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It's the L.A. Ri-ettes v. Santa's Little Helpers today as the kick ass ladies of the Derby Dolls' All Star team takes on a holiday mix of All-Star skaters from across the country. Game's at 6 p.m. Get tix online or at the door. 21+ only.


Unique Los Angeles kicks off its two-day run today at the California Market Center (Penthouse) in Downtown. Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. you'll find 200 of the best independent designers, artists, and merchants all in one place and just in time to snag someone(s) on your shopping list something special for the holidays. There will be tons of clothing, accessories, paper goods, artwork, edibles, plush toys, housewares, ceramics, jewelry, books, and more. Admission is $5 (Kids under 10 are free) and 50% of ticket sales benefiting CREATE NOW, a local arts-based charity for high-risk youth.

This weekend you can go green with your gifting (or gift yourself, you deserve it!). The Eco-Gift Festival at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a Green gift fair, with organic food, music and special speakers like Arianna Huffington and Blake Mycoskie (TOMS founder) among many more. Tickets are $10 per day and $20 for a weekend pass, available at the door. Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 get in for free. The Fest runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. The first 300 folks in each day get a prize!