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Pencil This In: Magic, Motorcyles and Movember Mustaches

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Motorcycle enthusiasts have a reason to trek to Long Beach this weekend. | Photo by stephenfalk via LAist's flickr pool.


Motorcycle enthusiasts have a reason to trek to Long Beach this weekend. | Photo by stephenfalk via LAist's flickr pool.
PERFORMANCE
Ghettogloss is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. Each night until Dec. 15, they’ll have special exhibits, performances and cocktails and spiked egg nog. Tonight, Eddie Ruscha will be performing a live musical meltdown based on the concept of love in outer space. The instruments will be old synthesizers, echo machines and a sampler. 7 pm to midnight.

ART+SHOPPING*
There’s a Vintage Xmas Bazaar at La Luz De Jesus Gallery with Bernie Shine of Shine Gallery installing a special vintage memorabilia exhibit and sale. Shine specializes in rescuing genuine vintage items in unused condition from dusty warehouses, old factories and closed stores. There will be period items mostly from the 1930s through the 1960s, all guaranteed to be authentic and vintage. Show runs through Jan. 3, 2010.

MOVEMBER
Tonight at Avalon, LA celebrates Movember, an organization that raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Men built teams in the month of November and sit back, relax and watched their facial hair grow for a good cause. The party begins at 9 pm and the facial hair judging begins at 10:30. Tickets are $10, but those who participated in Movember and raised $100 or more get in for free.

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MAGIC
This weekend only, Theatre West presents Millennium Magic X a program of magic and illusion with host Rob Zabrecky, who’ll be joined onstage with his pals from the Magic Castle. Tonight's scheduled performers are Derek Hughes, Michael Rayner, Handsome Jack and Eric Buss. Shows tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $15/$20.

MOTORCYCLES
Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® stops at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend. It’s a showcase of two and three-wheeled rides, featuring the latest sportbikes, dirt bikes, dual sports, cruisers, scooters, all-electric scooters, ATVs and more. Visitors can talk to experts, test out the latest gear, participate in interactive family activities, high-flying motorcycle action, educational seminars. The show runs until 9 pm tonight, tomorrow from 9:30 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

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