Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Dec. 3-10
Holiday Road – Drive-Thru: Journey by car to a fantasy world of Christmas Tree Forest, Gingerbread Lane, the North Pole, Elf Village amid festive lights, scenes and tunnels, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 4-Jan. 10. Admission $75 per car (with all passengers wearing a seat belt) and purchase in advance. Check the rules on the website (including no food or drink sales, no restrooms, no stopping along the route). King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. www.holidayroadusa.com
Santa Claus at Santa Monica Place: Children may have a contact-less visit with Santa Claus, Dec. 4-24. Children may give a wish list and have a keepsake photo taken. Photo with Santa Claus, $39.99 and up. Reservations here: www.santamonicaplace.com/SantaPhotos. Center Plaza area, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. www.santamonicaplace.com/holiday
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – Our Lady of Guadalupe: Forest Lawn-Glendale presents a celebration on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of the Americas, with a bilingual service by the Rev. Mario A. Juarez, from Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, music by Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Mexicana and a dance performance by Ballet Folklorico Internacional, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6. The event will be live stream on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/ForestLawn
Black in Animation Awards 2020 – Honoring Our Stories: Grammy Award singer-songwriter and producer Estelle hosts the virtual inaugural awards show, 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Presented by Black Women Animate (BWA Studios) and Cartoon Network Studios. Free. Register in advance here: www.bwabootcamp.com/biaawardshow.
Winterlit at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica: Holiday lights and decorations plus a 24-ft. decorated Christmas tree, through Jan. 3. Hanukkiah lighting to celebrate Hanukkah, sundown Dec. 10-18 (in the 1300 block of the Promenade between Arizona Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard). Shoppers/strollers are invited to view art installations at 11 stops at the Promenade. Children may mail wish list/greeting letters to Santa Claus at a special mailbox (include an address for a reply). See announcements and updates on holiday events for Downtown Santa Monica on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/DowntownSantaMonica. downtownsm.com
Santa at the Adobe – Drive-thru: The City of Agoura Hills presents the event, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 12. Masks required. Reyes Adobe Park, 31400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. bit.ly/39wO8kp
Hanukkah Celebration with the Skirball Cultural Center: The Jewish Festival of Lights goes online this year and includes music by Mostly Kosher and Gili Yalo and a retelling of the Hanukkah story, 3 p.m. Dec. 13. Make a reservation to watch on YouTube by noon Dec. 11 here: bit.ly/3fPvVzQ. Also, a deal on latkes and treats (menu items are not Kosher), pre-order by 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and you-pick-up at the Skirball (2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles) between noon-2 p.m. Dec. 13: www.skirball.org/programs/holiday-programs/latkes-and-treats-go. Also, a “Hanukkiah Show and Tell” pre-show activity, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (register in advance to receive the Zoom link here: bit.ly/33wAeLp). www.skirball.org
Santa – The Experience: An interactive, elf-guided journey of Santa Claus’ mailroom, an elf bedroom, reindeer stables, the toy factory and a visit with Santa Claus on Zoom, through Dec. 24. See the “FAQ” page for details. Tickets $34.95 (depending on date chosen). santatheexperience.com
WonderLAnd – Drive-Thru: Experiential Supply Co. presents a holiday drive-thru experience, 5-11 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 and also, Dec. 26-30 (no shows Dec. 24-25). The experience includes synchronized holiday music lights, a winter forest area with a giant Christmas tree, “Holidays Around the Globe” theme installations, a snowflake tunnel, a snow flurry vortex tunnel, elves, Santa and Mrs. Claus appearances. Admission $70 (for up to eight passengers with seat belts); $90 (for nine passengers with seat belts) per car; purchase in advance. No limos, RVs or vehicles with trailers. Suggested arrival: 10-15 minutes before time slot. Event held at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., (former Westfield Promenade), Woodland Hills. 805-719-1906. www.socalwonderland.com
Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain: A thrill of a different kind for the holiday season with lights choreographed to festive sounds in eight different scenic areas plus catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and elves, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-31 and Jan. 1-3. Reservations required in advance (no tickets sold at the venue). Minimum of two per car (no buses, RVs, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, motorcycles). Admission begins at $20 per person (free for ages two and younger). Also, holiday sweets and snacks ($49.99), merchandise ($49.99); handmade fudge ($12.49) and funnel cake ($10.99) available for purchase in advance (bit.ly/35Cqlx2). 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/holiday-in-the-park
Holidays in Your Car: Drive-thru event with a mile-and-a-half display of LED lights with holiday music, holograms, laser light show and projections. Select a date from the drop-down menu through Jan. 2. Admission $49 for up to four passengers or $64 for five or more people (provided that all people have a seat belt). Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 805-526-9757. www.holidaysinyourcar.com
Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective plexiglass separating guest from Santa — available with a pre-booked reservation online ($45). The market is open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Jan. 3. Corner of Fairfax Avenue and West Third Street, Los Angeles (across from The Grove). lachristmasmarket.com
William Turner Gallery: “Andy Moses: Recent Works,” paintings, opens noon-7 p.m. Dec. 5 (appointments required; only 10 people will be admitted into the gallery at a time; use this link to make an appointment: bit.ly/33z1Lfi). Gallery hours: by appointment from Dec. 8. Exhibit runs through Feb. 10. 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email: email@example.com. www.williamturnergallery.com/exhibitions
Wood Symphony Gallery: “The Art of Giving,” wood art from international artists. Exhibit and sale runs through Dec. 31. Voice mail, 818-720-7299. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.woodsymphony.com/the-art-of-giving-2020
Barnsdall Art Center’s Virtual Art & Craft Fair: Art and craft sales from faculty and students at the center, through Dec. 31. Items for sale include fiber arts, cards, ceramics, drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, sculptures and tableware. The center, closed due to the pandemic, is located at the Barnsdall Art Park on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. www.barnsdallartcenter.org
Nicodim Gallery: “Georgina Gratrix: The Pleasure Is Mine.” Gallery hours: call to confirm hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday by appointment. Exhibit runs through Dec. 5. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email: email@example.com. www.nicodimgallery.com
San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center: “Art Along the Boulevard,” artwork from members of the arts and cultural center is on view and for sale (new art will be rotated until Dec. 8). The group has taken itself online after having to give up their brick-and-mortar gallery in Tarzana. Art can be viewed from outside of the former AT&T store, 18640 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, or on the website. www.sfvacc.org
Gavlak Los Angeles: “Nasty Women,” a group show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – women’s right to vote. Gallery hours: call or send an email for an appointment. Exhibit runs through Dec. 12. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., #440, Los Angeles. 323-467-5700. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.gavlakgallery.com
Vielmetter Los Angeles: “Kennedy Yanko: Salient Queens,” found metal and colored paint skin sculptures. Gallery hours: by appointment only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 12. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-623-3280. vielmetter.com/exhibitions
Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles: “Wendell Gladstone: Safe Haven,” paintings. Gallery hours: by appointment Tuesday-Saturday (www.shulamitnazarian.com/reservations). Exhibit runs through Dec. 19. 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. Email: email@example.com. www.shulamitnazarian.com
Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Tiny Treasures,” group show. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Dec. 21. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. www.santaclaritaartists.org
Regen Projects: “Kader Attia: The Valley of Dreams,” ceramics, a large scale installation, a lightbox photograph and sculptures. Gallery hours: by appointment, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 23. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424. www.regenprojects.com
Galerie Lakaye: “Francesca Lalanne: In This Time,” mixed media paintings and wall sculptures. Gallery hours: by appointment only or view online. Exhibit and sale run through Dec. 26. 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-460-7333. Facebook: bit.ly/33SPQcM. www.galerielakaye.com
MASH Gallery: “Haleh Mashian: Figuratively Speaking,” a solo, and first retrospective, exhibition by the artist who is inspired by the female form. Gallery hours: call or send an email to inquire. Exhibit runs through the end of 2020. 213-325-2759. firstname.lastname@example.org. 1325 Palmetto St., Los Angeles (in the downtown LA Arts District). The gallery’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/MashGallery. www.mashgallery.com
Arte Forastero Sculpture in Ventura: Artwork from 14 regional artists is shown in the nursery and lower trails of Ventura Botanical Gardens and in the Museum of Ventura County’s outdoor plaza. Artists: Emma Akmakdjian, Gloria Bradley, Kevin Carman, Bijan Fan, Wrona Gall, Sooz Glazebrook, Carlos Grasso, Paul Lindhard, Bob Privitt, Sudad Shahin. Additional art by Tanya Kovalesky, Marianne McGrath, Carole Shaw Sutton and Amy Sharp. Exhibits on view through Jan. 3. Ventura Botanical Gardens, 567 South Poli St., Ventura (hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; $7). Museum of Ventura County (closed), 100 E. Main St., Ventura. venturamuseum.org/exhibits/arte-forastero-sculpture-exhibit
Brand Library & Art Space and Thinkspace Projects: “Nexus III,” a group show from international artists that reflect the “new contemporary art movement.” Artists include: Reen Barrera, Leon Keer, the Perez Bros., Amy Sol, Yosuke Ueno, Uriginal (aka Uri Martinez). Gallery hours: view online through Jan. 8. The Brand Library is in Glendale. thinkspaceprojects.com; www.brandlibrary.art
Corey Helford Gallery: “Bennett Slater: Homemade Easy” (gallery three) and “Chie Yoshii: Myth” (gallery two). Also, “Art Collector Started Kit VII,” group show of 12″ x 12″ works (bit.ly/383DXDl). The gallery is in Los Angeles. View all three exhibits online through Jan. 9. 310-287-2340. coreyhelfordgallery.com
California Art Club: “Welcome to California,” an exhibit and sale of small works. See the exhibit of paintings and sculptures online through Jan. 29. californiaartclub.org/welcome
ReflectSpace Gallery – Glendale Library, Arts and Culture: Virtual exhibit of “Nowhere and Everywhere: Indigenous in America,” exploring ways in which Native Americans have been represented in popular culture. Also, a counterpoint exhibit of contemporary art by Pamela J. Peters (Navaho) and photographer Horace Poolaw (Kiowa). Exhibits run through Jan. 31. View online here: www.reflectspace.org
Book talk from Los Angeles Central Library: Author Lynell George discusses her book about the late science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, “A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, with city librarian John F. Szabo, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Watch from the library’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary or from YouTube here: www.youtube.com/user/losangeleslibrary. bit.ly/33hrvwl
Lit Up – Holiday Cheer: Host Sandra Tsing Loh discusses new book releases in a series of talks. “Man Up,” with Henry Alford, Darin Strauss and Bruce Wagner, 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting here: (bit.ly/2TMp0gr). Upcoming discussion: Dec. 18 (bit.ly/3jS8Qww). Check each upcoming registration links for guests.
Chevalier’s Books: Photographer Sebastian Copland discusses “Antarctica: The Waking Giant,” noon Dec. 5 (bit.ly/398Xqmt). Register in advance for the online book talks. The bookstore is open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. www.chevaliersbooks.com
Book Soup: Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond discuss “What’s Your Story? A Journal for Everyday Evolution,” 6 p.m. Dec. 8 (bit.ly/2VrvTop). Christopher Zyda discusses “The Storm: One Voice from the AIDS Generation,” 6 p.m. Dec. 9 (bit.ly/37lE7nw). Register in advance for the free Crowdcast live streaming talks through the links. Purchase books from the website. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com
Assistance League San Fernando Valley – Virtual Auction Fundraiser: Support the organization’s programs by bidding for items including fine art, handbags, jewelry, memorabilia, spirits and wine and travel, through Dec. 6. Funds raised through the auction, and donations, go to the group’s Operation School Bell, Hygiene Kits for the Homeless, Best Buddies stuffed teddy bears that are given to local hospitals and Kids Kits that go to Dignity Health Northridge Hospital’s pediatric unit (www.assistanceleague.org/sfv/philanthropic-programs). See the auction items and bidding here: one.bidpal.net/alsfv/welcome. Information on the group: www.assistanceleague.org/sfv/about-us
Holiday Toy and Food Drive – West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce: Donate canned and other non-perishable food items and toys (new, packaged and unwrapped) through Dec. 19. Locations: through Dec. 19 at Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana (818-345-6520); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Weissman Law Firm, Paul Lawler Farmers Insurance, 6351 Owensmouth Ave., Woodland Hills; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Winn Volkswagen, 21141 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Chamber’s voice mail, 818-347-4737. www.woodlandhillscc.net
Jen Kirkman Dysfunctional Xmas Show: The comedian and author and award-winning television writer (a Writers Guild 2018 win for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) presents her ninth annual variety show with comedy, sketch, music and stories live from her living room, 6 p.m. Dec. 4 (the show will be available to watch 48 hours after the event). Minimum age 16. Tickets $21; $42. Purchase and register here: onlocationlive.com/category/jenkirkman
Live Standup Comedy on the Hill – Drive-In and Online: Entertainer Jason Love presents the show with Nick Cobb, Danny Jolles. Charlene Mae and Tommy Savitt, 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Minimum age: 18. Tickets $25 for the drive-in option (see the website for parking lot chart) or $15 for the YouTube and Zoom option (links will be emailed; those who participate on Zoom will have their microphone open). Tickets available only online in advance. The drive-in show is in the parking lot at Conejo Creek South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-381-1246. www.hillcrestarts.com
CalArts Winter Dance – Repertory/Trajectory: The Sharon Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents the online event with an international group of dancers, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets $15. New dances by: Holley Farmer, Rosanna Gamson, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Spencer Theberge and sam wentz. Shows are streamed on the REDCAT website: bit.ly/3oannGH
Heidi Duckler Dance – 35th Anniversary Celebration: “The Re-Quest – Night One,” 6-7 p.m. Dec. 5 and “The Re-Quest – Night Two,” 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets $5 and up. Information and tickets from here: bit.ly/3lxZerC. heididuckler.org
L.A. Dance Project: “Solo at Dusk,” choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith, in collaboration with Or Schraiber, 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets $19.99; $24.99 (with bonus material including interview). Reservations in advance for the online screening: ladanceproject.org/solo-at-dusk-ppv-details
Ventura County Ballet – Drive-in: Presents a live presentation of “The Nutcracker,” 5 p.m. Dec. 12 (bit.ly/3nRl0II) and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 (bit.ly/2KvW8Yt). Tickets $99 and up. Tiered parking. Check website for details and rules. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. www.concertsinyourcar.com
UC’s 2020 Nobel Prize Winners on Changing the World Through Scientific Discovery – In Conversation: Hear from the honorees Jennifer Doudna (UC Berkeley Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Reinhard Genzel (UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus and Acting Director, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), Andrea Ghez (UCLA Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Charles Rice (UC Davis alumnus and Professor of Virology, The Rockefeller University), 1 p.m. Dec. 3. Register in advance for the Zoom link here: bit.ly/39vZp4n.
Rise Up LA – A Century of Votes for Women: Zócalo Public Square and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County co-present “What are Today’s L.A. Women Fighting For?” the final of a three-part series on “When Women Vote,” 6 p.m. Dec. 3 (free; register here: bit.ly/33wIiM0). Also, the museum celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment with an online exhibit and a video premiere of an oral history project. See the online presentation here: nhm.org/rise-la.
Rain Barrels – A Webinar on How They Help Homeowners and the Environment: LA Sanitation and Environment’s Watershed Protection Program presents a talk by Mike Garcia, a sustainable gardener and landscaper, on the green benefits of installing a rain barrel, 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 5. Garcia will show a step-by-step installation for collection rain for watering gardens and lawns. The meeting will also discuss obtaining rebates for purchase of a rain barrel. Meeting is free and on Zoom. Register in advance here: bit.ly/37p7Coz. More from LA Sanitation on harvesting rain water: bit.ly/2JcQZo5.
LA Commons presents Found LA – Holiday Shopping Edition: Learn about legacy businesses in Central and South Los Angeles. Demonstrations and discussions from three businesses: Kutula, “Head Wraps,” Simply Wholesome, “Power of Eucalyptus,” and Cultural Interiors, “Sound Bowl Meditation,” 11 a.m. Dec. 5. Also, demonstration and discussions from three businesses: Hot and Cool Cafe, “Power of Tea,” Nappily Naturals, “Essential Oils,” and Crenshaw Yoga and Dance, “Yoga,” 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Sign up to watch here: bit.ly/3mv5Rwr. Information on LA Commons, www.lacommons.org
Murals Under the Stars Online – Emiliano Zapata: Gregorio Luke, lecturer and author, gives a talk on the life and times of the Mexican revolutionary, 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Purchase tickets, $7.50 plus a transaction fee, here for the Zoom program: bit.ly/3ogm60V.
Judson Studios – Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style – An Online Talk from Forest Lawn-Glendale: In advance of the exhibit at the museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale, David Judson and Steffie Nelson, co-authors of “Judson: Innovation in Stained Glass,” discuss the 124-year-old Highland Park art studio with the museum’s director James Fishburne, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Dec. 9. Send an email to make a reservation to watch the program: email@example.com. Facebook information: bit.ly/3mrXguh
Arena Cinelounge Sunset – Drive-in: “Fatman” (2020), 6 and 8:05 p.m. Dec. 3. “Love, Weddings & Other Disasters” (2020), 4:40 p.m., “Black Bear” (2020), 6:30 p.m., and “Wander” (2020), 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Check here for more movies: arenascreen.com/calendar. Purchase tickets in advance, $40 per car. Check website for rules. 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. arenascreen.com
Hollywood Legion Theater – Drive-in: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Admission $65 per car and includes popcorn, one soda and one candy per passenger). Reservations online. Check the website for rules on car sizes and guidelines. American Legion Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. www.hollywoodlegiontheater.com
Santa Claus vs The Devil: The comedy duo Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (from Mystery Science Theater, and known as “The Mads”) riff on the 1959 Mexico film, 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets $10. Register in advance here: bit.ly/37jZrdb. A private YouTube link will be emailed to purchasers one hour before showtime. A portion of proceeds goes to the Friends in Need Food Shelf in Minnesota.
Museum of Latin American Art: The Long Beach art museum holds an online auction “Modern and Contemporary Latin American and Latino Fine Art,” through 11:15 a.m. Dec. 6. See the auction items and register to bid here: bit.ly/3qkWf9V. molaa.org
Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and dates in December (choose dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. Temperatures will be taken before entry. Masks are required. Hangar door will remain open for the event. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. bit.ly/3kWHgjx
Holocaust Museum LA: Dec. 8: Zingarella (Janice Mauntner Markham and Melinda West) perform “Klezmer Music Inspired by David Labkovski Art,” a virtual concert, 11 a.m. Dec. 8 ($10 donation; register in advance here: bit.ly/394om70). Ongoing: A virtual exhibit, “Recalling a Lost World: David Labkovski Brings the Stories of Sholem Aleichem to Life” (www.holocaustmuseumla.org/david-labkovski). Information about the museum here: www.holocaustmuseumla.org
Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing: “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through January (bit.ly/3of6Yl6). Although closed for now, the museum is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates and online offerings: bit.ly/3jkTq3U. theautry.org/AutryOnline
Petersen Automotive Museum: Watch on YouTube: “Ultimate Supercar Collection Tour” here: bit.ly/2HYjy7X. Online activities and education on cars for all ages: bit.ly/3fWe7mq. Although closed for now, the museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org
Concerts in Your Car: Iration, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 ($99 and up; bit.ly/3fy2Mcb). Tiered parking. Check website for details and rules. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. www.concertsinyourcar.com
Kid Koala’s Music to Draw To: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents “wintry soundscapes” from the Montreal DJ and animator Eric San (aka Kid Koala), to enhance a creative activity, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 5. All ages. Free. Live stream from Montreal. online.cap.ucla.edu/videos/kid-koala-music-to-draw-to
Israel Philharmonic Pre-Hanukkah Global Celebration: Music director Lahav Shani leads the orchestra in music by Beethoven and Hans Zimmer, with songs and words from Kenny Hamilton, Bette Midler, Ronalee Shimon and Dar Zuzovsky, 11 a.m. Dec. 6. Free/donation. Reservations here: www.afipo.org
Salastina presents Happy Hour: Solo percussionist, composer and Grammy Award winner Dame Evelyn Glennie discusses her music and performs, 10 a.m. Dec. 8 (register in advance for the Zoom event here: bit.ly/3qhpni2). Program is free. www.salastina.org/concerts
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles – @Home for the Holidays: Concert with new performances and from past “Holiday Spectacular” concerts, 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. Register to watch in advance: bit.ly/3lq6CFI
The Fatal Message: Studio City Players perform a Victorian comedy by John Kendrick Bangs, 4 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information send an email to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch on the Studio City Branch Library Facebook: www.facebook.com/StudioCityLAPL/. bit.ly/3mxyfhl
Risk! True Tales Boldly Told: Kevin Allison hosts an evening of stories by Amy Brooks, Sean David Christensen, Edith Gonzalez and Rob Penty, 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Minimum age: 17. Tickets $15. Register in advance here for show on Zoom: bit.ly/2VqJg85.
Carmen – Drive-in: Opera Santa Barbara presents a live adaptation of the Bizet opera, 2 p.m. Dec. 6 (bit.ly/2KzAvql). Tickets $79 and up. Tiered parking. Check website for details and rules. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. www.concertsinyourcar.com
Kwanzaa Celebration from the Robey Theatre Co.: The virtual event includes comedy performances by Stevie Mack, Jason Mimms and Vanja Renee, and music by Cydney Wayne Davis, Julio Hanson, Marva Smith, the Hearts on Fire Choir and young artists from the Amazing Grace Conservatory, 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $10. www.therobeytheatrecompany.org
La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin: The Latino Theater Co. presents an archival video of the holiday pageant staged at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and available to watch through Dec. 20. The play was adapted for the stage by Evelina Fernández from the mid-16th century work “The Nican Mopohua,” and with new indigenous and original music by Martin Espino and Alfredo Lopez Mondragon. Opera singer Suzanna Guzman performs the role of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Free. Watch here: www.thelatc.org
Christmas Dark and Christmas Light – Magic Performances: Magician Dan Manson presents two different aspects of Christmas with two shows. “Christmas Dark” explores tales of haunting, the sinister legend of Krampus and mysteries, 5 p.m. Dec. 12 (with Careena Fenton as “Sylvia Sceptre,” Todd Robbins and Kim Silverman). The family-friendly and interactive “Christmas Light” show, 5 p.m. Dec. 19 (with Paul Draper, Katrina Kroetch and Trigg Watson). Shows will be presented on Zoom. Tickets $35. Purchase tickets and learn more about the magicians here: www.bit.ly/332rOv4
Santasia: Whitefire Theatre presents the off-Broadway show of sketch comedy and music live, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Minimum age: 13. The show, running for 21 years in Los Angeles, is also broadcast live 7 p.m. Dec. 18; noon, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19; 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 24-25. Tickets $30. Purchase here: www.santasia.com
Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce…Pandemic!: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents a holiday-theme variety show with burlesque, film, music and other entertainments, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Registration in advance, $25. cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/taylormacpandemic
Winter Tales: Whitefire Theatre presents holiday short stories and poems, adapted and directed by Bryan Rasmussen, told as monologues in a live stream Vimeo presentation, 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Also, available to watch, 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 4 p.m. Dec. 20 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets $15.99. 818-687-8559. Purchase tickets and find how to watch here: www.whitefiretheatre.com
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