Over the Weekend: Candy Cane Lane Light Riot, Downtown on Ice, Automatico Party Cultivates Spanglish Underground, Boxing Fans Party for PacMan

If you're reading this, congratulations. It can only mean one thing -- you survived another holiday season of over-eating, over-imbibing and (probably) over-spending. So, welcome home, double-up on that espresso and let's get back to work. Somehow in the midst of our holiday haze, L.A. Weekly found ways to entertain ourselves that didn't include a drunken, Irish coffee-induced Karaoke Revolution tournament around the Xbox with Uncle Seamus. Here's what we did and who we celebrated with:

Candy Cane Lane X-mas Decoration Insanity in Woodland Hills

Over the Weekend: Candy Cane Lane Light Riot, Downtown on Ice, Automatico Party Cultivates Spanglish Underground, Boxing Fans Party for PacMan
'Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the hood, people were

driving super slowly, but this was pretty much understood. Candy Cane Lane is an eight block stretch in Woodland Hills where the neighbors out-do one another with Christmas lights and decorations. Read the rest of Gendy Alimurung's Style Council blog "Candy Cane Lane Light Insanity in Woodland Hills" and view the "Light Riot" slideshow.


Boxing Fans Celebrate Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao's Win Over De La Hoya at J Lounge
Over the Weekend: Candy Cane Lane Light Riot, Downtown on Ice, Automatico Party Cultivates Spanglish Underground, Boxing Fans Party for PacMan

On Friday, boxing fans celebrated Filipino sports icon Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao's December 6 win

over Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The party took place at J Lounge and Mel Yiasemide was there to get the full scoop. Read her report on the night, "Greatest Boxer in the World: Fans Celebrate Pacquiao's Win Over De La Hoya."



Skate Date! at L.A.'s Downtown on Ice (Eat Your Heart Out Rockefeller Center)
Over the Weekend: Candy Cane Lane Light Riot, Downtown on Ice, Automatico Party Cultivates Spanglish Underground, Boxing Fans Party for PacMan
To a recent NYC transplant, the prospect of ice-skating in Los Angeles

begs skepticism -- there's something unorthodox about being able to

skate in shorts and a T-shirt. On Saturday, Alexia Tsotsis laced-up her skates and checked out Pershing Square's Downtown on Ice. Her opinion? Eat your heart out Rockefeller Center. Read more in her Style Council blog, "Skate Date! Downtown L.A. On Ice."

Generation n: Monthly Party Automático Cultivates a Spanglish Underground
Over the Weekend: Candy Cane Lane Light Riot, Downtown on Ice, Automatico Party Cultivates Spanglish Underground, Boxing Fans Party for PacMan
On Saturday night, Liz Ohanesian hit up monthly party Automático, a club that has "cultivated a Spanglish underground that crosses genres from '60s garage

rock and '80s new wave to '90s technopop and present day electro as the

lyrics fluctuate between English and Spanish." Read more in Ohanesian's Play blog, "Generation n: Monthly Party Automático Cultivates a Spanglish Underground."



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