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Pencil This In: John Hughes Tribute, Engagement Party at MOCA

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Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica helps celebrate the Santa Monica Pier’s Centennial celebration next week with special menu items that are on a stick, on bread and in a basket. Specials include: Wagyu Corn Dogs ($9), Scotch Duck Egg ($7), Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll ($9) and Blue Cheese Filled Buffalo Chicken ($9).

The art collective Slanguage holds the first event of their three-month Engagement Party residency tonight at MOCA. They’ll present films that respond, in part, to the museum's landmark 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter: LA Art in the 1990s. The works will be presented in a "multiplex" format that will allow for simultaneous screenings--and participatory discussions--of different films at various locations around the museum's Grand Avenue campus. The event will feature a fortune tellers; an interactive artwork, Artifice Orange, by Slanguage member, Arnold Vargas; and a participatory urban planning exercise, Slang-topia: Rethinking the City, which uses recycled materials to assist participants in creating an ideal urban form.

The New Beverly Cinema hosts a John Hughes Tribute night tonight with two 80s classics: 1986’s Pretty in Pink, with Molly RIngwald and Andrew McCarthy at 7:30 pm and Sixteen Candles with his muse Ringwald and Michael Anthony Hall. (Awesome soundtracks on both films...we still have “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths on a mixtape somewhere.)