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Get Out: First Sundays Family Graffiti Workshop, Black List Portraits, Film Noir Fest

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Photo by Bob Kent via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

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Happy Easter! Happy Songkran!
It's Easter, and for many that means time with family and other special celebrations. If Easter's not your bag, there are still a few things going on around town that you might want to check out, including the Thai New Year Festival of Songkran which goes on all day today in Thai Town.

First Sundays are For Families Workshop @MOCA
Drop in, create art, and share Sundays with your family at MOCA Grand Avenue's hands-on, artist-led workshops for families with children ages 5 and up. Museum admission is free to all participants. Reservations are not required. Today at 1 they'll focus on graffiti-inspired artwork via Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years in a guided tour, then you can meet graffiti artist Cre8, who will get you started creating your own personal mark making.

Bell Family Gallery Exhibit: The Black List: Portraits from Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three (Closing)
It's the last day to check out The Black List Project at the Paley Center. Conceived by photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and journalist Elvis Mitchell, the continuing project offers piercing insights into what it means to be African American in contemporary society. For the first time in Los Angeles, this exhibit will feature portraits of fourteen California-based people from the three Volumes - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Angela Davis; Suzanne dePasse; Laurence Fishburne; Louis Gossett, Jr.; Hill Harper; Beverly Johnson; Suzan-Lori Parks; LaTanya Richardson; Chris Rock; Maya Rudolph; Slash; Keenan Ivory Wayans; and Serena Williams.

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Film Noir Festival: William Castle Tribute Double Feature
Two films by director William Castle are screening tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian as part of their Film Noir festival. First it's 1951's Hollywood Story, which is loosely based on the William Desmond Taylor case and featuries many Hollywood locations. It's followed by 1949's Undertow, which is about the Chicago underworld and a framed ex-con. The screening includes a special guest appearance by actress Julie Adams. Neither film is available on DVD! [Tickets]