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Calendar, Archive Celebration of Dance

Celebration of Dance

The Dizzy Feet Foundation and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance call on America to bust a move at this year's National Dance Day, happening locally as part of the official opening of downtown's Grand Park. Learn two routines in advance (online at dizzyfeetfoundation.org), then get in step with...…
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Calendar, Archive Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty

Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty

Free screening followed by a panel discussion with Hawaiian activist Leon Siu, the film's director Catherine Bauknight, and editor in chief of Truthdig, Robert Scheer. Sat., March 31, 11 a.m., 2012...…
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Calendar, Archive Sherlock, Jr.

Sherlock, Jr.

Buster Keaton's 1924 silent film throws a daydreaming film projectionist into the action onscreen, and hilarity, as they say, ensues. Keaton is a wannabe detective, framed for theft by a mustachioed villain who has eyes for Keaton's paramour. All it takes is a quick nap in the projection booth to...…
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Calendar, Archive Raphael's Valentine's Celebration

Raphael's Valentine's Celebration

Chef Adam Horton (formerly of Saddle Peak Lodge) serves up an "aphrodisiac-inspired" prix-fixe menu for young lovers: celery root soup with winter truffle, roasted apple salad with blue cheese or lightly poached oysters with champagne cream; butter poached Maine lobster with sunchoke, fennel and black garlic, sweet potato agnolotti with...…
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Calendar, Archive Queen of Hearts Valentine's Ball

Queen of Hearts Valentine's Ball

A very steampunk Valentine's Day, with "style, decadence and intrigue" from eras gone by. Plus music by The Queen of Hearts All-Star Band and DJ Daisy O'Dell. Tue., Feb. 14, 7 p.m., 2012...…
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Calendar, Archive Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Love is in the air in Blake Edwards' 1961 romantic comedy, adapted from Truman Capote's best-seller. George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn star, to the tune of Henry Mancini's score ("Moon River"). Tue., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2012...…
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Calendar, Archive White Wonderland: New Year's Eve Gala

White Wonderland: New Year's Eve Gala

Dance away the year that was in the company of Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Dada Life and Trent Cantrelle (Sat., Dec. 31), and Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold and Tara Brooks (Sun., Jan. 1). VIP viewing decks and private bars available. Sat., Dec. 31, 7...…
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Calendar, Archive Cleopatra's 2nd Annual 2012 New Year's Eve Ball

Cleopatra's 2nd Annual 2012 New Year's Eve Ball

Count down the final hours of 2011 in the Egyptian Theater's outdoor courtyard, alongside Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, and in three rooms with two dance floors, complete with open bar, DJs, and sexy go-go dancers. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 2011...…
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Calendar, Archive The Annual All-New One-Time-Only New Year's Eve Revue

The Annual All-New One-Time-Only New Year's Eve Revue

Song, dance, and comedy from 50 years of Santa Monica Playhouse productions. Admission includes a complimentary buffet, champagne, party hats, tiaras, leis and noisemakers, and a chance at prizes. The early show at 6 p.m. is for families with kids; the 9:30 p.m. show counts down the New Year. Sat.,...…
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Calendar, Archive New Year's Eve Aboard the Queen Mary

New Year's Eve Aboard the Queen Mary

What says New Year's Eve to you? If it's dueling pianos, cover bands, and a "fireworks spectacular," then board the Queen Mary for a night to remember. $99 includes seven parties and 10 bands; packages $161 & up also include dinner. Fireworks are free! Sat., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., 2011...…
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Calendar, Archive Vivid New Year's Eve 2012

Vivid New Year's Eve 2012

The official Vivid Entertainment New Year's Eve party, with Mark Lewis, Armen, Anthony Shah, Angeline, Blackliquid and Gago spinning house and progressive, plus an outdoor tent of mashups and hip-hop by DJ Sklyler. Porn stars, too! Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 2011...…
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Calendar, Archive Pure Improv: Holiday Edition

Pure Improv: Holiday Edition

A holiday spin on traditional improv games, presented by Improvatorium and Combined Artform. Patrick Bristow (The Groundlings, Ellen) directs a rotating cast that includes Grant Baciocco, Kevin Berntson, Gareth Berrow, Potsch Boyd, Brian Clark, Jayne Entwistle, Peggy Etra, Alison Mork, Carrie Seim, Chris Sheets, Henry Watkins and Vanessa Whitney. Ho!...…
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Calendar, Archive Love Those BPMs

Love Those BPMs

We love boobs! So do the organizers of Beats for Boobs, a multicity breast cancer awareness event on its eighth year in San Francisco, second year in Seattle and now in L.A., coinciding with this month's ubiquitous "Think Pink" campaigns. DJs, artists and fashionistas alike share the spotlight in an...…
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Calendar, Archive Here's Tasting You, Burbank

Here's Tasting You, Burbank

Johnny Carson used to call it "beautiful downtown Burbank," and the moniker stuck so well that the Burbank Chamber of Commerce trademarked the phrase in 2007. So what's so beautiful about it? Let's start with the food: Ciao Cristina!, Chadaka Thai, Granville Cafe, North End Pizzeria, Octopus Japanese Fusion Restaurant,...…
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Calendar, Archive Bob Baker's Halloween Hoop-Dee-Do

Bob Baker's Halloween Hoop-Dee-Do

More than 100 Halloween-themed puppets, in a show that first played here in 1963. Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Starts: Oct. 1. Continues through Nov. 6, 2011...…
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Calendar, Archive Best Has-Beens

Best Has-Beens

Holy bat shark repellent! That pretty much sums up the heights of Bat-cheese that the Adam West-Burt Ward TV series Batman reached in 1966 with its movie version's crescendo of kitsch. Now you can ask the Caped Crusaders themselves what exactly was everyone thinking when the Dynamic Duo appears in...…
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Calendar, Archive Best Week Ever

Best Week Ever

I can't even begin to explain how awesome dineLA Restaurant Week is. When else can you get appetizer, entree and dessert at some of L.A.'s top restaurants at rock-bottom prices? Lunch for $22 at downtown's Water Grill: Are you kidding me? Lunch at Santa Monica's Border Grill for $16: Shut...…
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Calendar, Archive May Contain Nirvana

May Contain Nirvana

When you're offered unlimited samplings of gourmet chocolates, as happens at the Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon, you may feel the impulse to devour as much chocolate as you can in as little time as possible. That's a recipe for a massive tummy ache, so pace yourself: There's so much...…
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Calendar, Archive Tart for Tart's Sake

Tart for Tart's Sake

Whether your favorite is pecan, apple, lemon meringue or rhubarb, LACMA's A Slice of Pie is sure to satisfy. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's affaire de la tarte centers around KCRW's third annual Good Food pie contest, a judging of sweet and savory alike by a panel of...…
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Calendar, Archive So You Think You Can Eat

So You Think You Can Eat

Celebrity chefs pair wines with their gourmet creations at the Children's Bureau Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting, the second annual edition of this event benefiting the nonprofit's child-abuse prevention and treatment services. The culinary stars on scene include Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere),...…
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