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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Saturday

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This weekend it's the Silver Lake Art Crawl, which will be punctuated tonight by a kick off party. Their mission this year is to emphasize the rich, diverse art created and on display in Silver Lake, reflecting the expressive power of the Eastside through gallery exhibitions, special events, and other projects. You may want to check out the party from 9pm-midnight at the Gold Bear Academy project space, where Eastside gallerists, business owners, and visitors will be gathering to celebrate spirit of the event. Local galleries and artists will participate in a group show of local artwork, Neat, which will be up to view by appointment for several weeks. It's free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP to

Acorn Pictures has shifted from film to stage this weekend, and tonight is the last night of a series of three focused on one-act plays. The event, in its second year, is called LIVEWorks, and wraps things up tonight at 7 at The Odyssey Theatre (20055 South Sepulveda Blvd). For tickets: Online or call (310) 477-2055.

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For today's USC vs Cal you can hook yourself up with the Patina Tailgate Party (2-5 p.m.) which will be held on South Coliseum Drive between the Coliseum and the Sports Area. For $65 you'll get access to their open bar sponsored by Samuel Adams and VeeV Acai Spirit. On the menu you'll find things like crispy plantain chips, American Kobe cheese steak sandwiches, oak smoked kurobuta pork sandwiches, Guinness braised buffalo chili, Moroccan pumpkin chowder and veggie tofu dogs available upon request, all by Patina catering. The best part of the menu is the homemade "cookies and milk," cookie jars of fresh baked chocolate chip and walnut raisin cookies served with whipped milk. Direct TV, plasma screens and Xbox entertainment provided by Best Buy of Westwood. To get in on the gourmet pre-game, contact Summer Stearns, (213) 239-2549/ For more info: [PDF].

Today from 11 am to 7pm is the Holiday Hotness Bazaar (at The GAM Art Center/ 4975 W. Pico Blvd. in the Pico district) which will be featuring the work of some of today's hottest local independent artist and crafters. The Holiday Hotness Bazaar's intent is to raise awareness and promote independent design and craft throughout the community and promises to be a unique and exciting shopping experience. Bonus: They are also giving away gift bags filled with samples from independent artist and crafters from around the world to the first 100 shoppers through the door. Hott!

Other Things to Do: Go see Chivas take on Real Salt Lake at the Home Depot Center, check out the Arab American Day Festival, see the late Bernie Mac's last movie, join ANSWER LA's rally against Prop 8 in Silver Lake, see how PAPER mag put together a pop-up department store, or see a Wild Man Dance at Diavolo.