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Get Out: SaMo Pet Fair, A Noise Within's Garage Sale, Farmers Market Cookbook Demo, Candy Land/Lolita Tea Party, Lolita on Screen

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Santa Monica Pet Fair
Hosted by The Red Cross and City of Santa Monica, today's Pet Fair & Chip-a-thon (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will give area residents a chance to adopt furry friends. Head over to Ocean Park Blvd & 25th Street. Also happening are: Free micro-chipping, low-cost vaccinations, licensing & registration, pet disaster preparedness + much more. [.pdf]

A Noise Within's Garage Sale
A Noise Within, the acclaimed repertory theatre company, is cleaning house and are holding a massive "garage sale" today until 2 p.m. at its current location on Brand Boulevard in Glendale. The sale features huge discounts on costumes, furniture, set pieces, props, curtains of every size, and yards upon yards fabric. Admission to the garage sale is $1. Cash is preferred for purchases, but credit cards are accepted with a minimum purchase and subject to a service charge; proceeds Support Capital Campaign. Address: 234 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale.

Summer Grilling at The Original Farmers Market
At LA's Original Farmers Market today, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. JoAnn Cianciulli, the author of L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook, will be showcasing her summer grilling recipes featuring the best of the Market in front of Taschen Books. Lots to learn about cooking with the market's fresh ingredients--and, yes, there will be tastes for the crowd. Cianciulli will also sign copies of her most excellent cookbook. On the menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza; Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos; Avocado and Corn Salsa.

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Candy Land + a Tea Party + Lolita = A Good Party
LAist is pretty excited about today's event at Royal/T. From 3 to 9 p.m. the contemporary gallery space will be transformed into a candy filled oasis. The free event features a lolita fashion show by Miss Carlyfornia and Kawaii Kidz. MC Diva Danielle from the Diva Craft Show, jewelry by Miss Vichy, a doll pop-up shop from The Valley of the Dolls, raffles, a cupcake and cotton candy stand, a life size Candy Land game board, J-rock and J-pop music from Tune in Tokyo, and a high tea featuring the Royal/T Lolita Maids.

LACMA Screens Kubrick's "Lolita"
In the waning weeks of LACMA's Weekend Film series, head over tonight at 7:30 to see Kubrick's 1962 film Lolita, based on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel. The movie stars James Mason and Shelley Winters. The plot: "Hiding his dark and twisted desires behind the façade of a suave European academic, Humbert [Humbert, played by Mason] insinuates himself into the life of fourteen-year-old Lolita by marrying her sexually frustrated mother, a strident and suspicious presence conveniently silenced by a speeding car. Disguised as father and daughter, Humbert and his self-centered nymphet embark on a cross-country car trip closely shadowed by the chameleon-like Clare Quilty, Lolita's 'true love.'"