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The Weekend Guide

xmas presents!

Only one more day to worry about who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.

WATCH
Almighty Opp
What:
The street performer gives a free Christmas show of music, marionettes, and puppets.
Why: You’re looking for something upbeat after seeing Black Swan at the Arclight.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.-midnight.
Where: N. Western Ave., at Elmwood Ave., Koreatown.

WRAP UP
Tweak 99
What:
Get your last-minute shopping done at the holiday pop-up, where you’ll find gifts for everyone from your lazy roommate to thrifty best friend.
Why: Everything comes prewrapped, and nothing is more than $100.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 8377 W. Third St., at Orlando Ave., West Hollywood (310-284-8272).

TREAT
Valen Dolcé
What: The French-Japanese fusion bakery reopens just in time for the weekend with artistic cakes, 30 kinds of freshly baked bread, and a tea wall with more than 30 varieties of preblended and blossom teas.
Why: Santa’s sick of cupcakes.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. After Jan. 3, daily, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1426 Montana Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts., Santa Monica (310-395-8889).

DRINK
The Best Bottles to Give
What: You’re on your way to another holiday party — empty-handed. Stop. Drop some cash. And roll in with a nice gift of wine, rum, whiskey, or cognac. You’ll be everyone’s best-loved guest.
Why: It’s as easy as flashing your ID.
When: You have zero time.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

STUFF
Four Seasons Los Angeles Brunch
What:
The city’s most expansive holiday buffet has omelets, waffles, carving and tartare stations, dim sum, sushi, and desserts galore.
Why: No cooking or cleaning.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 300 S. Doheny Dr., at W. Third St., Beverly Hills (310-273-2222).

SAY GOOD-BYE
California Christmas Tree Recycling
What:
Once the last carol’s sung, have the company drain the water, clean up the needles, and carry yours away.
Why: Trees are mulched, and a portion of the proceeds helps educate people about the environment.
When: The gifts have all been put away.
Where: Your place.

Photo: Lee Turner / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Tweak99
8377 W 3rd St
bt S Orlando Ave & S Kings Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-284-8272
300 S Doheny Dr
@ Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-273-2222
Almighty Opp
N Western Ave
@ Elmwood Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Valen Dolce
1426 Montana Ave
bt 14th & 15th Sts
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-395-8889
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