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Get Out: AbFab Sock Puppet Show, Pan African Festival & Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue'

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By Maddy Keavy

ART: Johannes Vermeer’s "Woman in Blue" has arrived at the Getty Museum on special loan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. It is one of Vermeer's most renowned works. The painting is acting as an ambassador for the museum that will re-open in April after a ten-year renovation. The painting will be on view through March 31, 2013. More information can be found at the Getty Museum's website.

THEATER: For the child within (but not children!), the Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater at The Echo is the ticket. The theater troop will be recreating the pilot episode of the show Absolutely Fabulous, which first aired on the BBC in 1992. Check out our interview with some of the sock puppets. Doors open at 7 pm the show is a 21 and over event. Ticket price is $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. The Echo is location at1822 W. Sunset Blvd.

HISTORY: Known as the jewel in the crown of World War II, The Hollywood Canteen was once the place "where the greatest generation danced with the most beautiful girls in the world." Bruce Torrence and Lisa Mitchell, the authors of "The Hollywood Canteen," will discuss historic landmark this afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. Admittance is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held at the Mark Taper Auditorium on the first floor of the Central Library at 640 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. More information can be found here.

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MOVIES: Though Valentine’s Day has already passed, love is still in the air at The Magic Mirror Theater for the showing of "Lovers and Other Strangers." Tickets can be bought for $10 online or $20 at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m. More information and ticket options can be found here.

CARS: The Ferrari Club of America invites the car-loving public to the Ferrari Cruise-In in honor of Enzo Ferrari’s Birthday. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon and will feature cafe americano, Italian pastries, meatball subs and other Italian treats. VIPs who own Ferrari's are invited (but watch out if Justin Bieber shows up). The event will be held in the Petersen Parking structure at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. For more information call (323) 964-6370 or visit the Petersen’s website.

FILM: The Pan African Film & Arts Festival has been going on for the last week. You can catch the Saturday night special tonight, a film called "Home Again" directed by Sudz Sutherland. The story is based on the practice of governments deporting incarcerated landed immigrants to get rid of an "unwanted population," particularly Jamaica. The film stars Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephen James and CCH Pounder. The film starts at 7:35 pm at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15. Tickets are $15.50, but for more information visit the festival's website.

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