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Get Out: Indie Book Fair, LA Stories, Russian Lit, Art, Tone

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Today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the MOCA Pacific Design Center it's the Independent Book Fair, where you can meet independent book sellers, small-press publishers, and artists who make books, and browse through special offerings that you won't find elsewhere. Participating publishers include Ben Maltz Gallery/Otis College of Art and Design, Beyond Baroque, Evil Twin Publications, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2nd Cannon, Smart Art Press, Specific Object, and TamTam Books, among many others. It's free, and is also happening tomorrow.SEE THREE NEW LA STORIES
New plays by first-rate Los Angeles playwrights will be read by professional actors in an informal gallery setting today at the Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. At 2pm is Oliver Mayer's Dark Matters, followed by The Ghost Building by Damon Chua at 5pm, then Year Zero by Michael Golamco at 8pm. Each play is set in contemporary Los Angeles. Admission is $10 to each reading or $20 for the entire series.

It's the second and final day of a celebration of the life and work of Russia's great 19th century novelist Fryodor Dostoyevsky at the College of Liberal Arts at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Today's events include a welcome by co-chairs Alex Yahontov and Schefski followed by an address by Dostoyevsky great-great-grandson Alexey on his participation in the 1988 film "Boys," based on a chapter of "The Brothers Karamazov" and a screening of the film, and a screening of the 1958 Hollywood film version of "The Brothers Karamazov" starring Yul Brynner. Admission is free. Call (562) 985-8525 for more info.