Entertainment Industry Related Events December 2013

Published: Monday, November 25th, 2013



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On-going: Tommy Guns Garage Dinner Theatre

Tommy Guns Garage
2114 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois




Nov 14th – Jan 20th – There are now many outdoor ice rinks around Los Angeles, but Downtown on Ice is Southern California’s original outdoor skating rink, which appears annually right in the middle of Downtown LA.



November 28th – December 15th – Universal Studios Hollywood annual Grinchmas celebration which is a departure from the last few years.  Grinchmas is getting a makeover this year with the famous curvy tree moved to the new Universal Plaza at the center of the park, where Whos will be caroling and posing for photos with visitors. Universal Studios will be open on Christmas day.



December 2013 – Crack’em Up Thursdays` @ The Comedy Store. The 21+ Stand Up show is in The Belly Room every Thursday at 9:45 p.m. This nine-year-old event features fresh laughs from Tony Baker, DC Ervin, up-and-coming comedy stars and super stars of comedy. Hollywood, California



December 1st – The Hollywood Christmas Parade, an American tradition for over 80 years, will be telecast on local television stations nationwide throughout December. This years parade is one of the best in recent memory! From the Heart of Hollywood! Starting on Hollywood Blvd at Orange, the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange. Hollywood, California



December 1st – Josh Kun: Songs in the Kry of Los Angeles. Culled from the Southern California Sheet Music Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, this unprecedented anthology tells the story of Los Angeles through its songs. Featuring the elaborately designed covers of more than one hundred pieces of vintage sheet music, Songs in the Key of Los Angeles spans 1859 to 1959, offering a rare musical window into Southern California history from mythic Missions to infinite oranges, from rumbling railroads to romantic Ramona . . . and there’s Hollywood history, too, harmoniously noted by its music and film industries. At Book Soup in Los Angeles,California.



December 1st – TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM It’s a KWANZAA BONANZA. In keeping with the seven principles of Kwanazaa, the California African American Museum (CAAM) gathers for a special celebration in the spirit of giving, unity and community.



December 2nd – Everyday Street. Filmmaker Cheryl Dunn in person! In a heady, dense rush, showing off some of the best and most idiosyncratic NYC street photography from the last full century. Los Angeles,California.
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December 2nd – The next installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Paul F. Tompkins to Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the front row couches, mics in hand, and say whatever hilarious thing pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen. Los Angeles, California



December 2nd – IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.


December 3rd – The Hand and Footprint Ceremony for Ben Stiller will be taking place in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which is located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. @ 11 AM.
Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California.



December 4th-8th – Whistler Film Festival. Prepare to be inspired at the 13th annual Whistler Film Festival. Renowned by filmmakers and film lovers alike, the Whistler Film Festival is where artists are celebrated, audiences are inspired, and new ideas enter the cultural dialogue. British Columbia, Canada.



December 6th – 12th – Orson Welles and Cole Porter’s AROUND THE WORLD to Play New York.


London director, Ian Marshall Fisher has rediscovered the long lost play written by the unique collaboration of Orson Welles and Cole Porter, AROUND THE WORLD. This historical Welles and Porter partnership (Citizen Kane & Touch Of Evil meets Kiss Me, Kate & Anything Goes) is based on their take on Jules Verne’s Around The World in 80 Days. AROUND THE WORLD will play a series of ‘Benefit/Fundraising’ performances in London’s Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, and will be unveiled to Americans for the first time in over seventy years at New York’s Mint Theatre. Mint Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, New York. Tickets are available by calling the Mint Box Office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or go to Mint Theater



December 6th – IDA Documentary Awards.



December 6th-13th – Anchorage International Film Festival. AIFF’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain a film festival that supports new media and independent film making in Alaska and around the world while enriching cultural and entertainment opportunities for Alaskans. Anchorage, Alaska



December 6th- 14th – It’s going to be one big fat Diff. As the Dubai International Film Festival marks its 10th year this year, organizers are pulling out the big guns in the form of A-list stars and acclaimed films all coming together. Dubai



December 7th – EFA Awards. Berlin, Germany



December 7th-8th -Kick off the holiday season at the annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring the whole family FREE of charge to enjoy festive period entertainment, tours of the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, a children’s Victorian craft and a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum.‎



December 8th – BIFA Awards. London, England



December 8th – Silverlake Independent Jewish Community. A community event featuring stage performances, children’s games and crafts, gift boutiques, family portraits. Silverlake, California



December 8th-10th – Film Festival Summit in Austin, TX. IFFS provides the only annual conference & symposium for film festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festival operations. Austin, Texas



Saturday, December 14th – Community Santa Red Carpet: Toy Drive & Awards Ceremony Hosted by Eric “EZ” Zuley and Tina Michelle
Red Carpet 8:30p – 9:30p
3100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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Headline Performer singer Nayo Jones and additional performances by Laci Kay, Blue Nyle, D-Nyce, EZ, TKO, Saint Tone, Cissum, Bernice Reveles, Ryan Fitzgerald, EZ Way Angels,and the Pit BUtt Models!
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marina del rey boat parade

Deccember 14th – Marina del Rey Boat Parade. Fireworks 5:55 pm, parade 6 – 8 pm. Viewing Locations: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey Music, commentary and judging. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey View from along the channel or from one of the restaurants with a waterfront view. Marina del Rey, California



December 20th – 28th – Beverly Hills will have a public Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Hanukkah Celebration from 7:30 to 9 pm. The event will include live music, refreshments and face painting. Beverly Hills, California



Sunday, December 22nd – Community Santa Toy Give-a-way hosted by Eric “EZ” Zuley and Tina Michelle
11a – 5p
Punch TV Studios, 5907 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Includes Holiday Raffle – win a chance to be an “on air” star!
Celebrity Appearances by The Dahlz, Ochoa Boyz, Alana Lee & Laci Kay, LA Boxing Champion James Brock, the Blue Ranger Super Samurai Najee Detiege, and Latin Flavah Kids.
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December 24th – The annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration is an admission-free, three-hour seasonal music and dance show. Twenty-three performing groups from throughout L.A. County – including choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies represent the diversity of cultures across Southern California. Los Angeles, California



December 31st – Hollywood VIP Pass. Club crawls have become all the rage in Hollywood, with a single ticket getting you past the velvet rope at multiple clubs. This New Year’s Eve the concept is taking over Hollywood with VIP Club Crawl that get’s you VIP access to 4 to 6 New Year’s Eve club parties within walking distance of each other, one such is:


Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The classic theater’s courtyard will be tented and heated, and multiple indoor rooms will extend the Egyptian theme. DJs will be spinning Top 40 and hip-hop mash-ups to a giant LED light show. A balloon drop and confetti blast will mark the new year. When: 9 pm to 2 am



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