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.
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 21: Las 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/)
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!
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
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….