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Pencil This In: Silver Lake Weekend Funraiser, Open House Theater, Edgemar's One-Act Festival

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There's an opening reception tomorrow at Leslie Sacks Fine Art for a show featuring artists Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk. | Above: Guffogg's At the Still Point #4, 2009

There's an opening reception tomorrow at Leslie Sacks Fine Art for a show featuring artists Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk. | Above: Guffogg's At the Still Point #4, 2009
Edgemar Theatre Group resents Acts on the Edge, the company's first one-act festival, beginning tonight at 8 pm at the Edgmar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. The festival features a dozen innovative pieces selected from more than 800 playwrights from around the world, with six one-actsperformed each evening. Tickets: $15.

Silver Lake bans together this weekend to raise awareness and funds for Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic and its newly refurbished HSFC Thrift Store (aka Berda Paradise Beloved Thrift Store. There are lots of activities planned for today through Sunday along Sunset (between Edgecliff Dr. and Silver Lake Blvd.) to celebrate the thrift store's reopening. Tonight there's an open house at Body Bar Spa at 6pm and a party at Tarasco’s Mexican Restaurant at 7pm. There's the launch of lifestyle store Mercado’s “designer market” annex (Saturday, 12pm); a bingo party at furniture boutique Living Room (Saturday, 7pm) and a closing-night party at Where: Meet Mix Mogul (Sunday, 5pm). Parking is available over the weekend at Micheltorena Elementary for a $2 donation.

The Chalk Repertory Theatre explores LA's real estate market with the World Premiere production of Full Disclosure by Ruth McKee. Performances begin tonight for a limited, four-weekend engagement. But don't expect a typical theater setting: “This production is set up as an open house, with the audience is invited into a seller’s home by Sunny, a singer-turned-realtor. As she shows off the beautiful features of the home, there are a few things she just has to disclose. Full Disclosure is a comical tragedy about the people who sell lives that they themselves cannot afford to buy.” Neighborhoods will be announced in advance, and audience members will receive the address of the home upon purchase of their tickets. Tickets $25.

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It’s the last Friday of the month--and the California Market Centeris open to the public. There are a bunch of sample sales today including William Rast (Justin Timberlake’s clothing line).

As April comes to a close, so does the Month of Photography LA. The official MOPLA closing event will be held tonight, and it's a preview party for 13th Focus on Aids Auction. The preview gives the public a chance to view all the photos that will be auctioned off tomorrow. The party is free and open to the public from 7-10 pm. It’ll be hosted by Jeff Gordon and The Writer's Bootcamp. Music Provided by DJ Anne Montone.

The play Canned Ham takes to the stage tonight at The Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo in Silver Lake. Written and performed by Tom Judson (aka Gus Mattox) and directed by Kevin Malony. It’s a musical that follows the adventures of Tom Judson, an “established actor on and off Broadway, who, as Gus Mattox, became the oldest recipient of the GayVN Performer of the Year Award, the porn industry’s Oscar.” 9 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. There are nine performances only until May 16.

It’s Ladies Night Out tonight between the 3300 and 3400 blocks of W. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. The retail shops 1928 Jewelry Company Outlet, 33 Rooms, 34 Fourteen, Encore Nouveau, Magnolia Commons and Mindfulnest provide shoppers with goodies, free gifts, makeovers, fashion shows, prize drawings from 6-9 pm tonight. Despite the cheesy name, part of the proceeds from Ladies Night Out also benefits two charities: Purses and Love and Relay For Life.

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