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Janet Klein and her Parlour Boys and ukuleles are playing in Hollywood tonight. / Photo by [cipher] via flickr.

Glen Wexler’s art exhibit “Fantastic Voyage” opens at the ArcLight Hollywood tonight. He specializes in surrealistic photographic narratives and visitors can expect to see 33 large-scale prints on all three levels of the complex. The exhibit runs until May 2.

7pm (opening reception) // ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood // 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood // Free.

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All About Bette Davis: A Centennial Tribute” begins at the Aero tonight with a double feature of the ice queen of the screen. Up first is William Wyler’s Jezebel with Davis in the role of a Southern Belle torn between two men. The second show is another Wyler film The Letter about a plantation owner’s wife who commits murder and then enlists the aid of locals to cover it up.

7:30 pm // Aero Theatre // 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica // $10

A Damien Hirst x Warhol Factory x Levi's® shop pops up tonight in Santa Monica. The store will feature a book launch, two new original works by Hirst and music by DJ Pubes.

6 pm // Fred Segal Man // 420 Broadway, Santa Monica // Up to you, big spender.

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco takes part in the Hammer Forum series tonight, talking with author and Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi about feminism. The conversation will be moderated by journalist Laura Flanders, host of Radio Nation on Air America. (And remember when DiFranco ticked off her legions of lesbian fans by getting married?)

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7 pm // Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

Janet Klein and Her Parlour Boys are bringing ukulele back to its 1920s heyday. She’ll do a little vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley to celebrate the release of her new album Ready for You. Jerry Beck’s film shorts will also be screened tonight. Flapper gear is optional.

8 pm // Steve Allen Theater // 4473 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $17.

The Very Short Movies Festival continues with the screening of its Third Quarter Finalists. The festival (IRL and online) aims to foster the careers of emerging filmmakers by providing them with exposure and networking.

6 pm // Very Short Movies Festival @ Cinespace // 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood // $10-$15.

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