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L.A. County Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The lighting of the 45-foot-high Christmas tree on The Music Center Plaza also has holiday songs by Brass Pacifica as well as a performance by the Antelope Valley Master Chorale. Hot chocolate is served too. Monday, 5 pm; The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.0777

Stella & Bow‘s Cyber Monday Sale
They be offering up to 60% off jewelry on their site for Cyber Monday! From rings to bracelets to necklaces, and more…get great gifts for the people in your life (or for yourself).

Coffee Drive for Union Station Homeless Services
Bring in 2 lbs. or more of coffee (ground or not ground; caffeinated or decaffeinated) and your photo session with St. Nick is on the house. All coffee will be donated to Union Station Homeless Services. Monday through December 18th; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

Hanjip Celebrates First Anniversary with All-You-Can-Eat Competition
Hanjip, the Culver City, CA-based Korean barbecue restaurant from Bombet Hospitality Group and Chef Chris Oh, celebrates the season of giving (and eating) with a charitable weeklong all-you-can-eat competition. For every diner that participates, the restaurant will donate $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, a non-profit initiative aimed at ending childhood hunger through education, connecting kids in need with nutritious food, and helping families prepare healthy, affordable meals at home. The competition challenges you to devour as much as you can from the $29.99 AYCE menu. With 20 total meat selections, this tier offers grilled cuts ranging from marinated short rib and classic Bulgogi to spicy pork belly, shrimp, and more. Three tables win nightly: one winner among all parties of two, one winner among all parties of four, and one winner among all parties of six. Winners are determined by the greatest number of courses consumed per table within a two hour timeframe. Winning tables in their respective categories receive a complimentary dinner at their next visit. Three grand prize category champions are crowned at the close of the weekly contest, determined by the parties that consume the greatest number of courses overall. These twelve grand prize champions get a VIP card that allows winners to eat for free with a guest all year long. $29.99; Monday-Sunday, December 4th, 5:30 pm-close; 3829 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232; 424.361.5225


Sycamore Tavern Opens
Sycamore Tavern opens in a 10,000 sq. feet space offering a playful take on traditional American fare along with craft beer and cocktails. From Happy to Serve You Hospitality Group (Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots, The Local Peasant and The Chestnut Club), Sycamore Tavern is the group’s newest addition. Seating 200 for dining, the menu features dishes like the Cubano, Steak & Fries, Chicken Parm Pizza and Smoked Chicken Wings, among many others. You can also treat yourself to their signature Deep Fried Fluffer-Nutter dessert with peanut butter, marshmallow, bananas and sea salt. 7038 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.467.7038


LA Artist, Robert Vargas, Paints Tony Alva Live at The Kinney Hotel
LA-based contemporary artist Robert Vargas will paint the first of several murals on the exterior of the recently opened hotel, The Kinney. The first mural, on the north facing exterior of the building, will feature legendary skateboarder Tony Alva, one of the original Z-boys and one of the most influential skateboarders of all-time. Alva will be on hand Wednesday, during the creation of this mural to model for Vargas’ celebrated freehand approach. To celebrate, The Kinney will host an open house to observe Vargas in action as he paints. In addition, hosted food trucks will be parked out front including Dogtown Dogs and Pink Taco. DJ Ella will be spinning upstairs on The Quad – the hotel’s open-air courtyard, and guest room tours will be available. At 5:30 pm, following the painting, you will be able to chat with Vargas and Alva. Known for his massive murals and live-painting portraits, there is no better choice than Vargas to capture the essence of Venice art, music, and skate culture. Vargas will also bring to life an image of The Doors founding member, guitarist Robbie Krieger, to be debuted at The Kinney in early 2017. Wednesday, 4-7 pm; 737 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.4455reservations@thekinneyvenicebeach.com 


RA_Bar Beauty’s “Holiday Bazaar
Once again RA_ Hair House is throwing a bazaar! This time in preparation for the gift-giving season. Vendors include: Nashelle (jewelry-Allison Holker’s New Collab!), Limerence (clothing, lingerie), Lula Roe (clothing), Boulevard 34 (candles, hand-made gifts), Karmic Fox (jewelry), My Willows (sunglasses), Sant and Abel (pajamas), Chakra Universe (crystals, precious stones), and Rustic Fortune Foods (food truck). Thursday, 6-10 pm; 7931 Santa Monica Blvd. LA CA 90046; RSVP: rsvp@emcbowery.com

Celebrate the Holidays with Glitz and Glamour Spa Soirée at the Ritz Carlton Spa
The Glitz and Glamour Spa Soirée returns for one evening of pampering at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles. Enjoy one complimentary 15-minute mini treatment, festive holiday bites, a glass of champagne or spiked apple cider, and a 15% discount on retail spa products. DTLA’s new high-end retail store, Brigade LA, debuts at the spa with an exclusive pop-up during the event. Mini treatments include: Smith & Cult polish changes, Mini Eminence Refresh Facial, ESPA body treatment; Marula Ritual Hand and Arm Scrub and Massage; Holiday Braid Bar; Instant Lift with NuFace; and HydraFacial Refresh and Glow (additional sample treatments can be added for $25 each). For the ultimate holiday escape, reserve the following full-length, seasonally-inspired treatments from now through the end of the year: Hot Chocolate Stone Massage, hot stone massage, uses chocolate oils and mint gathered from the property’s rooftop garden alongside heated basalt stones which relax knotted muscles, relieve tension, and rejuvenate the holiday spirit. (50 minutes/$175; 80 minutes/$240); Holiday Chill Pedicure features a hot stone massage deeply eases stressed feet and legs, followed by a cooling, ultra-nourishing lavender and menthol cream massage that leaves skin moisturized and soft to the touch. Finish with a polish application (50 minutes/$80); Holiday Glimmer and Gold, a full body polish sweeps away dead skin cells while an application of rich and shimmery moisturizing oil leaves skin bright and luminous. Includes a take-home gift set of ESPA Naturally Radiant Gradual Tan, to further boost the bronze at home. (50 minutes/$195; 80 minutes/$255). Thursday, 5-9 pm; The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles, 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.4400

Riviera Village Holiday Stroll and Parade
The annual Riviera Village Holiday Stroll is a festive gathering located in Redondo’s shopping district. The stroll includes a holiday parade (at 6 pm) at the corner of Catalina Avenue and Avenue I featuring marching bands from local schools and Santa Claus. Be sure to check out the many boutiques in Riviera Village to get a head start on holiday shopping. Early arrival is advised as Catalina Avenue will be closed to traffic from Avenue I to Elena Avenue from 5 to 9 pm. Thursday, 5-9 pm; 1799 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277




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