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Get Out: The Birth Of Coffee, Xander Does Sedaris, Ceramic Arts

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The Birth Of Coffee: It's time for a trip to the coffee nerdlands. "The exhibit at The Craft and Folk Art Museum, "documents coffee’s extraordinary journey from seed to cup. The photography exhibition is part of a multi-platform project including a book, website and international tour that, "chronicles the lives of coffee growers in Brazil, Ethiopia, Yemen, Guatemala, Indonesia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Kenya. Black-and-white photographs specially toned in and with coffee are interwoven with eclectic anecdotes and facts, bringing to life the stories of the diverse people who pick, plant and produce coffee."

Xander does Sedaris: He's played a demon, why not an elf? Nicholas Brendon serves up David Sedaris in a revival based on his book, The Santaland Diaries. At Stella Adler Theatre, $30

Berman Ceramic Arts Holiday Sale & Exhibit: Unique, one of a kind, decorative and functional works by 18 local potters and sculptors will be on sale today at Berman Ceramic Arts annual holiday event. BCA is Los Angeles’ longest-running ceramics studio, operating 'in the heart of NoHo' since 1972 for beginning to advanced artists. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Circus Vargas: It's the final day for this San Pedro, Ports O'Call, Big Top, animal-free circus. Early birds catch a free, interactive pre-show, that invites kids (and hammy adults) into the center ring for "a crash course in circus skills." 3:30p/6:30p, $15-$55

Sweet Smiling Home Exotic Furniture Sale: The sometimes-open-to-the-public, 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse downtown is an odd, international furniture mingling of Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and Moroccan style pieces. Look for solid wood, teak, mahogany, recycled, reclaimed and a even a few pieces that claim to be "green furniture."

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