To heck with buying presents….
Warm up your voice for a Holiday sing-along at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with special guest Julie Andrews.
Hosted 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
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.”
Curated 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.
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 11:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.
Admission: $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
Or 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.
A Toys for Tots drop-off binwill be in the lobby until December 23rd to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys.
Admission: $7- $11
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.
Wolfson 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.
Where: RedCat, 631 W. Second St., LA 90012
When: Tues through Sunday 12-6pm
Phone: 213 237-2800
This is your second to last chance to see Director/Producer John Stark newest play, “Tom, Dick and Harry Meet Mary” at the Odyssey Theatre.
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
Or 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
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Phone: (213) 628-2772