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Pencil This In: Two-for-One Ice Skating in Culver City, Post-War Docs at Cinefamily & Thanksgiving Comedy Shows

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L.A. is winding down for the holidays, but we still found plenty of events for those enjoying a staycation. Read on for ways to enjoy Thanksgiving Eve at The Cinefamily, The Last Bookstore, NerdMelt, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, or in Downtown Culver City.

HOLIDAY*
Downtown Culver City invites you to enjoy a "Pre-Gobbler" Third Wednesday celebration, featuring food and drink samples, live music and a two-for-one deal at an outdoor ice rink. Bars like City Tavern and Ford's Filling Station will also host beer tastings and happy hour menus for up to $6. The festivities start at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

FILM
The Cinefamily presents a moving double feature with "In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand" and "Outlaw-Masu Returns Home." Both documentaries explore Japan's coping with the fallout of World War II. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 (free for members).

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In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers In Thailand from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

STANDUP
Nerdmelt hosts a pre-Thanksgiving edition of The Meltdown , their weekly standup showcase hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. Kyle Kinane, Greg Fitzsimmons and more will perform. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. Tickets, which are sold out online but will be available at the door in limited amounts, are $8.

IMPROV
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre presents a very special comedy show with "It's a Bangarang! and Kid Grift Thanksgiving!", featuring two excellent improv teams. Expect long-form improvisation riffing on audience-selected Thanksgiving themes. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

READING
The Last Bookstore hosts their monthly Writers' Row open reading, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Poet Society. Julio the CongaPoet and Conney Williams will read. If you're a writer who wants to show off your work, email (venicesoapboxpoets@gmail.com) or visit the Writers' Row Facebook page.

*Pencil pick of the day

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