340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(ALSO DEC. 14) The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Debbie Allen's updated take on the perennial holiday classic, returns to Royce Hall for its fourth straight year.
Written and directed by Debbie Allen
Original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram and Thump
8284 MELROSE AVENUE, Los Angeles, CA
5:00pm to 10:00pm
On December 15, 2013, renowned celebrity chef Art Smith (Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America), recognized for his expertise in southern cuisine, will drop-in to cook with Chef/Co-Owner Tal Ronnen, crafting a four to five course prix-fixe vegan interpretation of classic soul food flavors and dishes.
Guests taking advantage of these Sunday exclusive menus, will be able to savor cocktails from renowned mixologist Jeremy Lake, wine pairing suggestions from the knowledgeable staff, or indulge with a vegan dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Serafina Magnussen.
COST: $80 (plus $30 for wine pairings)
5905 WILSHIRE BLVD , Los Angeles, CA
On December 16, 2013, enjoy the second annual “Noggin’ Hoggin”, a one-night-only event paying homage to the pig and the favorite festive drink eggnog at Ray. Executive Chef Kris Morningstar will treat patrons to an evening of nose-to-tail with a variety of small, porky plates. The festivity finishes with Morningstar carving a whole roasted pig, visiting each table and serving complimentary portions. Additional menu highlights include house made pigs in a blanket, crispy pig’s tails with chile and mint starting at $8.
NOGGIN’ HOGGIN’ MENU:
House made pigs in a blanket
Holiday spiced pork liver terrina
Crispy pig’s tails with chile and mint
Scotch eggs with spicy mustard
Ray's Bermuda Triangle Tacos Pastor
Complimentary Whole Roasted Pig carved tableside
“Weston’s Gloves Off” Eggnog and Gluehwein Spiced Wine
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
American Hustle is based on the true story of the FBI’s ABSCAM sting operation that began in 1978 and ended in the early 1980s. Hustle follows an uneasy bond between two parties: con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) is forced to cooperate with high-flying and high-permed FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) in his investigation. Irving’s live-wire wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), and con partner, Sydney (Amy Adams), are pulled into the operation, and corrupt mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) navigates the rivers of bell-bottoms and one-piece dresses, trying to stay afloat as the games become far more serious.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The 1977 classic film about how a blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man. Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, with Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Terry Garr, Melinda Dillon, and Bob Balaban, 135 minutes, in color.