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Pencil This In: California Market Center Sample Sales, Funny or Die on the Big Screen

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LA Contemporary Dance Company opens its winter show Fight or Flight tonight. | Photo of dancer Genevieve Carson by David Starkopf
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FUNNY OR DIE*
Tonight at 7:30 pm, The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: A Night with Funny Or Die at the Egyptian Theatre. On the program are comedians Brett Gelman, Jordan Peele, Brandon Johnson, Charlie Sanders and a "really big comedian who likes to sit between two ferns and interview famous people." Plus, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

CLASSICAL
Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, under the artistic direction of Ella Lee Romani (2008 National
Opera Association Legacy Award Recipient), will present the program "From Our Lips to God's Ear" tonight at Gateway Christian Church at 8 pm, featuring scenes from Tosca, Carmen, La forza del destino, West Side Story and Messiah. This concert is part of the new Gateway Performance Series (GPS), an innovative concert program on the Westside founded by Rev. Dr. David McAllister and composer Dr. Alan Chan. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

DANCE
LA Contemporary Dance company presents Fight or Flight -- the world premiere of work by choreographers Scott Hislop, Kate Hutter and Adam Parson for a two-week engagement beginning tonight. "Each piece in the concert grapples with what it is to be faced with a challenge, a choice or even a threat, and what occurs when you go with our gut." The show starts at 8 pm tonight at the Mimoda Studio Theatre. Tickets: $20 general admission; $25 reserved seating.