Community Calendar: December 19, 2013 – December 25, 2013
By EGP News
Today, Thur., Dec. 19
5:30-8:30pm—Las Posadas Nightly through Dec. 24 at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Depicts the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem with singing, a candlelight procession, and the breaking of a piñata each night in keeping with Mexican traditions. Admission is free. Program runs from 5:30-8:30pm. El Pueblo Historical Monument is located at 125 Paseo de la Plaza, in downtown L.A., across from Union Station. Enjoy great food & shopping while there. For more information, call (213) 485-8372 or visit www.calleolvera.com.
Friday, Dec. 20
8-10pm—Arts District Winterfest at Artshare LA & Angel City. Works by more than 20 other Arts District Artists, live music, astounding events and shenanigans. Featured artist is A.S. Ashley. Admission is free. 8-10 pm: Anna Broom Room; 10-11 pm: Lightnin’woodock. Continues Sat. with a Crafts Fair from Noon to 6pm. Location: 801 E. 4th Place, LA 90013. For more information, go to www.artsharela.org.
Sunday, Dec. 22
2-4pm—Pershing Square Free Holiday Concert with Kid N Nic Kid N Nic as part of Downtown on Ice. The ice rink is open daily through Jan. 20th. Framed by towering skyscrapers and stunning historical landmarks, the spacious rink is made by LA Dep. of Recreation and Parks, Council District 14 & Willy Bietak Productions. Skating Admission: $8 per person; one-hour skating session Skate Rental: $2 (figure/hockey) Purchase tickets at the rink or in advance at: www.pershingsquareicerink.com. Ride Metro or Metrolink & receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass. Montebello Bus lines also feature a $1 discount coupon available on buses. Underground discount parking is available with validation.
Monday, Dec. 23
11am-12:30pm & 1:30-3pm—Holiday Fiesta At All Commerce Parks. Pick one of two sessions to attend and enjoy tamales, crafts and more. Open to ages 6-12. For more information,
Tuesday, Dec. 24-Christmas Eve
3-9pm—L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies representing the many cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season with seasonally-themed music and dance. Around 1,500 performers from 35 groups will participate. Free admission. Doors open at 2:30pm, program runs 3-9pm. Free parking at the Music Center: 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA. For more information, call (213) 972-3099 or visit www.lacountyarts.org.
Pasadena Kidspace Family Winter Festival Dec. 26-30 Offers Crafts, Science, Live Performances, and Tons of Snow! Museum’s 6th annual Snow Days takes place from 9:30am to 5pm on the weekdays & 10am to 5pm on the weekend. Kidspace members get in one hour earlier on Dec. 26 & Dec. 28. Snow play for all ages; toddler zone; story time; crafts & daily live performances in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater from such groups as Radio Disney, the Sierra Madre Playhouse, the L.A. Guild of Puppetry, and others. For a complete list of activities, schedule of events, and performances & prices, visit http://www.kidspacemuseum.org.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Presents the Monterey Park Art+Film Lab Jan. 10-Feb. 9 at East Los Angeles College. The lab will offer free art & film programming to the community of Monterey Park & surrounding cities. Programs include interactive film workshops, a diverse line-up of film screenings, and an oral history project; all of which is free to the public. At the conclusion of the project, residents are invited to spend a day at the museum where they will receive free admission. For more information about the project and a full lineup of Monterey Park’s workshops and films, go to www.lacma.org/series/monterey-park-art-film-lab .
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