Fri Dec 1st
CHATSWORTH: In Chatsworth Branch Library you can relax after the working week with a session of exercises as part of the Seated Strength Fridays. Meet friends and do some exercise in the comfortable confines of the library. Find more information here.
PLAYA DEL RAY: Chinese Language Storytime at the Playa Vista Branch Library. This is a free event and children of all ages are welcome to the Chinese Storytime. There will be stories, songs, and rhymes in Chinese. Storytime will last 30 minutes and a playtime follows. Find more information here.
RESEDA: In continuance of the Seated Strength exercises, this Friday in the West Valley Regional Branch Library a session of gentle yoga will be held for free. A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcomed, and you should only bring your mat or towel and water for hydration. Find more information here.
VAN NUYS: Law Librarian Office Hours – This Friday at the Van Nuys Branch Library A specialist in legal research will be on hand to help you find print and online information that will help you answer your legal question, or get you started on learning about the law or going to court. Find more information here.
Sat Dec 2nd
ATWATER VILLAGE: Holiday Book Sale – Holidays are all about giving, so make those more fun with meaningful gifts. And what’s more meaningful than a good book? Attend the holiday sale this Saturday at the Atwater Village Branch Library and brighten someone’s day. Find more information here.
DTLA: Yoga for Everybody – Join us for a free beginner yoga class at the Cahuenga Branch Library. All ages and skill levels welcome! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or large towel and a small cushion. Find more information here.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula – Saturday mornings for a fun cardio dance party! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get ready to get your groove on at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula KIDS Session. Just added for the new year: Saturday morning Zumba for KIDS. Take your little ones for a morning fun and dancing at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
WILMINGTON: This Saturday at Wilmington Branch Library you can attend computer classes. All ages are welcomed. The class will include Computer comfort, Word Processing, E-mail, and Web searching. Find more information here.
Sun Dec 3rd
BURBANK: Ayurveda Beauty Rituals & Spa – Ayurvedic tradition is rich with beauty rituals and other self-nurturing practices that focus on balancing the body & mind. These guided seasonal beauty workshops are a lovely way to learn more about our products and your skin type, take a self-nourishing break, and bond with friends, family, and new faces. Find more information here.
TORRANCE: Lunch With Santa – The community is invited to have lunch with Santa. The event includes face painting, crafts, clowns and photos with Santa (bring your camera). The price of $15 includes a ticket to Torrance Memorial’s 34th annual Holiday Festival, which features 36 custom-decorated holiday trees. Find more information here.
WESTWOOD: Encore Saxophone Quartet – This Sunday when the library is closed for any other business you can enjoy an afternoon of music, with this fun, eclectic program:
Bach: “Little” Fugue in G minor
Florio: Quartette (Allegro de Concert)
Piazzolla: Tango No. 2
Iturralde: Suite Hellenique
Zick: Nada Pero Maquinas
PLUS: Big Band, jazz, and other selections from the Great American Songbook.
Find more information here.
Fri Dec 8th
CENTRAL LA: Winter Wonderland Holiday Party – The Ivy Plus Society’s annual Holiday Party is back. Step inside this invite-only immersive art gallery to mix & mingle with over 150 of your closest Angelenos. Find more information here.
CHINATOWN: Dance in Chinatown – DANCE ON TRUTH AND LIE IN AN EXTRA-MORAL SENSE – A performance by Frank Willens and Peter Stamer
Please note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RSVP needed and the event is free. Find more information here.
RESEDA: Join in for a free session of gentle yoga this Friday. A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcomed, and you should only bring your mat or towel and water for hydration. Find more information here.
STUDIO CITY: Mindfulness Meditation – Feeling stressed? Mindfulness is simply connecting your mind and body to the present moment. Meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety and increase focus, creativity, compassion, and joy. Join for a free session of Mindfulness Meditation. Find more information here.
Sat Dec 9th
EAST LA: The Visit – Theater in LA – By Friedrich Dürrenmatt, adapted by Maurice Valency; Directed by Mary Jo Duprey
A wealthy woman promises to revitalize her decrepit hometown but only on the condition that the community agrees to murder…. What will happen next? Find out here.
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Yoga In The Garden – Enjoy the sweeping views and fresh air of the Garden with our new drop-in yoga classes. Hatha yoga helps to develop balance and strength in the mind and body. Cost: $12 Members / $15 Non-Members. Find more information here.
SAN MARINO: Children’s Workshop – Chocolate Unwrapped. Unwrap the history of chocolate, from its ancient origins as a drink for Mayan and Aztec nobility to its modern-day uses in baking and candy making. Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites leads the hands-on fun, which includes a tour of the “Visual Voyages” exhibition followed by a baking session. Each participant will receive a recipe book to take home. Ages 7–12. Find more information here.
SILVER LAKE – EAST LA: Evan Marshall, Mandolin Virtuoso/ Free Edendale Up Close Concerts. This concert will take place in the intimate setting
of the Edendale Up Close Concerts.
Concert in the Community Room of the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL) in Echo Park.
Accessible for wheelchairs; seating available next to wheelchairs.
Free parking in the library lot; enter library lot from Alvarado. Find more information here.
WEST HOLLYWOOD: Almost Hanukkah: It’s Lit – A celebration of the festival of lights and toy drive. SkyBar at Mondrian in West Hollywood Hosted by Adam Swig and Adrian Goddard. Cost: $8-$50. Find more information here.
Sun Dec 10th
CENTRAL LA: Theater in West LA – New Play Festival 2017 Cost: $8-$25. Find out more information here.
DTLA: Sip. Shop. Eat! At The Collective Pop Up Market – Food, Style, and Drinks intersect at the Collective Pop-Up Market! Support local makers and indie brands, as you:
SIP: Custom Handcrafted Drinks
SHOP: a curated selection of individual vendors’ vintage clothing, art, home goods, fashion designers, hand-made beauty products, organic candles, photography, collectibles and more.
EAT: fresh food and desserts from local food vendors.
ENTRY IS FREE and Open to the Public. Drink tickets are optional, on sale now. Children and families welcome! Find more information here.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Human Rights Day – Come join us and commemorate Human Rights Day with discussion and activities. We will also honor the UNA-USA SFV founding member and rights activist, Ms. Marshal Hunt. This event is a partnership with United Nations Association, USA San Fernando Valley Chapter. Find out more here.
PASADENA: UCLA Gluck Cello Quartet – Join us for a lively afternoon of music as the UCLA Gluck Cello Quartet performs. Everyone is welcome! Find out more here.
RESEDA: Holiday Music Concert – Symphomaniax musicians Glenn Grab, James Domine, Ruth Bruegger, and Larry Muradian present a holiday music program with classical music pieces and pop music tunes. Happy holidays! Find out more here.
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