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Pencil This In: Holiday Tiki Music, 'White Christmas' Screening, 'Risk' Storytelling and a Film, Interrupted

Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts the Polynesian holiday pop stylings of Don Tiki. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)
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Holiday season is shifting into fifth gear, and we found a number of events to celebrate the season, from a 'Love, Actually' special screening, to 'White Christmas' at the Aero, to an evening of risky storytelling and a tropical Don Tiki Holiday. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Aero Theatre screens the holiday classic White Christmas (1954). Director Michael Curtiz's (Casablanca) film follows Army buddies Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as they turn into a post-war song-and-dance team, romance Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen while helping their former commanding officer (Dean Jagger) from financial ruin. Songs include the title song as well as Irving Berlin's "Snow" and the Oscar-nominated "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep." Also screens tomorrow and Sunday at the Aero. Tickets: $11.

Don Tiki—a musical collective that features Hawai‘i’s top musicians—takes over Walt Disney Concert Hall for an evening of holiday lounge, jazz, world music and exotica. Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show is part of the Deck the Hall Concert Series. Tickets: $31-$89. 8 pm.

Kevin Allison’s (The State) RISK! podcast stops by NerdMelt for a live show where people tell “true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” With the appros pos theme, “‘Tis the Season,” hosts Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani welcome stories from Aisha Tyler, Guy Branum, Adam Lustick, Margot Leitman and Matt Mira tonight at 9 pm. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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The Fireside Series at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica presents shows that feature opera, pop, dance, poetry, beat-boxing, a capella singoffs and more. On tap tonight is Holiday Comedy Night featuring Neal Brennan, co-creator of Chapelle’s Show, Sarah Sweet, Joel Geist and host Joe Hernandez-Kolski. The show contains adult language and subject matter and is for mature audiences only Tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors.

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Cinefamily hosts Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption,a show in which Doug and his friends chill on Cinefamily’s couches and make hilarious comments throughout the film. The romantic comedy Love Actually, directed by Richard Curtis, is the film in the hot seat tonight Tickets: $14/free for members.

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