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Pencil This In: Theater in Open Houses, NHM First Friday, Taxidermy as Art

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Sarina Brewer's "Franken-Pussy" (animal skin, taxidermy materials & surgical staples). At La Luz de Jesus Gallery.


Sarina Brewer's "Franken-Pussy" (animal skin, taxidermy materials & surgical staples). At La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
THEATER*
The Chalk Repertory Theatre explores the Los Angeles real estate market with the opening of Full Disclosure by Ruth McKee. Performances begin at 8 pm tonight for a four-weekend run. The performances aren't being held in a theater, but rather in a house for sale in the Lake Balboa area of Los Angeles (with additional neighborhoods to be announced). According to Chalk Rep: "Set up as an open house, the audience is invited into a seller’s home by Sunny, a singer-turned-realtor. As she shows off the beautiful features of the home, there are a few things she just has to disclose. Full Disclosure is a comical tragedy about the people who sell lives that they themselves cannot afford to buy." Tickets are $25 and by reservation only.NHM FIRST FRIDAYS
Natural History Museum: First Fridays welcomes The Tallest Man on Earth and Gamble House to rock the museum (8:30-10:30 pm). Turntables are being handled tonight by Resident DJ Them Jeans (a.k.a. Jason Stewart) and headliner DJ Moonbaby (5:30-10:30 pm). And don't forget about the learning, too. Discussion (6:30 pm): “Toxic Algal Blooms Along the Southern Californian Coast: Causes, Challenges and Solutions” with Dr. David A. Caron NOTE: there's different pricing for First Fridays: $15 for concert and museum admission; $9 for museum access only (no entrance to the concert hall, but performances are projected on big screens in other halls). Parking is $10.

TAXIDERMY + ART
We're curious and grossed out about this at the same time: There's an opening reception tonight from 8-11 pm for the Rogue Taxidermy Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Curated by Robert Marbury, Rogue Taxidermy is the "creation of oddities, using traditional taxidermy materials and techniques." ANIMALS ARE NOT KILLED IN THE WORK, but rather are used to create a conversation about death and taxidermy.

MORE THEATER
How did a childhood chicken-choker from a poultry farm in rural Georgia end up working in a soulless Seattle office space? Well, she believes it’s because she’s actually the angel of death. Dan Dietz's tempOdyssey is the darkly satirical story of Genny, her epic journey and what it all means. Now receiving its west coast premiere in the acclaimed needtheater company's production at the Art|Works Theatre space in Hollywood--following runs in DC, Texas, the Jersey shore and elsewhere--tempOdyssey plays Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and Sundays at 5 through May 23. Tickets available for $13.50 on goldstar.com and $12.00 on lastagealliance.com.

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ART + MUSIC
The Heard of Elephants Music and Art Collective and Echo Curio are opening a new show tonight at the Echo Curio based on the theme of Blueprints. For tonight's opening party, there will be DJ sets by Mark Nieto. 9 pm show with a $5 donation and BYOB.

ART
There's an opening reception tonight for four solo exhibitions by SoCal Artists at Gallery 825 on La Cienega. Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) presents the work of Cathy Breslaw; Ching Ching Cheng; Flora Kao and James Thegerstrom tonight from 6-9 pm. The shows run through June 4.

BASEBALL
The Dodgers are in town tonight, and it's a 60s theme night at the stadium. Frankie Avalon will throw out the first pitch, The Tokens (best remembered for The Lion Sleeps Tonight") are singing the National Anthem and the Dodgers are giving away a rat pack-themed poster called “Torre’s Eleven.”