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Pencil This In: Art Shopping, Grindhouse Films, Cocktails for a Cause, and 'I Made Out With Him Anyway'
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
DRINKS FOR A CAUSE
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.
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]