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Friday, December 4

Rivals in the Ring

Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 W 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

6:00pm to 11:00pm

On December 4th boxing fans will gather at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club for their annual LA Collegiate Boxing Invitational benefiting Rivals United For A Kure To Fight Cancer. Presented by LAAC and Espada boxing, Rivals in The Ring features an elevated evening of fashion, dining, socializing and multiple, NCBA sanctioned, bouts between some of the country’s best collegiate boxers. The highlight of the boxing evening includes matches pitting crosstown rivals USC against UCLA.

There are three levels of seating available for this black tie (optional) event. Exclusive balcony VIP seating. VIP ringside seating and General Admission seating. All tickets include lavish hors d’oeuvres pre-fight buffet, post-fight desserts and a special viewing of award winning artist Ashley Bravin’s boxing inspired art. Cigars will be available throughout the night on the Club’s outdoor cityscape rooftop.

Dinner starts at 6:00pm, fights begin at 7:45pm.

Ticket options include:

Non-LAAC Members (Olive Club Day Member)
$95 General Admission
$140 Ringside (4 minimum)
$175 VIP Balcony

LAAC Members
$85 General Admission
$130 Ringside (4 minimum)
$165 VIP Balcony

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Handel's Messiah

St Monica Catholic Church

725 California Avenue, Santa Monica, 90403

8:00pm to 10:00pm

HALLELUJAH! Enjoy the best “Messiah” concert in town as The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Our Brass Ensemble sets a festive mood before the concert. Then emotions will soar as Artistic Director Daniel Suk conducts the orchestra, the Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and world-class soloists in this operatic celebration. A Holiday Dessert Reception will follow hosted by Urth Caffe. Tickets online at www.dreamorchestra.org or any Urth Caffé branch.

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Boombox Creators plus Holiday Pop Up Show

La Luz de Jesus

4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027

8:00pm to 11:10pm

Boombox Creators is a tribute to the boombox. This exhibition features original, design blueprints for boomboxes that never went into production, paintings and sculpture inspired by them, photographs from the era, and of course, the boxes themselves. The boomboxes featured hail from three continents and include fully-functioning pieces at a full spectrum of pricing, from a simple, dual cassette Emerson to the same model Sharp HK9000 that Fab Five Freddy donated to the Smithsonian. We’ll also have a selection of rare Walkman, 8-track players, super dope mix tapes and other great, original issue cassettes.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located inside the Soap Plant / WACKO complex, widely regarded as the greatest gift store in Los Angeles, if not the world. As such, this is basically ground zero for holiday shoppers. This December, we’re hosting a month long Pop-Up show of new work that can be bought directly from the walls for immediate shipping and gifting and at prices low enough to diminish the guilt of self-gifting. More than a mere extension of our Art in the Hallway collection, we approached 20 of our favorite artists and asked them to create multiple pieces priced $400 or less specifically for this event. The artists in this show are among the first people to sellout in our group shows, and many have larger exhibitions booked elsewhere in the upcoming months–making this a prime opportunity to get their work under our special one-time price ceiling.

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If the Impossible Were Possible

The Complex

6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038


Set in a warped time in maybe-Europe / maybe the Americas, IF THE IMPOSSIBLE WERE THEN POSSIBLE is the story of a girl, Lenah (Blake Harrisson) who is diagnosed by a witch doctor (Wyatt Bunce) with a misunderstood bacterial infection.

Given instructions to resort to the emotional afflictions of her past in order to cure herself of her illness, Lenah becomes obsessively reflective of her relationship with her deceased father (Johan Stein) and rogue mother (Rachel Amundson).

The tonality of IF THE IMPOSSIBLE WERE THEN POSSIBLE is largely emotionally parodical. However; these parodies extend beyond themselves to reveal, ultimately, irrevocable truths and honest feelings.

Written and directed by Noelle Proffit

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Saturday, December 5

Joe Praml reads ETA Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Donald Bruce Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library

11820 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90049

3:00am to 4:30am

Former London-based stage actor Joe Praml is returning to the Brentwood Library to read his adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmanns holiday story, The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. This Nutcracker is not a ta...

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