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Happening Friday

Adamson House tour; Dir En Grey on the Strip; Sweet and Tender Hooligans in Anaheim; free entry at Pacific Asia Museum; Holiday Traditions Improv Show.

December 23, 2011


Christmas Tours There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during these annual tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432.


Dir En Grey Metal has been on an artistic resurgence of late, but these Japanese growlers have been at it for decades. Their sound veers from more rock-inclined tunes to very avant-garde, and their new album, "Dum Spiro Spero," is the occasion for another blistering live tour. House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. $29.50.

Sweet and Tender Hooligans Just because the Smiths broke up in 1987 doesn't mean the curtain has to drop. Thanks to the band's premiere tribute act, which has been paying homage to Morrissey's pioneering indie-pop outfit for nearly 20 years, you can still hear such songs as "Girlfriend in a Coma" and "This Charming Man" live. House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. $19.50.


Free Fourth Friday View the museum's permanent collection of more than 15,000 works of art from across Asia and the Pacific region, from ancient times to today. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (626) 449-2742.


Holiday Traditions Improv Show Expect grimaces of recognition as some of UCBTLA's top improvisers interview and reenact audience members' holiday traditions, from the boring to the bazaar. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 11 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702.

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