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Photo from the Japanese Garden at Descanso by Melle Music via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

After a sell-out debut this summer (loved by LAist) Impro Theatre is back with a return engagement of Jane Austen Unscripted. Their talented players take to the boards of Santa Monica's Theatre Asylum at 7 p.m. tonight (and at 8 on Fridays and Saturdays) to give you an unpredictable--and improvised--night of Austen-esque satire, romantic comedy, and, of course, love. Reservations: (323) 960-7753.

If the weather isn't a deterrent, you might want to head over to La Canada's Descanso Gardens to take part in their all-day Japanese Garden Festival. Enjoy the grace and power of Japanese dance and taiko drummers, as well as the beauty of Japanese flower arranging, along with a traditiional Ikebana Display, a Full Moon Tea, mum workshop, taiko drum performances, Japanese bookmaking workshop, and Japanese dancers. The events are free with garden admission. They're open until 5 p.m. today.

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Borislav Bogdanovich was a Post-Impressionist/Modernist painter and well-known member of the foremost circle of painters in the former Yugoslavia. After an absence of over thirty years, the work of Bogdanovich, once exhibited alongside masters such as Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and Chagall, will be seen again, this time at Trigg Ison. The exhibition will feature early drawings circa 1917-1939, and cityscapes, still lifes, figurals, nudes, portraits and self-portraits.This historical collection contains over a thousand paintings, drawings, sketches and studies executed in a variety of media including oil, gouache, watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink, pastel, charcoal and pencil.

In commemoration of a 1968 walkout by LA high school students, Mario T. García, professor of history and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara, will present "Blowout: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice" today at 2 p.m. in King Hall Lecture Hall I, on the Cal State L.A. campus. This free lecture is based on García's forthcoming book on the social and economic conditions in Los Angeles that led to a mass demonstration by Chicano youth in 1968, which was labeled the "Blowout." For parking information and other inquiries, call 323-343-3974.

Other Things to Do: There are still many Dia de los Muertos celebrations happening (check our guide from yesterday), it's the last day to see the "Refugee Camp" on the Santa Monica Pier, check out The Audacity of Desperation, it's closing night for the Cheech Marin collection at LACMA, and if you haven't already and can't wait until Tuesday you can vote early.