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Pencil This In: Friday

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Afternoon tea is a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon. / Photo by motograf via flickr.

Is your bff in town this weekend? Looking for fun, girlie things to do? Then this edition of “Pencil This In” is for you. (Don't worry guys, you can do these things, too. Except probably item #3.)

TEA
Sometimes you just find yourself in the mood for the smoky flavor of lapsang souchong tea, scones with cream and cute little sandwiches. What better way to spend time with your bff? Then head over to Chado Tea (either the LA or Pasadena locations) for all three and more. The atmosphere’s casual, and they won’t mock you if you ask for just plain old Earl Grey. Now ask for Lipton, and that’s another story. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Until 6 pm // Chado // 8422 1/2 W. Third St., Los Angeles // $15 for afternoon tea.
Until 7 pm // Chado // 79 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena // $15 for afternoon tea.

MUSIC AND DANCE
The New LATC Theater Company is holding a "Spring On Spring sampler" with Krump dancers from Buckworld One, singer-songwriter-rock cellist Semyon Kobialka, musicians Los Hermanos Herrera, Elevaters and Cita La Muñeca Rota with Ricardo Ochoa. Best part? It's all free.

8 pm // New LATC // 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles // Free.

CLUB
If you and your bff are friends with benefits – or if you just wanna dance with all the ladies, then head over to the new lesbian club Dollhouse at Zen Sushi in Silverlake. The promoters promise: go-go dancers, pantie droppers samples for the first 50 ladies and no cover before 10:30 pm. Tunes will be spun by DJ Nova Jade, Dj Audio and DJ Omar from Roc Da House.

10ish pm // Dollhouse @ Zen Sushi // 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake // No cover before 10:30 pm.

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DANCE*
L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) latest show “Modern Myths and Monsters” opens tonight. It’s choreographed by Mecca Vazie Andrews, Nichol Mason and Kate Hutter and features a Q&A with performers after the performance. So if you don’t “get” modern dance, here’s your opportunity to ask. (And if you really want to make this a dance-centric weekend, don't forget to check out AXIS Dance Company, too. LAist's dance writer Benn Widdley's previewed it earlier this week.)

8pm // Diavolo Dance Space @ the Arts Brewery // 616 N. Moulton Ave. Los Angeles // $25 reserved seats, $20 general admission, $15 students.

ART
We don’t know if Lora Norton and Laura Alvarez are bff’s or not, but together they have an art show “Essential Beauty of Nature’s Overthrow” that opens tonight.

7:30 pm // Bolivar Café and Gallery // 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica // Free.

TALK
We love Julie Andrews. After all, she played Mary Poppins and Maria in The Sound of Music. Tonight, she’ll talk to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times about her memoir Home as part of the Town Hal-Los Angeles series.

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7:30 pm // Writers Guild Theatre // 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills // $20.

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