Pencil This In: Kinky Film Fest, IndieCade Conference, Burlesque at the Alexandria and Ed Fella Art in Pasadena

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Nathan Ota's An Unforseen Homecoming (Courtesy of La Luz de Jesus) is just one of the works that will be shown at the Beyond Eden art fair in LA tomorrow and Sunday.

FILM
CineKink—the kinky film festival— brings its national tour to LA this weekend with curated screenings at the Downtown Independent and the Echo Park Film Center. The festival offers films and videos— from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental—that explore and celebrate sexual diversity. Screening of several films tonight, including Waxie Moon at 8 pm EPFC. $9.

GAME CONFERENCE
IndieCade, the 2010 video game festival and conference, began this morning and runs through Sunday. It features independent games of every genre and platform from around the world, with also panel discussion, salons, seminars and visiting artist conversations through the weekend.

ART
Munky King holds an opening reception tonight for the exhibition Reconstructing Misfortune. It’s a custom show of artist Ferg’s popular vinyl toy, Misfortune Cat. There will be original pieces by Andrew Bell, Luke Chueh, The Beast Brothers, Kozik, Chris Ryniak, MAD, Reactor88, Jason Siu, Goad, LFOP, TADO, Jon-Paul Kaiser, MCA, Brian Morris, Jason Sui, Abe Lincoln Jr, Motorbot, Scott Wilkowski, and Ferg. Reception from 7-10 pm tonight with music by R-Rated and Colby.

BURLESQUE
The Bevy presents an evening of 80s burlesque tonight in Bill and Ted’s Burlesquellent Adventure at the Mezz of the Alexandria Hotel. The show features the talents of Matt Morgan, Damienne, Scarlet O’ Keljus, Candie Rox, Jersey Sure, Jessabelle Thunder, Polly Peabody, Josie Bunnie, Harry Mirkin and more. Show starts at 9:30 pm with dancing until 2 am. Tickets: $20 table seating $15 general admission.

ASIAN FILM
The ID Film Fest, focusing on Asian/Asian American film, takes over the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo this weekend. Screenings include: Kit Hui's Fog, with Terrence Yin and Eugenia Wan; Hirokazu Koreeda's Air Doll and Ian McCrudden's The Things We Carry. Tickets: $10 per program or $30 for all program access.

ART*
Pasadena City College’s Art Gallery opens an exhibit featuring the work of internationally renowned artist and graphic designer Ed Fella tonight. I’m History features original drawings, photos, sketchbooks and printed posters by Fella. Artist reception at 6 pm.
*Pencil pick of the day

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