For a nostalgic celebration of the winter solstice, check out tonight's silent film Nanook Of The North, which will be accompanied by a live score from musician Brian LeBarton. If you're looking to party, buy tickets to the Tokyo Social Club soiree Christmas is for Cupid at the Royal/T Cafe. They'll be serving Christmas cocktails, gourmet tacos, and awarding prizes for best holiday costume.
Why wait till February for Cupid? The Japanese cosplay café, store, and art gallery Royal/T recently introduced the Tokyo Social Club to help cliquey Angelenos meet and mingle over food and drinks, outside their usual social circles. The club is now showcasing its inaugural Christmas is for Cupid event to spice up the holiday season. Make merry with specialty Christmas cocktails, art, heaps of candy, and a titillating holiday costume contest. If you don't get lucky, gourmet tacos and swag-bag giveaways are bound to do the trick on this early, holiday-themed version of Valentine's Day. - Karin E. Baker at Flavorpill Tokyo Social Club presents Christmas is for Cupid When: Wednesday, December 22 (7pm) Where: Royal/T Cafe, 8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 Cost: $5-$20
The Cinefamily is holding it down when it comes to holiday events. If you missed yesterday's Christmas TV specials feast, make it out to tonight's silent film Nanook of the North, which will be accompanied by a live score from musician Brian LeBarton. From Cinefamily: LeBarton "for years has been the close collaborative partner of one Beck Hansen, and who recently co-composed/recorded the music of Sex Bob-omb (the fake band in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)." After the film, settle in for more screenings of winter-themed children's films and animation. The Four Seasons: A Winter Solstice Celebration When: Wednesday, December 22 (8pm) Where: The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cost: $12
Catch the final performance of Yo Ho Ho! A Pirate's Christmas either today or tomorrow at the NoHo Arts Center. This family-friendly production centers around a band of inept pirates who are trying to thwart Santa at the North Pole. It's up to a little elf to save the day--and Christmas. Yo Ho Ho! A Pirate's Christmas When: Wednesday-Thursday, December 22-23 (7:30pm) Where: The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywod, CA 91601 Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for children (6-18), free for children under 6.