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Pencil This In: Angel City Wine Fest, Echo Park Film Center + Machine Project Rummage Sale, Breakestra at Topanga Days

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Worship the grape at the City of Angels Wine Fest at the Music Center Plaza. (Photo: Nic Adler via LAist's flickr pool.)
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RUMMAGE SALE
The Echo Park Film Center and Machine Project art collective are holding a block party/rummage sale today at their respective Echo Park storefronts on Alvarado. Some of the items on sale at EPFC include include cameras, projectors, films, tripods, props, sets, DVDs, VHS tapes, etc. Machine Project has random electronics parts, found or leftover items, homemade pirate costumesby artists Emily Lacy, CDs, some books, Machine Project posters. Music provided by Ambient Force 3000. 9 am-4 pm.

WINE FEST
The Rotary Club of Los Angeles Foundation’s second annual City of Angels Wine Fest is being held today at Music Center Plaza. California wineries will be showcased along with catering by Patina Restaurant Group eateries: Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, Café Pinot, Kendall’s Brasserie, Zucca Ristorante and Tina Tacos. There’s a a silent auction and live performances by Ours and The Family Crest. Proceeds from the fest will go to fight homelessness.1-6 pm. Tickets: $25 (food only); $70 (four food vouchers+unlimited wine tastings); $150 (all you can eat and drink). 

COUNTRY FAIR
Bust out the Patchouli and prairie skirts: Topanga Days closes its 2011 run tonight. Held on Topanga Canyon in Topanga, the fair features shopping, food, entertainment and music. You’re welcome to bring your own food, but leave the alcohol at home. Mainstage performers today include a 3 pm set with Breakestra and a 5 pm set with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tickets: $20, military and TCC members: $15 and children 6-12 and Seniors 65+: $10. All tickets are sold at the gate.

MUSEUM 
It’s a Target Free Holiday Mondays at LACMA today from noon-8 pm. The museum is free—EXCEPT for the Tim Burton exhibit or any other specifically ticketed exhibit.

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MUSIC
It’s Reggae Day at the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. Tickets are getting scarce.

*Pencil pick of the day

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