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Get Out: Maps as Art, All Night Dancing, Urinetown, Shopping, Gallery Shows

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Photo by A.C. Thamer via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Photo by A.C. Thamer via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map
Tattered Fragments of the Map is a curatorial project materializing in multiple forms: an exhibition, a publication and a series of public programs. This project reveals mapping itself as a generative process of knowledge creation, a liberatory method for re-imagining and re-imaging our world, its built and natural environments, and the relationship between space and place. The exhibition kicks off tonight from 7-10 at g727 in Downtown, and the show runs until June 30th.Dancescape: All Night Dance Benefit
This all night benefit, now in its ninth year, raises funds for arts in schools. See performances of more than 25 unique dance pieces, with all proceeds donated to enrich public school art and music programs through non-profit organizations, including long time Dancescape partner It takes place at Aqua Restaurant & Lounge in Beverly Hills, and will feature an informal nightclub setting for watching the dancing, and a DJ will give everyone in the audience a chance to get out of their seats and dance, too. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the performances begin at 7:00 pm. The kitchen will remain open until 12 am. Dinner reservations can be arranged by calling (310) 275-8511. Tickets are $15 presale online, and $20 General Admission or $25 Admission & Drink Voucher at the door.

Urinetown: The Musical
Urinetown is an award-winning musical satire that enjoyed a multiyear run on Broadway. The musical examines capitalism and corruption in a city short on water, and the setting of this production evokes contemporary Los Angeles. It's onstage this today for two performances, 3 & 8 p.m. (and later this week) at The State Playhouse on the CSULA Campus (5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles 90032). Call the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Cal State L.A. at (323) 343-4110 for more information.

Shopping! Sales!
The Santa Monica location of Linea is having a huge warehouse and sample sale, featuring furniture and other decor items for up to 30% off the net price. But if vintage is your bag, you might want to head over to DTLA's 3rd Street to Raggedy Threads for their Spring Sale and DIY workshop. Get 15% off vintage finds, hit the rummage bin, and learn how to make a felt owl--and enter your creation in the contest. Live music starts at 2.

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More Gallery Openings
A couple more gallery shows opening tonight if you're game to hit the wine and cheese circuit. Taylor De Cordoba in Culver City is hosting "Sleep Sleep," a new series of paintings on panel and an installation by Los Angeles-based artist Jeana Sohn, running from today through June 27 (opening reception tonight, 6-8). Also in Culver City at Cerasoli Gallery the work of three artists in three galleries; Jennifer Davis' "Wishing Well," Kristen Schiele's "Pretty TV-Love," and Jill Simonsen's "Magic Hour," with opening receptions from 6-9 this evening. Lastly, Silver Lake's Monkeyhouse Toys welcomes a new show called 4 Squares, featuring the artwork of Cache, Eyeone, Noek, and Eyeformation, with an opening gathering from 5-9 tonight.

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