Thursday, December 13, 2012

Events for Dec. 13-19, 2012




The Muppet Christmas Carol @ El Capitan Theatre (Hollywood)
Tonight's Throwback Thursday movie at El Capitan is The Muppet Christmas Carol. I remember forcing a group of friends to go see this with me in the theaters when it was released way back in 1992. With Michael Caine as Scrooge and all the Muppets taking on roles from the classic Charles Dickens' story, what isn't there to love?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.)



In Theaters This Week
Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt in Any Day Now; I've been eagerly awaiting The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for years. So excited the release date is finally here; Save the Date stars Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan and Geoffrey Arend


Tyler Florence @ Williams-Sonoma (Beverly Hills)
I always wished he would bust through my front door to raid my pantry for an episode of his "Food 911," and I've spent countless hours watching him on "How to Boil Water" and "Tyler's Ultimate," so I was totally jealous when my sister went to Wayfare Tavern and ate the best deviled eggs ever. Until I'm able to taste for myself, I have to settle for trying to replicate recipes from his recently released cookbook, Fresh. He'll be signing copies of Fresh tonight at 6 p.m.


Chips, Crisps & Wafers @ iam8bit (Echo Park)
Through Dec. 23, iam8bit Gallery is hosting the potato-chip pop-up, Chips, Crisps & Wafers. The potato-chip extravaganza promises 50 unique flavors from around the world, in addition to wacky flavors from America.




Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Show @ The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
Invisible Children strives to inspire youths to cultivate and express their voices to initiate positive change throughout the world. The program's fourth annual benefit show features a stellar lineup that includes DeVotchKa, Night Terrors of 1927, White Arrows, the Colourist and Whispertown. All provides go to their holiday campaign, Come Home For the Holidays.

The Weeknd @ The Orpheum (Downtown)
If you haven't already, give Abel Tesfaye's (aka the Weeknd) "Wicked Games" from his Trilogy compilation album a spin. I know the Canadian crooner has got some chops, but I'm curious to check out his stage presence at a venue like the Orpheum.



A Conversation with Sally Field @ Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)
The film and television legend just received a Best Supporting Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for her turn as Mary Todd in Lincoln. Filmmaker Larry Karaszewski leads a discussion about her entire career, along with clips from the films, with the actress. They'll cover everything from Places in the Heart and Norma Rae to Mrs. Doubtfire and Steel Magnolias.


Ceviche Nights @ Mo-Chica (Downtown)
In preparation for the opening of Ricardo Zarate and Stephane Bombet's ceviche restaurant, Paichẽ, next year, they've invited various guest chefs to give their own unique spin on the fish dish. Tonight is the last night of the series and features guests Bryant Ng (The Spice Table), Kris Yenbamroong (NIGHT + MARKET) and Hourie Sahakian (Short Cake), as well as tasting flights from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.



The Dark Crystal @ The Cinefamily (Hollywood)
Another Jim Henson favorite celebrates its 30th anniversary today, and the Cinefamily honors the fantasy classic with a special screening. After three decades, the movie really has stood the test of time and remains one of my top films ever.

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