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Pencil This In: Downtown Artwalk, Neil Labute's 'Fat Pig'

Street artist Eine's 'The A-Z of Change' opens tonight at the Carmichael Gallery. / Photo courtesy of Carmichael Gallery.
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There's just waaaay too much stuff to do tonight, but here are some of our favorites:

What a better way to spend a warm evening in July than at the Downtown Artwalk? It’s a free afternoon/night of gallery hopping in and around the Historic Core's Gallery Row neighborhood. One of the Artwalk’s highlights tonight: An artist reception (7-9 pm) at Deborah Martin Gallery for RE: materialization, an exhibit that explores the “confluence of political, aesthetic, formal, conceptual, and environmental concerns through art.” Live music at 8:30 pm with Arrica Rose.

Stop Kiss opens tonight at the Rogue Theatre
tonight at 8 pm with a reception to follow. Diana Son’s play, a GLAAD media award winner, is about Callie meeting Sara and the chain of events that follow. “This story pays homage to life’s abrupt and unexpected transformations…to romance, and to the search for personal identity.” Check dates on website. Tickets are $25.

We’re throwing a little love to the Descanso Gardens tonight. There’s a Patina 2009 Summer Wine Tasting tonight from 6-8:30 pm, pairing wines with appetizers. Tickets are $54 per person ($49 for Descanso members). Make reservations by calling Patina at (818) 790-3663. Also at Descanso from 5:30-7 pm, the Elliott Caine Quintet plays jazz standards and originals. The concert’s free with admission ($8), so bring picnics and blankets.