Verdugo Mountains

Sierra Club Los Angeles – Verdugo Hills Hike

Join the Sierra Club for a post-Thanksgiving Day hike in the Verdugo Mountains. Two hiking routes include a 4 mile hike from Lanark Street or a 2 mile hike from Stough Canyon. More

John Rabe

Marsh Park

Play the LA River - River Life

Discover which animals call the L.A. River home during this brief walk with a National Park ranger. The event is free and open to all ages. More


Rashaun Mitchell and Stephin Merritt: "Performance"

The choreography of former Merce Cunningham dancer Rashaun Mitchell meets the musical stylings of Magnetic Fields singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt in a space of liquid luminosity—a visual design created by installation artist Ali Naschke-Messing with lighting design by Davison Scandrett. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Brad Mehldau Trio & The Bad Plus

Double trios delight when jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, join the audacious Bad Plus for an evening of innovative jazz and indie rock improvisational music. More

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, producer and host of NPR’s This American Life, makes a jubilant return to Long Beach for his inventive "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host," a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, "have no business being together - dance and radio. More

East West Players


Yuko is the Top Star of the Takarazuka, an all-female Japanese performance troupe, that has put on lavishly staged spectacles for decades. Facing retirement, Yuko begins to be haunted by the ghost of a former top star. More

Skirball Cultural Center

Kimberly Truhler—The History of Fashion in Film Noir

You can join Kimberly Truhler—historian, educator, and founder of GlamAmor, a website dedicated to preserving the history of fashion in film—for an illustrated lecture on the evolution of fashion in America and in the genre of film noir as innovated by some of Hollywood’s greatest designers. More

Hollywood Lutheran Church

The Winds of Winter

This year’s concert from Metropolitan Master Chorale will feature songs celebrating the holiday season with jazz overtones and diverse arrangements in a program that balances spiritual and secular works. More

Rick Spaulding

Soka Performing Arts Center

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cantus and Theater Latté Da present "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914. More

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

A President Resigns: Richard Nixon and the End of an Era

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum will host a symposium on President Nixon’s decision to resign from office 40 ears ago. The resignation signified the transition from the turbulence of the 1960s and early 1970s, exemplified by protests on college campuses, the draft and the Vietnam War, toward a calmer period. A panel of historians will discuss the resignation – how it happened, why Nixon made that difficult decision, and how it affected the Presidency, our nation, and our world. More