Chill the Ice Kingdom at Queen Mary
Nov. 22, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014
Witness the Queen Mary as it is overtaken by a deep freeze for the second annual chill, bringing holiday cheer, enchantment and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California. See larger than life, hand carved ice sculptures that fill the 14,000 square-foot igloo called The Ice Kingdom, featuring scenes from The Nutcracker, such as life sized reproductions of Clara, the evil Mouse King, sugar plum fairies and The Nutcracker himself. Grab an oversized tube and race down one of the six slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long and ice skate in the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink.
Ice At Santa Monica
Nov. 1, 2013 - Jan. 20, 2014
A Downtown Santa Monica turns winter wonderland with the arrival of the popular Santa Monica skating rink, back for its seventh year. The outdoor venue offers skate rentals, a snack bar and even a minirink for children younger than 7.
James Turrell: A Retrospective
May. 26, 2013 - Apr. 6, 2014
An innovator in the Southern California Light and Space movement, James Turrell is the subject of a retrospective exploring nearly 50 years of his work. The exhibition includes geometric light projections, light installations and recent two-dimensional work with holograms.
Marina del Rey Boat Parade
Dec. 14, 2013
Festooned with twinkling lights and decorations, boats and yachts cruise their way through Marina del Rey for spectators’ pleasure. A fireworks show over the water starts the 50-year-old tradition with a bang.
Nov. 26, 2013 - Dec. 22, 2013
The curtains are up at the long-awaited Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The debut theater production is Parfumerie, a romance set during the holidays in 1930s Budapest. Also featured: an exhibition on perfume, Timeless Scents: 1370–2013.
Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film
Sep. 22, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2014
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present the exhibition, which celebrates the achievements and legacy of Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, an influential figure in the worlds of art and film. Under the Mexican Sky features approximately 300 objects, including film sequences, paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, posters, and archival documents. The exhibition also marks the first time that the Televisa Foundation’s Figueroa project will be presented in the United States.