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ENTERTAINMENT

Dec. 1
Bobby Moon,  Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas
Bobby Moon and Paul “Pablo” Thomas will spellbound you with a special acoustic performance.
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 1
Cost: Free
Details: selfishrecordings@yahoo.com
Venue: Sacred Grounds, 468 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 2
Night Owl Party by the Sea
Come drink and play pool with us as we rock out in San Pedro at Harold’s Place. It’s free and the drinks are cheap. And check out a band called, Klaymation.
Time: 9 p.m. Dec. 2
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 832-5503; jenrules323@aol.com
Venue: Harold’s Place, 1908 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

Dec. 2
Namhee Han
Playing from the heart defines Namhee Han’s approach to music making. Namhee has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.
Time: 12 p.m. Dec. 2
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 316-5574; www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm
Venue: First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance

Dec. 3
Wagman’s Gold, Silver Celebration
KJazz 88.1 FM presents a concert celebrating the career of Gary “The Wagman” Wagner, host of the station’s long-running weekend show, Nothin’ But the Blues, Headlining this special evening are Walter Trout and Friends, Janiva Magness, Coco Montoya and The Alastair Greene Band.
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $25 to $55
Details: www.jazzandblues.org, http://tinyurl.com/Wagman-Gold
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Woodie and The Longboards
Named America’s No. 1 Beach Boy Tribute Band, Woodie and the Longboards began performing music from the 60s and 70s in 2002 and haven’t looked back. Be part of a night packed with Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $25 to $35
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Frank Unzueta
Join jazz pianist-composer-guitarist Frank Unzueta for an unforgettable night of Latin and Brazilian jazz sounds featuring his original compositions. Also featuring vocalist Jonathan Karrant.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $25
Details:  (310) 519-1314; www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue:  Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Dec. 4
Handel’s Messiah
Light up your Holidays with a chamber version of Handel’s magnificent Messiah, featuring professional soloists and baroque instrumentation.
Time:  4:30 p.m. Dec. 4
Cost: $10 to $50
Details: http://longbeachcameratasingers.org
Venue: Beverley O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Dec. 9
Anita Chang, Rodney Oakes
The Los Angeles Harbor College Music Department presents Anita Chang and Rodney Oakes during an evening concert. Chang will perform two Brahms’s intermezzos, Two leider from Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words, and Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D major. Oakes will premiere his Bag of Tales for trombone and electronics, Prelude and Fantasy for two trombones with guest trombonist Greg Lee and a new piano work with video accompaniment, Piano Odyssey. Together, they will premiere Oakes’ Four Bagatelles for sackbut and piano.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 9
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 233- 4429
Venue: LA Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington

Jim Kimo West, Ken Emerson
Celebrate the holiday season with some kick-back, stress-reducing island vibes. Kimo’s annual Holiday Slack Key Show will feature terrific hula.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 9
Cost: $20
Details:  310-519-1314; www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue:  Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Dec. 10
Warehouse One Holiday Show
The second annual ska-rock holiday show with San Pedro’s favorite local band. Originals, covers and classics will put you in a festive spirit with a rockin’ hometown twist. Opening act: Law.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 10
Cost: $15 to $30
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 10
Nili Brosh
Instrumental progressive rock-fusion will feature original music by Nili Brosh.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 10
Cost:  $20.00
Details: alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St, San Pedro

Dec. 11
The 19th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert
Carlos Vega was a renowned recording artist who had recorded and/or performed with Freddy Hubbard, Boz Scaggs, Lee Ritenour, Vince Gill, Reba McIntire, Olivia Newton-John, Larry Carlton, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman, before he died in 1998. Those paying tribute at this show include David Garfield (keyboards) and special guests Frank Gambale, Michael Thompson, James Harrah, Denny Dias (guitars); John “JR” Robinson, Gary Novak, Jimmy Branly, Steve Ferrone, Walfredo Reyes Jr. Oscar Seaton (drummers); Jimmy Earl (bass), Alex Ligertwood (vocals).
Time: 4 p.m. Dec. 11
Cost:  $50.00
Details: alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Dec. 11
Joy to the World!
Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team invite the public to a free, 90-minute “Joy to the World” Christmas concert. All ages and all sizes of groups are welcome.
Time: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11
Cost: Free
Details:  https://2016joytotheworld.eventbrite.com
Venue: Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo, Long Beach

Dec. 17
Fleetwood Mac vs  Heart
Gaslamp Long Beach presents Fleetwood Mac vs Heart featuring Mirage and Dog n Butterfly.  This is a concert and dinner show you don’t want to miss.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17
Cost: $15 to $58
Details: www.gaslamptix.com
Venue: Gaslamp Lounge, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

Dec. 17
Holiday POPS Spectacular
The annual “Holiday POPS Spectacular” continues with festive music and high spirits. Celebrate the holiday season by joining the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, and the GSPO Chorale, led by Maestra Marya Basaraba.
Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 17
Cost: $29 to $60
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 18
Celtic Music
World’s Most Recorded Piper” Eric Rigler (soloist on Braveheart, Titanic, The Simpsons, etc.) and multi-talented string player Dirk Freymuth team-up to create a musical panorama of Celtic spirit and energy. Drawing from haunting Irish melodies, barn-burning jigs and reels, and themes from Eric’s film and television work, the duo produce a hearing-is-believing sonic experience.
Time: 4 p.m. Dec. 18
Cost:  $20
Details: alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro

Jan. 1
New Year’s Eve 2016 in DTLB
The DLBA will not only once again host the largest party in town, it has shifted gears to one-up itself as it welcomes a plethora of the world’s finest musicians to take part in a three-stage, three-block festival in the heart of Downtown located on Pine Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Citizen Cope are headlining this year with each bringing guests to perform throughout the evening. Those guests include a special DJ set from Cut Copy, electro-dance master Big Data, reggae songstress HIRIE, house DJ Plastic Plates, and Latin soul group Boogaloo Assassins. Joining them are The Delta Bombers, DJ Paul V., DJ Taharba, and Sizwe the DJ.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 31
Cost: $40
Details: http://tinyurl.com/DTLB-NYE
Venue: Downtown Long Beach

THEATER

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Victoria Serra (SUZETTE), Mitchell Nunn (GEORGE), Yvonne Robertson (JACQUELINE), Della Lisi (SUZANNE) (Michael Hardy Photography)

Dec. 3
Don’t Dress For Dinner
Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own… setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities.
Time: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 3
Cost: $14 to $24
Details: (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse.org
Venue: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Dec. 3
She Loves Me
She Loves Me follows the story of Georg and Amalia, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground.
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $27 to $32
Details: (562) 856-1999, ext. 4; www.musical.org
Venue: Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Dec. 10
The Nutcracker
San Pedro City Ballet returns with a holiday season tradition, featuring their corps de ballet and some of San Pedro’s ballet stars of the future. This is truly a magical experience for the entire family.
Time: Dec. 10 and 11
Cost: $19 to  $39
Details: www.sanpedrocityballet.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 10
A Very Special Holiday Special
The Palos Verdes/South Bay Group of the Sierra Club invites you to a holiday outing to see A Very Special Holiday Special, a light comedy by Mark Harvey Levine. From a talking Christmas tree, Grandma’s visit to the babe in the manger, the sons of Israel watching a flame, and Les Miz — elf-style — you’ll love this holiday evening full of theatrical stocking stuffers.
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 10
Cost: $22
Details: (310) 383-5247
Venue: Little Fish Theater, 777 Centre St., San Pedro

FILM

Dec. 2
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Come enjoy the holidays with the Battleship Iowa.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2
Cost: Free
Details: (877) 446-9261; www.pacificbattleship.com
Venue: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

Dec. 4
Elf
The San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance Business Improvement District presents Elf.
Time: 3 p.m. Dec. 4
Cost: $5
Venue: The Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 9
Elf
Come enjoy the holidays with the Battleship Iowa.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9
Cost: Free
Details: (877) 446-9261; www.pacificbattleship.com
Venue: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

Dec. 16
Frozen
Come enjoy the holidays with the Battleship Iowa.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16
Cost: Free
Details: (877) 446-9261; www.pacificbattleship.com
Venue: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

Dec. 23
It’s A Wonderful Life 70th Anniversary
Be part of a holiday classic. It’s the 70th Anniversary of Frank Capra’s timeless It’s A Wonderful Life.  1940’s dress encouraged.
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 23
Cost: $10
Details: http://spiffest-wonderful-life.bpt.me
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

ARTS

Dec. 1
Nu Landscapecapture
Pac Arts proudly presents Luis Sanchez in this unique solo exhibition. Start you First Thursday Art Walk with a festive meet and greet.
Time: 6 p.m. Dec. 1
Cost: Free
Details: (562)436-0700
Venue: Pacific Avenue Arts Colony, 303 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

Dec. 2
Palos Verdes Art Center Holiday Art Sale
Since 1975, Palos Verdes Art Center has offered an art sale to welcome the holiday season.  This year’s PVAC Student and Instructor Holiday Sale will feature ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry, as well as painting, drawing and prints.  A percentage of the proceeds funds much needed equipment for the PVAC studios.
Time: 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 541-2479
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

Dec. 7
Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor
For three years the Historical Society of Long Beach has been preparing for an exhibition chronicling the effects of the fateful day when the Japanese Empire attacked the United States Naval Fleet, 75 years ago. The show chronicles local tidelands and maritime activities that related to the early years of World War II, illustrates how ordinary people who lived here were affected, and how those events are echoed in present day Long Beach. The free exhibition will be open five days a week and runs for 15 months. Hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Time: 6 p.m. Dec. 7
Cost: $60 to $75
Details: www.hslb.org
Venue: Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Dec. 10
On Being Blue
TransVagrant and Gallery 478 are pleased to present On Being Blue, Recent Works by Jay McCafferty. Electing the neutrality of the grid as an organizing principle, McCafferty has been creating artworks by focusing rays of sunlight on its points of intersection for more than three decades.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, through Dec. 10
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 600-4873
Venue: Gallery 478, 478 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Dec. 12
Altered Objects
Altered Objects offers a reimagining of everyday objects by three Los Angeles artists: Julie Schustack, Tina Turturici, and Nicolas Shake. Shake builds his ghost sculptures from a tire, a shovel, or a palm tree frond, but they change within the context of the media and color he employs. Turturici recreates everyday objects in multiple media including ink drawings, collage, paintings and 3D objects. While Schustack combines found objects with her unique ceramic forms to create mysterious sculptures that capture the essence of time and change, especially her works related to music.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, through Dec. 12
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 243-3334
Venue: University Art Gallery, LaCorte Hall, A-107, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

Dec. 16
Have an EPIC Election! Exhibit Opens at CSU Dominguez Hills
An election history exhibition Have an EPIC Election! 100 Years of National and California Elections is showing at California State University Dominguez Hills Library Cultural Arts Gallery. Through newspaper headlines and campaign materials of older campaigns juxtaposed with more recent elections, the exhibition presents a case for how much things have changed and how much they’ve stayed the same.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Dec. 16
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 243-3895
Venue: CSUDH, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

Dec. 31
L.A. Noir
Since 1999, Mark V. Lord has plied his trade as a professional screenwriter in New York and Los Angeles, while maintaining a mostly private practice as a photographer.
Lord’s images of Los Angeles are filled with the deep shadows and low-key lighting characteristic of these films, but with a decidedly contemporary twist.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: Free
Details: www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes

Jan. 15, 2017
Chiaroscuro
Cornelius Projects is pleased to present new paintings by San Pedro artist Candice Gawne. The exhibition will also include an installation of several of Gawne’s signature plasma glass sculptures in the Cornelius Projects’ screening room.
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 15, 2017
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 266-9216; corneliusprojects.com
Venue: Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

COMMUNITY

Dec. 1
San Pedro Tree Lighting
Join a family-friendly event at the annual tree lighting.
Time: 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 732-4515
Venue: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

Dec. 2
Candy Cane Lane
For the past 31 years Weymouth Corners Merchants have sponsored this free community event. The street is lit with twinkling lights and Santa is expected to arrive for the children to enjoy.
Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2
Details: (310) 519-0966
Venue: Weymouth Corners, 8th Street, between Weymouth and Averill, San Pedro

Dec. 2
Victorian Christmas LuncheonHoliday Banning Museum
Join the friends of the Banning Museum in kicking off the holidays in style at their annual Christmas luncheon in the historic Stagecoach Barn. Guests will enjoy an elegant plated lunch, special live holiday entertainment, an exclusive look at the Banning Mansion decorated for Christmas and a viewing of our newest exhibit, The March of the California Column: 900 Miles to Battle in the Norris Luncheon Visitor Center..
Time: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2
Cost: Tickets are $95 for non-members and $85 for Friends of Banning Museum members.
Details: (310) 548-2005; www.thebanningmuseum.org
Venue:  Banning Museum, 401 E. M St., Wilmington

Dec. 2
Beyond Big Fish
Meet Dr. Daniel Pondella II of Occidental College and Southern California Marine Institute. Southern California has one of the most dynamic and productive marine rocky-reef ecosystems in the world.  Its characteristic giant kelp beds are a visual reminder from the surface of the majestic expanse found below.
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; lecture@cmaqua.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 3
Best of LGBT Long Beach
Celebrate the LGBT best of the best during the fourth annual Best of LGBT Long Beach. This year will include an award show to remember.
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: $25 to $30
Details: http://tinyurl.com/2016BestofLGBTLB
Venue: The Packard, 205 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach

Dec. 3
Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration
Join the friends of the Banning Museum in opening the holiday season in grand style at the Banning Museum’s annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House. Visitors will get to enjoy period entertainment, tours of the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, a children’s craft, a blacksmith, a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum as well as local food and craft vendors.
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 4
Cost: Free
Details: www.thebanningmuseum.org
Venue:  Banning Museum, 401 E. M St., Wilmington

Dec. 3
Wilmington Winter Wonderland
In previous years the Wilmington Winter Wonderland has exceeded 2,500 people, with lines wrapped around the block filled with children looking to play in the snow.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: Free
Details: www.portoflosangeles.org
Venue: Wilmington Waterfront Park, near C Street at Harry Bridges Boulevard, Wilmington

Los Angeles Holiday Harbor Afloat Parade
The parade of boats lit like Christmas trees will start in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and will take about 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up POLA’s Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the channel, including the Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., Wilmington; the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Ports O’ Call Village, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; and Cabrillo Marina, 200 Whaler’s Walk, San Pedro.
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: Free
Details: www.portoflosangeles.org
Location: Wilmington and San Pedro

Dec. 3
Makers Market
It’s the holiday “sea”son at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Gift Shop. A spirited group of accomplished artists and artisans from the local community will be showcasing and selling their wares.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 4
San Pedro Holiday Parade
The Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade is celebrating its 36th year, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, along Pacific Avenue and 6th Street in the heart of Los Angeles’ Harbor Area. The parade steps off at 13th Street and Pacific Avenue.
Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4
Cost: Free
Details: www.portoflosangeles.org, www.sanpedrochamber.org
Venue:  Downtown San Pedro

Dec. 4
Lighting of the Letters at Whaley Park
Join the Greater Los Altos Neighborhood Association as they bring back a Whaley Park tradition. There will be a Lighting of the Letters, holiday music, children activities and a special visit from Santa Claus.
Time: 3 p.m. Dec. 4
Cost: Free
Venue: Whaley Park, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach

Dec. 5
Annual Dessert Potluck
Be part of the Native Plant Society’s annual Dessert Potluck and photography presentation. Digital format on a flash drive preferred. Mounted prints will also be accepted.
Time:  7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 5
Cost: Free
Details: cnps.president@yahoo.com; www.sccnps.org
Venue: South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. , Palos Verdes

Dec. 7
End of Year Celebration
You are invited to the Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach end of year celebration. The event includes free food, music and fun for the whole family.
Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 436-4800
Venue: First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach

Dec. 9
Wilmington Tree Lighting
Enjoy the lighting of the community tree.
Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9
Cost: Free
Venue: Wilmington Town Square, near I Street at Avalon Place, Wilmington

Dec. 9
Portraits of the Prince of Peace
Join this celebration, presented through the joint efforts of the Neighborhood Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran, University Baptist, St. Cornelius Roman Catholic, Long Beach Christian Reformed and Calvary Chapel Long Beach. The pageant is an outdoor event featuring more than a dozen separate visual presentations with living actors and live animals depicting the prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ. There are many participating musical groups that provide Christmas music.
Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 421-1721
Venue: Wardlow Road at Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach

Dec. 9
Shabbat Service
Be part of a traditional Shabbat Service with adult birthday and anniversary blessings
Time: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 833-2467; www.bethelsp.org
Venue: Temple Beth El, 1435 W. 7th St., San Pedro

Dec. 10
Tidepool Wonders
Explore low tides on the rocky shore with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in December. Education Staff led walk to the nearby Point Fermin Tidepools.  The area offers a home to a variety of local tidepool animals and seaweeds. Among the organisms are tidepool sculpin, sea urchins, sea hares, hermit crabs, feather-boa kelp and an occasional octopus.
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dec. 11, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Dec. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 29
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562;  www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 10
San Pedro Democratic Club Meet and Greet
Celebrate the holidays with fellow San Pedro Dem Club members.
New members welcome. Light hors d’oeuvres & drinks will be served. A special tribute to President Robert Brandin.
Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Venue: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro

Dec. 10
Bookmaking Workshop
Participate in a bookmaking workshop for adults and teens.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10
Cost: $25
Details: (562) 508-6947
Venue: Angels Gate Pop-Up Gallery, 415 6th St., San Pedro

Dec. 11
Heart of the Holiday Parade
Enjoy Wilmington Heart of the Holiday Parade
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11
Cost: Free
Venue: Avalon at E Street in Wilmington

Dec. 17
Gyotaku
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff will offer a holiday workshop to teach participants Gyotaku, the ancient art of Japanese fish printing.  The lab will double as an artist’s studio where beginners and experienced fish printers can create one of a kind holiday gifts.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 17
Cost: $18
Details: (310) 548-7562;  www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 18
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh.  Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park Naturalists as they help uncover the world of mud and water that is our local wetland.
Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 18
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562;  www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Dec. 25
Holiday at The Center
Join The Center staff, community and volunteers for a Winter and Christmas day event. Enjoy a meal, play board games and share in fun times.
Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 25
Details: (562) 434-4455
Venue: The Center Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Jan. 8
CHILL
The Queen Mary’s 5th Annual CHILL returns to the majestic ship. CHILL is Southern California’s coolest holiday adventure complete with ice-skating, ice tubing, swingin’ sleigh rides, visits with Santa, gingerbread decorating and the all-new interactive attraction, Alice in Winterland.
Time: 7 p.m., through Jan. 8
Cost: $30 to $40
Details: www.queenmary.com/events/chill
Venue: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

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