IMAX GRAND OPENINGS
The IMAX screens at AMC Century City 15, AMC Burbank 16, AMC Del Amo 18 and AMC Santa Anita 16 will celebrate their unveilings with showings of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Check website for details.
ECO GIFT FESTIVAL
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
The largest green holiday shopping event in the world features 200 environmentally conscious vendors, an organic food court and free gift wrapping. Runs through Sunday. $10 a day; $20 for the weekend. Check website for times and details.
PUFFPIECES OPENING RECEPTION
712 N. Heliotrope Drive
Enjoy some ice cream while you peruse this new show by Paul Evans which features humorous, affordable small wooden artwork. 7 – 10 p.m. FREE. Runs through Jan. 23.
The Los Angeles Ballet will showcase 8 performances of the classic holiday dance spectacular in 3 venues around the city starting tonight through Dec. 28. Check website for details.
CHRISTMAS AT THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE
1944 Riverside Drive
If you like your holidays peppered with irreverence, then these 2 amusing – and raunchy – shows are for you: "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." This weekend and next weekend. Check website for details. $20; $18 for students