Have you recovered from your turkey coma yet? Time to get bustling into the holiday season. There are a bunch of holiday happenings around the city this week why not treat yourself and the family to a day out on the town?

November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday
Comfort of your Living Room (or office)
Take advantage of the holiday kick-off deals online and have it all shipped directly to your home or loved ones without having to camp out days in advance and sleep on the cold cement.

(credit: centertheatregroup.org)

November 27, 2012

A Christmas Carol – Twist Your Dickens

Kirk Douglas Theatre
Downtown Culver City
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Dickens’ famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of holiday hilarity! Playing now through Dec. 30.

(credit: LACMA)

November 28, 2012

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Art of the Americas Building
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for “Look” magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s.

(credit: axs.com)

November 29, 2012

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 244-5500

Nothing gets me into the holiday spirit then listening to the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Catch their only stop in the Los Angeles area on their “The Lost Christmas Eve Tour.”

(credit: pasadenahistory.org)

November 30, 2012

Deja Doo Dah: You Show … We Tell
American Legion Post 280
179 N. Vinedo Ave.,
Pasadena 91107

A Doo Dah gathering extraordinaire, featuring rare parade film/video presentations interspersed with shared stories and favorite memories from the audience about Doo Dah during its 35-year history. It’s a mini-film festival…it’s a good old party…it’s time to capture the collective stories that surround the people’s parade of Pasadena!

(credit: Flappers Comedy Club)

December 1, 2012

Two Milk Minimum

Flappers Comedy Club
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502

Two Milk Minimum features a rotation of outlandish, zany and outright amazing comedy magicians, jugglers, musicians, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. Come any Saturday and enjoy a new act each week.

(credit: creatingarts.org)

December 2, 2012

The Wizard of Oz

404 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, California 90401

We all love “The Wizard of Oz” on TV but take the family along for a Sunday matinee of the amazing stage show. Kids and adults will love the feeling of being in Oz like you can’t get from your television set.

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.