10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for December 13, 2019

Photo courtesy of Javier Guillen for Grand Park/ The Music Center

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, December 13, 2019.

May it lead you to adventure!


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1. [10 a.m.] Artisanal LA presents The Bunker Hill Holiday Pop Up featuring over 40 indie makers selling everything from gourmet food to jewelry, home goods and even kid friendly gifts.

2. [sunset] Grand Park’s Winter Glow is a free night time art experience covering 12 acres of Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles and the newly renovated Music Center Plaza. Whimsical artistic projections and light displays will illuminate paths and play off of the park’s most iconic elements. The holiday-inspired event will run nightly from Dec. 6 to 25. FREE 

3. [5 p.m.]  Here and Now transforms it’s space into a holiday bar called Blitzen’s from December 3-31. Get transported to the the North Pole and enjoy 15 festival cocktails, a seasonal food menu with offerings like Christmas poutine, themed entertainment and more.

4. [6 p.m.] Take a free guided hike at Franklin Canyon during the full moon. December’s full moon is called the Cold Moon and the hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles No pets are allowed. Dress warm! FREE

5. [6:30 p.m.] Union Stations Cocoa Concerts continues with the swinging sounds of the Hi-Fi Honeydrops. Guests will also enjoy a free cocoa bar, Santa selfies, a “Candy Cane Lane,” photo-ops, holiday-themed arts & crafts and more. FREE

6. [7 p.m.] CAGES is a brand new pop-rock musical from duo Woolf and the Wondershow that pushes the boundaries of what can be done on stage using elements of performance, projection, and sound. Shows run through Dec. 21.

7. [7:30 p.m.] Cirque Dreams Holidaze brings its latest holiday spectacular to the Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre from December 13-15. Part Broadway musical with a Cirque twist, the show is critically acclaimed and features over 300 stunning costumes, Broadway singers and 20 of the world’s most astonishing act

8. [7:30 p.m.]  Stop by The Hammer for a one-of-a-kind listening session for Black on Both Sides by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def). UCLA musicology professor Shana Redmond hosts the event and will be joined by Sohail Daulatzai, film and media studies and African American studies professor at UC Irvine, and comedian Open Mike Eagle. Also appearing will be film and TV music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, co-host of Heat Rocks podcast; and DJ Lynnée Denise. FREE

9. [10:30 p.m.] The Pack in Hollywood present their monthly show Your Late Night Show Tonight where each month it’s a new talk show with a new host totally produced with the hosts personality in-mind. This month comedian and beauty & self-care comedy podcaster (Natch Beaut) Jackie Johnson will be joined by her guest actress and singer, Gabrielle Ruiz of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fame.

10. [midnight] Shriekfest has teamed up with The Nuart Theater to bring you classic horror films every other month. This month it’s a midnight showing of Friday The 13th.

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