Pencil This In: Repeal Day, Holidays with Harry Shearer

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Why is it that there's always too much to do in December? Just look at this sampling of events happening around town tonight. Check out other events on LAist Agenda: December.

HOLIDAY COMEDY:
Comedian Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, A Mighty Wind, etc.) and his wife Judith Owen are bringing laughter and mirth – and holiday sing-a-longs – to the Steve Allen Theatre tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm. Performances feature guests including Julia Fordham, Julianna Raye, Steve Poltz and others. Tickets are $25.

REPEAL DAY:
There are a number of bars around Downtown – the Golden Gopher, Broadway Bar, (re-opening of ) Cole’s – that are celebrating the end of Prohibition. (Can you imagine even trying to ban alcohol today?) But The Edison’s got one of the better deals tonight, especially from 5-7 pm because of its Soup Kitchen Fridays: 35 cent special cocktails and complimentary tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

DEAD AUTHOR READING:
826LA and GOOD Magazine are teaming up tonight for “Dead Author Readings” with
with O. Henry reading and discussing his story “The Gift of the Magi.” Musical guests are Garfunkel and Oates. The reading begins at 7 pm at GOOD Headquarters in West Hollywood. This event is free, but RSVPs suggested.

FILM:
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the reopening of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the American Cinematheque is screening classic films all weekend long. Tonight the double feature starts with Casablanca, followed by Citizen Kane, which many cinephiles consider the best film. Ever. (Keep this on the dl, but we found it kind of a yaaawn.)

WESTSIIIDE HOLIDAY:
Montana Avenue's Annual Holiday Walk starts tonight at 5 pm, between 7th and 17th streets in Santa Monica. "Come visit Santa Claus, enjoy the live music, indulge in tasty holiday treats, and listen to strolling carolers to start the holiday season off with a jingle." And don't forget to shop or stop at one of the cafés along the way.

CLASSICAL:
The Calder Quartet performs string quartets by Mozart and Bartok and joins forces with guest artist Gloria Cheng on Thomas Ades' Piano Quintet at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall at 7:30 pm. General admission tickets are $10.

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