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Wednesday, December 27

Donnie Darko Rescore ~ Free


SYNCHRONIZE concludes the 2006 season this month with a live DJ re-score of DONNIE DARKO. We will be showing the director's cut of Patrick Kelly's audacious cult classic debut featuring a knockout performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

CINESPACE in Hollywood
For best seating, make dinner reservations: (323) 817-3456 (Use your KCRW fringe benefit card and save 15%, excluding alcohol.)

6356 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd level Hollywood, CA 90028

From one of my fave people and fave blogs - Huster of Culture

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Thursday, December 21

Ice Skating w/ bands ~ Free

Thursday, December 21 8-10m

"Spaceland on Ice"

Ice Skating with cool indie bands!! Tonight is Los Abandoned.

Pershing Square Ice Skating Rink

532 South Olive Street


Sunday, December 17

Grand Ole Echo ~ Free

Sunday December, 17 2006
The Grand Ole Echo

MC Chris Morris, Chip Kinman (of Rank & File)w/ Pacific Coast Highway; Mule; Greg DaPonte

At the Echo

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Sunday, December 10

Dave Eggers ~ Free

Sunday, Dec. 10th 6pm
Dave Eggers

New American Writing at the Hammer Museum
Dave Eggers reads from What is the What, his recent novel about a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan. Eggers is also the author of You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He lives in San Francisco


Saturday, December 9

F*ART ~ Free

Saturday, December 9 5-9pm.
A store so cool there's frost on the walls,
F*ART (the name, pronounced Eff-art, stands
for Factory Accelerated Reward Triggers)-
range of vintage gifts from the future,

They're having a series of holiday parties
where there will be groovetastic music,
video projection,an open bar, flying monkeys
and 20% off everything in the store if you
mention you heard about the party on this website.

2120 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 in the heart of Eagle Rock.


Christmas for Kids ~ Free

Saturday  December 9, 2006 11am - 2pm
Downtown’s historic Grand Central Market will hold its 16th
annual “Christmas for the Kids”, celebrating LA's children and - in the
spirit of holiday giving - invites them to participate in a day of fun and
fantasy. All children in attendance will receive a free photo with Santa Claus
and a gift bag of toys, candy and other surprises. The first 400 families of
each child will receive a booklet of Grand Central Market gift certificates,
valid at any of the Market's vendors.

Grand Central Market:
317 South Broadway, between 3rd and 4th, Broadway to Hill

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Tuesday, December 5


Tuesday December 5th 8PM

Michael Backes & Benjamin Smith and Vilhelm Christensen etc...


speculations on implicit narrative and spatial relation.

Conceptual designer Michael Backes recently completed work on Spider Man 3 and founded the American Film Institute's Digital Media Studies program.


morphologies in paraffin

Benjamin Smith and Vilhelm Christensen are students of architecture who have been working with some radical spatial experiments that break away from the current trend of computer generated effects but still derive alien and intriguing new forms.

Materials & Applications:

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Urban Pedogogy ~ Free

Tuesday Dec 5, 8pm

The Center for Urban Pedagogy does research and design about places and how they change. CUP brings artists and designers together with community-based advocates and researchers to create public education projects ranging from high school curricula and public installations to websites and TV shows .

Recent projects include an exhibition on the urbanism of Knoxville, Tennessee, historical signage for Brooklyn hip-hop clothing mecca, and an investigative curriculum about the politics of wastewater in New York City. Hosted by the LA Forum.

Mountain Bar, 473 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown.

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Monday, December 4

Wooden gifts sale

Monday December 4th from 4 - 8:30
Sale on Super cool wooden bracelets and purses
Tadd Sackville-West's designs make the perfect Holiday gift. 
Super cool simple, natural and elegant.
unisex wooden cuff bracelets and clutch purses.

Where: Kate Bayley and Tadd Sackville-West's
1419 1/2 Maltman Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (leave out the 1/2 if using mapquest)
this is right off of Sunset on Maltman near the Sunset Junction


Saturday, December 2

Make Mag 8 Launch Party

Saturday Dec 2nd at 5:30pm

Make Magazine Issue #8 Launch Party

Please join us for a very special meeting of Dorkbot SoCal to launch the new issue of MAKE magazine.

Simon Penny (Director of UCI’s Arts Computation Engineering program) will speak on integrating interaction design, space design, structure design, mechanical design, electronic design and software engineering.

(Contributing Editor to MAKE and automotive mad scientist) will be giving an epic (yet fast paced) talk on “Deep Sea Suburbs: Custom Vans, Internal Combustion Engines, Backyard Anthropology and the California Dream”.

There is a high probability of free beer and pretzels at Machine Project

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