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Pencil This In: Moonlight Hike in Towsley Canyon, AFFMA Film Fest, The Do Lab at King King and Art Openings

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Nuit Blanche is a short from Canada that screens at the AFFMA Film Festival on Saturday.

Nuit Blanche is a short from Canada that screens at the AFFMA Film Festival on Saturday.
Tonight there’s a full moon hike at Towsley Canyon in Santa Clarita beginning at 7 pm. Follow volunteer naturalist Wendy for two hours of moderately strenuous hiking under the moonlight. The hiking and program are free.

The 13th annual Arpa International Film Festival opens tonight at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The festival seeks to “cultivate cultural understanding and global empathy, creating a dynamic forum for international cinema.” More than 40 feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos and animated films from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Nagorno-Karabakh, Norway, Morocco, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, the US and Venezuela. Check out the full program.

Electronica reigns tonight at King King because The Do LaB presents Bluetech and Emancipator with special guest Laura Escudé. Hear tunes from producer/remixer Bluetech's latest release Love Songs to the Source, while Emancipator plugs its Safe in the Steep Cliffs. 9 pm. Tickets: $15 pre-paid ticket.

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There are tons of art openings and receptions tonight, and here are a few that caught our attention:

  • Safe | Vanish by Glenn Kaino opens at LAXART tonight at 6 pm.
  • Royal/T presents The Warholian exhibit tonight at 8 pm that brings a selection of Warhol’s paintings together with contemporary works by artists he’s inspired over the years. (RSVP needed by emailingrsvp@royal-t.orgwith the subject “glitter.”)
  • EM & Co holds an opening reception tonight from 7-10 pm for the exhibit Tokyo Tatemono, which showcases the Japanese-themed photography of Drury Brennan. RSVP here.
  • Project Space opens an exhibit from artist/photographer Ari Marcopoulos’ exhibition tonight at 7 pm. It will feature images from the book Now Is Forever and will also serve as the premiere of Moroso Crew, a video Marcopoulos shot in 1992 on illegal drag racing in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

* Pencil pick of the day
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