Head downtown…

Glide into the holidays with ice skating in Pershing Square!

ThDec-2016-PershingSquaree Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square presented by Bai offers the quintessential winter activity in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Surrounded by art, lively activity and the impressive city skyline, our outdoor ice rink lets you enjoy entertainment and ice skating in Los Angeles under the sun and stars.

Open daily through January 16, 2017, bring the whole family, friends and make it a day.

December 16 – December 30
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Daily

Admission $9.00; Skate rental $4.00;

What: Downtown Ice skating
Where: 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: Monday through Thursday: 11:30am– 9:30pm; Fridays: 11:30am– 11:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am-1:00pm; Sunday 10:00am– 9:30pm
Website: http://www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com

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Also downtown…

Sun-Dec18-2016-wildingcran-MartinBennettWilding Cran Gallery hosts its holiday celebration a and reading of  Martin Bennett’s essay When I Can No Longer Fall In Love For The First Time

See image: Variant Flash Painting – The Push And Pull Of Unrequited Love, 2016,  64″ x 48″  Oil and acrylic on canvas

When I Can No Longer Fall In Love For The First Time delves into the inherited story of Martin Bennett’s great grandmother Nellie Taylor’s last words– in lieu of Bennett’s great grandfather she had cried out for Augustus John, the celebrated British painter of the early 1900s. Nellie’s final words imparted a deep uncertainty about her daughter’s true father. Since she had worked as a housekeeper and cook for the painter William Holman-Hunt, it was likely that she would have crossed paths with Augustus John. This exhibition features images from Bennett’s travels to Augustus John’s home in Hampstead, England. With each new trip came an opportunity to view scenes wherein his own ancestry became perplexed.

What: Opening reception
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA 90021

When: 3:00pm
Website:
http://www.wildingcran.com

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In the Adams district…

LAST Projects Gallery and Muzeumm are pleFri-Dec16-2016-Lastprojwcts-CraigCalderwoodased to present a day time beer bust from 3-7pm. This event takes place at Muzeumm.

See image: Craig Calderwood Golden Calf 2016, 8.5″ x11″ Pen on Cotton Paper

Enjoy a performance by Sarah Gail Armstrong, Dovelie Lovelie, Jeff Zilla, Alexandra de Leon, and Emily Lucid.

Profits from this event (Sunday beer bust) will benefit victims of the December 2nd Oakland warehouse fire.

What: Opening reception
Where: Muzeumm, 4811 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90016
When: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Website: http://www.muzeumm.com   http://lastprojects.org

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In West LA…

Sun-Dec18-2016-nutcrackerAn L.A. tradition, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday event for children, family and friends to celebrate the season. Set on Christmas Eve in L.A. in 1912, Clara dreams of faraway lands, snow-covered landscapes and a most memorable Mouse King. Special appearances by the cast of characters and Santa Claus at each performance.

Original Choreography by Thordal Christensen & Colleen Neary 
Original Sets Designed by Catherine Kanner 
Costumes Designed by Mikael Melbye 
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Royce Hall is located in North Campus

Ticket prices range from $36 – $104. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

What: Performance
Where: Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
When: matinee: 5:00pm
Website: http://losangelesballet.org/the-nutcracker

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Have a great holiday…Check back the last week of December – for January’s top art parties! Ciao for now!