2772