LA Agenda Dec. 5-11
Thurs. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
Talk about girl power! This week’s Hammer Conversations feature chats with two of the most impressive women around. Nyad just became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage, and Opie is one of the leading photographers and documentarians of her generation. Warning: hearing them speak might make you think twice about spending the weekend lounging on the couch!
Fri. Dec. 6, 8:30 p.m.
Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood
Office alum Ed Helms knows just how we like our Christmas concerts: two parts folk music, one part comedy. Start your weekend by catching him and acoustic duo Mandolin Orange jam out on stage.
Sat. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
2907 Glenview Ave., Glendale
Are there any words more beautiful than “nothing over $20?” We don’t think so! Snag super savings on everything from jackets to dresses at this stylish pop-up shop. Just make sure to hit the ATM first. All purchases are cash only.
Sat. Dec. 7, noon-6 p.m.
Various SoCal Sport Chalet Locations
This year, step up your Christmas card game by getting your holiday photo taken with Saint Nick in true California fashion — underwater! The best part? You don’t have to get your hair done before the photo. The event is sponsored by Sport Chalet and PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors), and it’s free! Just make sure to bring a swimsuit and towel.
Sat. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Alex Theater, 216 Brand Blvd., Glendale
It wouldn’t really be the holiday season without at least one viewing of this Christmas ballet classic. The Los Angeles ballet’s Nutcracker is an original production featuring choreography by the company’s artistic directors.
Now through Sat. Dec. 7, various times
1101 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
Shop for charity? We can do that! Get up to 70% off designer goods at this pop-up shop benefitting a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women.
Sun. Dec. 8, 5 p.m-9 p.m.
The Church Key, 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Contribute to the typhoon relief efforts underway in the Philippines by munching on a gourmet meal from some of LA’s best chefs. Wash it down with cocktails (and a VIP champagne reception) from prominent Filipino-American bartenders.
Now through Tues. Dec. 24, various times
Co-op 28, 1728-1730 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz
Pick up handmade home goods while sipping free wine at Los Feliz’s fave vintage store. If you need a little inspiration, check out the window displays. They’ll have regularly changing artists creating live works for you to enjoy!
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team