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Pencil This In: 'Alice in Wonderland' Exhibit at FIDM, Moonlit Hike and Poetry in Pasadena

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Alice in Wonderland sketch

Alice in Wonderland sketch
TheTraction Avenue Orchestra--a DTLA community chamber orchestra--takes over the historic Million Dollar Theater tonight at 8:30 pm. Hosted by Kat Von D and guest conducted by David Campbell, the concert will feature new works and classical pieces with special guest soloists. Works performed include compositions by Gernot Wolfgang, Sharon Farber, Raven Kane and Ali Helnwein. The performance starts at 8 pm. Tickets: $13-$500.

An Alice in Wonderland Exhibition opens today at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in DTLA. Original costumes from the film by Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago) include Johnny Depp’s original Mad Hatter fighter garment, several of Mia Wasikowska’s Alice dresses and Helena Bonham Carter’s Red Queen Dress. Also on display are costume sketches, hats and props from the film as well as the “Edgier Side of Alice-” inspired clothing and products by Sue Wong, Tom Binns, Avril Lavigne and FIDM grads. The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and runs through the end of September.


Red Hen Press presents the Written in California reading series tonight featuring poets Douglas Kearny, Brendan Constantine and Eloise Klein Healy at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. 7-9 pm. Free admission, but the museum’s galleries will be open from 6-7pm before the reading for a special admission price of $5.

There’s a full moon adventure starting at 8 pm tonight at Franklin Canyon Ranch in Beverly Hills with a volunteer naturalist. Listen to wildlife and nature, guided by the moon and stars. The moderately strenuous hike will last approximately two hours. No dogs allowed on the group program. Bring a flashlight and a jacket.

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The Istituto Italiano di Cultura welcomes jazz guitarist/composer and UCLA Director of Jazz Studies Kenny Burrell and Alessandro Duranti, world renowned linguistic anthropologist as well as Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA, to discuss jazz music from an aesthetic and anthropological point of view. A light reception to follow the discussion. 6:30 pm. RSVP at

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