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LAist Agenda: December

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Here’s just a sampling of what's up the first weeks of December…we’ll add interesting events as we get them so keep checking back. You want your event considered? Drop us a line with the details.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov” @ UCLA Freud Playhouse Macgowan Hall
Outfest Wednesdays: A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour @ The Egyptian

Thursday, Dec. 4
Conversations with Artists: Allen Ruppersberg & Allan McCollum @ LACMA
Architectures Of Survival opening reception @ Outpost for Contemporary Art and Open Gallery
Let's Be Frank hotdog trailer@ Silverlake Wines
LA Fair Trade Pop Up Store@ Garment District

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Friday, Dec. 5
Fundraiser, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing by Tom Hayden @ epOxybOx in Venice
Vital: Winter Solstice - featuring Freq Nasty @ The Cabana Club in Hollywood

Saturday, Dec. 6
Aimee Mann & Her Reindeer holiday show @ the Wiltern
GOOD*, *Etsy*, *Homegrown, LA Commons* and *Slow Food* Fair @ GOOD Worldwide
The Seven Year Plan @ Westside Eclectic in Santa Monica
CREATE:FIXATE 7 Year Anniversary @ 613 Imperal St. in Downtown LA
Old Bank District Block Party @ Downtown's Bank District
Wild Wild Kingdom: Handmade Plush of the Animal Kind opening reception @ Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery
New Play Reading Series "FourPlay" @ The Theatre @ Boston Court
BOOTIE LA Holiday Mashup Party @ Echoplex

Sunday, Dec. 7
Hamlet @ A Noise Within
The Godfatherscreens @ the Egyptian
New Play Reading Series "FourPlay" @ The Theatre @ Boston Court
Secondhand Sureshots screening @ Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre

Monday., Dec. 8
Puma's Plain White Tees with DJ Adam 12 @ the ROXY
The Avant-Garde through the Ages @ Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train @ LACMA
Name That Tune with Josh Kun & Leonard Nimoy @ Santa Monica Museum of Art
LACE's "Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008" @ Pitzer Art Galleries

Wednesday, Dec. 10
An Evening with Steve Lopez @ Santa Monica High School
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with David Fincher in-person @ Egyptian Theatre
Malibu Book Group discusses Midwives @ Diesel Bookstore
A Christmas Thrance @ Studio Stage

Thursday, Dec. 11
A Benefit for Inner-City Arts @ Craig Krull Gallery
Vans x Estevan Oriol ICONoclast Photo Exhibit Opening @ Last Laugh Pop Up Store
Dancing. Gifts. Art. Music. Vodka. @ 55DSL, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa
WeHo's Avenues Holiday Shopping Night @ Melrose Avenue and Robertson & Beverly Boulevards in West Hollywood
What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era And Debriefing @ Museum of History & Art, Ontario
STILL - the art exhibition show @ King King
Early Winter Solstice Celebration and book signing @ La Luz de Jesus www.laluzdejesus.com
A Christmas Thrance @ Studio Stage

Friday, Dec. 12
Eco-Gift Festival @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Ride @ all over
1st Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Festival @James Bridge Theatre, UCLA
The Wrestler | In person: Darren Aronofsky @ LACMA
Fetish Film Night: The Plushies and Furries Program @ the Egyptian
Tony Ward and Daniel Rivas @ Ghettogloss
The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke in-person discussion @ Aero
"Star of Wonder" @ Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium
A Christmas Thrance @ Studio Stage

Saturday, Dec. 13
Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys @ the Nokia Theater
Eco-Gift Festival @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" (Victorian Tea) @ A Noise Within
1st Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Festival @James Bridge Theatre, UCLA
The Dog and Pony Show fundraiser @ Copro/Nason Gallery in Bergamot Station
Artworks by Kevin Christy @ Hope Gallery
Gordon Getty Concert: Ciaramella @ The Getty Center
O Little Town of East LA exhibit and craft fair @ Self Help Graphics
Tolzer boys choir from Germany and Musica Angelica @ Zipper Hall
Sharyll Burroughs-Chung's "One Nation Under a Groove: Buddhas, Nigras and Other Favorite Things" reception @ Mor York Gallery
A Christmas Thrance @ Studio Stage
L.A. Ri-ettes v. Santa's Little Helpers @ the Dollhouse
Unique Los Angeles @ California Market Center (Penthouse)
The Basics of Soft Pastel with Melanie Stimmell and Exploring Leonardo's Notebooks with Melanie Levine @ Studio 528

Sunday, Dec. 14
Holiday Open Studio/SALE @ Ma Art Space
Eco-Gift Festival @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1st Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Festival @James Bridge Theatre, UCLA
O Little Town of East LA exhibit and craft fair @ Self Help Graphics
Tolzer boys choir and Musica Angelica @ The Broad Stage at Santa Monica Community College
DESIGN+WINE benefit @ the Brewery
Los Angeles Master Chorale Holiday Concert @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
A Christmas Thrance @ Studio Stage

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Yeah sorry, we were slacking...

Sunday, Dec. 21
One Nation Under a Groove: Buddhas, Nigras & Other Favorite Things with artist Sharyll Burroughs-Chung @ MorYork Gallery
Holiday Open Studio Sale @ Ma Art Space
A Christmas Story @ ArcLight Sherman Oaks
It's a Pretty Good Life closes @ Santa Monica's Miles PlayhouseAndrew Dawson performs "Space Panorama" and "Quatre Mains" @ Macgowan Little Theatre on the UCLA Campus

Monday, Dec. 22
A Christmas Story @ ArcLight Hollywood

Tuesday, Dec. 23
High School Musical -- The Ice Tour @ the Honda Center
"Drawing the Classical Figure" exhibit opens @ The Getty Center
Doctor Zhivago (free holiday matinee) @ LACMA

Wed., Dec. 24
Backhausdance's "Snow Day" @ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Photo of the Coffee Table Lounge in Eagle Rock by Christine N. Ziemba.