The many, many people affected by the recent wildfires throughout the state are just beginning to find ways to move on after those devastating events. A great way to help them pick up the pieces of their lives that involves supporting those who have been impacted and spending an entertaining time with your friends and neighbors are the many benefit concerts and events being held over the next couple of weeks in California. We housesellers have narrowed down what we think are the best options in the Los Angeles area.

One of the more high profile event happens December 18 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. Presented by powerhouse promoters Goldenvoice, the California Wildfires Benefit Concert will feature critical and commercially acclaimed superstars such as Weezer, HAIM, Father John Misty and others, and funds from ticket sales and a special charity auction for front-row seats will all be donated to the Southern California Disaster Relief Fund created by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

This Monday, the Regent Theater Downtown is presenting an all-ages show featuring local musicians as well as stars of the alternative music scene like Your Smith, Bad Suns and the Griswolds. Called Friends.Giving: An Intimate Night of Music to Raise Money for Wildfire Relief, proceeds will be donated to the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund and the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation. Then Tuesday, the 11th, the Hi Hat in Highland Park hosts a night of music from local bands Quote Unquote, Mooncult, Strange Parade and more. This event encourages attendees to donate at least $10 and all money raised will be passed directly to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s emergency fund for victims of fires across the state.

Then on Wednesday, a group of local comedians is staging the Woolsey Fire Comedy Benefit Show show at the Pig n’ Whistle pub in Hollywood in which all proceeds will be donated. LA Comedy fixtures Kym Kral, Madison Shepard, Haley Hepworth and more will perform sketch comedy, improv and stand up, with some live music thrown in, as well. The show will also hold a drive for donations of food, household goods, and other items to be delivered to the victims. Howie Mandel and Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will headline a benefit show on December 22 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and proceeds will be administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation to those impacted by the fires, as well as survivors of the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. Here is the information for this big event.