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Pencil This In: Classic Cartoons, Spare Room Party and Racing at Santa Anita

Classic cartoons screen at the Alex Theatre today. (Photo: Alex Theatre)
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Happy Boxing Day...if you don’t feel like hitting the Target or Macys to return gifts, we found a few other stores with sales that might satisfy the shopping bug, as well as a few events that have nothing to do with either shopping or food. Read on for all the details.

Santa Anita opens its 75th winter/spring season today at noon today. The track will be giving away colorful wall calendars so get there early. Santa Anita also introduces mobile wagering via a new Santa Anita Mobile app. Admission: $5-20.

The Alex Film Society presents The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event at 2 and 7 pm today. Held at the beautiful Alex Theatre in Glendale, bring the entire family to watch classic cartoons, such as Mickey, Donald, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Superman, Daffy Duck, and a few lesser-known characters. Running time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with no intermission. Tickets: $12.50-$15.

Tonight, The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosts a Boxing Day Socialwith all proceeds going to the Hospitality Kitchen (aka the “Hippie Kitchen”), a soup kitchen operated on Downtown LA’s Skid Row. A suggested donation of $10 at the door gets you into the event, but if the funds are low, bring blankets, sleeping bags or warm clothes to donate instead. Bottomless punch, bites and a Jenga tournament are all included with admission. Live music by Hobo Jazz and DJ Miss Diana spins the tunes. To also help raise funds, The Spare Room is presenting the First Annual Bartenders with Bar Tabs Auction. 7-11pm

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Room & Board in Culver City is holding its annual clearance event until 6 pm tonight. Save up to 50 percent on discontinued floor samples as well as deep discounts on sofas, tables, storage pieces, rugs and more.
Also in Culver City adjacent, H.D. Buttercup's Half Yearly Sale starts today and runs through Jan. 15. Choose from an eclectic assortment of high-end home fashion collections and designs. Every item in the store will be up to 70% off.

Vroman's holds its annual book sale with select holiday items are from 40% off, including gift wrap, Christmas boxed cards, invitations, ornaments, decorations, and more. Holiday books are 30% off. In-stock merchandise only. All sales final.