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Friday, December 19

Wondrous India

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Delve into the religious beliefs of the region through encounters with Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu sculpture in this 50-minute tour. Early paintings, sculpture, and furniture from Tibet and Nepal are noteworthy highlights of this tour. Spectacular jewelry, decorative arts, and paintings from India, Thailand, and Vietnam are also on view. 

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The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

6:30pm

(DEC. 19) Bundle up your family and share in the warmth and joy of the holidays with a grand night of singing under the stars.
Live accompaniment. Lyric sheets provided. No experience necessary, come prepared to sing! The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along

Friday, December 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Music Center Plaza
FREE, tickets required*

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Fishbone

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:30pm

Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore's ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE's frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.

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Fishbone

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:30pm

Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore's ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE's frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.

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City Ballet of LA presents The Nutcracker Swings, a jazzy twist on the holiday favorite

Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90005

8:00pm

The Nutcracker Swings is City Ballet of Los Angeles’ tribute to the classic tale of the Nutcracker. Set in 1942 during WWII in Hancock Park and the iconic Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the audience will be swept away to another world while dancers swing to the sounds of Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. In this version of the classic family ballet, Maria, the heroine falls for the leading man, Jim, a WWII hero who gives Maria the Nutcracker doll which kicks off a whirlwind journey of Christmas Wonder. Performances take place on Friday and Saturday, Dec 19 & 20 at 8pm at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 743 South Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles 90005.

Under the artistic direction by former American Ballet Theatre dancer and Los Angeles native Robyn Gardenhire founded CBLA with a mission to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles’ multicultural community. Presenting work that blends classical and contemporary dance theater, CBLA explores untraditional themes and incorporates music from all over the world. In keeping with the tradition of classical dance, City Ballet of Los Angeles is preserving the standards of excellence in its presentation of the art of dance. CBLA’s Ballet School offers training at low or no-cost to children from economically depressed areas and provides educational outreach programs to thousands of elementary school students annually.

Tickets start at $20.00 and are available through brownpapertickets.com/event/908770. For Group Sales please call 323-292-1932; Opening Night VIP Reception $150 includes Orchestra Seating and Pre-Reception at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit CityBalletofLA.org

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