Things To Do in Highland Park Los Angeles || December 2019

Let us help you curate your month with some of the coolest events around.

There’s always so many things to do in Highland Park and surrounding communities, but finding what events are out there can be a tall task.

That’s where we come in! We’ve scoured for some cool events we think you should check out this month, take a look down below.

Things To Do In Highland Park Los Angeles 

For a full calendar of events, click here.

Mr. Bongo Pop-Up Shop at Rappcats

Free || Dec. 7 & 8 || Rappcats

This one is for the crate diggers and hip-hop heads out there.

Legendary record collector, Mr. Bongo, is hosting a special sale of his personal vinyl catalog at Rappcats record store. 

Dave ‘Mr. Bongo’ Buttle began digging for records in Venezuela 30 years ago. Filling up suitcases with amazing Latin records to bring back to Europe. He has continued ever since. From warehouses in the US to dusty back street shops in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia.

Whether you’re looking for a rare record to add to your collection, or just want to browse while vibing to good music, this is the spot for you.

For more info, click here.

Cha Cha Burlesque Show and Holiday Fundraiser

Free || Dec 7 || The Offbeat

Join in with the good folks at The Offbeat bar for one of the last huge parties of the year!

The Cha-Cha Burlesque Extravaganza is a special party for all those who love to let it all hang out. 

As it is the season of giving, the show is partnering with Jovenes Inc. to collect and provide goods for homeless children. A list of needed items can be found here.

There’s no cover charge  the entire night, and drinks specials will start at 10 pm and until closing.

Ganja Yoga: A Cannabis-infused Yoga Ritual

November 6 || 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm || Donation of $33 || Purple Lotus Massage and Wellness

Marisa integrates intention setting, yoga, movement, laughter, mantras, music, sound healing, and breathwork to create a space for both personal and community journey work, as well as sacred play.

Feel deeply as you access your truest self and connect powerfully with an extraordinary community with this uniquely guided practice. We come together to be enchanted by the magic of the cannabis plant.

This is a 21 and over event. For more info, click here.

Opening Ceremony: Dia De Guadalupe Exhibition

Free || Dec. 14 || Avenue 50 Studio

This special exhibit coming to Avenue 50 Studion will showcase artists who interpret the meaning of the Virgin Mary on themselves, and their culture as a whole.

The Virgen de Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith. Her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice. “She is used as a symbol of justice because she holds an appeal to the poor, to marginalized people. In the modern day, we can see her as representing people standing against oppression, declaring their independence.” –John Moran Gonzalez, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

The Gaslamp Killer Presents: Airplane Mode

$10 || Dec. 17 || The Hi-Hat

Renowned DJ and producer, The Gaslamp Killer, brings another installment of Highland Park’s premier beat scene showcase Airplane Mode to the Hi-Hat.

This time around, Skinny Pablo (Ras Dude), Joey Tapes, Roam, and Linda Nuves will be joining The Gaslamp Killer to bless the stage and your ears all night long. 

Get your tickets for this event here.

Leaving Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

$14 || Dec. 21 || Lodge Room

Los Angeles-based label Leaving Records is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a party at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. 

Hosted by musician and label owner Matthewdavid, the line-up for this event is phenomenal. With the likes of Devonwho, Dakim, Keifer, and Ahnnu gracing the stage, this is surely one show you dont want to miss.

Tickets for this event can be purchased here

Vegan Goth “Nightmare Before Christmas” Dinner Party

$40 – $50 || Dec. 23 || Lodge Room

A gourmet feast featuring Ceremony Chamber Orchestra performing Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack plus BAUHAUS, SISTERS OF MERCY, JOY DIVISION, & THE CURE covers live.

Checker Hall chef, Hovig Agpop, offers a spectacular dining experience featuring seasonal ingredients & specialty cocktails

Tickets are limited so grab yours now!

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A writer from the Los Angeles area in his 20-somethings. An enjoyer of good conversations, good compositions, and good drinks. Inspired by the the sights, sounds and ideals of a city which embraces cultures of all different mediums.

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