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Thursday, December 4

Drink: LA at The Red Door

The Red Door

10057 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, 91602

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drink: LA at The Red Door

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7-8pm

Where: The Red Door, 10057 Riverside Dr. Toluca Lake, CA 91602 (Enter through the Back Door Entrance via The Red Door & park in lot behind Patys, which is also the Red Door lot)

What: Come join Drink: LA for a special event at The Red Door on Thursday, December 4 from 7-8pm to sample cocktails from one of LA's best beverage providers, meet the Drink: LA editors, and pick up signed copies of the book just in time for your holiday gift-giving needs!

Enjoy special drink prices- buy a signed copy of Drink: Los Angeles and get $1 off your drink!

Drink: Los Angeles, created by the folks behind the very successful Eat: Los Angeles guidebook, is the essential flexibound pocket guide to the best pubs, cocktail bars, coffeehouses, wine bars, dive bars, tea houses, juice cafes, boba spots, karaoke bars, and neighborhood watering holes across LA. Organized by region, this nifty little pocket guide gives the Why, What, and Who for every worthy beverage-lover’s spot across the city, from Long Beach to Encino, Venice to South Pasadena, Beverly Hills to Boyle Heights. This smart, honest, and reliable book is curated by a team of the most knowledgeable drink and food writers in town: Garret Snyder, Elina Shatkin, Patricia Saperstein, Miles Clements, Alex Sayles, and editor Colleen Dunn Bates.

The Red Door is a cool lounge bar in Toluca Lake with a speakeasy vibe. With carefully crafted cocktails, premium beers & wines, a deep red interior with dim romantic lighting, and a signature red door- it is no wonder it is featured in Drink: Los Angeles.

“Enter from the alley in back, look for the red door, and head in to the best studio bar in the Valley.”- Drink: Los Angeles

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the must-have guidebook, meet great people, and get your drink on!

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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitán

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

Aworking jazz musician since the late 1950s. As an in-demand session player, she has traveled across the United States and throughout Europe, playing harp, piano and flute, and singing. In addition to her musical resume, Hale has been a theater producer, political activist, a restaurateur and even the owner of a once-famous Los Angeles women's clothing store, "Corky Hale."

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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitán

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

In a demand return engagement, the world’s best mariachi band presents a festive holiday gala of music, dance and regional classics such as “La Bikina,” “Cielito Lindo,” “Guadalajara” and the all-time favorite, “La Bamba.”

Revered as guardians of the mariachi legacy, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán presents a festive repertoire of rhythms, dance, and vocals for an exciting evening of pageantry and musical virtuosity. Founded in 1897, the quintessential kings of Mexican folk music earned their reputation as el mejor mariachi del mundo (the best mariachi group in the world) by virtue of their commitment to tradition and emphasis on superior musicianship and singing ability. Breaking new ground, the legendary group added to its prolific collection a first-ever mariachi opera — Cruzar La Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), which debuted in November 2010 and was created by director José "Pepe" Martinez, Sr.

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Friday, December 5

KCSN’s Fall Benefit Concerts to Feature Sarah McLachlan, Ryan Adams and More

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

8:00pm

KCSN's annual benefit concert has been expanded to two evenings this year! The first night, Friday, Dec. 5, will feature performances by Sarah McLachlan and special guest Laura Marling.

Sarah McLachlan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians on a scale never before attempted. She also is an acclaimed philanthropist and founded the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver. The school provides underprivileged children with high-quality music instruction in guitar, piano, percussion and choir.

Laura Marling has been hailed as one of the most talented songwriters of her generation thus far. She won “Best Female Solo Artist” at the in 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award again in 2012 and 2014.
- See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/kcsn-2014-benefit-con...

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Saturday, December 6

Sunday, December 7

The Nutcracker Unbound!

El Portal Theatre

5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

7:00pm

In a season full of hustle & bustle, gift giving, over-indulgence, and ‘tis the season cheer, make sure to leave room in your schedule for LA Unbound’s production of THE NUTCRACKER UNBOUND! This fun and exciting twist on the holiday classic features a remixed version of Tchaikovsky’s original score, with over 100 performers in a variety of styles, including contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, bollywood, ballet, aerial silks, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! Coming to you on December 6th & 7th at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, LA Unbound’s talented cast will bring to life a fascinating and unique Nutcracker you won’t find your dad dozing off to!

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Canadian Brass Holiday Concert

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

Since its founding in 1970, the award-winning Canadian Brass have elevated the art of the brass quintet through their international touring and extensive recording catalog. Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each extraordinary musician possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark.

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