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Pencil This In: Cocktails in Historic Places Meetup at Tom Bergin's, Theater Openings for 25 PPH, Watson and Burlesque at The Mezz

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Learn more about Tom Bergin's during the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles meetup tonight. | Photo by m kasahara via LAist's flickr pool.

Learn more about Tom Bergin's during the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles meetup tonight. | Photo by m kasahara via LAist's flickr pool.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angelesholds its monthly event Cocktails in Historic Places at Tom Bergin’s tonight from 6-8pm. The Irish pub first opened in 1936, and in 1949, it moved a few short blocks from its original Wilshire Boulevard to its current home on Fairfax. “There was no need for Bergin to hire professional movers, because patrons and employees carried the horseshoe bar every step of the way!” Open to members of the society and nonmembers. Cost? Your drink tab. THEATER
Sacred Fools Theater presents the world premiere of the comedy Watson tonight at 8 pm. Written and directed by company member Jaime Robledo, the story’s a creative take on the Sherlock Holmes saga. Runs through Dec. 11. Tickets: $20. (And a heads up: One of the show’s producers is French Stewart, who plays both Sigmund Freud and Queen Victoria in the production.) 

John Steppling was widely hailed as the leading young L.A. playwright of his generation in the 1980s and '90s, before he moved to Europe to teach and direct in Poland, Norway and elsewhere. Now back in his old stomping grounds, Steppling is co-directing his new play, Phantom Luck, a rumination on aging gamblers and the tricks of fate they endure, in the Lost Studio space on La Brea.

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The show The Golden Age of Burlesque takes place tonight at tomorrow at The Mezz in the Alexandria Hotel at 9:30 pm. It pays homage to the Golden Age of the 1930s through the ‘50s with “sultry women, raucous comedy and lots of surprises.” DJ and dancing til 2 am. Tickets: $15 general admission and $20 for table seating.

Theatre Unleashed showcases 25 short original plays with a handful of the company’s actors playing more than 50 characters…in one hour. See comedy, drama and a lot more in these 60 minutes in 25 PPH. 8 pm at Sidewalk Studio Theatre. Runs through Dec. 4. (Stay afterward for performance of Merry Filthy Christmas.) General Admission: $15. Tickets: $15, but $20 for both shows.

*Pencil pick of the day

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