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Pencil This In: Foundation Room Wine Tasting, Trunk and Sample Sales

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Two interesting sales going on today: Flutter in Pasadena hosts a Minnie Rose, Christopher Fischer, Eze Sur Mer and Tag Jeans Trunk Show today from 11 am-5 pm. And various showrooms at the California Market Center Downtown are opening their doors to the public today for pre-holiday sample sale shopping.


The Audrey Hepburn retrospective at LACMA continues tonight with a double feature of Charade (7:30 pm) and Wait Until Dark (9:35 pm). Charade is the classic romance-crime thriller that has Paris as a backdrop and Cary Grant as Hepburn’s leading man. In the second feature, Hepburn is a blind woman taunted by a psychopath in her own home. 


Harveys on Melrose hosts INTRO “Pick ME?”
; -- the semifinal art show and fashion competition that was launched by Harveys in September. Budding artists entered their work to win an exhibition at the boutique, plus a tote with their work emblazoned on the front. Guest judges—including Paper and Surface magazine editors, Tarina Tarantino and Paul Frank, and artists like Sujean Rim narrowed down the initial pool of entries to 10 semi-finalists, who will be showcased and announced tonight from 7-10 pm. Food/refreshments would be provided.

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Rock 'n Roll Wine hosts an event tonight at the House of Blues’ Foundation Room with wine tastings and performances by Porter Lori and Peter Goetz. The wine party will feature 15-plus tastings from Kim Crawford, George DuBoeuf, Geyser Peak, and Barnard Griffin, as well as Rock 'n Roll Wine's own award-winning blends: "Reggae Rhapsody," and "The Grotto." Doors open at 7 pm and the tastings run through 10 pm. Tickets for this event are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

DV8 Physical Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of To Be Straight with You at Royce Hall Stage at UCLA tonight and Saturday at 8 pm. It’s director Lloyd Newson's full-evening performance about tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. The “docu-dance” performance is drawn from 85 interviews--with the pious and apostate, straight and gay, activist and mere passers-by--and incorporates sound, video and animation. For mature audiences only. Tickets: $24-$48. ($15 UCLA Students) Online:

LACMA’s 2009 Friday Night Jazz series closes with the nine-piece Monktet. They’ll play the music of Thelonius Monk, as arranged by founder John Magruder and others, as well as Magruder's original compositions. The event begins at 6 pm and is free to the public.

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