Christmas Weekend

12/22/2017

58th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Enjoy music ensembles, choirs and dance companies that celebrate the season during this holiday show. Highlights of the Holiday Celebration include the Harmonic Bronze Handbell Ensemble performing a classical handbell piece that celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah; holiday songs sung by the Palmdale High School Choral Union and Sunday Night Singers; the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band playing a medley of holiday favorites; MUSYCA Children’s Choir performing Christmas songs written by contemporary artists; Mostly Kosher playing upbeat Jewish folk and holiday songs; the Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Company on Korean drums; and Las Colibri performing a collection of holiday songs. New groups to the show include City Ballet of Los Angeles, adding a new twist to The Nutcracker; JC Culture Foundation performing both Chinese dragon and Chinese lion dances; West African drum and dance company Le Ballet Dembaya with a West-African mask dance; and the Los Angeles-based ensemble vocal group m-pact singing popular holiday songs. Free; Sunday, 3 – 6 pm; The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.3099

South American Holiday Celebration
Let go of holiday stress and dance your butt off at Sudamericana. The upscale club will be be playing salsa, reggae, and all sorts of Latin tunes while partying for a cause. Ticket proceeds going to South American non-profits. $10; Friday, 9 pm; The Continental Club, 116 West 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The MatzoBall Party @ Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel
The 31st annual MatzoBall party is where all the Jewish (and not so Jewish) millennials will be partying this Christmas Eve. Dubbed “the biggest not-Christmas party of the year” by Joel Stein of Bloomberg Businessweek. Beyond the glitz & glam, the flirting, cocktails and suggestive dancing, the MatzoBall has earned a multigenerational reputation for being the place to be to find that special someone. Each year, everyone turns out with the hope of bumping into THE ONE at one of these parties. It’s an amazing departure from dating apps. Sunday;  The Spare Room inside Hollywood’s mythical Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Little Dom’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Come dressed in an ugly sweater and get a free mini martini or mini Manhattan. Friday, 5:30 pm – close; 2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.661.0055

Artists & Fleas
Ok, holidays are almost done. Shop for yourself! This year-round LA staple has the vibrant, artistic community of Venice Beach. Situated on Abbot Kinney, shop from over 50 art, design and vintage merchants before taking a stroll down America’s Coolest Block. Free; Saturday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

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