Attend Buzzbands.la's holiday party at The Echo to hear local indie bands Lonely Trees and John Carpenter (among others). It's all for a good cause--proceeds benefit the Pablove Foundation. For a touch of kitsch and nostalgia, head over to the Silent Movie Theatre for the Cinefamily's screening of TV Christmas specials past (check out their montage of 200 Christmases In 2 Minutes from "Beverly Hills, 90210"). Finally, for a Druid holiday celebration, attend the art happening at the Steve Allen Theater to observe "the ritual known as the dismemberment of the bull."
Via LA Weekly: Los Angeles indie bands Lonely Trees, Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits, John Carpenter, and Non Ultra Joy perform at The Echo in Silver Lake for Buzzbands.LA's annual holiday party. LA Weekly assures that "John Carpenter will steal the show." Also, that "treats have been promised!" Proceeds from the Buzzbands Holiday Show benefit Pablove, a foundation dedicated to the eradication of childhood cancers. Buzzbands Holiday Show When: Tuesday, December 21 (8:30pm) Where: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Cost: $5 at the door.
Feast on the TV specials of Christmases past! Cinefamily rhapsodizes, "From the sachharine depths of nighttime soaps to the trippy philosophizing of sitcoms gone serious, from Saturday morning cartoon characters learning the meaning of giving to heartwarming human interest stories from the most frigid of news anchors, this stuff is like finely aged catnip to us if we were cats, and we must impulsively gorge!" A Christmas TV Special Feast! When: Tuesday, December 21 (8pm) Where: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cost: $10 general admission, free for Cinefamily members.
Maja D'Aoust is a librarian at the Philosophical Research Society and headmistress of Maja's Magic School, a series of monthly occult-themed lectures at the historic Annie Besant Lodge. Tonight, LA's own White Witch joins the Black Mare (Sera Timms) and other special guests at the Steve Allen Theater. Besides symbolizing the cycle of death and fertility, the ritual known as the dismemberment of the bull is the reason mistletoe has come to represent the holiday season. Since this year's winter solstice coincides with a total lunar eclipse, tonight's ceremony promises to be an especially powerful tribute to an ancient, esoteric Druid tradition. - Tanja M. Laden at Flavorpill Serapis Solstice Sacrifice: The Ritual Dismemberment of the Bull When: Tuesday, December 21 (8pm) Where: The Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 Cost: $12