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Pencil This In: Art Shopping, Grindhouse Films, Cocktails for a Cause, and 'I Made Out With Him Anyway'

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You can always end the evening with a stroll on the Pier (Photo by denisetaylor☼ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

You can always end the evening with a stroll on the Pier (Photo by denisetaylor☼ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
SMMoA's shop GRACIE expands with one-of-kind gifts for the holidays and a bevy of American made recycled, repurposed, and green items inspired by the work of Southern California-based guest artist Shari Elf. Elf's "good and sturdy art" is made from discarded lumber, tin, plastic and other decorative odds and ends. More than 100 of her three-dimensional, handmade pieces, made exclusively for GRACIE, will be available. Elf's highly sought after work will be sold on a first come, first served basis, with prices starting at $45. The shop is open today 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be open through December 23.

The Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Bev has an Alan Ormsby tribute/double feature tonight, and Ormsby is expected to be there in person to discuss his work. At 7:30 is Deranged (1974, USA, 82 minutes), and at 10:00 on the same bill is Deathdream (aka DEAD OF NIGHT) (1974, USA, 88 minutes). Admission: $8

Power to the Pink is an event that supports women’s empowerment programs around the globe. Tonight get in on the social mixer at Pink Taco (5-8PM) where you can mingle with cause-minded individuals, enjoy the happy hour menu and sip on cocktails for a cause. Tonight's event benefits Relief International. Every time you order the Relief Margarita cocktail, part of the proceeds will directly support Relief International’s programs dedicated to improving the lives of women globally.

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Fresh off their sold-out run, the delight of I MADE OUT WITH HIM ANYWAY is back for this one-night only event at King King in Hollywood.Evie Peck and Kirstin Eggers share their collection of outrageous stories of man-dates gone very very wrong. And the best part, they're all completely true. Down to the names. And sometimes photos. Pre-show at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Get there early to ensure seating, and for the pre-show event. Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door [Buy Online]