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Saturday, December 6

50th Anniversary Spectacular

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular, an on-stage celebration marking a momentous creative milestone from the iconic venue where it all began, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime stage show honoring a half-century of extraordinary artistic accomplishments and contribution with unforgettable, unprecedented performances and special collaborations.

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Sunday, December 7

Border Grill Downtown LA Seasonal Cooking Class

Border Grill Downtown LA

445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

10:00am to 12:00pm

Arm yourself with the tools to craft a memorable holiday meal under the experienced teachings of Border Grill Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Guests are invited to enroll in a two-hour demonstration-style cooking class where they can learn how to prepare festive dishes that are sure to be the highlight of any holiday gathering.

To ring in the holiday season, guests will receive a multi-course meal at Border Grill Downtown LA, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet. The class is priced at $85 per person and will include demonstrations of the following:

Ruby Cerveza Rosa  

partida blanco • ruby red grapefruit • stiegl grapefruit radler

Caribbean Carpaccio

catch of the day • coconut chile broth • celery leaf shaved red onion • shoestring yams

Mussel Clam Pozole

cabbage • radish • lime

Spicy Caesar Tostada

peppers • añejo croutons

Chicken Tinga Tamales

pumpkin seed puree • citrus crema

Blistered Green Beans

spiced pepitas • charred cherry tomato • coriander vinaigrette

Candied Pumpkin Sundaes

cinnamon • brown sugar • candied pumpkin seeds • vanilla ice cream

$85/person (plus tax). Space is limited. Please purchase tickets at bordergrill.com

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CAAM joins CicLavia For the Target Sundays at CAAM Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037


Join CAAM as they move the CAAM stage from its outdoor courtyard to King Boulevard for CicLAvia and a Kwanza celebration. Live performances include spoken word, dance and music highlighting the seasonal revelry. Remember to visit CAAM’s Holiday Marketplace, which includes Target Sunday vendors! In addition, CAAM will pay a special tribute to the 73rd anniversary of America’s fallen military heroes in the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.

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L.A. Weekly's New Holiday Event: Sips & Sweets

The Majestic Downtown

650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm to 5:00pm

L.A. Weekly is excited to announce a new holiday event to finish 2014 on a sugar-filled note. Sips & Sweets is an eating, drinking and shopping event featuring desserts from some of the city’s top pastry chefs, holidaycocktail samples shaken by L.A.’s most respected mixologists and bartenders, and handcrafted gifts made by the city’s best artisanal vendors. Curated by Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County alongside L.A. Weekly’s award-winning editorial staff, this is a holiday event not to be missed.

This year’s pastry chef and baker lineup features sweets from Mariah Swan of bld; Annie Miler of Clementine; Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County; Shannon Swindle of Craft LA; Nicole Mournian of Gjusta; Clemence Gosset of the Gourmandise School; David Rodriguez of Heirloom LA; Sarah Lange of Ladies Gunboat Society; Ann Kirk of Little Dom's; Christina Olufson of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern; McConnell's Ice Creams; Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza; Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery; Rose Lawrence of Red Bread; Sharlena Fong of Semi Sweet Bakery; Kei Okemura Sugarbird Sweets & Teas; The Patina Group; Barbara Monderine of The Village Bakery & Café; Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections; and Hans Röckenwagner.

Hand-made cocktails will be prepared by 1886 at The Raymond, Karen Grill of The 1933 Group, Christiaan Rollich of A.O.C., Danielle Crouch of Caña Rum Bar, The Chestnut Club; Robin Chopra of Corazón y Miel, Beau du Bois of The Corner Door, Chris Amirault of Harlowe, François Vera of Pour Vous, Darwin Manahan of PUNCH, Ben Scott of Sassafras and John Kelly O'Hare of Sonny's Hideaway.

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ChristmasLand Street Festival

Nokia Theatre

777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, 90015

3:00pm to 11:00pm

The ChristmasLand Street Festival and concert series includes Santa, a skating rink, a snow park, a human snow globe with photo opportunities, dining village, a Ferris wheel, Dickens’ Carolers with brass quintet, as well as headlining acts from Hillsong and Celtic Woman at the Nokia Theater.

Note: The open-air ChristmasLand Street Festival is free and open to the public daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (closed December 9). Concert tickets can be purchased online.

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