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Thursday December 21st


Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art & Sound Holiday Fundraiser @ The Echo ~ 1822 W. Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026 ~ 8PM ~ $10-pre/$12 at door ~ Featuring: Smegma* (Ju Suk Reet Meate, Oblivia, Dr. Id, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford), Nels Cline, Polar Goldie Cats, & Dinosaurs with Horns; with DJs: Take (Dublab, Poo-Bah Records, Astro Lab Recordings, Buttermilk Records) KUTMAH (Dublab, Poo-Bah Records, Sketchbook Radio) Ras G (Crate Creator Music, Poo-Bah Records), & Frosty (Dublab) Info @ (323)960-5723 18+


The Hanukkah Tour 2006 @ The Tiki Room 301 W. 2nd St. Pomona, CA 91766 ~ 8PM ~ Voluntary donations only ~ 8 Jewish punk bands--featuring Jewdriver & Yidcore-- on an 8-day tour of 8 cities, along with 2 films on the punk movement in Israel and Jewish tats. In Los Angeles on Friday night at Workmen's Circle on Roberston.

Friday December 22nd


Very Be Careful ~ A benefit for the USC/Norris Cancer Center ~ Live at The Echo ~ 1822 W. Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026 ~ 9:00 PM ~ $7 ~ "From LA Weekly Pick of the Night: Returning from a victorious European tour, Very Be Careful ably grace the hometown masses with their command of Colombian vallenato music, its cumbia beat apparently made of solid gasoline bursting into flames with every other hit." 18+


El Vez ~ My Mexican Merry Mex-Mas w/ special guest Human Hands @ Knitting Factory ~ 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 ~ 7PM ~ $15 ~ All Ages


Ozomatli @ House of Blues ~ 8430 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 ~ 8PM ~ $20

Saturday December 23rd


Downtown Art Deco Tour & Union Station Walking Tour ~ Pershing Square ~ 532 Olive St. Downtown Los Angeles, CA~ 10AM ~ $10 ~ Reservations required


Gidget Gein's Back in Black Face: New Paintings based on Blaxploitation and Forgotten Americana @ Hyaena Gallery until Dec. 31st ~ 1928 W. Olive Ave. Burbank CA 91506 ~11AM-7PM, Noon-5PM Sun. ~ FREE

The Vandals @ House of Blues ~ 8430 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 ~ 7:30PM ~ $16

Sunday December 24th


The 47th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration @ The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion ~ 135 N. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, CA ~ 3-9PM ~ Free

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