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Pencil This In: Hollywood Hanukkah Celebration

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The Count Basie Orchestra takes to the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage at 8 pm tonight for “A Swingin' Christmas.” The legacy of Count Basie and his Kansas City sound lives on in his outfit, and you can be sure they’ll put a jazzy twist to Christmas classics.

Congregation Kol Ami leads the “Hollywood Chanukah Celebration” in the Central Courtyard of Hollywood & Highland at 6 pm tonight. There will be a lighting of Hollywood’s giant Ice Menorah, musical performances, children’s arts and crafts and holiday treats for all in attendance.

On the Westside, they’re taking a different spin on Hanukkah: The Santa Monica Synagogue hosts a competition on the Third Street Promenade to break the world record for simultaneous dreidel spinning. The previous record is 603 people for at least 10 seconds, so bring a friend or five. The lighting of the menorah will follow.

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The Bay Theatre in Seal Beach screens Trainspotting (aka “Trrenspaten”) tonight at 8 pm. Watch those crazy Scottish kids dabble in heroin to escape their bleak existence.

>> Check out the LAist Agenda: December for other upcoming events.

Linkware Freebie Image of Golden Guy Extreme Dreidel by lumaxart via flickr.