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  • We're changing things up a bit here at LAist. Because we live in such a vibrant, socially active city, there are things going on all the time. We have long wanted to be able to list events in advance (for the benefit of our wonderful readers), so starting today we have implemented a new strategy: a week's events in advance. We will still post featured events each day, but we've added a permanent sidebar...
  • GET THEE TO THE DOLLHOUSE It's the L.A. Ri-ettes v. Santa's Little Helpers today as the kick ass ladies of the Derby Dolls' All Star team takes on a holiday mix of All-Star skaters from across the country. Game's at 6 p.m. Get tix online or at the door. 21+ only. GET 'EM SOMETHING UNIQUE Unique Los Angeles kicks off its two-day run today at the California Market Center (Penthouse) in Downtown. Today and tomorrow...
  • Photo of a very decorated Venice home by lmiyake via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr GET COZY UNDER THE STARS & SEE A HOLIDAY FLICK Baby, it's cold outside...but it's still Los Angeles, so we're still doing stuff outdoors. Like tonight, the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council & Open Air Productions are screening the Xmas flick Elf at 6 p.m. for free at the Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course in Atwater Village. Door...
  • Photo by James Herman via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr GET INTO HANNUKAH*, LOUNGE STYLE Celebrate the first of eight nights of lights with some tacos and music--because "Fried food and Hanuka go hand in hand!" It's A Lounge Singer Hanuka with special guest David De La Paz, featuring Paula Horowitz, happening for free tonight ($1.50 fish tacos & $2 shrimp tacos and donation bar) at 5 p.m. at Best Fish Taco...
  • Baby, it's cold outside! Too cold to lie out, definitely! | Photo by bendelker via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr GET THEE TO A MOVIE THEATRE There are so many movies out right now to see, from new(ish) releases (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seven Pounds, The Wrestler, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, to name a few) to revivals and special engagements. This might well be the only time of year going to...
  • You can see the floats up close and personal all day today | Photo by Peggy Archer/LAist GET INTO LOCAL MUSEUMS FOR FREE ...Okay, if you have a Bank of America Card. The banking behemoth is sponsoring a year of free weekends at museums all around the US, including local stops like LACMA, the Autry, and the Museum of Latin American Art. The promotion ends the first weekend in April, but, hey, it's the...
  • GET YOUR DESIGN & YOUR WINE Tonight from 6-9 is an evening of wine tasting and a silent auction of contemporary design to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Brewery. It's $20 a ticket, and all proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For the design: Unique items from local galleries and new artists to use, watch, wear, and wrap. Participating galleries and designers include A+R, Yolk, Giant Robot, NON designs, Padlab, and...
  • LACMA VIA MACHINE PROJECT Machine Project has left Echo Park and is set up at LACMA today to host several on-site events at the museum. They'll be using all sorts of unexpected spaces to share their version of the museum and its collections, from the elevator to the courtyards. You'll get entangled in a murder mystery, and may happen upon some unusual musical acts. Check out the full guide to their day-long interactive takeover. GO...
  • Photo by sonoazure via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr DO A DOUBLE FEATURE: See two great films and get a whole lot of looks at some John Lautner architecture without even realizing you're being schooled. First up at 7 it's Less Than Zero, the ultimate LA-overindulgent teen tale of the 80s, then at 9 it's The Big Lebowski. The screenings are part of the Hammer Museum's ongoing Lautner focus, which looks at the...
  • Photo by saragoldsmith via Flickr GET WET: Hit up your local public pool and go for a swim--it's Opening Day today and with on-tap temps in the 90s and 100s, cooling down is definitely in order. MAKE MUSIC: Pasadena is abuzz today with the sounds of music. In honor of World Music Day, Make Music Pasadena turns the whole city into one big spontaneous stage, with pro performers on 6 themed main stages, and...
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