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As the nights grow darker and colder, we seem to treasure light and make it the centerpiece of the winter season. Here are some upcoming events to get you in the mood:

Bottom's Dream Theater Company presents the World Premiere of
"FireFlow: Two Tales from Andersen" featuring 2 Hans Christian Anderson tales adapted by Erik Ehn
"Matcher in the Nigh" (The Little Match Girl) and "Blister" (The Story of a Mother) directed by James Martin.

December 3 - 19
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 PM
at the Ivy Substation Performance Space
9070 Venice Blvd., in Culver City

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Tickets $15.00
($10.00 for Union Members)
Free and Ample Parking

For reservations call: 310-226-2818
Tickets are also available at the door

Bridge Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 4th, 2004
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Street Bridge Lighting Ceremony
Come Join Councilmember Antonio R. Villaraigosa For
A Holiday Bridge Lighting Celebration And Community Holiday Toy Drive At The First Street Bridge (Between Mission Road and Vignes Street)
Kids Real Snow Zone
For More Information Please Call (213) 473-7014

Tin Treasures
12/11 - 1:00PM to 2:00PM - Art
Hands-on History: Tin Ornaments
Add sparkle to the winter months by making your own tin ornaments with designs inspired by traditional Mexican tinwork.

Venue: Autry National Center
Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way , Los Angeles,90027
Admission: Museum Admission: $7.50 Adults; $5 Seniors and Students; $3 children 12-2; 2 and under free
For more information call: 323.667.2000

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Star Gaze
Thursday, December 16
12/16 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM - Culture
Bask in the glow of light from afar at the "What's in the Night Sky?" event at the Autry Natural Center.

JPL's Kevin Grazier discusses the history of astronomical discoveries that have occurred in Southern California. Then participants move onto the South Lawn for a campfire with Native American storyteller Geri Keams who will spin Navajo tales about the stars in the sky.

While you're there, take an up-close-and-personal look at celestial objects through telescopes provided by Friends of the Observatory, Sidewalk Astronomers, and the Los Angeles Astronomical Society. Free to the public.
Venue: Autry National Center
Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way , Los Angeles,90027
Ages: All ages!
Admission: Free!
For more information call: 323.667.2000

and it wouldn't be Chrismukkah in Southern California without a holiday boat parade near the shore.

Make plans now to view the Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Friday, December 10th 7:00 - 9:00 PM -Preview Parade

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and Saturday, December 11th 6:00 - 8:00 PM- Main Parade with Fireworks