Ok so Mr. Adult Beginner and I don’t give each other Christmas presents,
Because he buys me lots of treats throughout the year and I accept them happily.
What can I say, I’m a lucky woman.
Anyway, what we do for Christmas timez instead is we do something together.
Last year it was Charles Phoenix’s “Disneyland” tour of downtown LA.
Which is amazing.
You get on a vintage school bus and he tours you all around downtown, narrating through a megaphone how downtown Los Angeles is just like Disneyland, and you visit the downtown equivalent of Frontier Land and Main Street USA and Tomorrow Land and all the different lands of Disneyland and you get out and walk around and eat stuff and see things you’ve never noticed and it’s totally the coolest thing ever.
But you can’t go this year because the tour is all sold out.
So suck on that, Gentle Reader.
But you can do this!
Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater!
Which I’d heard of but never been to until Charles Phoenix took us there last year, and Gentle Reader, it is amazing.
If you are like me you will walk in all judgey thinking, “Dang, this place has seen better days” and maybe smirk a little at the ancient sound system but as soon as the marionettes dance out, you will be enchanted and I’m totally serious.
You don’t notice the men in black working the marionettes, you are just completely entranced as reindeer walk right up to you and Christmas elves sing and seriously stop reading this and go book a ticket because this year they are doing The Nutcracker!
$20 a ticket!
Kids under two free!
I am so fired up to see a marionette dance Sugar Plum.
Oh and PS, for $10 you can have a marionette present a gift and birthday crown to your birthday girl or boy during the show. I’m thinking this would make a great 21rst or 40th birthday treat.
And PPS, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is a Los Angeles Cultural Historical Landmark. Neat!