Seven days of festive and a partridge in a pear tree….

Just in case the Wise Men need a little help.... (Photo courtesy of Museum of Neon Art)

It’s the countdown to Christmas and to make sure it’s fun instead of frazzled, Ms. Go Go suggests seven days of happy with plenty of  ho ho ho.

No gift-wrapping for me and it’s one size fits all for you, dear Go Go’ers, with thanks for reading and making the days of U Want 2 Go Go merry and bright.

Here’s hoping your glass is full of seasonal cheer and your heart is too….

Cin Cin and Joyeux Noel!

Friday, December 17: The Groundlings Holiday Show

If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, then you probably won’t want to go see the Groundlings.

But if you’re lactose-intolerant, it’s a great alternative destressor to heavily spiked eggnog….

With Jim Rash from Community!

(8PM; $18; also on Sat. 12/18; http://www.groundlings.com/)

Saturday, December 18th: Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol

Mr. Magoo acts!  Gerald McBoing Boing speaks!  Take the kids to the Aero to see Dickens disguised as animated holiday hilarity.

Stay for the post-film panel of Magoo animators and actors.

(4PM matinee; $7-$11) http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2010/Aero/Holiday-Family-Comedy_Films_Aero_2010.htm#Mr.%20Magoo

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (a.k.a. "When the Cratchits Wore Blue")

Sunday, December 19th: Holiday Lights Neon Cruise

From Boyle Heights to Beverly Hills, the Museum of Neon Art and “Mr. Saturday Night” Eric Lynxweiler bring you all the cruise that’s fit to glint.

(7:30PM; $65; also Sat. 12/18; http://www.neonmona.org/flash/)

Monday, December 20: Total Lunar Eclipse

The season may make you loony but tonight you have  a legitimate reason.  Gaze at the dark side of the moon with fellow Pink Floyd fans astronomy enthusiasts for the last time this decade at Griffith Observatory.

(8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.  Free   http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/special/Special_Event_Lunar_Eclipse.html)

Tuesday, December 21Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Candles.   Rejection.   Girls in angel wings.  No, it’s not a Goth gathering.

Get chills from something besides the weather at the loveliest holiday tradition in Los Angeles then warm up with complimentary champurrada and pan dulce.

(December 16-24 – Festivities/Pinata @ 6PM; Procession @ 7PM; free; http://www.calleolvera.com/events/flyer1/)

Ms. Go Go's fave holiday tradition in L. A.

Wednesday, December 22: The Christmas Conspiracy

If mall hol “cheer” is sticking in your craw, Upright Citizens Brigade has the antidote.  Feel the relief of the season as “super smart people” (a.k.a. deluded comedians) disprove Xmas to you and people who drape tinsel on their pyramid hats.

(8PM; $5; http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2588)

Thursday, December 23: Ice Skating at Pershing Square

Ice meets the islands; skate while you soca in the sunshine to the Nassau Steel Band.

(Open now – 1/17; $6 – Skating session; $2 – skate rental; for hours, check website) http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/

…and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

You've been very, very good this year.... (Photo courtesy of Rocker Oysterfeller's)

Partridge in a Pear Tree (With thanks to Rocker Oysterfeller’s)

1 oz Belle de Brillet Pear Liquor
1 oz Appelton Estate Blended Rum
½ oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquor
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp egg white
Ice

Grated Nutmeg
Pear slice for garnishing

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Top with a dash of grated nutmeg and a pear slice.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Larz11 says:

    I’ll definitely have to use this at my Christmas party this weekend. I’ve been trying to find a recipe with domaine de canton in it… Looks like I found a winnder!! Any more suggestions? I love canton.

    1. @Larz11 – Ms. Go Go is a BIG fan of canton as well, obvs! Thanks for Go Go’ing and stay tuned for two more canton concoctions!

  2. Kim says:

    I want the Partridge in the Pear Tree, it sounds delicious!

    1. @Kim – Forget the stuffing! Ms. Go Go is appointing herself the Merry Mixologist for this year’s Xmas dinner!

  3. margaret says:

    Yeah. I’ll take a partridge in a pear tree as well. But I’m also a big fan of Mr. Magoo. Fun post.

    1. @Margaret – This is why flasks were invented…although the pear slice probably wouldn’t fit too well in that teensy opening.

  4. Lisa says:

    Ooh that Partridge in a Pear Tree looks mighty scrumptious! Do you have suggestions on where to get unique liqueurs?

    1. On line at least, the mighty BevMo lists both Belle de Brillet and Domaine de Canton!

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