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Get Out: LA Plays Itself, Design Pod Holiday Gift Bazaar, Kiss My Bundt Cookbook Party, Patchwork in the LBC

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Los Angeles Plays Itself @ The Egyptian
This phenomenal documentary isn't available on DVD, so if you are a fan of Los Angeles, and taking a look at its psyche and image through film, go, go, go, go to The Egyptian tonight at 7:30 p.m. to catch this screening. Director Thom Andersen has assembled an epic quantity and sampling of movie clips, plus wry narration, to look at the city in a whole new way. Be warned--it runs 169 minutes...but it's so worth it! And: Don't forget there's going to be major street closures in the area due to the Hollywood Christmas Parade, so scout an alternate route, or take the Metro; the Theatre suggests approaching from the South. ($10)

Design Pod Los Angeles: 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar
Design Pod LA, an exclusive collective of local artisans and designers is hosting its 3rd annual holiday bazaar/gift sale this year in Los Feliz at Fresh Pressed Screen Shops (4646 Hollywood Blvd). You'll find: Handmade jewelry, letterpress cards and gifts, knitted hats, calendars, aromatherapy products, fine art photography & prints, leather bracelets, paintings, home decor, wool scarves, custom t-shirts, pottery, holiday cards and invites, plush toys, organic infant tees, drawings, and more. Come meet the artists and designers and buy a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special. Prices range from $5 to $500 with many in the $10 to $50 range. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kiss My Bundt Cookbook Release Party
Bakery owner Chrysta Wilson of Kiss My Bundt shares her secrets to making best-selling cakes just in time for the Holidays with her first book, Kiss My Bundt: recipes from the award-winning bakery. Meet the author and taste some of the baked goodies from the book like Chocolate Bacon, Mac and Cheese Mini Bundts, Vegan Chocolate Mint, and Rum Pound Cake. Plus, aphrodisiac expert Amy Reiley will be making Perrier Jouet Champagne Cocktails. The event is from 1-4 p.m. today at Kiss My Bundt.

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Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Fest
Create, make, congregate and get your arts & crafts on at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival today in Long Beach. From 11-5 today wander the booths at Marine Stadium and check out the handmade items for sale by local artists. Admission is free.

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