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Pencil This In: Ron Artest Sings! Night Hiking in Towsley Canyon and Marilyn Monroe Photo Exhibit

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A production photo from Surf Dogs Unite! It's part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival tonight.

A production photo from Surf Dogs Unite! It's part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival tonight.
This afternoon LA Laker Ron Artest is appearing at Millions of Milkshakes at Westfield Culver City to perform his new single “Champion.” Additional performances to include: New Boyz with special guest Myles Brown performing “Break My Bank”  and “Tie Me Down” and OMG Girlz performing their single “Haterz” featuring New Boyz. The music starts at 5:30 pm and Ron Ron takes the stage at 6 pm to perform and make custom milkshakes. Prizes and giveaways.

If you thought Irish music and dance was all about Riverdance, then you might be interested in checking out the Fringe’s The Bad Arm - Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer. It’s a one-woman play by Máire Clerkin about an “ugly-duckling-never-quite-swan” who talks about experiences of sex and booze and rock and roll like only a convent-educated Irish Catholic girl can. Tonight at 5:30 pm at Theatre Asylum Lab. Parking on Lillian Way.

The Andrew Weiss Gallery presents the photo exhibit Becoming Marilyn that showcases an in-depth collection of Marilyn Monroe photographs taken between 1945-1962. These photos feature rare and never-before-seen photos by 94-year-old Bill Carroll, the last living photographer of Norma Jean. The exhibit coincides with what would have been her 84th birthday.

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There’s an almost-full-moon hike tonight at 7:30 pm at Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon in Newhall. It’s a two-hour easy walk sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority.

Magnum Opus Theater takes unsolicited, unregistered scripts and performs them word for word on stage. Tonight at The Paul Gleason Theater, the company performs Surf Dogs Unite!-- a look into the “iniquitous lives of a group of young Southern California Christian surfers as they square off against a pack of Hell-bent bikers in a tale of revenge, redemption and tasty waves.” 11 pm. Tickets: $10.

Philanthro Productions’ presents the Kicks & Pumps event tonight at V-Lounge in Santa Monica. 100% of donations benefits KickStart International, a nonprofit that provides water pumps and other technology to support entrepreneurism and sustainability in developing nations. Tickets are $20 at the door (limited $10 pre-sale tickets), but there’s an open bar from 9-10 pm with beats by DJ Nightlife.

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Don't forget Dwell on Design is this weekend, too.