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December 2-5


Holiday Market at Manhattan Village Shopping Center photo courtesy Manhattan Village Shopping Center

Holiday Market at Manhattan Village

Dec. 4. Have a jolly good time at the Manhattan Village shopping center’s holiday indoor/outdoor market. Explore a curated collection of vendors with a variety of items such as clothing, food, gifts, shoes, jewelry, home goods, sweets, beauty products and more. Check-in for the event will be at Concierge in front of the Apple store inside the shopping center; Guests will receive a map of the vendors’ locations inside the center and in the outdoor plaza. RSVP and be entered to win a gift basket full of prizes from stores in the shopping center. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. Tickets

New Moon Sound Healing (Sound Bath) with Roxie Sarhangi photo courtesy Roxie Sarhangi

New Moon Sound Healing at 1 Hotel

Dec. 4. In celebration of the new moon and solar eclipse, treat yourself to a relaxing sound healing session in the Melrose Room of 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Certified sound healer practitioner and artist Roxie Sarhangi (pictured) will lead the session to help attendees relax into the healing sounds of crystal bowls, symphonic gong, ocean drum and koshi chimes. During the event, there will also be an inspiring 108-foot by 110-foot suspended kinetic sculpture, “Dream Catcher” by Janet Echelman, on view. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., begins at 7 p.m. $35+. 8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Tickets

Giant Menorah on the Plaza photo courtesy The Original Farmers Market

Chanukah Fun at The Original Farmers Market

Dec. 5. With Chanukah coming to an end soon, the Original Farmers Market will be hosting the Chanukah Pajamikah! show with music educator Doda Mollie. Following the show will be hands-on Chanukah activities with PJ Library from 1:30-3:30 p.m. For those sticking around at the Market, make sure to stop by the plaza for the evening lighting the giant Menorah throughout Chanukah. Free and open to the public. 6333 W. Third St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com

Food + Drink

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and TableMation Studios' Le Petit Chef immersive dining experience photo courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Le Petit Chef at the Ritz-Carlton

Opens Dec. 3. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, in collaboration with TableMation Studios, presents Le Petit Chef, a 3D-animated dining experience using cutting-edge technology. Taking place in the panoramic dining room on the 24th floor of the hotel, this two-hour immersive culinary adventure welcomes guests on a multi-sensory, five-course culinary odyssey where Le Petit Chef’s real-life creations are served in unison with the animation—projected from above the tables. Reservations required. $145 per person, $35 extra for wine pairings. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.743.8800. Reservations

Agave plant photo courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

“Taste the Gardens”

Dec. 4. Experience the Desert Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in a new light through food and drink in the “Taste the Gardens” program. Learn about history and sustainability of the garden by its curator John Trager and chef instructor Maite Gomez-Rejón of Artbites, followed by an outdoor class on how to create mezcal and tequila cocktails while enjoying chips with a fresh cactus pico de gallo. Participants must be 21+. Proof of full vaccination is required. 4-6:30 p.m. $50 members, $60 non-members. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626.405.2100. huntington.org

The Bamboo Club's yakitori skewers photo courtesy Ajenda PR

Late-Night Yakitori Menu at The Bamboo Club

Now Available. Calling all night owls! Head to Long Beach’s original Tiki bar and neighborhood gem, located in the historic Zaferia District, to get a taste of its new late-night yakitori menu. Come hungry to savor bite-size marinated pieces on five different skewers, including chicken, pork belly, tenderloin, vegan belly (trumpet mushrooms, chives and yakitori sauce), and veggie. Th-Sa 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, 562.343.2534. bambooclublb.com

Arts + Culture

Kelly Berg's "Earth Awakening 2" courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery/photo credit Alan Shaffer

Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel Exhibit

Through Dec. 4. Don’t miss the final weekend of Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel at USC Fisher Museum of Art. Curated by renowned art critic Edward Goldman, the exhibition features new works by 35 artists, who call the Los Angeles area home, that celebrates the resilience of the L.A. arts community and each individual artist’s ability to adapt and thrive. (Pictured is Kelly Berg’s Earth Awakening 2). Tu-F noon-5 p.m., Sa noon-4 p.m. Free admission. 823 W. Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213.740.4561. fisher.usc.edu

Director James Wong Howe and actor John Randolph photo courtesy Hammer Museum

“Through the Lens of James Wong Howe”

Dec. 4. The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema revolved around Chinese-born American cinematographer James Wong Howe in the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. Guests can view two 35mm prints from the Archive’s collection that highlight Howe’s masterful work as he was one of the most innovative directors of photography of all time. Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination and valid photo ID is required upon entry. 7:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310.206.8013. hammer.ucla.edu

Los Angeles Ballet's "The Nutcracker" photo courtesy Los Angeles Ballet

Los Angeles Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Begins Dec. 4. Los Angeles Ballet returns to the stage month with performances of The Nutcracker beginning this Saturday and running through Dec. 26 at venues around L.A. Fans of the classic tale will be in for a surprise as this season’s production has the story set in 1912 California in a classic Spanish-style home with Mexican, Spanish and European influences. LAB will be performing at The Alex Theatre, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, UCLA Royce Hall and The Dolby Theatre. See website to purchase tickets. 310.998.7782. losangelesballet.org

Photo credits: New Moon Sound Healing courtesy Roxie Sarhangi. The Bamboo Club courtesy Ajenda PR. Kelly Berg’s “Earth Awakening 2” courtesy of the artist and Craig Krull Gallery/photo credit Alan Shaffer. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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