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Pencil This In: Feast of San Gennaro, Gogol Project at the Bootleg

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The Feast of San Gennaro starts today and runs all weekend in Hollywood. / Photo by jstrathedee via LAist's flickr pool.

The Feast of San Gennaro starts today and runs all weekend in Hollywood. / Photo by jstrathedee via LAist's flickr pool.

The 8th Annual Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles, begins today and runs through Sunday on Highland, just south of Hollywood Boulevard. There will be Italian eats, games, rides and entertainment. And, of course, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corrolla among the celebs celebrating all things Italia. Admission is $5, but kids under 12 free.

Rogue Artists presents the Gogol Project, three tales by Nikolai Gogol, father of modern Russian realism and satire: “Diary of a Madman,” “The Overcoat,” and “The Nose.” The troupe uses puppetry, masks, music and digital projection in the production, which was written by journalist Kitty Felde. Gogol Project opens tonight with a special gala (now sold out) at 6:30 pm and a performance by Ego Plum and catering by Gastrobus. The play runs at the Bootleg Theater through Nov. 1. 

The First Ever John Varvatos Warehouse Sale in Los Angeles starts today and runs through Sunday. “Style icons from Will Smith to Iggy Pop and from Casey Affleck to John Legend like their menswear just the way John Varvatos serves it - modern and edgy, but luxuriously crafted and tailored.” The sale for the well-heeled man and the women who dress them can buy items up to 90%. The sale runs each day from 10 am to 8 pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall. Registration is required for attendees.

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The Heard of Elephants art and music collectivepresents performances by Random Patterns, 60 Watt Kid and Bobb Bruno, live projections by COLLABO and DJ sets by Fuckasaurus Rex. The event’s being held at New Puppy Gallery, which features the group show of music-inspired art in And the Beat Goes On. Doors are at 9 pm, entry is $5, and free drinks while supplies last.

TreePeople host a table reading of reading of Airplane! tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm. The ACE Classic Movie Theatre Players take one script, 12 actors and 69 characters into a whole evening of fun. Join the film’s co-creator - and TreePeople Board Member - David Zucker for Q&A after the Saturday night show! (Subject to Zucker’s schedule.) Tickets are $15. TreePeople members & seniors: $10. For reservations call (818) 623-4877 or e-mail

LOL! Latina on the Loose is a one-woman comedy written and performed by Mina Olivera. LOL is about a Brazilian beauty moving to a new country, making all the wrong choices. The curtain rises at 8 pm tonight at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and runs through Oct. 11. Tickets are $20, and students and seniors $15.

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