Things to do for December 20, 2017

Bowling, Live Models and Mexican Elvis

Happy Holidays, Indeed

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
A Caffeinated Staple Travels West
COMM ALL YE FAITHFUL

A Caffeinated Staple Travels West

Coffee Commissary has a new location in Santa Monica. So now you have a small corner café like the ones in Hollywood for your cappuccinos and pastries. Soon to be filled with cool, good-looking people with pressing Facebook statuses to check.

Friday
Hot Chocolate, Live Salsa and Enviable Pompadours
FELIZ NAVIDAD

Hot Chocolate, Live Salsa and Enviable Pompadours

Friday Night. You have two choices: hit Union Station's Cocoa Series for the hot chocolate bar and live salsa. Or go see legendary performer El Vez put his Mexican-American crooner's spin on some holiday classics at the Echo. Okay, you may have other options, too.

Sunday
Vintage Bowling, Pizza and Cocktails: A Christmas Tradition Is Born
BOWL CUTS

Vintage Bowling, Pizza and Cocktails: A Christmas Tradition Is Born

You're not the type to sit indoors and watch the Yule log all day. Which is exactly why Highland Park Bowl is offering all-night happy hour on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, yielding you $5 mini-pizzas, $6 beers and cocktails, and $25 lanes. They didn’t bother to wrap any of that, but hey.

Monday
Your Art Is Fueled by Ale
DRAW DEAL

Your Art Is Fueled by Ale

The birth of a savior isn't shutting down Angel City Brewery. It will be open on Christmas and collaborating with Drinky Draw. Meaning there will be live models for you to paint while you try a few new beers. In case the words "drinky draw" sound like something we made up.

Tuesday
The Part of the Holidays With Whiskey and Horses
NEIGH BELLS RING

The Part of the Holidays With Whiskey and Horses

Maybe you're not going to get what you asked for this year. Not to worry, Tuesday is opening day at Santa Anita on Tuesday. Which means you can spend the afternoon betting on horses and drinking whiskey amid live music and bourbon-braised meatballs. Santa's elves worked particularly hard on this.

What Else Is New

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Los Angeles