Happening Monday



The 1988 Nakatomi Corporation Christmas Party The improvised comedy show turns action-thriller “Die Hard” into a 1988 holiday office party. The whole cast of coworkers will be there: Nakatomi President Joe Takagi, Holly Gennaro (recently separated from her husband, John McClane), Harry Ellis and more. Enjoy the train wreck that’s sure to come. Upright Citizens Brigade, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. 11 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702.


Watch the Throne The long-gestating project combines the strengths of two rappers of the last two decades, Jay-Z and Kanye West, who have worked together often but never on a collaborative full-length album. It couples them with some of today’s most respected producers. The result is a cocksure, fiery and smart, if problematic, collaboration that showcases the pair’s distinct lyrical skills. Staples Canter, 1111 S. Figueroa Ave., L.A. Monday and Tuesday. $59.50-$250.

Messiah Sing-Along This interactive Christmas tradition allows audience members to act as the chorus in the festive performance of Handel’s 18th century English language oratorio. The composition’s three-part structure uses recitatives, arias and choruses to trace Christ’s life. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. 7:30 p.m. $39-$79. (213) 972-7282.



The Ukrainian Time Machine Experimental filmmaker Naomi Uman will attend this screening of her silent short “Kalendar” and the longer work “Videodiary 2-1-2006 to Present.” Both films are part of a series Uman shot in Ukraine, which her great-grandparents left a century ago. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $8 students. (213) 237-2800.