Elton John, Craft Festivals and Vacation Celebrations: What to Do In LA This Weekend

Get a jump on holiday shopping and celebrating by visiting one of the many light installations and craft conventions happening around Los Angeles this weekend. Also, Elton John, Lizzo and Yacht all have concerts, and Chris Rock, The Big Team and Don’t Tell My Mother will bring the laughter.


Holiday in the Park: Santa will attend this 9-block takeover in Burbank.

Claymation Workshop for Teens: The Academy Museum will host a demonstration on the art of stop motion for teens.

Los Angeles Magazine’s Whiskey Festival: Head out to Santa Anita for a $95 all-inclusive whiskey tasting event.

The Big Team Improv Show: This team of veteran improvisers will interview a guest player and create scenes based off the discussion.

Taxi Driver and Rolling Thunder Double Feature: The New Beverly will screen the Paul Schrader penned classics back to back.


Yacht Documentary: Experience the band’s documentary on using AI, followed by a Q&A with the director and live performance by Yacht.

Don’t Tell My Mother: This comedy show at Dynasty Typewriter features comedians telling stories they wouldn’t want their mom to hear.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Re-Enactment: The Aaron Sorkin cult classic will be re-enacted live.


Ghia Bake Sale: The non-alcoholic aperitif brand will host a bake sale fundraiser for the Los Angeles Food Bank.

Goatsgiving Brunch: Girl and the Goat will host a festive brunch this weekend.

Elvis Screening and Q&A with Baz Luhrmann: American Cinematheque will host at the Aero in Santa Monica.


Elton John: The music legend will perform at Dodger Stadium.

Clyde’s: This week only the Center Theater Group will host a production of Lynn Nottage’s play.

Lizzo: Catch the pop star with rapper Latto at the Kia Forum.

Chris Rock: The comedian will be at the Dolby Theater this weekend.

Renegade Craft Fair: Support local businesses and get a jump on some holiday shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair. Over 275 artists are vending this weekend.

Designer Con: Collectible toys, designer clothing, art and more showcased in this high-end convention. Great for holiday shopping and gift ideas for the collectors in your life.

LA Auto Show: The ultimate car show happening this weekend in the city.

Complex Con: Food and culture influencers will gather to try amazing bites and more.

Bob Baker Marionette 24 Hour Telethon: Kicking off their fundraiser season, the historic puppet theater will raise money to support their staff and creative endeavors.

Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar: Inject a dose of nostalgia and drink at a Blockbuster Video themed pop-up bar on Fairfax.

Zoo Lights Begins: Celebrate the holidays enjoying the light installations at the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. Running through January 22.

Sparkle DTLA: The Bloc will host festive lighting and music through the holiday season.

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