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Ring out the previous yr and ring within the new with our curated collection of arts and leisure choices this New Yr’s weekend. Earlier than you go, bear in mind to name or examine on-line for reservation necessities and COVID-19 protocols.

70mm New Yr’s Weekend
This four-film mini-festival introduced by American Cinematheque kicks off with David Lean’s epic 1962 historic drama “Lawrence of Arabia” starring Peter O’Toole (7:30 p.m. Dec. 29-30). Subsequent up, it’s Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi traditional “2001: A Space Odyssey” (7:30 p.m. Dec. 31), adopted by Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 drama “Phantom Thread” starring Daniel Day-Lewis (7:30 p.m. Jan. 1) and eventually, Spike Lee’s 1992 biopic “Malcolm X” starring Denzel Washington (7:30 p.m. Jan. 2). The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. $10, $15. americancinematheque.com

Grand Park’s NYELA
Rub elbows with 1000’s upon 1000’s — upon 1000’s! — of your fellow Angelenos at this free, alcohol-free and family-friendly celebration that includes performances by Grammy nominee Cimafunk, Versa-Type Dance Firm et al., plus big-name DJs, meals vehicles and extra. And capping off the evening, it’s a spectacular 3-D gentle present projected onto Metropolis Corridor. Grand Park, 200 N. Spring St., L.A. Gates open at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Free. grandparkla.org

‘Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix NYE Gala’
The seemingly ageless burlesque diva graces the stage as soon as extra in a present that’s decidedly extra naughty than good. For ages 18 and older solely. The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $49.50-$225. laorpheum.com

A glamorous woman in a red evening gown pops a bottle of champagne and smiles

Dita Von Teese.

(Los Angeles Instances)

Prohibition NYE
Return with us now to the Roaring ’20s with KCRW-FM’s annual, immersive and retro-styled shindig that includes performances by EDM producer Completely Huge Extinct Dinosaurs and alt-pop duo Neil Frances, plus KCRW DJ Tyler Boudreaux, burlesque dancers, stay jazz and extra. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., L.A. 9 p.m. Sunday. $195. prohibitionnye.com

‘The Annual One-Time Solely New Yr’s Eve Musical Revue’
Silliness reigns supreme as this long-lived and family-friendly NYE selection present returns for one more yr. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. $24.50-$49.50. santamonicaplayhouse.com

The Groundlings’ ‘New Yr’s Eve Spectacular’
Say “Goodbye and good riddance” to 2022 and “How you doin’?” to 2023 with an evening of improv comedy and stay music capped off with a Champagne toast. The Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $100. Ages 21 and older solely. groundlings.com

New Yr’s Eve With the Roots
They hip-hop and so they don’t cease when the funky R&B collective from Philadelphia, a.okay.a. the present “Tonight Present” band, takes it to the stage in a pair of exhibits. Walt Disney Live performance Corridor, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $89-$284. laphil.com

The Roots.

The Roots.

(Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliation)

EVE at Common Studios Hollywood
Get a groove on with not one, not two however three separate dance zones, devoted to EDM, Latin music and pop hits, respectively. And sure, there can be fireworks. Common Studios, 100 Common Metropolis Plaza, Common Metropolis. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31. $139. universalstudioshollywood.com

‘Rita Rudner: It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like New Yr’s’
The veteran comic, author and actor is your hostess with the mostest for her seventh annual NYE celebration. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Highway, Laguna Seashore. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. $105-$131. lagunaplayhouse.com

‘Andy Vargas: New Yr’s Eve!’
The Santana vocalist rocks out together with his band, joined by Santana bassist Benny Rietfeld. Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio Metropolis. 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $75-$125 plus $25 food and drinks minimal. feinsteinsatvitellos.com

‘Katt Williams — 2023 and Me Tour’
The no-holds-barred comic is your grasp of ceremonies for this particular NYE present. Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Courtroom, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $65 and up. microsofttheater.com

‘Salute to Vienna New Yr’s Live performance’
The Strauss Symphony of America and a cohort of singers and dancers carry out traditional waltzes and operetta picks by Johann Strauss II on this festive providing. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Live performance Corridor, 600 City Middle Drive, Costa Mesa. 3 p.m. Jan. 1. $49 and up. scfta.org

Additionally at Walt Disney Live performance Corridor, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2. $49-$150. musiccenter.org

Disney 100 Film Marathon
The studio that constructed its fame — and subsequently, an leisure and theme-park empire — on animated musicals marks its centenary with a four-film celebration that features “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), “Aladdin” (1992), “The Lion King” (1994) and “Frozen” (2013). El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Midday Jan. 1. $40; four-person household pack, $120. elcapitantheatre.com