Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:
Advent is upon us—a wondrous liturgical season and, to many of us, the most magical time of the year.
Those of us who love Advent because of the liturgy, the crèches, the sacred music, the O antiphons, and the expectant hush as we await the birth of a child must nonetheless hear an incessant chorus of grumbling against the commercialization of Christmas. If the commercialization troubles you, don’t participate in it! I certainly don’t.
In fact, Advent is a penitential season, and to underscore the fact we’re encouraged to mingle this time of year with all manner of people: friends, family, visitors. So why not combine penance and the desire to enlarge our hearts with a little field trip?
Why not take your crew, for example, to the Autry Museum in Griffith Park for an exhibit (ending January 8), called “Dress Codes.”
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