Last Minute NYE Plans: 24-hour Plays at Sacred Fools and Eclectic Company Theater, Ladies Night Out in Burbank and Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

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It's New Year's Eve...where drinks and sky high prices are de rigeur. Woot! So if you've been hemming and hawing about what to do tonight, LAist offers you the following last-minute options on the mellower side to ring in 2011.

Sacred Fools Theatre Company presents the 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Fast & Loose! Hosted by Terry Tocantins, the evening showcases eight new plays where writers, directors and actors took a few keywords and concepts, and turned them into something presentable in 24 hours. 8 pm. Admission: $15, parking available at the theater for $5. A NYE party follows at 11 pm.

It's Ladies Night Out in Burbank's Magnolia Park tonight from 6-9 pm. Shopping, music and in-store events take place in a number of the area's boutiques including 33 Rooms,1928 Jewelry Company, Alexa’s It’s New To You, audrey * k, Dylan Keith Salon, Encore Nouveau, Free Bird, Magnolia Commons, Mindfulnest, Rocks and Runes, Simply Coffee, The Logan Art Gallery and Vintage Playclothes. Free.

The Eclectic Company Theatre presents a twist on the 24-hour play festival tonight at 8 pm and 10 pm. The company created one full-length play—from conception to execution—in 24 hours. A New Year's Eve party follows the second show. $12.

There's still time to sign up for the Los Angeles Public Library's Stay Home and Read a Book Ball tonight. It gives readers and "armchair philanthropists" a chance to recognize the importance of free public libraries by donating to the Library's cultural and literary events.

Have a Happy New Year...whatever you do, have fun, be safe and don't drink and drive. And we'll see you back here in 2011!

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