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Get Dolled Up & Have Tea
Royal/T has paired up with Valley of the Dolls to put on an "all doll" Lolita Tea Party from Noon to 5 today. Admission to the event is free, and while costumes are encouraged, they aren't required. If you're feeling snacky, you can indulge in their regular tea service, and if you're looking for some entertainment you can enjoy the DJ spinning or sneak off to the VIP lounge to watch some anime. Royal/T is at 8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City (310) 559-6300.

Get Yourself On Ice
Despite the weather, it is actually almost the end of November, and that means it's time to head downtown to Pershing Square to what happens to be the "Southland's largest outdoor skating rink." Yes, there is ice in Los Angeles! It's the 11th annual Downtown on Ice. Admission is $6 and skate rental is $2. Bring the family...or someone who can help you up off your butt. The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today.

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Shop in a Crafty Winter Wonderland
Head down to Laguna Beach and see the works of 170 local artists and craftspeople for sale at the 18th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art Festival. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine) you can wander around this outdoor crafts village and enjoy artists demos, holiday entertainment, and outdoor cafe eats. The Sawdust Art Festival is at 935 Laguna Canyon Road.

7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Grove
You may love to hate it (or hate to love it) but you can't deny they sure to love to put on a show. It's time to kick off the holidays at The Grove. Tonight from 7:30-9:30 you can check out the "Tree Lighting Spectacular!" which includes inevitable Holllywood-ish kitsch like musical performances, celebrity hosts, the Top Hats, Snow, Santa, fireworks and much more!

Heartburn and the LA Derby Dolls
2lbs of Bacon proudly presents The LA Derby Dolls Chili Cook Off! For $10 you can get admission to the gutbusting event going on today at La Cita from 3-6 p.m. and you can also cast your vote (that's vote, not bloat) for your pick for the best these amateur chili mavens have to dish out.

Other Things to Do: Help MOCA by attending today's discussion about their future, support Echo Park's new indie bookstore/cafe, find out how to turn your Wii into a musical instrument, see California Touring Project on their last day of dancing downtown, see Slumdog Millionaire, or head to the South Bay for some Korean eats.

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