1st Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl
When: 5pm Saturday Dec 19
Price: Donation of one non-perishable food item per person
Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sunset Strip Tweet Crawl 3
When: 6:30p Friday, December 18 starting at The Standard, Hollywood
Breakfast with Santa
When: 10a & noon Saturday, Dec 19 and Sunday, Dec 20 at The Music Center,
$45 adults and $15 kids
10a &11:30a Sunday Dec 20 at Pentimento at LACMA – price isa la carte.
Patina Group provides the food, Santa provides the cheer. The kids will love this annual Christmas tradition featuring buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, waffles, and Yukon Gold breakfast potatoes. There will also be cookie decorating and storytelling sessions for participants.http://www.patinagroup.com/west/breakfastwithsanta/
Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show
When: 2p Sunday Dec 20
Price: $25 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
With his massive collection of found Kodachrome slides, the humorist reveals how Americans of the 1950s and ’60s celebrated the holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s Eve and everything in between.
The Science of Gingerbread
When: Daily 10a to 5p (Nov 23 – Jan 04)
Price: $9.95 children ages 3-17; $12.95 adults
2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
How many gumdrops can a frosted cookie hold? Why do some recipes call for baking powder instead of baking soda? Find out at Discovery Science Center’s The Science of Gingerbread exhibition, featuring hands-on kitchen science activities, decorating demonstrations and award-winning gingerbread houses on display. In addition to the exhibition, there are special weekend activities during December.
What Jews do on Christmas?
Monday, December 14, 2009
This time of year is always a bit bitter for me – the Christmas lights, the Christmas tress, ham, and the music – the F-ing music!!! None of which brings back any childhood memories as I never participated in any of those traditions… What don’t people get about not everyone celebrating Christmas?!? Okay, now that I got that out – I will try to put my bitterness away…till next year.