The traditional tree lighting in Leimert Park Village has a new location.
The Holiday Tree – a giant tree decorated and lit up for the next month – won’t be in the park at the foot of Leimert Park Village. Instead the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration takes place south of Chris’ Burgers, where Leimert Boulevard merges with Crenshaw.
The event, hosted by Councilman Bernard Parks, is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm Monday, November 26.
Great 8 Council District Tree Lighting
Another opportunity to light the tree is Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Constituent Service Center, 8475 S. Vermont Ave.
PLEASE RSVP TO 213-485-7616
Toy Give Away
The 10th Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration Toy Give Away is from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, December 8 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in the upper level parking lot near STAPLES (Santa Rosalia and Stocker).
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The Hanukkah festival at the Skirball – A Celebration of Freedom – will include Americana music and dance, hands-on arts and crafts and tasty Hanukkah treats Sunday, December 2, 11 am to 4 pm included with museum admission. Families of all backgrounds are welcome.The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, costs $10 General; $7 Seniors 65+ and Full-Time Students; $5 children 2-12, Free for Children under 2 (No coupons or discount admissions) Free parking in the North Lot structure. Via About.com's Kayte Deioma.
Holiday coverage sponsored by Gallery Judaica
For working parents unsure how to fill the three week LA Unified holiday, both the Palms and Cheviot Hills Recreation Centers are offering a winter camp Dec. 17 to Jan 4. Check for availablilty.
The Westfield Century City mall is full of reindeers that have been decorated by local artists as part of the mall's Reindeer Project. They will be auctioned off to support arts education in local schools.
Menorah Lighting in Beverly Hills Chabad of N. Beverly Hills will have a public Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Hanukkah Celebration Sunday, December 9 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Two Rodeo Drive (N Rodeo Dr and Via Rodeo). The event will include live music, refreshments and face painting.
Presented by the Downtown Business Association and the City of Culver City, the event will feature an appearance by Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole. There will be hot cider, hot cocoa and festive treats to make everyone feel merry, plus performances by local choirs and appearances by the Mayor and city council members. Culver City makes this holiday celebration "green" and energy efficient, lighting a 22-foot artificial tree with LED lights. Stay afterwards for a spin on the outdoor Holiday Ice Rink.
Chanukah Family Festival Kids get to build a Giant Balloon Menorah at the Annual Chanukah Festival on Monday, December 10, at 5:30 pm at Westfield Culver City Mall at the Level 1 KIDS COURT near JCPenney.
There will be clowns, latkes, children’s crafts, music, dreidels and more. Via Culver City Patch.
Free and a light up menorah necklace for the first 50 registrants.
Help make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children, teens and women throughout the greater Los Angeles area by dropping off new, unwrapped toys by Thursday, December 17 at 3617 Hayden Ave., Suite A.
Toys will be provided to homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters, non-profit community clinics and group homes—bringing much needed cheer this holiday season.
Operation USA is also requesting gifts for women and their newborns, as well as gifts for teenagers who are often forgotten. For older kids, basketballs, art supplies, gift certificates, a journal or warm scarf… anything that will help them feel special. Babies always need blankets and snuggy-suits.
A downtown Culver City parking lot is now a 250-person ice skating rink until New Year’s Day, and now it's here. Operating hours are from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekends.
Veterans Park Tower Lighting Ceremony Come ring in the holidays in Culver City by participating in the Annual Lighting Ceremony in Veterans Park, on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 pm. Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Ave.
Twist Your Dickens The Second City troupe, in collaboration with Center Theatre Group, takes the classic Charles Dickens’ tale of the holidays and gives it a twist. Victorian streets spring to life with scheming politicians, sunbathing Santas, shop-lifting celebrities and improvs, all performed by Second City alums and drop-in special guests.
A community event at tbe Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, 1110 Bates Ave, featuring stage performances, children's games and crafts, gift boutiques, family portraits Sunday, Dec 9, from 10 am to 3 pm. Via About.com's Kayte Deioma.
Holiday Parade This year's Echo Park Community Parade takes place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The parade route is along Sunset Boulevard from Elysian Park Avenue to Park Avenue. The theme is "Lights of Echo Park."
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the San Pedro parade, marking the start of the Holiday Season, here in the harbor. This year's Theme for the parade is "Fifty Golden Years of Holiday Lights". Joe Buscaino, newly elected City Councilman from the 15th District has been named Grand Marshal. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships and harbor working craft.
The parade, starts in the East Basin near Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up the Port's Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Port's Main Channel, including the Banning's Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington marinas, the SS Lane Victory, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Ports O' Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; and Cabrillo Marina, 200 Whaler's Walk, San Pedro.
The San Pedro Holiday Spirit Paradewill be on Sunday, December 2, starting at 1:00 pm will assemble at the corner of 15th Street and Pacific Avenue, go north along Pacific Avenue to 6th Street, turn east and proceed along 6th Street to the disbanding area at Liberty Plaza, 5th and Palos Verdes Streets. This intersection is also the drop-off and pick-up area for participants.
Thousands line the parade route each year to cheer on the bands, drill teams, schools and non-profit organizations, elected officials, celebrities and corporate participants as they make their way through downtown San Pedro.
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Golden State Pops Orchestra and the GSPO Chorale present "Holiday POPS Spectacular!" with
music from Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express, Home Alone, Elf and more on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm, at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Maestro Steven Allen Fox will lead the orchestra and 40 voice choir in a festive performance of great holiday film music plus "O Holy Night" by John Rutter, selections from Rachmaninoff's Vespers, Sleigh Ride and other holiday favorites.
The GSPO Chorale, led by Maestra Marya Basaraba, brings together 40 exceptional voices from professional and regional choirs around Southern California. Join in during Handel's Messiah Hallelujah Chorus!
The Nutcrackerhas been magical holiday tradition that has been a South Bay staple for 18 years! Performances on Saturday, December 8, 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, December 9, 2pm. For tickets and information call 310.732.1861.
San Pedro Bay Historical Society's Annual Christmas Boutique at the Muller House Museum is Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 pm at 1542 S. Beacon Street. Nativity sets, tree ornaments and house decorations on display and for sale. Boutique and collectible items make great gifts. Info: e-mail at: email@example.com.
Slack key guitarist Jim "Kimo" West presents a very special Christmas show after his recent nomination at the Hawaii Music Awards of Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian “Grammy”) nominee. Kimo is also known as long-time guitarist for the world’s most successful musical satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic and is a two-time winner of the LA Treasures Award for his contributions toward the perpetuation of ki ho’alu.
Kimo takes the stage at Alva's Showroom, 1417 W 8th Street, on December 15 from 8pm to 10pm.
Kimo will be performing selections from "Kimo's Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas." Very special guests include hula dancer Amanda Taketa.
The enchanting sound of “ki ho’alu” as it is known in Hawaii is heard throughout the recent Oscar-winning movie " The Descendants”.
Esperanza and Mercado La Paloma are 2012-2013 recipients of ArtPlace award and will celebrate holidays from around the world on December 9th! ArtPlace is a collaboration of 11 of the nation's top foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six of the nation's largest banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.
The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering an Advanced Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.
This Advanced Workshop will introduce…
Join the South Los Angeles Food Co-Op (SoLa) on Saturday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m., for a free high blood pressure awareness workshop at the Baldwin Hills Library community room at 2906 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90016This workshop will provide information on ways to use physical activity, proper screenings and healthy foods to support cardiovascular well-being. The workshop will include a healthy cooking demo and tasting by Doula Cooks’ Chef Hawk, yogic practices for stress reduction…See More
Hiram Sims is a poet extraordinaire! Don't miss this event. He is a busy fellow-- and we are pleased to have him come to LAPL to present his work to an appreciative audience of library patrons, readers, and budding writers, poets and authors.Hiram will read from his latest work: Photoetry: Poetry and Photography From South Central LA. This is an amazing collaboration between Hiram and five photographers: Sam Bendall, Adam Tillman Young, Ameer Espy, Charisse Sims, and Kim Soria. Hiram will…See More
Pulp Fiction gives the “treat” of literacy this holiday with
FREEall-ages comics for everyone who visits us on Hallween ComicFest 2014! Plus meet Tony Fleecs, artist of the My Little Pony comic, who will be autographing his books, doing sketches and entertaining all his fans!
LIVE THEATER. "ONE LAST LOOK" is a comedy about Eustace Baylor who dies and leaves to morn his two families: A wife and Kids and a Mistress and Kids. They all show up at the funeral and that's when the Comedy and Drama begins.Food may be purchased at our concession.See More
Taking their cue from the Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston hit song of the 1960s, Jayon and Jon Kevin will present a lyrical and musical storytelling concert, exploring the power of two. Jayon and Jon Kevin are both professional musicians. Jayon is a classically trained vocalist and Jon Kevin, an accomplished guitar/bass player (with a wicked sense of humor). Through stories and songs, they will weave tales of couples that span history, cross cultures, evoke fantasy and celebrate real life, showing us…See More
October 16, 2014 at 8pm to October 19, 2014 at 10:30pm
Back by popular demand!!! One week only! Ebony Repertory Theatre presents “Paul Robeson” starring two-time Emmy Award Winner Keith David, in a powerful chronicle of his life. Written and Directed by Phillip Hayes Dean. October 16 – October 19, 2014. Various times. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. For more information: www.ebonyrep.org or 323-964- 9766. Description: A powerful chronicle of the life of…See More