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Pencil This In: Women's Theater Festival; Cherie Currie @Vroman's and Gene Kelly films

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VIDEO ART
Videos Collide is a video-performance event that takes place tonight and tomorrow at 533 Gallery in Downtown LA. As video becomes available online, what added value does a physical exhibition space offer to video artists? This weekend's event answers that question as it bridges media with live performance. The show features a software performance by Jeremy Bailey; an intimate score for a projector by Wojciech Kosma; synchronized live-animation compositing by Zeesy Powers; intermedia theatre by Ben Bigelow; and animatronics by Matt Barton. Doors at 8 pm and showtime at 8:30.

BOOKS*
Liked the Runaways movie? Now it's time for the real story. Tonight at 7 pm, Vroman's hosts Cherie Currie who presents and signs Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway. Currie was the groundbreaking lead singer of '70s teenage all-girl rock band the Runaways. "Shocking and inspiring, funny and touching, Neon Angel stunningly re-creates a bygone era of rock and roll, all the while providing an inside look at growing up hard under the relentless glare of the public eye, and chronicling one tough woman's fight to reclaim her life."

THEATER
The LA Women's Theatre Festival--the 17th annual multicultural celebration of women solo artists--takes over The Electric Lodge for the next two weekends. Tonight program “Beyond Boundaries” includes performances by Amy Campion, who combines street dance with modern dance movement; Sheetal Gandhi's "Bahu-Beti-Biwi" (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife); Cynthia Lee's "ruddha (rude, huh?)" Mina Olivera's snapshot of a young Brazilian who comes to live in America; and performance poetry by The Lindz. 7 pm. Tickets:$20 in advance, or $25 at the door.