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Thursday, December 3

San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk

Downtown San Pedro

398 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731


Since 1996, both locals and cruise-ship tourists from the nearby Port of Los Angeles have flocked to the area to experience San Pedro’s tight-knit artists’ community, impromptu street performances and conversation-worthy art — all classic ingredients for a great art walk. The tour's 30-odd participating galleries include contemporary and textile art.

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Small Things with My Father

Taiwan Academy

1137 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90024


Dancing Performance “Small Things with My Father” with ongoing Tyzen Hsiao Music Without Boarder Exhibition.
Small Things with My Father is a live performance that combine dance and theater for physical story-telling, specifically adapted for a gallery space, set to a rearranged score written by Maestro Tyzen Hsiao.
It deals with presence and absence, in space and in spirit, and with the meaning and narrative possibilities of movement.
It represents physical memories and relationships and (re)creates new ones, in the moment, borne out of both personal histories and the immediacy of the performance space and the live audience.
It is a celebration of life, a commemoration, and a prayer.

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Ring in the Holiday Season with Jazz and Funk Night

King King Hollywood

6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028


Buddy Sampson, Bassist, Composer and Publisher of The Scoop LA.com, presents Jazz and Funk Night on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at King King Hollywood to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Get into the spirit of the holidays with an exciting array of up-and-coming jazz, funk and R&B artists. A jam-packed evening of great live music with Buddy Sampson and Friends featuring Rachel Grace on electric violin, Crystal Mantecon on vocals and performance art, and special guest artists joining in to jam. Also on the line-up are The Jazz Scribes, featuring jazz and music critics who are accomplished musicians in their own right; Rachel Grace and Saga Strings, exciting ensemble filled with electric string instruments sure to bring everyone to the dance floor; and the exciting R&B group Crosstown Traffic, which features scintillating singer and performer Myra Washington. The MC for the evening is singer/songwriter and actress Esther Canata. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A full-bar is available. All guests are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toys for the Toy Drive. The event takes place on December 3, 2013, from 7:00 p.m.-11p.m. at King King Hollywood, located at 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Opening the show will be The Jazz Scribes, featuring jazz journalist Scott Yanow on saxophone, classical writer for The L.A. Times’ Richard Ginell on keyboards, A. Scott Galloway, formerly of the Urban Network on drums and Buddy Sampson on bass. To get the crowd dancing, Rachel Grace and Saga Strings features Electric Violinist Rachel Grace who is one of the hottest and most unique artists in the current classical and dance music scene generating energy and excitement everywhere she performs. Firing up crowds all over the globe, Saga Strings brings entertainment in dance music to a new level. Four virtuoso string players, all classically trained and with impeccable improvisation skills, surprise any audience beyond expectations. R&B band, Crosstown Traffic, bring their solid rhythms to the stage featuring the sensational vocalist Myra Washington, who was a featured background vocalist on the X Factor.

Buddy Sampson, widely known in Los Angeles as the Publisher of The Scoop LA, is a talented bassist and songwriter whom has written for independent films and performed in several countries, including the British Virgin Islands, Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica and France. In 1999, he performed with singer Larry Woodley for the Montreux Jazz Festival and had the opportunity to jam with legendary guitarist Steve Cropper and rocker legend Edgar Winter.

“For those of you who attended my last show in June 2013, you know what an exciting show this will be!! I’m thrilled to be joined by popular musicians and vocalists who have performed with some of the best jazz, funk and R&B artists on today’s music scene,” exclaimed Buddy Sampson, “This year we’re giving back and we look forward to being able to showcase some incredible musicians while also doing our part to ensure that children in need will have a happy holiday.”

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A full-bar is available. All guests are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toys for the Toy Drive. The event takes place on December 3, 2013, from 7:00 p.m.-11p.m. at King King Hollywood, located at 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddy-sampson-presents-jazz-and-funk-benefi.... For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1508262526151163/ or call 323-919-2848.

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Wide awake

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Wide awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond - Hosted by Suzanne Lummis. “It is both a diverse collection and a consistent one, a framing of voices, all trying to make sense of not Los Angeles in the abstract, but on the most concrete, experiential terms. Lummis is an ideal guide for this endeavor - poet, anthologist, longtime L.A. literary booster - although perhaps the most essential aspect of the book is her generosity."
- David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times

Featuring: Dana Gioia; Melissa Roxas; Mitchell Untch; Amy Uyematsu

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PLATICAS Y PRUEBAS Chocolate: History & Heritage

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Celebrate the holidays by tracing the history of chocolate, the food of the gods, from a drink reserved for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar. Then enjoy a tasting of Aztec hot chocolate and champurrado. Facilitated by Artbites founder, Maite Gomez-Rejón.

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