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Get Out: L.A. Art Book Fair, Lunar New Year Celebration and L.A. Photo 'Tour'

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By Maddy Keavy

ART: The LA Art Book Fair is taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA today at 11 am. Featuring artists’ books, magazines, periodicals, art catalogs and zines from 22 countries and 220 presses. The event is free and open to the public. Highlights include Zine World—which is a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair—and Bedwetter and Beyond, a survey of the artist books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell. For more information, check out our write-ups on the event (here and here) and visit LA Art Book Fair's website.

NEW YEAR: The Pacific Asia Museum is opening their doors to celebrate the Year of the Snake with multicultural performances, Mighty Boba and traditional art demos. All day guests will be able to join in the traditions of the Lunar New Year Festival, with a special appearance by artists from Jiangsu, China who will demonstrate traditional Chinese art forms, including lantern-making and sugar art. Festivities start at 11 am. For more information visit the Pacific Asia Museum’s website. The museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena.

GAY: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the Queers Print exhibit at the ONE Archives, opening tonight, and running through March 17. The exhibition highlights over forty homophile publications including magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. The public will have the opportunity to interact with the publications, engaging with six decades of queer history through the lens of print publication. Opening reception begins at 5 pm. For more information visit ONE's website. ONE Archives Gallery & Museum is located at 626 North Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood.

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HISTORY: Los Angeles is a city rooted in Hollywood and all that is the film industry, one of backlots, film sets, and amusement parks. The conversation on our fair city continues in "A City of Fakes: A History of Themed Environments in Los Angeles." Zed Adams and Eric Lynxwiler will draw upon the photo collection of the LA Public Library, taking audiences on a “tour” of LA history in architecture. The conversation in the Taper Auditorium at the Central Library begins at 2 pm this afternoon. For more information visit Photo Friends.

OUTDOORS: LA is joining cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco with the opening of the first of four parklets on York Boulevard in Highland Park. The 24-hour parklet features a built-in metal table, decorative planters and trees for shade. The Highland Park York Boulevard Parklet Grand Opening and Community Celebration will be held today at 1 pm on York Boulevard, just east of Avenue 50. Photos and plans for the parklets can be viewed here.

WINE: Noir Food and Wine celebrates the Pasadena PinotFest Kickoff Tasting and Lunch from 1 pm until 4:30 pm today. The event will feature wines from the Clos Pepe Winery. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.