December Culture Calendar 2010

Find out what's going on during the most wonderful time of the year.

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1ST: Project Angel Food's Divine Design Gala Awards Dinner
A premiere shopping, cocktails and dinner show event with all proceeds benefitting Project Angel Food's mission to nourish the body and spirit of those affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
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2ND: Ski Dazzle - The Los Angeles Ski Show & Snowboard Expo
More than 275 exhibitor and sponsor booths showcasing everything ski & snowboard. You also get a free lift ticket, resort show specials, entertainment, prizes and a ton of on-sale gear. Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 2010, for $18.
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3RD: The Pomona Harvest Festival
Three days of fun, food, entertainment and one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts. There'll be hundreds of artisans selling eye-catching jewelry, glassware, ceramics, clothing, photography, specialty foods, home decor and much more. Dec. 3-5.
4TH: Long Beach Parade of 1000 Lights
At 7 p.m. enjoy this incredible floating parade themed "Eat, Drink & Be Merry". Try to arrive super early with reservations to a shoreline restaurant to do just that.
5TH: KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2010
This annual concert always features the top music acts of the year. It's extremely hard to get tickets. Locals usually win tickets through various KIISFM website games and radio contest.
6TH: Downtown on Ice
Nov. 18 - Jan. 17 @ Pershing Square in Downtown LA
This LA classic outdoor skating rink is $6 a session, $2 to rent and open till 10 p.m. The facility boasts a medley of FREE holiday events.
7TH: Mrs. Scrooge
This high-energy interactive re-telling of Dickens's Christmas Carol is a great twist on the holidays. Expect a very spoiled Mrs. Scrooge, mischievous angels and grumpy Christmas ghosts. Tickets are $15.
8TH: CHILL @ the W Los Angeles
Just a sexy place to skate and even relax on lounge chairs while sipping on specialty winter cocktails. Enjoy warm comfort foods and event specials.
9TH: Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Get a large helping of the holiday fuzzy feeling. This premium musical offers you the full story of Christmas from Santa to baby Jesus. The sets, costumes, dancing and effects are worth every penny. $35-$89 admission.
10TH: Holiday Walk On The Avenues - West Hollywood
More than 300 high-end interior design showrooms, art galleries, fashion boutiques, specialty shops and food. Celebrate the season with a festive fusion of glamour, gifts and a good dose of holiday cheer. Dec. 10-11.
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11TH: 2010 Holiday Boat Parade - A Rock'n Roll Christmas
This parade is a classic Marina del Rey salute to the holidays. Enjoy a night of holiday fun with morning DJ Larry Morgan as Grand Marshal. You will get fireworks and a lot of inventive boat designs with several judging categories.

12TH: Charles Phoenix's Retro Holiday Slide Show
Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined and drank during the holidays in the '50s and '60s. Imagine a classic living room slide show supercharged into a laugh-out-loud extravaganza.
13TH: Michael Bublé @ The Staples Center
Michael's Crazy Love Tour will be his biggest and most exciting tour to date. His stage show is propelled by a string of smash hits including Home, Everything and his current single Haven't Met You Yet.
14TH: Cinderella, A Modern Musical Extravaganza
In the style of the outrageous British holiday pantos, the Lythgoe Family brings this wild, wacky and interactive holiday event to El Portal Theatre.
15TH: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor. This huge boat parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights. Also enjoy fireworks, food, live entertainment, dancing and auctions.
16TH: Dick Van Dyke Step in Time! A Musical Memoir
Showbiz icon Dick Van Dyke appears onstage in the intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Enjoy this musical memoir highlighting the artists truly scrumptious six-decades in the entertainment industry.
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17TH: Holiday Organ Spectacular
The beauty and majesty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ cast a cheerful glow on an eclectic program of holiday music. American organist David Higgs and friends will lift your spirits with this joyful performance.
18TH: The Gay Men's Chorus of LA Presents Comfort & Joy
This premium holiday musical hosts holiday spirit with a broad spectrum of classical and pop selections. Some 150 choristers, resplendent in holiday finery, do Santa proud with a bundle of beloved seasonal works.
19TH: Nutcracker Dinner & Auction Celebration
Enjoy the classic Nutcracker musical by South Bay Ballet along with a dinner menu from renowned owner and chef of the Depot, Michael Shafer. Watch the show, eat the food and even bid on exciting auction items.
20TH: Go Tell It on the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama
The four-time Grammy-winning gospel legends return to belt out Christmas classics and more. Their rousing and spiritual renditions of carols, hymns and pop standards take audiences to a higher place…Hallelujah!
21ST: Holiday Caroling @ Pershing Square
Come sing along with LA locals for a night of holiday cheer and ice skating.
22ST: Long Beach Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
You can't get enough of this play during the holiday season. Watch this epic version with a full symphony orchestra. Dec. 22-23. Tickets range from $20-$85.
23ST: Rock With You! The King of Pop's Latin Side
So...yeah Latin style Michael Jackson. A great escape if you are close to holiday-themed event overload.
24TH: Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration 2010
This music and dance extravaganza is L.A.'s biggest holiday show. Show up live or enjoy it from home on KCET-TV, or KPFK 90.7 FM.
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25TH: L.A. Lakers vs. Miami Heat
This huge match-up features the Miami Heat "big three" factor comprised of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. No matter how popular Heat talent may be, our LA Lakers lead by MVP Kobe Bryant is the team to beat.
26TH: The First Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event
Get over all the holiday festive events and see classic cartoons favorites such as Mickey, Bugs Bunny, Superman, Daffy Duck and a few you may never have heard of.
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27TH: George Lopez Live - Vivo
Enjoy funny-man George Lopez as he takes a trip off camera and on stage. Tickets are from $39 to $80 and show times are Dec. 26, 27 & 29.
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28TH: Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood
Now a part of the LA tradition, Grinchmas is a great place to visit on those off holidays between Christmas and New Years. Enjoy surprise celebrity readings of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now apart of the LA tradition, Grinchmas is a great place to visit on those off holidays between Christmas and New Years. Enjoy surprise celebrity readings of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
29TH: JM Barrie's Peter Pan - Extended till Jan. 2
This spectacular stage production of the classic fairy-tale features 22 actors, stunning puppets, epic music and dazzling flying sequences surrounded by the world's first 360-degree video projection for live theater.

30TH: War @ the Grove of Anaheim
The soul and funk sounds of WAR return to Cali for a unique dinner and show. This laid-back Cali band has produced the popular hits “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “The Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”. The soul and funk sounds of WAR returns to Cali for a unique dinner and show. This laid back Cali band has produced the popular hits “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “The Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”.

31ST: Wonderland New Years Eve 2011
This Alice-in-Wonderland-themed celebration has put a sexy spin on an epic tale. Enjoy dancing, fantasy cocktails, chess-piece shaped bushes, "looking glass" walls and wildly inaccurate clocks.
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