Life and Arts

Burbank area events: City to open outdoor ice-skating rink

Burbank ice skating rink
An ice-skating rink will return to downtown Burbank this week.
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An ice-skating rink will be open from Thursday Dec. 12, to Jan. 5, 2020, in downtown Burbank, 150 N. Third St., Burbank.

Along with ice skating, the rink will offer curling and skating lessons on certain days.

For more information, visit Visit to learn more about the events that will be held at the rink.

Holiday boutique to be held at Creative Arts Center

A holiday boutique is being held through Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Betsy Lueke Art Center, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.

The boutique features an assortment of pottery, decorations and jewelry.


For more information, including when the boutique will be open, call (818) 238-5397 or visit

Area church slates Nativity event

A drive-through nativity event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.

While driving through the site, attendees will see various scenes from the nativity story.

For more information, visit or call (818) 353-8080.

Theater to present Christmas performance

“The Merry Little Christmas Show” will be presented at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., between Cyprus Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.

The performance will also feature special guest Kurtis Simmons.


Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (866) 811-4111. The tickets cost $35.

For more information, visit

Community singers to perform at center

The Burbank Singers will perform at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.

The group sings musical standards, including Broadway and seasonal holiday songs.

This performance will cost $2 without a Burbank senior activity card. For more information or to sign up, call (818) 238-5353.

Restaurant to host evening of painting

An event called “Paint Nite: You Make Me Melt” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill, 916 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank.

Tickets cost $39 per person. The event is for participants 21 years old or older.

For more information, visit

Recreation center to host pool event

An event called “Polar Plunge” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Verdugo Recreation Center, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank.

Along with swimming, there will be arts and crafts. The event is free. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call (818) 238-5391 or visit


Nature center to host ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ party

A “Noon Year’s Eve” party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank.

This kids-only event will include arts and crafts and a countdown celebration to noon. Registration for the event is required, and the cost is $15 per child.

For more information, call (818) 238-5440. To register for the event, visit

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