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Pencil This In: Dita von Teese Booksigning, The Warehouse Sale and a Holiday Singalong

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The Warehouse Sale takes place today through Sunday at the LA Convention Center West with lots of manufacturers' overstock items or pre-preproduction designs. That means brands like Smashbox Cosmetics, Citizens of Humanity, Erik Hart and Morphine Generation plus others will be offered at up to 80% off retail. Shoppers who buy four items will receive a fifth item free. (The complimentary item is the least expensive of five.) The sale offers both men’s and women’s clothing in a full range of sizes. The Warehouse Sale hours are today from noon-8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-6 pm. RSVPs required for entry.

Today's the last Friday before Christmas, so the California Market Center is opening its doors one last time in 09 for Holiday Sample Sales. Two tips: Look for the "Samples For Sale" signs on the showroom windows for those showrooms that participate and bring CASH money. It's prefered. The CMC will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Los Angeles Food Bank and a clothing drive to benefit the Good Will.

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music holds its annual singalong tonight at 7 pm. It's a family-friendly event where all are invited to sing holiday favorites celebrating Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. No reservations necessary.

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The CalArts Winter Dance Concert is being held at REDCAT tonight and tomorrow. It features student dancers from the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance, as well as musicians from the Institute. The three pieces being performed this weekend have been created by choreography faculty Colin Connor, Rosanna Gamson and Stephanie Nugent. The performance begins at 8:30 pm and tickets are $20, $16 for students and $10 for CalArts students, faculty and staff.

Tonight between 7 and 9 pm, there's a book signing with Dita von Teese for her new book Dita: Stripteese at Hennessey + Ingalls Art And Architecture Bookstore in Hollywood (Space 15 Twenty on Cahuenga).They will also project her video reel on the big screen. After the event, there's a cocktail hour scheduled with specialty drinks designed specifically for the event.

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