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Weekend roundup

December 7-10


Squid Game: The Trials

Now Open. The hit Netflix series comes to life in this 70-minute event featuring six challenges. Engage in childhood-inspired games under the watchful eye of the Front Man, including marbles, Battleship and Operation, plus series favorites like Red Light, Green Light. There is also a night market curated by Korean American deli, Yangban, authentic Squid Game merchandise and plenty of photo opportunities. Wednesday–Sunday, hours vary. 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Upper Deck Golf at Dodger Stadium

Until Dec. 10. Swing a golf club inside Dodger Stadium as you experience the thrill of hitting tee shots from the upper deck onto custom greens on the field below. The event also features a clubhouse festival complete with music, refreshments, food and various golf challenges. Thursday-Sunday, hours vary. 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles. Book Tee Time

Meet Me Under The Fig Tree

Dec. 10. The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows hosts its annual family-friendly holiday celebration under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Enjoy a performance by Grammy-winning jazz artist Bill Cunliffe and the Santa Monica High School Orchestra, photo ops with Santa, treats from local eateries FIG, The Butter End, and Fia, cookie decorating and a bounce house. Hosted by KTLA’s Wendy Burch and Eric Spillman. Sunday, 2-5 p.m. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. fairmont.com

Dinos Alive Exhibit

Now Open. The exhibition features life-size animated dinosaur replicas in a realistic Jurassic environment with over 80 life-sized models, including the t-rex and velociraptors. Guests can interact with Jurassic sea creatures in a unique virtual aquarium and other VR experiences. A special “budding experts” interactive space encourages children to explore paleontology. Starts today at 11 a.m. 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. dinosalivelosangeles.com

Food + Drinks

Moonlark’s Dinette

Now Open. The latest culinary venture by Chef Chris Pandel in The Hoxton DTLA, now offers dinner service in addition to its all-day dining options. The menu showcases a reinterpretation of classic Americana dishes, blending traditional comfort food with contemporary flavors, with dishes like grilled spare ribs and grilled chicken panzanella paired with their signature frozen espresso martini. Open daily, 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 1060 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. More Information


Now Open. A French-inspired supper club-style restaurant brings the essence of a Parisian supper club to WeHo’s nightlife. The venue offers a fresh twist on French classics with dishes such as carré d’Agneau, Chilean sea bass with Kaluga caviar and chateaubriand. Plus enjoy Parisian-style boudoir art and decor, as well as live music and house DJs. Wednesday-Saturday, starts at 6 p.m. 531 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. adktla.com

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 9 & 16. Join the festive breakfast series at Noble Bird Rotisserie, featuring Mrs. Claus, holiday friends and a special visit from Santa to each table before photo opportunities at 10 a.m. Breakfast offerings include waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, berries and beverages. Requires reservations, call 562-431-0445. Saturday, 9-10 a.m. 6460 Pacific Coast Hwy #125, Long Beach. 2ndandpch.com

Krampus Cove Pop-Up

Now Open. Lost Property Bar in Hollywood hosts a Krampus-themed event, offering a 90-minute macabre experience which includes spooky craft cocktails and interactive encounters with Krampus and his evil elves. Pop up times for this week are Thursday at 8 p.m. Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. 1704 Vine Street, Hollywood. Get Tickets Now

Festive Afternoon Tea

Dec. 9-10. The Maybourne Beverly Hills’ afternoon tea experience has been reimagined for the holidays to include sandwiches infused with seasonal flavors and sweet treats with a festive twist. You can choose from a selection of loose-leaf teas or add a touch of sparkle to the occasion with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne. Saturday-Sunday, at 2-4 p.m. 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills. Reserve Now

Arts + Culture

A Very Irish Christmas

Dec. 9. Trinity Irish Dance Company brings its distinctive blend of power and grace to The Soraya with an exclusive holiday performance. The award-winning Chicago company, led by Mark Howard, is renowned as the pioneer of progressive Irish Dance, showcasing a charismatic holiday performance noted for its precision and levity. Saturday, at 3 p.m. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge. thesoraya.org

Help Us

Dec. 9. A poignant solo exhibition by emerging Los Angeles artist Klaus Junior, is set to open at Jagarhaus Art & Design Gallery. His work delves into the complex interplay between past and present selves, offering a visual narrative of self-reinvention, featuring themes of growth, risk and self-discovery. The exhibition includes original works, smaller prints and related merchandise. Saturday, from 7-11 p.m. 1701 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.
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Dec. 8-17. LA Contemporary is hosting “Expressions,” a group exhibition featuring emerging artists from various countries including Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US. This world expo-style event celebrates diverse techniques and the pursuit of excellence in art, highlighting the fusion of technical skill and individual storytelling. Opening reception on Friday, 6-10 p.m. 170 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles. launchla.org

Photo credit: Owned by MMGY Global and ADKT. Festive Afternoon Tea by The Maybourne Beverly Hills. Abi Graham-Luke, Ali Doughty, Anna Gorman, Kelsey Parry, Michael Fleck; Trinity Irish Dance Company. Moonlark’s Dinette courtesy of Brooke Olsen. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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