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Monday, December 22


Hotel Cafe

1623 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Herstand has played over 600 shows, toured with the Milk Carton Kids and Ron Pope and has opened for Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, Joshua Radin, Eric Hutchinson and others. He's had countless songs placed on TV shows and charted in the top ten on iTunes - all as a DIY musician. As an actor, he has co-starred in TV shows like 2 Broke Girls, The Fosters, Sam & Cat and Touch. 

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Tuesday, December 23

glide over to downtown on ice

Pershing Square

532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Get your glide on for the holidays  – it’s LA’s biggest outdoor rink and it’s right in the heart of the city. Framed by towering trees and skyscrapers, it’s become a traditional holiday go-to for good times and family skating fun.  Prices are $9 for one hour on the rink, and $3 to rent skates. Check hours before you go, they vary by day & date.

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Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


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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It's A Wonderful Life


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas. Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.


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Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

ALOUD @ Central Library

630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071


Oswalt—comedian, actor, social media genius—illuminates the story of his early days of the comedy scene in Los Angeles and his unshakeable addiction to the New Beverly Cinema. From Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast to Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, the bestselling author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland chronicles his coming of age from fledgling stand-up at the Largo to self-assured sitcom actor.  Oswalt’s witty prose proves that funny is just as fit for the page as it is the stage. 

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Black Christmas // Silent Night, Deadly Night

New Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


Black Christmas (1974) [98 min.]

Directed by Bob Clark

Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Doug McGrath, Art Hindle and Lynne Griffin


Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) [79 min.]

Directed by Charles E. Sellier, Jr.

Starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero and Robert Brian Wilson

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