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What We’d Do This Weekend – 12/7-12/9

What We’d Do This Weekend – 12/7-12/9

FRIDAY

Movie: West Side Story in 70mm at the Egyptian

We recommend starting your weekend at the Egyptian for a 70mm print of WSS, which was around way before Glee. Musical theater badassery at its finest starts at 7:30pm in Leonard Bernstein/Steven Sondheim wonderfulness.

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

When you’re a Jet

Music: Santa, Snow, and Live Holiday Music at Two Rodeo

Need a taste of the holidays just after work? Are you so tired of suiting up and you just want to kick back and drink some cocoa? This is Beverly Hills, so you should probably leave your suit on, but you can check out some free holiday music/shopping/Christmas decor Rodeo style as you window shop your heart out. FREE to listen to the music, but the clothes cost more money than we’ll ever know.

N. Rodeo Drive & Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Other: Eagle Rock Comedy Festival in Eagle Rock

Score some laughs in Eagle Rock this weekend at the third annual Eagle Rock Comedy Festival featuring over 175 stand-up comedians and sketch groups. There are oh so many shows to choose from, so grab a beer or just go old school and feel like you’re in a Colorado coffee shop sipping a chai and hearing some jokes from local comics, mostly for FREE!

Here’s a line-up, but not the kind outside of Greystone Manor

SATURDAY

Movie: Quartet, Dustin Hoffman in Person at the Landmark

This weekend you can see Dustin Hoffman  (and his directorial debut about ageing) at the Nuart. We know you’re all like “where’s Betty White for this business,” but an elderly diva opera singer sounds pretty appropriate for the holidays after a few Mistletoe martinis. You’ll want to catch the 7:20pm show, because Dustin will be around for a Q & A afterwards (and please, no Mrs. Robinson jokes, guys). Tickets will cost you thirteen dollars.

The new Mrs. Robinson*

*Alright. Just one.

10850 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Music: Futra One Year Anniversary at Undisclosed Gallery

Nothing says Saturday night like a music and art brand’s one year anniversary at an undisclosed downtown location. Ok, we confess, we’ll go anywhere with an undisclosed downtown location. This weekend, the “multimedia experience” Futra will be hosting their one year celebration in a place where all types of arts collide including music, artists, designers, visuals, and performance art. Yep, performance art. $10 with RSVP gets you an open bar from 8pm-10pm so get there early and consider it happy hour.

RSVP and stuff

We couldn’t even tell you where this one will be. Probably a warehouse somewhere.

Other: Marina Del Rey Boat Parade in Marina Del Rey

This weekend is filled with fireworks and boat parades galore, but Marina Del Rey is bound to be a sparkling good time that’s only a hop skip and a jump away from LA. If you think the boats in MDR are dreamy on their own, just imagine them draped in Christmas lights and gaudy holiday decor as you find yourself dreaming of a White Christmas amongst the backdrop of palm trees. The fireworks commence the parade at 5:55pm, and it’s totally and completely FREE.

Here’s where it all goes down

SUNDAY

Movie: Home Alone at Electric Dust Drive-In

DTLA’s new drive-in addition (or rather, swap) is screening Home Alone on Sunday night as a way to ease you into the constant weekend that is Christmas vacation (or Christmas month … Does anyone really work in December?). Enjoy a steamy hot cocoa, or Yoo-hoo if that’s your style, amidst the twinkling lights of downtown as you watch everyone’s favorite little Party Monster try to escape some wildly inadequate burglars, all in the spirit of whatever holiday it is you celebrate. Movie starts at 7:30pm, and you can park or sit on the fake grass.

Hope you like a Mac

240 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Music: Live Score Set to The Cabinet of Dr. Calgiri at Pehrspace

This Saturday night, we don’t really know what to expect over at Pehrspace. All we can gather is that Ezra Buchla and members of Dream Panther are going to score the fantastic 1920 German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Calgiri right before your eyes. The screening and live scoring begin at 8pm, doors are $5.

325 Glendale Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90026

Other: Renegade Craft Fair in Historic Park

Something about the word “renegade” drives us wild, and when thrown into mix with the word “crafts”, we’re just about as excited as the Sunday morning brunch crowd anywhere on Third Street. If you mixed last weekend’s installment of Unique LA, never fear. If you’re the DIY, Etsy type that loves giving out handcrafted holiday gifts or you’re just sick and tired of getting last pick at TJ Maxx Home Goods and World Market, then you’re just in luck. Indie crafters, hands-on workshops, sweet and savory eats, a free to use photobooth, and an animal rescue booth will get you just in the right mood to fork out the cash. Runs from 10am-5pm and it’s free entry! Because renegades don’t pay for stuff. Or you. When you’re renegading.

1245 N Spring St  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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