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LA's Priceless Things To Do This Week: December 8th - 14th

This week's Priceless Things To Do will have you chowing down on brownies, getting wicked at the Pantages Theatre and investigating tar pits. There's only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Celebrate National Brownie Day

Date: Monday, December 8

December 8th is National Brownie Day! For all your brownie related needs hit up Clementine on Ensley Avenue. Clementine has chocolate brownies and butterscotch brownies. The butterscotch brownie is made with brown sugar, Scharffen Berger chocolate, pecans and a hint of salt ($2.75). For a full rundown of Clementine's menu visit their official website. Clementine is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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See Wicked At The Pantages Theatre

Date: Wednesday, December 10

Wicked is performing this Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. This theatrical prequel tells the story of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West's early years, setting the stage for the events which take place in the classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Loosely based off a Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked has won multiple Tony Awards in addition to nabbing Idina Menzel a 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in her original role as Elphaba. Time theater critic Richard Zoglin has been quoted as saying "if every musical had a brain, a heart and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." Tickets start at $75 and the performance starts at 8:00 p.m.

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Go Home With Phillip Phillips

Date: Thursday, December 11

Former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will be playing Club Nokia @ LA Live this Thursday. Phillips released his second studio album, Behind The Light, in May of 2014. Behind The Light featured the song "Raging Fire," which climbed to the number seven spot on the US Adult Top 40 Billboard Chart. Phillips' 2012 single, "Home," went platinum four times over in the United States and was featured on-air during coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The concert start starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are going for $61 and up online.

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Check Out The Marina Del Ray Holiday Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, December 13

This Saturday marks the 52nd annual Marina del Ray Holiday Boat Tour Parade. The festivities start at 5:55 p.m. when fireworks are set off to herald the beginning of the parade before the boats are officially set free at 6:00 p.m. The parade lasts approximately two hours and all entrants will be judged while circling the main channel of the marina. An awards ceremony will take place at the Santa Monica Windjammer Yacht Club the following day where each and every participating boat will go home with some type of reward. For more details and information on entering your boat in the parade visit their official website.

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Explore The La Brea Tar Pits

Date: Sunday, December 14

Take your family back in time this Sunday by visiting the La Brea Tar Pits exhibit of the Page Museum on Wilshire Boulevard. These pits contain the remains of over 200 mammals, birds, reptiles and fish all preserved in mint condition by the prehistoric tar that engulfed them. Larger than life mammoths, fearsome dire wolves and intimidating saber tooth tiger bones have all been discovered and are currently on display. The pits are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week. Children under two get in free, children (3-12) cost $5, youths (13-17) cost $9 and adults cost $12.

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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local's Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.
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