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Tuesday, December 8

Wednesday, December 9

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

7:30pm to 4:00pm

December 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents
Lythgoe Family Productions'
Panto at The Playhouse
By Kris Lythgoe
Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe
Musical Direction by Michael Orland
Choreography by Spencer Liff


Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") as "Wendy"
John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld") as "Captain Hook"
Parvesh Cheena (NBC's "Outsourced") as "Smee"
Chrissie Fit ("Pitch Perfect 2") as "Tinker Bell"
Kevin Quinn ("Bunk'd") as "Peter Pan"
Nikki Soohoo ("The Lovely Bones") as
"Tiger Lily"
Corey Fogelmanis ("Girl Meets World") as "John"
August Maturo ("Girl Meets World") as "Michael"

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure. Featuring comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, a Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages. “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the form.” – Los Angeles Times. Panto at The Playhouse productions have featured luminaries from the worlds of music, theatre and television, including Ariana Grande, Ben Vereen, Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless.

One hour before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy “Winter Wonderland” in The Playhouse’s Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center, complete with holiday crafts and activities, including Santa photo opportunities (December 9-24).

GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $65.00 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only) with a special onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises and a PETER PAN collectible poster!
Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 626-356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Thursday, December 10

World Press Photo Exhibit

The Rotunda

100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210

10:00am to 10:00pm

The prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition - the celebrated Amsterdam-based international photojournalism contest and touring exhibition - will be held in Los Angeles fromDecember 10, 2015 through January 2, 2016.

After more than 95,000 entries were submitted by photographers from 125 countries, the photographs were reduced by an international jury forming this year’s competitive exhibition of over 140 photographs. The exhibition has been on display in 45 different countries.

The widely respected World Press Photo competition encourages the highest standards in relevant photojournalism. The exhibit, which makes professional photographers’ work accessible to the general public, is judged by leading experts in visual journalism who represent various facets of the profession.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide.

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City National Plaza Holiday Spectacular with William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

City National Plaza

515 S Flower St, Los Angeles, 90071

6:00pm to 9:00pm

City National Plaza and William Close are pleased to announce a once in a lifetime experience. William will create the largest stringed instrument in Los Angeles by attaching his world renown Earth Harp to one of the 700ft tall City National skyscrapers and will perform two FREE concerts in the plaza - one at 6pm and the other at 8pm, both part of the Downtown art walk and Vision LA.

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Aram Saroyan presents newly released detective novel, Still Life in L.A.

Abril Bookstore

415 E Broadway #102, Glendale, 91205

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Abril Bookstore cordially invites you to meet

author of the recently published detective novel

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015 - 7:30PM

415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Admission is Free. Wine and Cheese Reception to follow.

PRIORITY Reserved Seating available for $15.00*
CLICK HERE or call (818) 243-4112 to reserve.

“A writer who looks deeply into himself and his own experience, confronts what he finds there with real courage and reports what he has experienced with a measure of candor that is both breathtaking and, at moments, heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Still Night in L.A. begins when Michael Shepard, a detective with his own set of problems, is hired one morning by a fashionable young woman at her Hollywood apartment. Soon he’s embroiled in a murder investigation that may shed light on a nearly forgotten tragedy. A divorced father wondering how to set his son on a better course in life, the detective gets into deepening trouble as he negotiates a vivid panorama of the town’s modern-day beautiful and damned. Author Aram Saroyan harnesses the hardboiled styles of Chandler, Hammett, and Ross MacDonald into a contemporary tale of information age intrigue. The text is supplemented with cell phone photos taken by Saroyan in the same environs in which the story unfolds.

ARAM SAROYAN is an internationally known, award-winning poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. His poetry has been widely anthologized and appears in many textbooks. Among the collections of his poetry are Aram Saroyan and Pages (both Random House), and his largest collection, Day and Night: Bolinas Poems, (Black Sparrow Press). Saroyan’s prose books include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation; Last Rites, a book about the death of his father, the playwright and short story writer William Saroyan; Trio: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship; The Romantic, a novel that was a Los Angeles Times Book Review Critics’ Choice selection; a memoir, Friends in the World: The Education of a Writer; and the true crime Literary Guild selection Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness and Murder. He is featured in the documentary film One Quick Move or I’m Gone: Jack Kerouac at Big Sur and his comments appear in the oral biographies George Being George: George Plimpton’s Life and Salinger. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, painter Gailyn Saroyan.

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SparkleBlob's 8th Annual Holiday Puppet Show Musical Extravaganza


504 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm to 7:00pm

Automata & SparkleBlob Present SparkleBlob’s
HOLIDAYS ON ICING: A Christmas Cookie Crumble

SparkleBlob comes home to Automata for our 8th annual holiday puppet show musical extravaganza! Written and Directed by Julianna Parr with Costume Design for both humans and puppets by Lori Meeker, Hollywood Fringe Fest 2015 Best Costume Design winner, the show features a lively cast of puppeteers and performers, and a live band, The Dinglebell Hollies. This is a show for all ages!

The magic of Christmas comes alive with pushing and shoving! Join Monica, Tree and Silver Lake’s Most Well-Adjusted Family as they stress to impress for hometown holidays in Los Angeles. LA is known for its cutthroat ways, its secret societies, its titanic forces of darkness surrounding the heartfelt traditions of seasonal baking, shopping, and fighting over the red color of coffee cups. Will our close knit group of ragtag family and friends succumb to the conspiracy?

Will there be warmth, tragedy or drama? Will there be potatoes, hot air balloons, or elves? Yes Virginia, there will be all of those things, and more.

LOCATION: Automata, 504 Chung King Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Nearest cross street: W. College St. / N. Hill St. in Chinatown
Public Transportation: Metro Goldline Chinatown Station

Thursday, December 10 - 8PM
Friday, December 11 - 8PM
Saturday, December 12 - 4PM and 7PM
Sunday, December 13 - 2PM and 7PM
Thursday, December 17 - 8PM
Friday, December 18 - 8PM
Saturday, December 19 - 4PM and 7PM
Sunday, December 20 - 2PM and 7PM

Pre-show receptions 45-minutes before each show!

General Admission - $20 online
Members/Students/Seniors - $17 online
Under 3 Years - Free

SPARKLEBLOB is a nonprofit multidisciplinary performance collective in Los Angeles.

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