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Pencil This In: The Wooster Group, Hiking Under the Stars, Old Book Fair & TV Shows Live Onstage for Haiti

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The Wooster Group's North Atlantic stars (l to r) Ari Fliakos, Frances McDormand, Zachary Oberzan | Photo: Paula Court
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VARIETY SHOW
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents its Phantastic Valentine’s Day Love Spectacular! in the historic Alexandria Hotel tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm. It’s an evening of art, music and live performances built around radio show-style readings of old comic book stories. Tickets $10.

THEATER
The Wooster Group, a renowned NYC-based experimental theater group, brings North Atlantic to REDCAT's stage tonight at 8:30 pm. The play examines cultural and sexual dynamics among members of an international peacekeeping team on board an aircraft carrier during the late Cold War era. Frances McDormand and Maura Tierney join the ensemble for this production. The play runs through Feb. 21. Tickets: $55, $45 for students and $35 for CalArts students, faculty and staff.

HIKING
Go hiking tonight at 6:30 pm with Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy resident astronomer for Stories in the Stars in the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Learn a few stories from the night sky. This is a moderate ½-mile hike, and the entire event should last about two hours. Meet at the Victory Blvd. entrance trailhead. Free, but parking is $3.

OLD BOOKS
The 43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair
starts today at 4 pm at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.The three-day fair is nirvana for book lovers, collectors and scholars who’ll have the opportunity to check out and possibly buy rare books, manuscripts, autographs, fine graphics, prints, maps, etc. There are numerous lectures and a special exhibit on how a book makes it to the big screen. Admission: $15 on Friday (for all three days) and $10 on Saturday or Sunday.   $5 off admission for students with valid ID.