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    As 2013 ticks over to 2014, we might take a moment to reflect on the passage of time. This week presents New Year's traditions both old and new, from a century-old parade and sporting spectacular to an all-new outdoor public party in the heart of the city.
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    EDM concert promoter My Life Every Day presents this thumping New Year's Eve dance party.
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    The 125th Rose Parade, themed "Dreams Come True" this year, will send floral floats, marching bands and equestrian groups along a 5.5-mile route down Colorado Boulevard.
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    The No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans will square off against the No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal for the historic 100th Rose Bowl Game.
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    The American Cinematheque welcomes 2014 with a back-to-back-to-back screening of the "Back to the Future Trilogy."
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    MOCA celebrates the iconic postwar artist Mark Rothko's works in its permanent collection as the museum prepares to rotate and conserve the paintings.
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    MOCA celebrates the iconic postwar artist Mark Rothko's works in its permanent collection as the museum prepares to rotate and conserve the paintings.
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    Grand Park rings in the new year with an evening of live performances, art installations, large-scale animated projections, food trucks and more.
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    There's no place like home for the holidays, as the old song says. But while that may be true, there are also plenty of legitimate reasons to get out of the house. Perhaps you need a break from visiting...
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    The sport of kings returns as Santa Anita Park opens for its 77th season of live horse racing.
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    Magicians Todd Robbins and Teller (of Penn and Teller) present this "mesmerizing and terrorizing look at life, death and the horrific wonder between."
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    A holiday tradition since 1959, this annual celebration showcases music groups, choirs and dance companies representing the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles.
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    Best known as a prolific filmmaker, Woody Allen, a longtime jazz clarinetist, will perform with his New Orleans Jazz Band.
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    An all-star lineup of not-quite-old-school rappers and hip-hop artists will share the stage at this one-night concert.
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    Welcome to a very special holiday edition of our weekly roundup. With Christmas, New Year's, Kwanzaa and Festivus around the corner (and Hanukkah just in the rear view), it's no surprise that there's plenty of spirit, singing and celebrating to go around.
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    On the heels of his recent EP "I Want to See Pulaski at Night" and his move to Los Angeles, the multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will deliver his first-ever Gezelligheid shows in the Southland.
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    The American Cinematheque's annual holiday screening series brings another round of old and new classics, screening at the Egyptian and Aero theaters.
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    The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents two family-friendly sing-alongs hosted by David Prather and featuring the Angeles Chorale, conductor John Sutton and special guest Julie Andrews.
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    The Music Center welcomes singers of all ages and experience levels to sing holiday classics under the stars.
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    The American Cinematheque's annual holiday screening series brings another round of old and new classics, screening at the Egyptian and Aero theaters.
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    This festive 5k run is less about setting race records and more about goofy holiday fun -- namely, trotting 3.1 miles while wearing the most ridiculous sweater possible.
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    Master puppeteer Bob Baker, who has been entertaining audiences for decades with his intricate marionettes, presents his annual holiday show.
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    As part of their dinner series Cooking With Friends, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo will host the James Beard Award-winning chef Jeff Michaud at Animal Restaurant.
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    This international loan exhibition examines the life and legacy of the iconic priest Junipero Serra.
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    What do Peter Pan, Dorothy Parker, arts and crafts, tamales, and Amanda Palmer have in common? Any other time, the correct answer would probably be "not much," but this week they just so happen to represent some of the Southland's best events.
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    Originally held in co-founder Beatrice Valenzuela's backyard, this two-day craft fair has grown into a two-day showcase for local artisans, crafters, designers, food purveyors and artists.
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    More than 200 designers, artists, crafters and other makers will hawk their wares at this pop-up craft fair.
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    Four distinctive artists will perform at this multidisciplinary night of music, art and storytelling.
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    Tamales are a holiday staple, and this festival showcases the endless variety of the labor-intensive -- but delicious -- dish of of masa stuffed with a sweet or savory filling and steamed in a husk or leaf.
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    The Los Angeles Chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society hosts a cocktail reception for the release of Kevin C. Fitzpatrick's new book "Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide."
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  • Entry
    As 2013 ticks over to 2014, we might take a moment to reflect on the passage of time. This week presents New Year's traditions both old and new, from a century-old parade and sporting spectacular to an all-new outdoor public party in the heart of the city.
  • Entry
    Posted OMFG NYE
    in Events
    EDM concert promoter My Life Every Day presents this thumping New Year's Eve dance party.
  • Entry
    The 125th Rose Parade, themed "Dreams Come True" this year, will send floral floats, marching bands and equestrian groups along a 5.5-mile route down Colorado Boulevard.
  • Entry
    The No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans will square off against the No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal for the historic 100th Rose Bowl Game.
  • Entry
    The American Cinematheque welcomes 2014 with a back-to-back-to-back screening of the "Back to the Future Trilogy."
  • Entry
    MOCA celebrates the iconic postwar artist Mark Rothko's works in its permanent collection as the museum prepares to rotate and conserve the paintings.
  • Entry
    MOCA celebrates the iconic postwar artist Mark Rothko's works in its permanent collection as the museum prepares to rotate and conserve the paintings.
  • Entry
    Grand Park rings in the new year with an evening of live performances, art installations, large-scale animated projections, food trucks and more.
  • Entry
    There's no place like home for the holidays, as the old song says. But while that may be true, there are also plenty of legitimate reasons to get out of the house. Perhaps you need a break from visiting...
  • Entry
    The sport of kings returns as Santa Anita Park opens for its 77th season of live horse racing.