CandyCane1Today, enjoy live music from “String Planet” (see photo), as part of the Pershing Square Downtown On Ice Lunchtime Concert series which include a variety of fun family friendly music. Each different bands will be performing at lunchtime from noon to 2:00 pm and you can even do some ice skating. Check the LA Parks website for more info.

AlsoStringTheory today take advantage of the Farmers Market which comes to Pershing Square every Wednesday. The market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables arts, crafts and fun seasonal gifts. The Farmer’s Market is located in the Fountain Area of the venue just a few steps south of the skating rink.


Tonight at 18th St Arts, visiting Artist Kristian Skylstad opens up his studio (building 1629, studio #3) for a show he is curating entitled, Calma Maria Magdalena. The exhibition is a constellation of artists from different segments of the art world in Norway. What the artists have in common is that they don’t have much in common with other artists.

Tdradlehe event runs from 8:00 pm-11:00 pm. 18th Street Arts Center is located at 1639 18th St. in Santa Monica, 90404; (310) 453-3711;

NutcrackerkThe Nutcracker is a wonderful ballet, perfect for bringing on that holiday spirit. If you have not yet seen it, there is still time to see The Long Beach Ballet Company’s version at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium tonight at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets run from $24.00 to $85.00 Kids and Seniors start at $21.00; 300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA  91101; 1 block South of Colorado Blvd. 2 blocks East of Arroyo Pkwy. 800-745-3000; Buy Tix.