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Pencil This In: Found Footage Fest, Avenue Q Opens, Open Projector Night and Happy Hour in Pasadena

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Avenue Q opens tonight with Lucy The Slut and Jacqueline Grabois (Photo: John Daughtry 2009)

Avenue Q opens tonight with Lucy The Slut and Jacqueline Grabois (Photo: John Daughtry 2009)
Catch industrial films and found films tonight at the Found Footage Festival at Largo. Festival curators and hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett promise a screening filled with gems found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters. How can you resist? 8 pm doors. Tickets: $20.

Puppets and people take over the Pantages this week when the 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Avenue Q comes to LA for eight performances only. It’s a hysterical musical about trying to make it in the Big Apple. Though it’s a puppet show, it’s not recommended for kids under 13. Runs through March 6.

Old Town Pasadena restaurants and bars are offering extended happy hours this week (through March 8). On the list: Cafe Bizou, Bar Celona, Lucky Baldwin’s, POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, Scarlet Tea Room & Fine Dining, Sushi Roku and tons of others. Check out the specials.

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It’s Open Projector Night at the Hammer—a BYO short film event / showcase, where your comedy, drama and experimental films will be screened. Films must by under 10 minutes and in VHS, DVD, Mini DV & Mini HDV, Super 8mm, 8mm, and 16mm film. Free popcorn and cash bar. Submissions begin at 7PM and are first come, first served. Hosted by comedian identical twins Jason and Randy Sklar.


Singer-songwriter-poet-artist Joseph Arthur ends his month-long residency tonight at the Bootleg Theatre. He's turning the Bootleg into his personal workshop where he'll perform music, paint live onstage to sound loops and curate a new, exhibit of his art every Tuesday night.

*Pencil pick of the day

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