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Sunday, December 25

March of the Penguins ~ Free

Sunday, December 25th 1:30pm
March of the Penguins
Sunday, December 25, 1:30 p.m.
Free. No reservations necessary
Limited seating
Every March, in Antarctica, emperor penguins begin a treacherous journey to start a family. In a remarkable labor of love and for the survival of the species, they travel hundreds of miles by foot, facing the harshest conditions on earth. This documentary, directed by Luc Jacquet and narrated by Morgan Freeman, chronicles this epic quest. Rated G. (2005, 80 min.)

Skirball Center

Saturday, December 24

7th & Fig ~ Free

Saturday, December 24th
Free Pictures With Santa - Every Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, Noon-2pm
Music with Gregg Young (Steel Drum) 12-2pm
Make (Faux) Stained Glass
7th & Fig

Wednesday, December 14

Free Bee Balm

• For a free sample of Original Bee Balm ointment for hands, body, and lips, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Vermont Bee Balm Company 1181 Guy Lot Road Craftsbury, Vermont 05826. They’re a small, family-run company, so maybe send them something nice in return. (Not bees.)
via [Consumerist]

Tuesday, December 13

Guy in a Dead Room ~ Free

Tues, Dec. 13th 7pm
“Once You Put a Dead Guy in the Room You Can Talk about Anything”
Allan Ball, creator of the HBO series “Six Feet Under,” and Lynch—poet, essayist and Michigan funeral director—discuss life, death, and letting go.
LA Central Library Downtown

Casanova ~ Free

Tuesday, Dec. 13th 7:30PM

The legendary Casanova meets his match in the alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca, who does the one thing never thought possible: Refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises & scheming ruses, he gets ever closer to her, but is playing a most dangerous game- one that will risk not only his life & reputation, but his only chance at true passion. Dir: Lasse Halstrom
Variety Screenings at the Arclight

It's a Wonderful Life ~ Free

Tuesday, December 13, 8:30 pm


at the Mountain Bar in Chinatown
For further information and suggestions contact James Rojas @ or (213) 892-0918

Monday, December 12

Free walks in LA

Walking LA: 36 Walking Tours Exploring Stairways, Streets and Buildings You Never Knew Existed is a Los Angeles guidebook geared toward native Angelenos. Written by Chill Out LA founder and editor Erin Mahoney.
Each walking route includes detailed directions, photos, maps, Los Angeles attractions, and even estimated burned calorie counts, along with informative and occasionally irreverent commentary.

Frank Sinatra night ~ Free

Monday, Dec. 12 9PM till 2AM

The CULT of 8 club - Sinatra Night
Strict dress code: Ladies, get dolled up, Guys, no one admitted without a suit and tie! Special surprise guests read from Sinatra's recent biography The Life. Music- Sinatra all night
Bringing culture back to Hollywood. Every week we will have guest authors speak, book signings, and the best music from the last 70 years or so. No cover. All ages 21 to 81 welcome.

Every Monday at the Spider Club
1735 N. Vine St.

Friday, December 9

Friday off the 405 ~ Free

Friday, Dec. 9th 6-9pm
Fridays off the 405 features free live music and a cash bar
Rumbankete fills the Cafe with sounds of salsa..
Sensational salsa instructor Alessandro Sol kicks off the night with a group dance lesson at 6:00 p.m.
At the Getty

Cultural Department Store ~ Free

Paper Magazine presents a five-day cultural department store
Noon: Goth-letics with Kembra Pfahler
Daily art exhibit: Jeffrey Rugh
1:30 p.m.: Chrysler Tailgate Party with fashion, musical performances, grilling, beer and celebrity badminton
3:30 p.m.: Teatime with Mr. Mickey and friends
Fashion: Ashley Paige, Henry Duarte
6 p.m.: Happy Hour
Party 8 p.m. - midnight: Hodgepodge Collage with DJs Alexis Rivera and Jauretsi. Performances by Los Super Elegantes, the Sweet Things and Mickey Champion, plus Fashion Wrestling and more surprises!
at ACME 7018 Melrose Ave. (at La Brea)

Wednesday, December 7

Thieves of Baghdad ~ Free

Wed. Dec. 7th 7pm
Thieves of Baghdad
Matthew Bogdanos is a U.S. Marine Colonel and a New York City homicide prosecutor. Recalled to active duty on September 11, Bogdanos searched for terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. After the looting of the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad, Bogdanos directed the investigation of the theft and destruction. Some 5,000 artifacts, including many priceless works in the collection, have been recovered under his supervision.
He reads from his book at the Hammer Museum

Tuesday, December 6

Marjorie in the afternoon ~ Free

Tuesday, December 6, 1:30 p.m.
Starry-eyed Marjorie (Natalie Wood) falls for struggling playwright Noel (Gene Kelly), but her traditional Jewish family doesn't approve. When Broadway deals a blow to Noel's career, it may mean the end of Marjorie's hope for their future. Directed by Irving Rapper. (1958, 128 min.)

Skirball Cultural Center

Jonathan Adler ~ Free

Wed. Dec. 6th 7:00 PM
Jonathan Adler presents and signs My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living Part portrait of the artist as a young decorator, part call to armchairs, Adler's much-anticipated literary debut is spirited, provocative, and, ultimately, inspiring
at Book Soup

Monday, December 5

Woody Allen's "Matchpoint" ~ Free

THU 12/8 7:00PM
Variety Screening of Match Point

Q&A with: Woody Allen, Scarlet Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer

Thanks to Blogging LA
at the Arclight Theater

Sunday, December 4

Part Time Punks ~ Free

Sun., Dec. 4th 10pm
Part Time Punks
DJs Michael Stock and Benjamin White spin Post-Punk, Mutant Disco and Indie 80s/90s.
Ben returns from tour to do a night of ALL COVERS!!!
at the Echo

M&A Holiday Party

Sunday, December . 4 . 2005 @ 2pm - 6pm

M&A Holiday Party
1619 Silver Lake Blvd.
The overwhelming success of the Ball-Nogues installation at M&A, Maximillian's Schell, has prompted M&A to extend the show through the end of the year.
Come enjoy warm cider or a cold holiday beer made just for this event from a local microbrewery. The beer is being crafted by Ruthless Brewing (Jonny Lieberman and Nick Salerno). They created the beer for the opening of Max's Schell and it was so delicious that we begged them to make us some more!

Friday, December 2

Norton Simon museum ~ Free

Fri, Dec. 2nd 6-9pm
First Friday nights of the month at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena are free. See rare etchings by Rembrandt and Goya, a comprehensive collection of Picasso graphics, Kandinksy, Klee, Van Gogh, Degas - this is a great museum if you have never been.

Thursday, December 1

Call in sick Friday ~ Free

Thurs, Dec. 1st 8:30
Call In Sick Fridays is a Monthly concert series put on by Pillow Fight Club and the band Pillow Of Wrongness.
Features one or two burlesque dance performances, and screenings of short independent films.
There are cheap drink specials all night as well. The band also buys drinks for the first 20 people in the door!
at The Gig

"The Passion of Sister Rose" ~ Free

Thurs, Dec. 1st, 7pm
Screening of Oren Jacoby’s award-winning documentary about Sister Rose Thering, a nun who has made the battle against anti-Semitism her life’s work. Discussion with the filmmaker.
LA Central Library

Chris LoPrete ~ Free

Thursday, December 1st, 8:00pm
"You're From Philly, Charlie Brown!" An underdog is just another name for a loser. A one man show written and performed by Chris Loprete

"Brilliantly timed...Funny and thoughtful from the first inning to the
ninth." -Philadelphia Inquirer

The Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson 6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Free Show but reservations required RSVP: 323-960-5519

Jimmy Eat World ~ Free

Thursday, Dec 1, 2005 - 6:30 pm
Jimmy Eat World
This year's Conquest! celebration will feature platinum-selling artists JIMMY EAT WORLD. Hailing from Arizona, Jimmy Eat World has been a staple of both rock and top40 radio in recent years. Don't miss out! Conquest will also feature a bonfire, appearances by the senior football players, the Spirit of Troy, the USC Song Girls, dance groups, the In-N-Out truck, surprise guests, and much more!
USC McCarthy Quad