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Tuesday, November 25

Some Like It Hot

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

1959, 120 minutes, black and white, DCP | Directed by Billy Wilder; written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, suggested by a story by R. Thoeren and M. Logan; with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown.

Two male musicians hide out from dangerous mobsters by joining an all-girl band.

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Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:30pm

Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.

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Latin American Art

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

iscover the breadth and depth of Latin American art—from ancient Mesoamerica and the Colonial period to the present—on this 50-minute tour. The influence on contemporary art by the cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America may be examined on one of the Latin American art tours.

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Wednesday, November 26

The Babadook

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

12:00am

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.

Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-babadook/#sthash.TyE6ByNL.dpuf

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a victorian manse has decked the halls

Grier Musser Museum

403 South Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057

12:00pm

The Christmas Holiday display of their finest antiques, Santa Clauses, angels, choir boys and village scenes that depict Dickensian Victorian Christmas is on display at the Greir Musser Museum. The Christmas tree is decorated with a collection of antique ornaments and there is also a display of vintage Christmas cards.

 

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Sip of Vino: Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving!

Seasons 52 Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90067

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Kick off your Thanksgiving Holiday weekend right by joining us on Wednesday 11/26/14 in Century City for an evening of red, white and sparkling wines from around the world! As you sip great wines enjoy games like Connect 4, Jenga, Apples to Apples and more! Come hungry, Seasons 52 has delicious, healthy food and the full menu will be available for purchase.

New Uber users get a free ride, up to $20. Once you purchase your ticket(s) email [email protected] for your promo code.

Use promo code "DiscoverLA" for $29 tickets!

#SipofVino

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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

“Moving, funny, sweet, eccentric — and the reaction from the audience, well, it’s the kind of thing that makes you feel like you are smiling with your heart. Two people who I spoke with were moved to tears. How many rock docs can you say that about?” — Richard Metzger, Dangerous Minds

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of their hometown of Sheffield. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)

Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death &

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

“Moving, funny, sweet, eccentric — and the reaction from the audience, well, it’s the kind of thing that makes you feel like you are smiling with your heart. Two people who I spoke with were moved to tears. How many rock docs can you say that about?” — Richard Metzger, Dangerous Minds

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of their hometown of Sheffield. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)

Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

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Thursday, November 27

Napa Valley Grille's Thanksgiving

Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

Westwood’s premier wine country-inspired dining destination, Napa Valley Grille, will offer a plethora of traditional and contemporary dishes for guests to feast on including a three-course rustic dinner ($48/person) as well as classic holiday fixings for takeaway ($9-85).

Showcasing a bounty of local, seasonal ingredients, the rustic three-course dine-in option includes:  

Autumn Harvest Salad with Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate, Toasted Pepitas, Farro, Arugula, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Natural Deistel Turkey with traditional Stuffing, Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Orange-Cranberry Chutney, and Turkey Gravy

Braised Lamb Osso Bucco with Goat Cheese Polenta, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Rum Raisins, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Braising Jus

Vegan Organic Quinoa Stack with Fuji Apple, Brussels Sprouts, Golden Raisins, Cider Vinaigrette, and fig and port reduction

Maple and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar and Pecan Sauce

Butterscotch Bread Pudding  topped with a housemade Marshmallow

To enjoy a taste of Napa Valley Grille at home, the restaurant’s classic Thanksgiving dinner takeaway menu offers a holiday banquet that serves 8–12 people. Housemade options include Turkey Gravy ($12), Cranberry Orange Sauce ($9), Roasted Yams ($12), 10-inch Pumpkin Pie ($18), Roasted Diestel Turkey Breast ($85) or Leg ($65), and more. Time-crunched Angelenos can reserve their Thanksgiving meal by calling 310.824.3232 or emailing [email protected], and pick up orders on Thanksgiving Day between 10am – 4pm.

complete à la carte raw bar and bar menus available at both locations

$65 per guest; $32.50 children 10 and under; children under 2 no charge

credit card required at time of reservation, $25 per person charge if not cancelled within 48 hours

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