November 16, 2018

Holiday Highlights Calendar

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“Mary Poppins.” The world-famous nanny sweeps across the theater stage in this vivacious production that combines P.L. Travers’ stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film with the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Additional new songs, music and lyrics, as well as lighting and special effects adapt this family favorite into a live show. Tue.-Sun. Through Feb. 7, 2010. $25-$150. Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772. ” title=””>

Mon., Dec. 7
“Up in the Air,” Reel Talk With Stephen Farber. Directed by Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the film with Sheldon Turner, this highly anticipated comedy-drama is about a man who begins to question his detached-from-humanity, relationship-free existence. George Clooney stars in this poignant Oscar contender. This screening of “Up in the Air” with film critic Stephen Farber is a chance to hear Reitman discuss the long-simmering project, an adaptation of a Walter Kirn novel he has been working on since 2002. 7 p.m. $17. Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 365-3500. ” title=””>

“Rembrandt & His Pupils: Telling the Difference.” The drawings of the great draftsman and 15 of his most talented apprentices will be displayed side by side in this major international loan exhibition, presented exclusively at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Thirty years of scholarly research have gone into preparing this exhibition; see if you can tell the difference between the carefully paired drawings. Through Feb. 28, 2010. Closed Mondays. Free admission. $15 (parking). Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300. ” title=””>

The Conscious Holiday Gift Bazaar. Raise the consciousness of the holiday season with gifts for the soul at this unique gift show. Live music, a free vegan buffet for the first 200 attendees each day and unique ideas for holiday giving. Admission is free if you bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child or teen. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Also, Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. ” title=””>

Fri., Dec. 18
“Nine.” Featuring a constellation of bright stars, this film, adapted from a Tony Award-winning musical, is being touted as the treat of the holiday season. Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) directs with a screenplay by Michael Tolkin and the late Anthony Minghella; Daniel Day-Lewis plays the lead role of a famous film director surrounded by a bevy of dames, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film-star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant (Judi Dench), a journalist (Kate Hudson), a whore from his past (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren). ” title=””>

Tue., Dec. 22
“Holidays With Sweet Honey in the Rock.” The Grammy Award-winning a cappella group blends festive holiday harmonies with stories of their African ancestors. Celebrating their 35th anniversary of performing together, the all-female group’s sound is inspired by blues, gospel hymns, rap, reggae, hip-hop and jazz, and they are occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments. 8 p.m. $25-$72. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. ” title=””>

Thu., Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve With Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The kings of swing bring in the New Year with a jump and a jive at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Hailing from Southern California, the contemporary swing band is best known for hits such as “Go Daddy-O,” “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.” 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $60-$175. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. ” title=””>

Tue., Feb. 16
“Kings of the Dance.” Making its North American debut, six of the world’s most accomplished male dancers come together on one stage in this newly created three-act program, featuring master works by acclaimed choreographers. The dance virtuosos include David Hallberg (American Ballet Theatre), Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre), Denis Matvienko (Kirov Ballet), Nikolai Tsiskaridze (Bolshoi Ballet) and a special appearance by Desmond Richardson (Complexions Contemporary Ballet). 7:30 p.m. Also, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. $30-$120. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (800) 982-2787. ” title=””>