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What You’re Doing This Week: December 17

December 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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It’s true, there’s no place like home for the holidays, but with most of the kids off school for up to three weeks you have to get out of the house at some point. Happy Holidays!

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December 17, 2012

Anything Goes!

Ahmanson Theatre
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.centertheatregroup.org

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. You can’t go wrong with classic Cole Porter! Show runs through Jan. 6, 2013.

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December 18, 2012

Meet the Bloggers Holiday Party

Cross Campus
820 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-3500
More Info

Bloggers are the darlings of social media and public relations for good reason — they have defined audiences and often a lot of credibility. They help us connect with people passionate about various niches. We’ve assembled a group of these influential bloggers in niches such as Fashion, Food/Drinks, Lifestyle, Moms, Travel and More. There will also be festive networking, schmoozing, food, drinks.

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December 19, 2012

It’s a Wonderful Life

Arclight Beach Cities
831 S. Nash St.
El Segundo, CA 90245 

(310) 607-9630
www.arclightcinemas.com

Take your kids to see the greatest holiday movie ever made and see it on the big screen in the comfort of the Arclight. All his life, George Bailey (Stewart) has given up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls. One Christmas Eve, he finds himself broken and suicidal over the loss of an $8,000 loan and the machinations of the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter (Barrymore). His guardian angel, Clarence (Travers), falls to Earth, literally, and shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never been born. George meant so much to so many people; should he really throw it all away?

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December 20, 2012

Talking Friends Superstars

Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028 
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Tom, Talking Angela and Talking Ginger will perform three times beginning at 1, again at 5 and 8 p.m. Guests, passerbys and shoppers will be encouraged to join in the fun, perform on stage with the ‘cats’ and more. These are not costume character walk-abouts. Tom, Angela and Ginger are coming to life in elaborate make-up and some stylin’ threads.

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December 21, 2012

Snow Queen Ballet

Glendale Community College
 Performing Arts Theater

1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Glendale CA 91208
(818) 790-7924
snowqueenballet.com

Experience the magic of the Snow Queen, the creator of winter wind and snow. Based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, this winter-time tale can’t be missed! The “Snow Queen” is a beautiful story demonstrating that friendship, hope, integrity, persistence toward one’s goals and determination can enable anyone to overcome life’s obstacles.

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December 22, 2012

Boy Scout Troop 209 Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Sears
Town Center Mall
201 E. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91501
www.troop209.org

If the thought of wrapping gifts puts you in as much of a tizzy as it does me, the Boy Scouts have got you covered! It isn’t a “professional” wrapping job but it is better than what I could do at home.

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December 23, 2012

A Christmas Carol

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange Street
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 244-8481
www.glendalecentretheatre.com

Spend an uplifting evening this holiday season at the Centre Theatre’s presentation of their 47th annual showing of A Christmas Carol. All of Dickens’ timeless characters will fill you with the spirit of giving as Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas from four ghostly visitors. A holiday tradition for my family!

Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale-area blogger. She can be found blogging at Adrienne’s House hanging out, come on over and put your feet up.

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