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Things To Do in December

'Tis the season for holiday ragers! Art Basel hits Miami, New Year's Eve takes over both NY hotels, and Hollywood's getting majorly into the holiday spirit.


New Year's Eve in NYC
New Year's Eve is going to be wild at The Standard, East Village and The Standard, High Line. Here's everything going on at our hotels:
+ Gloria Gaynor at Top of The Standard (tickets)
+ Tiki Disco at Le Bain (tickets)
+ 3-course prix fixe dinner at The Standard Grill (info)
+ Bingo in The Garden Room (info)
+ Dinner at Narcissa (info)
+ Drag show at narcbar (info)
The Rink at The Standard, High Line
Open for the season December 20
M - TH: 12pm - 12am
F: 12pm - 1am
SAT: 9am - 1am
SUN: 9am - 12am
Carve it up at our very own rink, then curl up with a hot cocoa and our special winter menu. 
The Winter Garden at The Standard, East Village
Ends Mar 3
Weekdays 4–9pm, Weekends 12–9pm
Strip off those extra layers in our heated alpine yurts, slip into some fondue, and stay warm with hot spiked drinks. And don't forget to pick up your Christmas tree at our little market with Crest Hardware, with proceeds going to the Lower East Side Girls Club
Lady Bird at Nitehawk Cinema
Greta Gerwig's directorial debut is getting rave reviews (it has the highest Rotten Tomatoes score ever). Go see it at one of the coolest theaters in the city. 
Shinji Murakami's exlusive sculpture
The Shop at The Standard, High Line
Get in the holiday spirit with Japanese artist Shinji Murakami. He made an exclusive pink edition of his 8-bit heart sculpture just for you, and it's now available for purchase at both The Shop and online. Also look out for his 8-bit rooftop installation at Le Bain coming soon. 
Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005. © Lauren Greenfield.
Lauren Greenfield: Generational Wealth 
International Center of Photography
Ends January 7
Photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield showcases her 25-year exploration of wealth. (You may be familiar with her workshe's behind one of the best documentaries ever, Queen of Versailles.)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's Shelter. (circa 1992) Photo by Jack Mitchell.  (©) Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution
"Shelter" at Alvin Ailey
Throughout December
As part of their winter season at City Center (Nov. 29-Dec. 31), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is bringing back the wildly popular dance "Shelter" after a 15-year hiatus, this time with an all-woman cast. Originally created in 1988 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and first performed by Alvin Ailey in 1992, "Shelter" addresses homelessness in a raw, empathizing, moving manner. Check their schedule online to make sure you catch the right night.
David Hockney's "A Bigger Splash."
Everything at the MET/MET Breuer
The MET just cut the ribbon on their David Hockney exhibition (closes Feb. 25th) and the MET Breuer just opened their new Edvard Munch exhibition (closes Feb. 4th). While you're at both museums, catch Delirious (MET Breuer, closes Jan. 14th), Raghubir Singh (MET Breuer, closes Jan. 2nd), Rodin (MET, closes Jan. 15th), Michelangelo (MET, closes Feb. 12th), and Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings (MET, closes Jan. 7th). 


Get Holla-Dazed at The Standard, Hollywood
Come to the The Standard, Hollywood and celebrate the season in your own tripped out way with our holiday parties, dinners, and concerts. Here are four event series we have going on this month to get you holla-dazed:
The More the Merrier
The Standard, Hollywood
Come one, come all! ‘Tis the season to holiday party. Not everyone has time to put on a proper soirée, so let us do the heavy lifting. We are bringing in some of our friends to host events where everyone is invited to join. 
December 4, 7–10pm
Hosted by Kyle Williams and Brooke Van Poplin (Persistent Comedy)
December 11, 7–10pm
Host TBD
December 18, 7–10pm
Hosted by Malliha Ahmad and Guud Social

Old St. Flick
The Standard, Hollywood
What’s better than cuddles and movies with loved ones over the holidays? Grab a snack and a beverage from Alma, a comfy seat in our floor-to-ceiling shag carpeted lobby lounge, and watch off-beat films in usual Standard fashion. 
November 28 & December 12, 7–10pm
Wes and Erin’s Bad Movie Night
December 5 & 19, 7–10pm
Hosted by Valerie and Larissa
Not-so-Silent Desert Nights
The Standard, Hollywood
Join us for our Wednesday-night acoustic series, Desert Nights, with a special holiday line-up. Hosted by KCRW's DJ Valida.
November 29, 7:30pm
Featuring The Sound of Ghosts and LA River Bend
December 6, 7:30pm
Featuring Angela McCluskey and Chris Stills
December 13, 7:30pm
Featuring Jems and Main Man
December 20, 7:30pm
Featuring MONOGEM, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Little Miss, Ryan Dilmore, CLARA-NOVA, Kathleen Grace, Pete Molinari + Valida, Rachel Goodrich, Drew Taubenfeld, Jamie Drake, Justine Bennett, Sarah Pigion, We Are The West
Feasting with Friends
The Standard, Hollywood
Join us for a special dinner series at Alma. Chef Ari Taymor has invited some of his personal friends from the culinary world to co-host dangerously delicious nights. Reservations:
December 2 + 3, 5:30–11pm
Mads Refslund
December 10, 5:30–11pm
Chris Kronner
December 17, 5:30–11pm
JAY Z at the Forum
December 21
Catch Hov before he sweeps the Grammys. Gaga's going to be at the Forum on December 18th, Grizzly Bear's at the Wiltern on Dec. 13th, and The Echo's doing a Charles Bradley tribute show on December 3rd
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA 
Ends Dec. 31, MOCA Pacific Design Center 
This retrospective of queer Chicano artists spanning from 1960s to the early 1990s touches on the Chicano Moratorium, gay liberation, feminist movements, and the AIDS crisis.
Everything at LACMA
Catch Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage before it ends in early January. While you're at it, see newer exhibitions Painted in Mexico and 1917/1918: Looking Backward, Stepping Forward


Art Basel at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Dec. 4–10
The legendary art fair takes over Miami for one week, and we're celebrating big at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. Here's everything we have going on: 

Tide Up
Kick-off party Dec. 1st, 4-7PM
Happy hour every weeknight, 4-7PM
Kick off Basel with the launch of our new happy hour, Tide Up. We've added some new treats to the menu including artichoke frites ceviche, rotating specialty cocktails, and more!

Speak Up Pop-Up Shop with the ACLU
Thurs., Dec. 7–Sun., Dec. 10, 10AM–6PM
Shop limited-edition pieces by Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung, Everlane, Public School, Daniel Arsham, and more, with proceeds going to the ACLU.
Ricky Powell Print Project
Dec. 8–10, 12–8PM
Stop by Room 40 to shop legendary street photographer Ricky Powell's one-of-a-kind prints and new book, The Individualist.
Procell Presents AR(T) Fair
December 8–10, 12–8PM
Brian Procell has some of NYC's best cult vintage, and he's bringing a curated selection of rare shirts from the Procell Archive to Room 41.

Lazy Sunday BBQ with TIKI DISCO: Basel Edition
Sun. Dec. 10, 2PM–Sunset
Finish out Basel at everyone's favorite Lazy Sunday with Brooklyn-based party crew, TIKI DISCO (DJs Eli Escobar, Lloydski, & Andy Pry).
Cut Copy at the North Beach Bandshell
December 6
The Australian electronic quartet is touring their latest dazzler, Haiku from Zero. Catch them at one of the coolest venues in Miami. Also don't miss The Drums at Gramps on December 1st. 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
at O Cinema Wynwood
Catch the latest Frances McDormand project making buzz at Wynwood's coolest theater. Also don't miss their special screening of Troop Beverly Hills on December 13th. 
Not Your Standard BINGO: Ugly Sweater Edition
December 17, 7—10PM
Get your hideous holiday sweaters ready for Not Your Standard BINGO with host Shelley Novak and DJ Jody McDonald.
Aura Photography with MoodxMoss
Fri, Dec. 15, 6—8PM; Sat—Sun, Dec. 16 & 17, 12—1P, & 2—6P
Have your aura photo taken by Carrie Moss in the MoodxMoss yurt, a magical traveling studio space where poetry meets science and spirituality meets art. $45, includes indoor baths | $150, includes Spa Day Pass (pre-registration required, limited sessions).

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