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Get Out: Grammy Museum Turns 1, Unique LA, Gilliam's Imaginarium Sneak Preview, Ghettogloss' 12 Days of Christmas

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Grammy Museum's 1st Anniversary
Today you can celebrate The GRAMMY Museum'sfirst anniversary with a day full of fun activities! Guest visiting will enjoy music, crafts, curator demonstrations, a two-for-one ticket special, raffle prizes (including a Fender guitar giveaway), and more! Bonus: Anyone who becomes a Member on the Museum’s birthday will receive a 20% discount and an invitation to the Members Appreciation Brunch at 11am, featuring performances by gospel group LifeChoir. Museum is open 10am to 7:30pm today.

Unique LA Holiday Show
Shop from the hundreds of vendors who will proudly have the best of their clothing, plush toes, stationery, prints, jewelry, accessories and more for sale and support local artists and crafters. Pick up cool handmade and original items for people on your gift list, or, hey--why not?--for yourself. It is the 2nd Annual Unique LA Holiday Show, held at the California Market Center, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A portion of your $10 admission will go to the local non-profit 826LA, plus your ticket gets you an exclusive-to-the-show limited edition tote bag, a free drink ticket, unlimited re-entry, and access to their free on-site workshops. Bike, Metro, walk, or drive...and shop local!

Sneak Preview: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian kicks off their Terry Gilliam's Imaginariums series with a sneak preview showing of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which has the bittersweet distinction of being Heath Ledger's final film. In this film Christopher Plummer plays the film's title character, the impresario behind a traveling theatrical company that offers its customers the chance to use a magical mirror to go beyond reality. When the devil, with whom Parnassus once struck a deal, comes around to collect, the company and an enigmatic outsider (played at alternate points by Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell) join forces to save Parnassus' daughter (Lily Cole). Tonight at 7:30.

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Ghettogloss' 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4
Ghettogloss is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by opening 12 shows, and tonight is Day 4, and you can see new works by Michael Reddin, born in Los Angeles in 1984. His early exposure to the city was preceded only by its more elite mythology. Red Carpets versus San Julian Street. This art isn’t a protest of either, it’s a celebration of both. Once entering the realm of ‘contemporary pop art’, this exhibition features oil on canvas displayed alongside pieces containing resins, polyurethane, and glass -- toilet paper if necessary. The plaster bandaged midsection shells hang above in meat-locker fashion could just as easily belong to that girl from that one TV show, or that single mother of fifteen who lives down the street. Enjoy inspiring art, good folks, holiday cheer, spiked egg nogg and other treats. 7-Midnight.

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