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Pencil This In: Bike Ride with LACE, Art & Craft Show in Long Beach, Irish Film Festival, Theater Openings

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Take a bike ride with LACE tonight. | Photo by Robbie via LAist's flickr pool.

Take a bike ride with LACE tonight. | Photo by Robbie via LAist's flickr pool.

The Long Beach Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show begins today and runs through Sunday. There will be more than 200 booths and 24,000 American handmade originals (ceramics, paintings, jewelry, blown glass, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, woodwork, garden designs, specialty foods, antiques, children’s accessories, sculptures, ornaments) at the show. In addition, there will be free health screenings, live entertainment and gourmet foods. Until 6 pm tonight at the Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C. Admission $4-7.ART
Take a bike ride with LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) tonight at 8 pm. Meet at the gallery at 8 pm and then take to the streets of Hollywood en masse. Hosted by Portable City Projects, the ride will explore immigration issues and ideas of freedom and mobility. Pick up food from various cuisines throughout the tour or wait for the midnight picnic and video screening following the ride.

Tonight at 7 pm, Gallery 825 hosts a Conversations with the Artists panel discussion with Measure for Measure Co-Curator Lia Halloran and artists Zig Gron, Katrina McElroy, Felicity Nove, Barbara Parmet, Susan Sironi, Elizabeth Tobias and Meeson Pae Yang. This intimate conversation will offer insights into the Measure for Measure exhibition, which explores how the concept of scale plays in important role both in understanding the makeup of the universe and in how we perceive it. Free.

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Los Angeles Irish Film Festival
runs through Sunday at the Aero Theatre. The festival “celebrates the Irish passion for storytelling, a tradition that started around the hearth of every Irish household and has found its way onto the world stage through the medium of film.” Old and new films will be screened, including Brothers, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne, A Shine of Rainbows, Cup Cake, The Field and The Yellow Bittern.

Oliver Mayer’s play The Wiggle Room
was written exclusively for Company of Angels, and makes its world premiere tonight at the Alexandria Hotel. The play takes a look at “entitlement, ownership and the ways society values and devalues not only properties, but also relationships with one another.” Runs at 8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm, through Oct. 24. Tickets: $20 general, $12 students, $15 seniors.

One of the classic Broadway comedies of the Mad Men era, Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, is up and running through the end of October in a new production by North Hollywood's Group Repertory company. The honeymoon's over for Paul and Corie (played by Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in the movie), a young newlywed couple moving into their tiny, drafty fifth-floor (sixth if you count the outside stoop) New York apartment. Will they still be able stand each other in these tight quarters, especially with all the crazy neighbors and relatives constantly barging in? Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm through Oct. 31 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo.

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