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Weekend roundup

December 29 – January 1


Toast to a Roaring 20 Years

Dec. 31. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is counting down with a New Year’s Eve Ball. Wear your classiest cocktail attire and celebrate dance music vibes over a champagne toast, the taste making sounds of DJ L.I.T. Cullen on the pool deck and live performance by international pin-up darlings The Satin Dollz. Saturday, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 1700 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica. Get Tickets Now

New Year’s Eve at MAMA Shelter

Dec. 31. Come party at MAMA in the heart of Hollywood for a Disco Ball New Years Eve Party with DJs, live magic, tarot readings, burlesque dancers, a photo booth, a drag show, special prize giveaways, champagne towers, a midnight Prosecco toast, and so much more. Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 6500 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Prohibition NYE at Union Station

Dec. 31. Bringing back the excitement and glamour of the roaring twenties, Prohibition NYE returns to Union Station for its 9th year. Enjoy theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, renowned DJ Neil Frances, and an open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails. Midnight brings Prohibition NYE’s signature 60 foot ball-drop celebration. Saturday, 9 p.m – 2 a.m. 800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles. prohibitionnye.com

New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials

Send Off 2022 with Toca Madera

Dec. 31. Say goodbye to 2022 with WeHo’s Mexican steakhouse, Toca Madera. Indulge in celebration-worthy bites, signature cocktails, NYE bottle service menu and chef’s specials. There is dancing with live musicians, DJs, and fire dancers. Saturday at 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 8450 W 3rd St, Los Angeles. More information at tocamadera.com

An Enchanting Reception at The Roof

Dec. 31. With a stunning view of Los Angeles at The Roof at The West Hollywood EDITION, guests can enjoy a premium open bar and a decadent dessert station. For an elevated experience, VIP Tables will offer a seafood tower, champagne, and tableside service. A curated DJ set will run throughout the night. Saturday, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 9040 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. RSVP

London Calling at Midnight

Dec. 31. The Chap celebrates with a four-hour open bar featuring lagers, cocktails and classic British dishes and a special performance by Amy Winehouse tribute band, Dear Amy. Saturday, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 1607 Cahuenga, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

New Year’s Eve dinner at Ardor

Dec. 31. This New Year’s Eve, Ardor will be offering two specialty dinners by Michelin-Starred Chef John Fraser. The first seating will will serve a welcome cocktail before a decadent five-course prix-fixe menu for $200 a person. The later seating will offer a welcome cocktail with a lavish seven-course prix-fixe menu, a bottle of champagne and live musical entertainment for $375 a person. Reservations available 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m and 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The West Hollywood EDITION 9040 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. RSVP

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Dec. 31. At Katana’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” celebration, dine from the NYE Izakaya menu with live DJ sets and a dance floor overlooking the Sunset Strip all night long. Dinner includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $125 a person. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. RSVP

A Yangban New Year

Dec. 31. Yangban Society’s celebratory tasting menu honors the new year with special dishes like kusshi oysters with white kimchee mignonette, shima aji tostada with charred cucumber and more, plus festive champagne offerings from Krug Grande Cuvée and Billecart Salmon Brut. $85 per person. 712 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles. RSVP

Arts + Culture

New Year’s Eve with The Roots

Dec. 31. Spend New Year’s Eve with Grammy-winning Philadelphia hip-hop group and house band for The Tonight Show, The Roots. Their much-heralded, much-loved live show will be presented back-to-back at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Saturday, first show is at 7:30 p.m. and second show is at 10:30 p.m. 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Now Open. This exhibition celebrates 18th-century French decorative art as it inspired the design of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’s castle and Sleeping Beauty’s forest. More than 50 centuries-old pieces from porcelain figures to Rococo candlesticks sit alongside more contemporary, heavily French-influenced production artworks from Disney movies and theme parks. Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. More info at huntington.org

Photo credit: The Roots, LA Phil. Prohibition NYE, Prohibition Union Station. Disney Decorative Art, Huntington Library. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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