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December 15, 2009

MOVIES

Christmas horrors double-feature As an antidote to the treacle and forced bonhomie of the Christmas season, watch psycho Santa go on a yuletide killing spree in "Christmas Evil" (1980) and coeds get slashed in "Black Christmas" (1974). New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $7. (323) 938-4038, www.newbevcinema.com.

EVENTS

Marc Cooper, Norman M. Klein and Martin Plot The journalist, author and contributing editor to the Nation will discuss current issues and cultural crises with CalArts professors and critics Norman M. Klein and Martin Plot. The conversation won't possibly have a dull moment: Anyone who's ever encountered Klein in the hallways of CalArts can account for his dazzling profundity. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $5-$10. (213) 237-2800.

ART

The Twelve Days of Christmas The unconventional Melrose gallery closes its annual holiday windup with a special display and sale of Japanese Pullip dolls. A strawberry shortcake Krispy Kreme and eggnog reception complements the exhibit of highly collectible dolls. Based on anime comic characters, the whimsical Pullips come with interchangeable fashionable clothes and accessories like hats, headsets, purses and even bag- pipes. Ghettogloss, 6109 Melrose Ave., L.A. 6 p.m.-midnight. Free. (323) 871-8100. www.ghettogloss.com.

MUSIC

Handel's "Messiah" Gluttons for Christmas music will have no shortage of options to stand and sing along for this traditional favorite around town. But if you must only attend one "Messiah," this is probably the one to be at. A full period-correct Baroque instrumental ensemble will bolster an ace cast of vocalists. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $37-$95. www.laphil.com.

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