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Pencil This In: Twelfth Night at Hollywood Forever, Salute to Yamaha Pianos and Urban Death

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Chalk Rep’s Twelfth Night opens tonight at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity integrates indie folk rock and a high fashion sensibility. The play runs weekends through Feb. 28. Tickets are $30, but there are pay-what-you-can performances on Super Bowl Sunday at 7 pm and Sat., Feb. 13th at 2 pm.

Musicians salute Yamaha tonight at 8:30 pm at REDCAT. Yamaha Piano All-Star Revuefeatures great contemporary pianists honor Yamaha's legacy with a program ranging from Romantic literature to new music to contemporary jazz. Pianists include Anna Grinberg, Danny Holt, Milen Kirov, David Roitstein, David Rosenboom, Juris Vikovs, and Liam Viney, performing pieces by Radiohead, Graham Fitkin, Rachmaninov, Peteris Vasks, Shaun Naidoo, Marc Lowenstein, Kirov and Rosenboom.

The new wild Up musical ensemble debuts tonight at Jensen's Recreation Center in Echo Park, under the direction of 26-year-old Christopher Rountree. The evening features a musical timeline that begins with J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto" (1721) and ends with Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (2007). 8 pm (Doors at 7:30 pm, with cash bar serving beer and wine). Tickets: $20, $15 students.

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The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsessionis a new exhibition curated by Laura Hoptman that opens at Royal-T in Culver City today. The show features works from Royal/T Owner Susan Hancock’s personal collection, and pieces from other artists who will explore the theme of fairytales, and their contemporary expression, fantasy. Notable artists featured in the exhibit include Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kusama, Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and Fred Tomaselli. The store and gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Tonight at 8:30 pm Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre presents Urban Death: Once Upon a Nightmare, a seventh incarnation of ZJU’s popular horror series. “A Grand-Guignol style vignette show,” means that the audience is in for a series of horror scenes...blood, guts and monsters. Tickets: $15. Four weekends only.

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