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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: Grease 2 Sing-along at the Ford Amphitheater, Is it Art or Fart Book Launch at Family Bookstore

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Grease 2 with Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caufield tonight for Outfest Under the Stars at the Ford. | Photo courtesy of Outfest.

Grease 2 with Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caufield tonight for Outfest Under the Stars at the Ford. | Photo courtesy of Outfest.

For Your Art and Family Bookstore host a launch party tonight at Family at 7:30 pm for the new book Is it Art or Fart? The book collects images found on the street that bear uncanny resemblances to great works of contemporary art. “It began as a blog run by two friends whose obsessive preoccupation with contemporary art spilled over into the recognition of "fart" - bogus versions of art everywhere.” The party includes a slide show with commentary. Free.FILM
Tonight Outfest 2010 Under the Stars opens at the Ford Amphitheater and runs through Sunday. Screenings take place nightly for a range of films about the LGBT experience as well as the annual sing-along. Tonight’s film is Grease 2 and screens at 8:30 pm. Don’t worry if you can’t remember the lyrics as easily as the original--they’ll be on the screen so you can sing along with Maxwell Caufield and Michelle Pfeiffer. $18 at the door.

L.A. Theatre Works presents The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg in Doctor Cerberus, a “coming-of-age, coming-out story with a twist of terror” at the Skirball tonight through Sunday. In the play, Franklin Robertson, 13, is just trying to survive adolescence; the one saving grace of his existence is the Saturday Night Horror Movie, hosted by creepy Dr. Cerberus. The performances are recorded to air on L.A. Theatre Works' public radio theater series. Tonight at 8 pm. Tickets: $48.

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Tonight at 7:30 pm Skylight Books hosts a release event for The Clock Without a Face(McSweeney's), a new young adult “pentagonal mystery/puzzle/board book” with two of the book's authors Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett.

There are a number of restaurants celebrating Bastille Day today. One that piqued our interest is palate food + wine's offering of a Bouillabaisse et Rosè specia. The bouillabaisse is $22 and the Sain-Bel, Côteaux-du-Lyonnais, Rosé 2009, is $5 glass. From 5:30 to 9 pm.

Tonight’s a new date for The Moth’s storytelling night at Busby’s East. Topic is “on a dime.” Participants are asked to prep a five-minute story about a sudden change and where life went from there. No notes! Doors at 7 pm and stories begin at 7:30. $7 at the door.

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