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Whether we enjoy them or not, the year-end holidays are upon us. But no matter our individual opinions, attending theater that’s holiday-related with other enthusiasts—of theater or of festivity—always seems to fit perfectly with the weather and the tinsel-y ambience of the Southland. We bet these five theatrical offerings, listed in order of closing date, will fill you with a holiday mood—or make you forget the holidays for a few hours.

Jim, Ted, Lila and Linda may swap song-and-dance (and life) partners as they ricochet from a club in Manhattan to a farmhouse in Connecticut to Hollywood to Vegas in the convoluted plot of this musical, based on the 1942 film. This new version, which opened on Broadway in 2016, boasts a libretto by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. And those Berlin songs are among the best ever penned—including “Blue Skies,” “Shakin’ the Blues Away,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Easter Parade” and, of course, “White Christmas.” Danny Pelzig directs, Christine Negherbon choreographs.

As of last weekend, All Day Baby now takes up a bright corner of Silver Lake’s southern stretch of Sunset Boulevard. It’s a chipper and sunny nouveau diner and the second restaurant from the team that brought us Koreatown gem Here’s Looking At You. It’s the kind of spot where breakfast runs all day long, the grits come topped not just with shrimp but a shrimp bolognese, the Nashville hot sandwich is made with catfish and not chicken, and the bakery case is turning out some of the most blessedly L.A. pastries we’ve seen all year. It’s also one of our favorite new spots in town.

Chef Jonathan Whitener and pastry director Thessa Diadem head up a menu that feels a perfect complement to HLAY, which they also run with Lien Ta, who oversees much of the two restaurants’ day-to-day management. At All Day Baby, the trio riffs on their vibrant and globe-trotting menu of HLAY with even more colorful subversion of the classics, building the kind of diner dreams are made of: white bean dip involves blueberry dukkah; French toast comes sweetened with pineapple jam and decadent with rum butter; biscuit breakfast sandwiches arrive slathered with strawberry jam; and, for those of us

Last night, after a showing of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the DGA Theater, er, in Hollywood, a ton of the film’s talent—actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Bruce Dern, Julia Butters, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Mike Moh and Margaret Qualley, as well as casting director Victoria Thomas and actor-stunt coordinator Zoe Bell—chatted about the movie in front of a packed crowd. (The film’s writer-director, Quentin Tarantino, was also in attendance, as costar Bruce Dern pointed out: “He wrote the shit, he’s sitting right there.”) Here are five things we gleaned from the conversation. And for a taste of Once for the uninitiated, check out our five-star review. 1. Julia Butters was unaware of Tarantino (and even DiCaprio—kinda). “‘I didn’t know those directors,” says Butters, 10, who plays a ridiculously professional and precocious child actor opposite DiCaprio’s fading TV star. “[Tarantino] said, ‘When I was writing it…’ And of course, not knowing who he was, I said, ‘Oh, you wrote it? Well done.’” There seemed to be a bit more life-as-art going on: Pitt recalled that after their first table read, Butters came up to him and said, ‘‘Brad, you did a very good job in the read through.” And was she up to speed on DiCaprio? “No,” she said, prompting laughs. “I wasn’t familiar with his work, but I knew he was a well-known actor.” DiCaprio later chimed in that “she was the most professional, most connected young actor I’ve ever worked with.” 2. Bruce Dern thinks

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