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Okay, this isn't a "furries" event, you pervs. It's Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery's 4th annual handmade plush and doll show where you'll find 20+ fabric artists from all over will be showing off their skills, with a special exclusive collaboration set of plush and art books by Josh Taylor and ip2much. Tonight is the opening night shindig from 4-8 p.m. and plush can be purchased and taken home after the reception tonight.

Freshlunches is a program that provides nutritious and fun meals for students PK-12, using hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. They're having an open house and tasting today at the Santa Monica Cooperative Natural Grocer (1525 Broadway), and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. kids and adults can take part in interactive tastings for all ages, cooking demos, and take-away goodies for guests, enjoy samples of Freshlunches' recently launched line of retail products and items from their school lunch delivery program, and meet with founders Alan Razzaghi and Uyen-Uyen Tong, as well as collaborating chef, Adrian Neria.

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Quicksilver's siteLA is pleased to present "Shifting Gears," an exhibition celebrating Khrystyne Zurian's automotive design and artwork inspired by women in car culture. Tonight, from 8-11 p.m., is the opening reception for the exhibit, and will give visitors the chance to explore the evidence of her design process in forms both traditional and unconventional. These include digital renderings, animations, a ¾ scale model, murals, projections and classic pin-up style paintings. DJ Franco Corral will dish out the tunes, and eco-friendly cocktails will be provided courtesy of Veev.

Art lovers on your holiday shopping list? Check out the 22nd annual Christmas Show & Sale at the Romero Studio. Featuring art work by: Ann Chamberlin, Sharon Dabney, David Flury, Margaret Garcia, Nancy Romero, Rosie Getz, Sonia Romero, Alfredo de Batuc, Phyllis Ginter, Ixrael Rodriguez, José Lozano, Frank Romero, José Orcero, Patssi Valdez, Arden Nutt, Estate of Carlos Almaraz, Gere Kavanaugh, Roert Saucedo, Elias Nahmias & Artemio Rodriguez, and images of Mexico. The sale runs tonight from 7-Midnight, and tomorrow from Noon-6 p.m.

Other things to do: See GOOD Magazine's LA Community Space, party in the Old Bank District, check out the holiday window displays and Fulfilled for some Japanese pastries in Beverly Hills, sing along with Shearer (and Owen), score a bargain at the Recessionista Holiday Sale in Silver Lake, be one of the first to shop the New Heath Los Angeles Store when they open their doors at today for the first time, get your handmade on at the BUST Holiday Craftacular, or grab a seat at the 99 Cent Only Show for opening night (we interviewed Ken Roht this week).

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