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Get Out: LitFest in Pasadena, Hitchcock at Hollywood Forever, Electric Roots Music Festival & More

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LITERATURE: Pasadena is hosting its first LitFest in Central Park from 9:30 am-5 pm just south of Old Pasadena for free. There will be panel discussions with awesome local authors, including Michelle Huneven, Janet Fitch, David Ebershoff, David Kipen, Denise Hamilton and Jonathan Gold. And if you get hungry, there should be plenty of food trucks on hand.

MUSEUM: Today is the opening of Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People at The Autry in Griffith Park. The exhibition is a retrospective of Terpning’s work—bringing together more than eighty masterworks. His work captures his devotion for the traditions of Native peoples who long ago inhabited the Great Plains. Check the Autry event page for the opening day schedule. Also taking place at The Autry today is a unique reading series. Laura Pulido Presents A People's Guide To Los Angeles.This guide to L.A. does not include the typical touristy locations. Instead, Pulido presents 115 alternative destinations that introduce readers to “people and places that have been ignored by mainstream media.” The result is a fresh and new way of looking at the history of Los Angles. The event will be from 2-4pm.

CLASSICAL: Head to The Armory Center of the Arts in Pasadena for wild Up's avant-garde classical music concert whose theme is art, war and peace. (It's an appropriate venue since The Armory used to be a holding place for munitions, and now it is an art museum.) The show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or for $15 online.

ART & AUTHORSHIP: There is an opening reception at the Margo Levin Gallery for a new series by John Baldessari called Double Bill (Part 2). Baldessari juxtaposes the works of two other artists on one canvas and overlays it with his own painted additions. The name of one artist is revealed and viewers are challenged to name the other. The reception is from 4-6. Check it out and see if you can identify the artist!

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HOLLYWOOD & HITCHCOCK: The tenth season of film screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery opens tonight! The film tonight is Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (1951). Bring your picnic essentials and purchase your $10 ticketshere! Doors open at 7pm and the film begins at 8:30.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: A trip to Irvine Lake for theElectric Roots Music Festivaljust might be promising way to spend your Saturday. The festival will feature local art, music by over 20 artists, and camping festivities for the entire weekend. Some of the musicians include Tijuana Panthers, Night Beats, Death Lens, Cigarette Bums, Ugly Kids, Maggie Moon, and many more. Tickets are $20 at the door.

VENUE LAUNCH: The official launch of Sonos Studio is tonight from 8-11pm! Questlove and special guests Bleached (an L.A.-based punk band) are set to perform! The new venue features “custom-built seven-degree canted gallery walls, strategically placed pyramidal sound-dispersing foam tiles, and a purposefully built listening room”. Visit the Sonos Studio blog for more information.

RECORD RELEASE: The new L.A. Folk Festival and Trailer Fire Records are hosting a release party for The Dirftwood Singers 7-inch record release. There will be performances by Tom Brosseau, Ferraby, Lionheart, Driftwood Singers, and Restavrant. There will be carnival-type games, a kissing booth, a dunk tank, karaoke and lots of delicious food! The party will be at the Echo Country Outpost. Doors open at 3pm. A $5 donation is requested.

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