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Pencil This In: Design Walk Opens, Lebowski Fest Closes

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Lebowski Fest continues tonight. / Poster by Bill Green Studios.

Lebowski Fest continues tonight. / Poster by Bill Green Studios.
LEBOWSKI FEST*
The two-day Los Angeles Lebowski Fest culminates with -- what else? -- a bowling party at Cal Bowl in Lakewood. There will be plenty of entertainment and guest appearances by actors from the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski. The 21+ party begins at 9 pm. Tickets are $27.50 and includes general admission, bowling* and shoe rental. (*Bowling is general admission and not guaranteed.) ALTBUILD EXPO
The AltBuild Expo takes over the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium today and tomorrow for an event that features more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest in green building technologies and practices, landscape and water conservation products, and interior design products and furnishings. Both days include panel discussions, seminars and hands-on workshops led by top environmental and urban development experts. The free event runs 10 am-5 pm today and tomorrow. Bike valet is available for attendees, too.

MUSICAL
Dirty Dancing, the stage musical based on the 80s flick with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, begins its run at the Pantages Theatre tonight at 8 pm. The music features 35 songs, both new ones and “classics” from the film soundtrack, including "Hungry Eyes,” "Hey Baby,” "Do You Love Me?" and, of course, "I've Had The Time of My Life.” For those who’ve forgotten, the film chronicles the story of Baby and Johnny, two kids from opposite sides of the tracks who bond over dance lessons. Her daddy tries to step in, but no one puts Baby in a corner. The musical is slated to run through June 28.

READING
The New Short Fiction Series continues tonight at the Beverly Hills Public Library presents “Cake” by “Patrick Tobin tonight at 8 pm. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Deborah Geffner (All That Jazz, Cold Case), Matthew Thomas Lange (Truth Hall) and Michael Spellman (Seven Pounds, The Ascent). Tickets are $10.

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DESIGN WALK
The three-day "Legends of La Cienega Design Walk" opens today until 5 pm. There are more than 40 shops, galleries and bistros participating in the inaugural event. There are teas, book signings, design talks, lectures and champagne receptions scheduled throughout the day today. Check the full lineup here.

*Pencil pick of the day