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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Free Admission To Museums, Studio Ghibli Retrospective & 'Social Fabric'

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MUSEUMS: If you like free things, today is the day to head to a museum. Admission will be waived at a fairly long list of local museums today and tomorrow. Check out our post to find out which ones.

FILM: Back by popular demand, The Aero and The Egyptian are hosting a Studio Ghibli retrospective. Today The Aero Theatre is hosting a double feature of "Porco Rosso" and "Whisper of the Heart." The screening begins at 7:30 pm, and for more details visit the theater's website.

FIBER: The Craft & Folk Art Museum is hosting the exhibition "Social Fabric," which features the work of seven artist who "confront the problems of mass production and consumption through fiber-based art." The exhibition opens today and will be on view until May 5. While you're there, you can also check out the exhibition opening today "Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture." For more information on both exhibitions, visit the museum's website.

ART: Tonight will be the opening reception for "Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In A Grove" at Pomona College Museum of Art. The paintings are inspired by the 1950 Japanese crime drama "Rashomon" by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. The reception will go from 5 until 7 pm. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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CLASSIC: Musica Angelica will be performing Pachebel's Canon as well as works by Purcell, Gabrielli and Marini on period instruments as it was originally intended tonight. There will be performances today and tomorrow. Tonight's performance will be held at 8 pm at the Neighborhood Church at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena. Tickets are from $15 to $45. For more information, visit Musica Angelica's website.