Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA
Dec. 4 Gloria Steinem and Jill Soloway in Conversation. Dec. 6-11 Forced Entertainment: Complete Works Table Top Shakespeare (see website for lineup). Royce Hall, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, 310.825.2101, cap.ucla.edu
Dec. 1 Louis C.K. Dec. 3 TEDxLA. Dec. 10-11 Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Dec. 16-17 Joe Bonamassa. Dec. 23-24 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Dec. 30 Straight No Chaser. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.308.6300.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Dec. 2-4 L.A. Opera, Wonderful Town, by Leonard Bernstein, conductor Grant Gershon. Dec. 16-17 Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, starring Raven Symone, Tichina Arnold, original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval. Dec. 24 57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.0711.
Dec. 6 Maxwell and Mary J. Blige. Dec. 10-11 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2016. Dec. 18 Stevie Nicks with special guest Pretenders. 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 310.330.7300.
Dec. 1 The Game Awards 2016. Dec. 4 El Komander. Dec. 6 Netflix Presents Here Comes the Funny Tour, featuring Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Norm Macdonald, Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows. Dec. 10 Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2 Featuring Snoop Dogg and Friends. Dec. 17 The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Dec. 18 Ehsan Khaje Amiri. Dec. 30 Gabriel Iglesias. 777 Chick Hearn Court, downtown, 213.763.6020.
Dec. 2 Jingle Ball, featuring Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Diplo, Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham and Daya, plus a special guest appearance by Niall Horan. 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.742.7100.
Theatre at Ace Hotel
Dec. 1-2 An Evening With Gary Clark Jr. Dec. 9-10L.A. Dance Project. Dec. 11 A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, featuring Jackson Browne, Maria Muldaur, JD Souther, David Lindley, Grace Potter, Dawes, I’m With Her, Gaby Moreno and more. Dec. 16 Seu Jorge The Life Aquatic/A Tribute to David Bowie. Dec. 17 The Thrilling Adventure Hour Holiday Funaround, featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps and more. 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 3-4 Loudon Wainwright III. Dec. 8-10 Sandra Bernhard. Dec. 11 Rumer Willis.Dec. 13 Rebecca Spencer. Dec. 14 Melinda Sullivan. Dec. 15 Cameron Esposito. Dec. 16 Rita Wilson. Dec. 17 Kerrigan-Lowdermilk & Friends. Dec. 18 Chamber Messiah. Dec. 20-21 Megan Hilty. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dec. 1-4 Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, pianist Daniil Trifonov.Dec. 3 Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite Featuring Barak Ballet, L.A. Philharmonic. Dec. 5 China Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Long Yu, pianist Serena Wang. Dec. 8-11 Dudamel Conducts Haydn’s Creation, featuring L.A. Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale. Dec. 15, 17 Handel’sMessiah, featuring L.A. Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Labadie, soprano Karina Gauvin, La Chapelle de Québec. Dec. 16, 18 Adams @ 70: El Niño, featuring L.A. Philharmonic, conductor Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Dec. 17Holiday Sing-Along. Dec. 20 A Chanticleer Christmas. Dec. 21 Sweet Honey in the Rock. Dec. 22 Swinging Christmas With the Arturo Sandoval Big Band. Dec. 23 White Christmas Sing-Along. Dec. 31New Year’s Eve With Pink Martini. 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000.