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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: It's a Wonderful Life, Bad Santa, Elf and an Irish Fiddler

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Now's you're chance to see it on the big screen: It's a Wonderful Life plays at the Egyptian Theatre tonight.
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In between holiday shopping stops tonight, think about checking out these holiday events:

HOLIDAY FILM*
If you’ve ever wanted to see It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen, you’ll have a chance tonight at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:30 pm. Watch Jimmy Stewart find out what the world would have been like if he’d never been born. It may be corny, but the ending of this 1946 Frank Capra film get us every time.

MUSIC 
Put a little Irish twist to you Christmas tonight at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Fiddler Eileen Ivers—known to shred a mean jig on the violin—plays holiday favorites with high intensity tonight at 8 pm. Tickets: $36-95.75. Here's a little taste of Ivers’ music.

MORE HOLIDAY FILM
The Aero Theatre screens a double feature of Elf and Bad Santa tonight at 7:30 pm. In Elf, Will Ferrell is hilarious as Buddy, a human who has been raised among Santa's elves at the North Pole. We're suckers for the duet between Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. The film’s followed by a director’s cut of Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thorton as an alcoholic, foul-mouthed Santa who plans to rob the mall just before Christmas.

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*Pencil pick of the day

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