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Pencil This In: Third Street Party, Psychedelic Radio and an Unsilent Night

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The retailers along Third Street, from Fairfax to La Cienega, are holding their annual holiday party tonight from 6-9 pm with food, drinks and special sales and events. They say that parking won't be as much of a bitch tonight because there's free valet parking at four places along the street. Check out which stores are participating tonight.

Tonight through Dec. 19 Lost Moon Radio gives LA audiences a psychedelic hour of live comedy and music at St. Nick's Pub Cabaret Theater. "Imagine A Prairie Home Companion mating with Monty Python’s Flying Circus at the Woodstock festival. That's your starting point for The Lost Moon Radio." The evening's hosted by DJ Jupiter Jack with psychedelic songs and comedic sketches performed live by a company of seasoned comedy actors and a seven-piece band. The show starts at 8 pm.Tickets are $9 and include admission to a Live Band Karaoke set following each show.

Tonight's the night for the monthly Downtown Art Walk. One of the Walk's special happenings is the 4th Annual Unsilent Night from 7:45-10 pm. There will be an electronic caroling parade for an infinite number of boomboxes. The festivities kick off at 7:45 pm at the 
Spring Street Arcade Building (
541 S. Spring St./542 S. Broadway
). Come with or without a boombox. Music will be provided. If you would like to participate with a portable boombox or Mp3 player with speakers, e-mail to let them know. If you don't have a boombox, be a part of the human stereo system procession. UNSILENT NIGHT Los Angeles will also be accepting a voluntary donation of $1 for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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Calling all crafty moms! Momologie and Scribble Press host the "Make Your Own Book" event tonight at the Scribble Press Store in Santa Monica. Join like-minded moms for an evening of gift making and conversation. Bring a few pieces of artwork or photos of your child and turn them into gifts like day planners, notecards, gift tags, notepads, calendars, placemats, holiday ornaments, and other items. Refreshments will be served.

There's a Strictly Dancefloor event tonight at Winston's in WeHo with sexy progressive soul, R&B and hip-hop beats featuring selections by DJ Destroyer (Strictly Social/Little Temple)
, DJ 7 (RK Entertainment)
 and Beat Ventriloquists (RedLight). Admission is free, but tables/bottle service available.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Artopens Chile Estyle tonight. It's an all Chilean group exhibition featuring the work of Agotok, Cekis, Horate, Inti and La Robot De Madera and curated by Pablo Aravena. Opening reception tonight from 7-10 pm. Please RSVP to Chile Estyle runs through Dec. 23.

The Latino Theater Company presents two performances of La Virgen de Guadalupe at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm)
. It's story of an Indian peasant’s vision of the Virgin Mary and taps into the universal messages of faith, love and perseverance. General admission free! (suggested donation $5/person)
. There are reserved seats for $35, too.

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