Lifestyle

You GOTTA do these 11 things in LA this month

Published On 12/01/2014 Published On 12/01/2014
Scott Tomaino
Illuminocean

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Dec 2-Jan 4

Illuminocean This sweet-sounding, triptastic event is in its first year and basically takes up the entire bay in Dana Point with 22 gargantuan, ocean-themed light sculptures made of 500,000+ LED lights that you can look at with... 3D glasses.

Dana Point Harbor

Illuminocean Dana Point Harbor This sweet-sounding, triptastic event is in its first year and basically takes up the entire bay in Dana Point with 22 gargantuan, ocean-themed light sculptures made of 500,000+ LED lights that you can look at with... 3D glasses.

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Event

Location

Dec 2 Tue

Sopra at Sotto One of LA's best Italian restos has a holiday-themed Northern Italian feast for $65, with NINE courses -- including meat-and-cheese tortellini and Muscovy duck breast.

Sotto

Sopra at Sotto Sotto One of LA's best Italian restos has a holiday-themed Northern Italian feast for $65, with NINE courses -- including meat-and-cheese tortellini and Muscovy duck breast.

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Event

Location

Dec 3 Wed

Rats Ruin Runyon This new punk-rock aerobic dance night (yep!) at one of LA's best new bars features music from CBGB's best (Ramones/Talking Heads/etc.), plus a sloppy "midnight jog", wherein "people are encouraged to show up in workout clothes and jog around the venue at midnight".

Golden Box

Rats Ruin Runyon Golden Box This new punk-rock aerobic dance night (yep!) at one of LA's best new bars features music from CBGB's best (Ramones/Talking Heads/etc.), plus a sloppy "midnight jog", wherein "people are encouraged to show up in workout clothes and jog around the venue at midnight".

Bitchcraft Trading Post

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Event

Location

Dec 6 Sat

Bitchcraft Trading Post At some point you'll have to spend money on gifts this year; might as well spent it on some sweet local wares, from skull jewelry to silly tees. And drinks. There will be drinks.

Bedrock Studios

Bitchcraft Trading Post Bedrock Studios At some point you'll have to spend money on gifts this year; might as well spent it on some sweet local wares, from skull jewelry to silly tees. And drinks. There will be drinks.

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Event

Location

Dec 10 Wed

Cliff's Edge whole lamb dinner Look at this cute lamb! Can't wait to eat it? Good, 'cause Cliff's Edge has four courses of Mary's favorite little animal, plus wine pairings, for $65.

Cliff's Edge

Cliff's Edge whole lamb dinner Cliff's Edge Look at this cute lamb! Can't wait to eat it? Good, 'cause Cliff's Edge has four courses of Mary's favorite little animal, plus wine pairings, for $65.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 11 Thu

LA Zoo Lights Though the event's running through January, today's the last day for discount tickets for this trippy laser-and-3D-light show, taking over the LA Zoo all month.

LA Zoo

LA Zoo Lights LA Zoo Though the event's running through January, today's the last day for discount tickets for this trippy laser-and-3D-light show, taking over the LA Zoo all month.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

Virtual Reality LA Dudes who develop VR tech show off new gadgets at this occasionally open-to-the-public event -- in other words, if you want your Oculus Rif'd, you should be there. Whatever that means.

House of Moves

Virtual Reality LA House of Moves Dudes who develop VR tech show off new gadgets at this occasionally open-to-the-public event -- in other words, if you want your Oculus Rif'd, you should be there. Whatever that means.

Scott Tomaino

Date

Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

Knokxperience Jingle Bell Knox Wrestling Wanna see huge dudes dressed as ninjas wrestling each other? Yep. Yep you do.

Hollywood Sports Park

Knokxperience Jingle Bell Knox Wrestling Hollywood Sports Park Wanna see huge dudes dressed as ninjas wrestling each other? Yep. Yep you do.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

King of the Smoker "The world's largest elite barbecuing competition". Read that again. Book tickets.

La Quinta Resort & Club

King of the Smoker La Quinta Resort & Club "The world's largest elite barbecuing competition". Read that again. Book tickets.

Tatiana Gerusova

Date

Event

Location

Dec 18 Thu

Penthouse Wanna hang with this lady while she disrobes, AND get comedy from Anthony Jeselnik and more? You do? Go to here.

Comedy Store

Penthouse Comedy Store Wanna hang with this lady while she disrobes, AND get comedy from Anthony Jeselnik and more? You do? Go to here.

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Event

Location

Dec 18 Thu

Beachwood BBQ 8th Anniversary Dinner (and beer launch) Now that it's old enough to stop holding up fingers and saying "this many" (that's what 7-year-olds do, right?), Beachwood is dropping a brand-new double IPA and doing a special exotic game dinner.

Beachwood BBQ

Beachwood BBQ 8th Anniversary Dinner (and beer launch) Beachwood BBQ Now that it's old enough to stop holding up fingers and saying "this many" (that's what 7-year-olds do, right?), Beachwood is dropping a brand-new double IPA and doing a special exotic game dinner.