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Get Out: Outfest Film Fest, Tween Memes & Charles Bukowski Celebration

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By Lenika Cruz

OUTFEST: Tonight and tomorrow, you can head over to West Hollywood and check out Outfest’s screening of four films that celebrate the richness of the LGBT community, including Homo Promo (1993), Show Me Love (1998), Word Is Out (1978) and A Thousand Clouds of Peace (2003). Each film will feature a Q&A with a director or an introduction by a notable figure. Screenings are free, open to the public and take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. both days. For more details, visit Outfest’s website.

MUSIC: The name is a mouthful but contains all the keywords of an awesome early summer night. Tonight from 5 to 10 p.m., Archway Studio/Theatre will host its Summer Celebration Music and Art Festival, featuring live music by headliner 513 Elevators as well as Micah Justice and Leandra Graves. An open mic/jam session will take place at 7 p.m. Local artists will show off their wares. The cover charge is $5 and beer and wine is only $4. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Music and photography enthusiasts, here’s your must-see exhibit. Today from 4 to 7 p.m. is the opening reception for "Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography" at the Peter Fetterman Gallery. The show features a slew of Annie Liebovitz photographs (of Keith Richards, Miles Davis) as well as shots by Mark Seliger (of Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain ), Astrid Kirchner (John Lennon), Kate Simon (Bob Marley) and, well, we don’t want to ruin the surprise, but don’t worry: you have until September 1. For more info about the show and gallery details, visit the gallery website.

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GALLERY: Tween girls can be scary, especially when you hand them a camera phone or give them unlimited Internet access. A new art show at OHWOW gallery curated by Alex Gartenfeld called “Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys” is meant to “[examine] the way tweens have influenced adults’ viewing habits.” Featured artists include Ronnie Bass, Debo Eilers, Jay Heikes, Josh Kline, Barney Kulok, Donald Moffett, and Aura Rosenberg. For gallery info (and to see an incredibly creepy tween meme), visit OHWOW’s website.

BUKOWSKI: The man who carried on the image of the writer as alcoholic (with some fast cars, women and general depravity thrown in for good measure) will be celebrated tomorrow at 8 p.m. with Grand Performances’ newest installment of its Tongue & Groove literary series, featuring the writings of Charles Bukowski. For more info visit Grand Performances’ website.