L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From The Bloc's Skyline Sound + Cinema Holiday Edition to Once Upon a Time in L.A. and More

Plus, Spike Lee's book signing, Stevie Wonder's benefit concert, and other cool happenings.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Westfield Century City's Holiday Marketplace (Century City): The Market at Westfield is back! Shop from local brands such as Woodley + Lowe, Von Holzhausen, and many more. Also, enjoy holiday attractions, including Santa's North Pole Journey, town square clock tower, live performances, and more.
When: Now through Sunday, Dec. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Dodgers Holiday Festival (Elysian Park): The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a holiday festival in their new center field plaza. Guests can expect scenic light displays, an ice skating rink, nightly entertainment, and an appearance from Santa Clause himself. Tickets start at $16; purchase them here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 90012

Coffee & Freckles with Freck Beauty (Koreatown): Fight the winter cold with a cup of coffee. East Los Angeles-based clean beauty brand Freck Beauty is hosting a shoppable pop-up at Full Service Coffee Co. Stop by for product demos, giveaways, exclusive discounts, and more.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Full Service Coffee Co., 4450 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90004

Photo: Courtesy of L'antica Pizzeria da Michele

"Feast of the Seven Fishes" at L'antica Pizzeria da Michele (Hollywood): The Hollywood restaurant is returning to its Italian roots this holiday with a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner. Throughout December, Angeleno's can experience a taste of the traditional holiday experience through a special Spicy Arrabbiata di Mare Pasta, featuring branzino, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels ($35). The restaurant will donate $10 of each special pasta sold to A Place Called Home. Book your reservation here.
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 N McCadden Pl., L.A., 90028

The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey (Pomona): Santa's sleigh is making an emergency landing at the Fairplex in Pomona, and his elves are transforming the area into a winter wonderland outdoor experience. Join this elf-tacular adventure and enjoy Christmas lights, toy workshops, and more. Tickets for adults start at $29.95; purchase them here!
When: Now through Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, 91768

Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive Through Spectacular (Irwindale): Irwindale Speedway is hosting its second annual Santa's Speedway Christmas Lights Drive-Thru. The 30-45 minute experience will transport families of all ages into the magical world of Christmas. Santa's Speedway will include Christmas scenes and holiday-themed vignettes from Mobile Illumination. Peak weekend nights (Fri-Sunday & 12/20-12/23) are $75 per car, while all other nights are $59 per car. Purchase your tickets here!
When: Now through Sunday, Jan. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Irwindale Speedway & Event Center, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, 91706

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci Beauty

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Gucci Beauty and Nordstrom are hosting a limited-time experience. Escape into a joy-fueled fantasy world with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. RSVP for the pop-up here.
When: Now through Friday, Jan. 7
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

The Freak Brothers Pop-Up at Fred Segal (WeHo): To celebrate their premiere, Tubi TV's latest series The Freak Brothers is throwing a psychedelic pop-up. The pop-up, which will transport guests into the world of the show. Shop exclusive, limited-edition merchandise, including sweatshirts, tie-dye tees, hand-blown glass bongs, pet CBD products, and even customized Freak Brothers Air Force 1's.
When: Now through Saturday, Jan. 15
Where: Fred Segal, 8500 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90069

Stranger Things Store (Glendale): Netflix is throwing the first-ever Stranger Things stores ahead of the holiday season. This unique retail experience will have exclusive merchandise and interactive photo moments. Explore the world of the series' most popular locations including the Upside Down, the Starcourt Mall, and more. Tickets are complimentary but limited. Reserve your tickets here.
When: Now through January 2022 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 91210

Thursday, Dec. 16

Trevor Andrew: Ghost Country (Fairfax): Trevor Andrew, also known as Gucci Ghost, is hosting his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. There will be exclusive print editions of 50 signed artwork on-site.
When: Thursday, Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: One Trick Pony Gallery, 1051 South Fairfax, L.A., 90019

Friday, Dec. 17

Spike Lee Signing Event (L.A.): Join Spike Lee for an exclusive book signing for Spike. The director will be signing copies of the book which, features rare photographs and commentary on all his cinematic works. Tickets are $75; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90036

Snow Night In Leimert (Leimert Park): Who says it doesn't snow in SoCal? The Leimert community is throwing a monumental holiday celebration featuring snow sledding, live music, arts & crafts, hot chocolate, fresh treats, a holiday night market, and more. RSVP to the free event here.
When: Friday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Leimert Park Plaza, 4395 Leimert Blvd., L.A., 90008

Queer Art Show and Open Mic Poetry Night (Echo Park): Couplet Coffee is hosting their second Queer Art Show and open mic Poetry night. There will be live music, a DJ, art by amazing local queer artists, and music by some of your favorites in the LA scene. Free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Tickets are $15; RSVP here!
When: Friday, Dec. 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Oracle Tavern, 1640 North Spring St., L.A., 90012

Saturday, Dec. 18

Once Upon a Time in LA (DTLA): There's another hip-hop festival taking over Los Angeles. Once Upon a Time in LA is bringing big-name artists like Snoop Dogg, Al Green, 50 Cent, YG, Ice Cube, and more to the grand stage. General Admission starts at $185; join the waitlist here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Banc of California and Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., L.A., 90037

Santa Monica Pub Crawl (Santa Monica): The annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl is returning to raise money for the Westside Food Bank. More than 20 bars and restaurants across the city of Santa Monica will come together to offer $5-$8 food and drink specials to those with the official pub crawl wristband. Tickets start at $20 in advance and include $5-8 food & drink specials, one free drink, priority entry, free cover charges, DJs, and live entertainment.
When: Saturday, Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Main Street, 1240 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys Benefit Concert (DTLA): The legendary artist, Stevie Wonder is throwing his annual toy benefit concert. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or gift to the holiday event to help families in need. Tickets are $44 to $155; purchase yours here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
Where: Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, L.A., 90015

Sunday, Dec. 19

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products, and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets are $5; buy them online here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046

The Bloc's Skyline Sound + Cinema Holiday Edition: Elf on a Rooftop (DTLA): Skyline Sound + Cinema is hosting a holiday edition of their outdoor movie series. Watcha special screening of the film Elf, on the rooftop of the parking lot. Tickets are $10; purchase them here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Bloc, 700 West 7th Street, L.A., 90017

Friday, Dec. 31

Universal Studios Hollywood's Eve (Hollywood): Ring in the New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood's festive Eve event. Included in the price of theme park admission, Eve invites guests to spend the day and party by night while enjoying the theme park. Celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks, and more. The countdown is on! Tickets are $134; purchase them here.
When: Friday, Dec. 31
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

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