Weekend

Intergalactic Holiday Burlesque
Christmas isn’t all family, warm, and cozy. Instead of warm, how about steamy? This North Pole party has Santa’s naughty elves, who will be performing their seductive striptease. $10; Friday 9 pm; Café Club Fais Do Do, 5253 W. Adams Blvd., W. Adams; 323.931.4636

Ricky’s Fish Tacos
Ricky’s Fish Tacos left Silver Lake ten months ago. Fear not, Ricky is back and this time with a truck. You can find him at his old address too. Launches December 20, 11 am-3:30 pm; 1400 N Virgil Ave.

Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home’s Trunk Shows
Shop baubles designed by four local jewelry-makers: Amanda K Lockrow, Despina Buoncristiani Couture, Solstice LTD, and pieces by artist and jewelry designer, Alex Teller while you enjoy complimentary wine and snacks. Then the next day, Los Angeles-based vintage furniture and home décor craftsman, David Cheaney of Cheltenham Road will head up his trunk show offering a glimpses of the line’s unique wood coasters, wooden signs, candle holders and many more affordable, hand-made home décor items. Saturday, 12-5 pm (jewelry); Sunday, 12-5 pm (home decor) 1728-1730 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027; 323.669.2828

It’s a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra’s twist on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a classic Christmas movie. COme on you know this movie is one of your favs. $11; Friday, 7:30 pm; Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

Ugly Sweater Party
Grab your ugly sweater that you hold onto all year for parties like this. Wear your ugly sweater to Seven Grand Whiskey Bar on Saturday and you’ll get a complimentary cocktail. Stick around, because Seven Grand will have a contest for best sweater of the night. You could win a VIP Whiskey Society Membership, drink chips, or a turkey fryer. Free; Saturday; Seven Grand, 515 W 7th St., Los Angeles

5k Ugly Sweater Run
We have all been to an ugly sweater party (like above). Change it up with a 5K run. It’s all going down at Downtown park, and there’s beer and hot chocolate at the finish line. Eyes on the prize! $44; Saturday, 11 am; State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St., Downtown; register here

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
Celebrate the season with a holiday sing-along at the Music Center. Lyric sheets are provided and you will belt out classic tunes like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Free; Friday, 6:30-8 pm; The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012

Cocktails & Canvas
The Hideout Lounge located inside the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is having Cocktails and Canvas, an event that’s a combo of art and food/cocktails. Join artist Tommy Vinci for a 2-hour class that guarantees you will leaves with your own work of art. You can follow along as Vinci guides the class, step by step, on how to paint a signature art piece. $40, includes canvas, painting supplies, appetizers and beverages; Saturday, 7 pm; more info on the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood here

The Vegan Dumpster and Meow Meow Holiday Shop
Shop The Vegan Dumpster and Meow Meow Holiday Shop in Chinatown for all your last minute gifts! It’s open for only four hours and features handbags by Highland Park designer Cecilia Bordarampe, eco-friendly Hip Hankys, charming clothing, AponCloud9 pillowcases, Kuumba jewelry, and more, along with yoga and “experiences.” Free; Saturday 12-4 pm; Kessels Kramer/Mirror Films; 963 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles

M Café Brunch in Brentwood
Available from 7 am-3 pm each Saturday and Sunday, start your day with an “M-Crafted” juice or smoothie, and Vegan Benedict, M Café Breakfast Bento, or grab a convenient Breakfast Burrito with scrambled organic tofu, black beans, brown rice, and fresh kale, all wrapped in a gluten-free tortilla with a spicy chipotle sauce. In addition, M Café offers a selection of detoxing hand-crafted juices ($6.50-$13.95) like the signature Lemon Kick in the Grass with green apples, ginger, lemon juice and a shot of wheat grass – the ultimate liver cleanser; Green Day with fresh kale, parsley, cucumber, and celery; and The Detox, with kale, spinach, celery, ginger, lemon and cilantro. Exclusively available at the Brentwood location, M Café will be offering delicious macrobiotic smoothies like Rise ‘N Shine with orange juice, pineapple, ginger, and strawberries and you can also try a boost or shot ($1-$3.25) including Chia Seeds, Chlorella, Maca, or Spirulina, among others. 11678 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049; 310) 207-1122

Hotel Casa del Mar‘s “Santa Brunch”
Catch is featuring a kids’ brunch menu and a chance to visit with Santa under the hotel’s twenty-foot-tall Christmas tree for a holiday photo. Chef Sven Mede’s specialty kids’ menu includes Ricotta Pancakes with Vermont maple syrup; Scrambled Eggs with Chicken-Apple Sausage; and Brioche French Toast with caramelized bananas. The restaurant’s regular seasonal brunch menu will also be available. Saturday, 10:30 am-2:30 pm; Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 90405; 310.581.5533

Reindeer Romp at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Zoo has created a one-of-a-kind holiday wonderland this year, with the return of the popular Reindeer Romp – the only opportunity to see real reindeer in Los Angeles. Santa Claus will also be at the Zoo this weekend for photos, and, of course, present requests. $18/adults; $13/children 2-12; $15 /seniors 62 and up; free for GLAZA members and children under two; Saturday & Sunday; Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, 90027

Home Alone Midnight Screening
This time of year means it’s time for a holiday classic movie. And a midnight screening makes it even more special. $12; Friday midnight; The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 323.655.2510

Arts District Winterfest
Catch the last day of the Arts District Winterfest at Angel City Brewery. Check out the craft fair from noon-6 pm, join the neighborhood cleanup from noon-3 pm, and drink beer all day. During the evening, head over to Artshare LA for live bands and more beer. Saturday; 801 E 4th Place, Los Angeles, 90013; More info here

Winter Solstice Dark Yoga
Honor the longest night of the year in Matthew Clark’s vigorous, 90-minute hatha vinyasa class ($17). Sweat and de-stress before the holidays. Saturday, 6 pm; Namaste Highland Park, 5118 York Blvd., Highland Park; 323.212.5118

Bloody Mary Cart at Cecconi’s
The Italian restaurant spices up brunch with a rolling cart of fixings that allows you to customize Chris Ojeda’s Bloody Mary ($14).Choose booze like tequila, vodka, gin and add-ins like pickled veggies (cauliflower, green beans) and Fresno chili peppers. Every Sunday, 8 am-3 pm; 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 310.432.2000

Sample Sales:

Lulu Frost Trunk Show
New York-based designer Lisa Salzer and her vintage-y statement pieces come to Los Angeles this weekend. Friday & Satuday, 1-6 pm; Friday at Ron Robinson at Fred Segal, 500 Broadway St., Santa Monica; 310.4581160; Saturday at Ron Robinson at Fred Segal, 8118 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; 323.651.1935

Elyse Walker End-of-Year Sale
Get ready for 6,500 square feet of designer bags, shoes, apparel, and accessories are on major markdown. Snag 50% off the least expensive item, 60% off the next least, and 70% off the most expensive item. Starting January 2, take 75% off everything. Confusing? Just know you will get the goods for cheap! Today-January 19, 10 am-6 pm; 15306 Antioch St., at Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades; 310.230.8882

Cynthia Vincent: Cooper Design Space
Today only from 10 am-2 pm, get deep discounts from the designer’s boho cool tops, dresses, bottoms and more at Suite 422 in DTLA’s Cooper Building. 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.627.3754

Paige Denim’s First Sample Sale in Four Years
It’s finally back! Grab jeans for approximately $60 a pop! Get in early by Instagramming or Tweeting this official announcement. Show your ‘gram or Tweet at the door to start shopping at 9 am that day. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Siren Studios, 1050 N Orange Dr., Los Angeles, 90038

Dear Creatures: The Loved One Boutique
Get this retro brand’s vintage-inspired pieces priced between $15-50 at their two-day sale hosted by charming Pasadena boutique The Loved One. Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 2 E Holly St., Pasadena, 91103; 626.304.0009

Elizabeth & James: Cooper Design Space
Today from 10 am-3 pm, the Olsen twins’ luxe label returns for another blowout at DTLA’s Cooper Building. 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.627.3754

Field Scout: Korff Kounsil Studios
Today from 12-9 pm, get the LA-based menswear brand’s pieces for 50-80% off during their one-day-only Black Christmas blowout. 342 Sunset Ave., Venice, 90291; 310.450.7171

Funktional
Today from 9:30 am-6 pm, get 50- 75% off the LA-based brand’s minimalist threads during their one-day-only winter sample sale in Downtown. 2301 E 7th St., Los Angeles, 90023

Heather Belle
Through Monday, get up to 80% off the LA designer’s vegan crocodile clutches, jewelry and more during her holiday sample sale. 11973 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049

Katharine Kidd
Now through Saturday, enjoy up to 85% off the celeb-loved designer’s red carpet dresses and more at her Brentwood boutique. 11677 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049

Rich & Skinny Jeans
Get LA-based denim brand’s jeans for up to 70% off during this two day sale. Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm; 2021 E 49th St., Vernon 90058

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