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Get Out: Moroder's Metropolis, Bikes on Parade and Coin-Operated Art That Might Get You to First Base

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SYNTH: Cinefamily is going to be playing Giorgio Moroder's "Metropolis", which is mostly like Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", but with a glorious synth-y, 1980s pop soundtrack, a few re-edited scenes and color tweaks. It includes hits by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant and Jon Anderson. Moroder's version has been out of circulation for a quarter century. You can see it at 3 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 9:45. Or you can see it tomorrow, Monday or Tuesday. Cinefamily is at 611 North Fairfax Avenue. Call (323) 655-2510 or visit their website.

CYCLE: Got a bike? Need to warm up for Ciclavia? Want a beer while you're at it? Grab your bike and head down to Los Angeles Historic Park near Chinatown (where the cornfields used to be). Today is the Tour de Fat (yeah, it's related to the folks who brew Fat Tire), which is a bike parade that includes beer. The tour itself is free, but anything you buy there will benefit C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), a local non-profit that helps riders of all ages and skill levels use bicycles for everyday transportation; Bicycle Kitchen, a non-profit bicycle repair educational organization; and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit organization with over 1,000 members that engages cyclists through advocacy, education and outreach across the county. The ride time starts at 11 a.m. through noon but the event will be going on until 5 p.m.

SWING: The opening reception for Greg Jezewski's exhibition "HIGH BALL," featuring baseball-themed kinetic sculpture and multi-media paintings, is today at the Frank Pictures Gallery. Some of his sculptures are coin-operated. Some of them move, some of them tell your future. Most of them have to do with baseball, but we're guessing you don't have to be a fan of the game to be a fan of his work. "Remember, American Baseball is the only sport," says Jezewski, "the others are just games, like Monopoly and Parcheesi!" The opening is at the Frank Pictures Gallery from 6 until 9 p.m. The gallery is at Bergamot Station Gallery A-5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica. Call (310) 828-0211 for more info or visit its site.

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