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Pencil This In: Zombie Joe's Theater Takes on Lizzie Borden, Art at La Luz de Jesus, Bob's Burger Crew at Largo

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Bob's Burgers cast takes over Largo tonight. | Photo:


Bob's Burgers cast takes over Largo tonight. | Photo:
ART
La Luz de Jesus Gallery—the palace of low brow art drenched in pop culture—opens its first show of the year tonight with of works by Charles Binger, Steven Daily, Tammi Otis and Howard Hallis. Hallis' gigantic painting The Picture of Everything was 13 years in the making. Opening reception from 8-11 pm.

THEATER
Zombie Joe’s Underground specializes in theater of the macabre, as exemplified in the troupe’s latest work The Trial of Lizzie Borden, which opens tonight at 8:30 pm. Directed by Steven Sable, the play is being billed as a “dramatic new thriller about the infamous axe murder trial that inflamed Victorian society and the American justice system, featuring graphic flashbacks to the scenes of the crime.” Runs though Feb. 5. Tickets: $15.

FILM
The UCLA Film and Television Archive kicks off the screening series Mixed Nuts: Vaudeville on Film tonight. They’re showing both shorts and features that highlight the work of vaudevillians on the big screen, including Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields and Eddie Cantor. On the bill tonight: Hollywood Party (1934), Stand up and Cheer! (1934) and the short Burns & Allen in Lambchops (1929).The films begin at 7:30 pm, but get there early tonight for a special early performance by Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. At the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. Tickets: $10.

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DRINK
The social drinking club ABC University LAheads to Bar O in West Hollywood to continue on its alphabetical quest to frequent one bar every month. Enjoy food and drink specials (including $2.50 Amstel Light, Stella, Corona, Blue Moon, Fat Tire until 10 pm!) and giveaways. 7 pm to close.

FUNNY*
Bob’s Burgers is Fox’s latest addition to its animated sitcom roster, which debuts on Sunday night. Tonight at 8:30 pm, the stars behind the series step up to the mike at Largo to perform, including host Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman and other special guests. $20.

*Pencil pick of the day

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