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BASKETBALL FAN FEST
Today, and for the next two days, STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE and the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament invite fans to join the fun and excitement in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE for the Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament’s free Fan Fest. Head to DTLA to check out pep rallies with Pac-10 bands, cheerleaders and mascots, an outdoor basketball court hosting friendly competitions with great prizes, face painting and sign making stations, a beer garden and more. The events get started at 3 p.m. today and run until about 9 p.m.

ART
Tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is the opening reception for "Wall Works - Cart: What Do We Need to Get By And How Do We Get There?" Discover the synergy of the Wall Works public art project created by K-12 students and artist Olga Koumoundouros. This project is inspired by a Caldecott Award-winning children's book "Ox-Cart Man" by Donald Hall. Bergamot Station's G-Hallway will come alive with an installation that features a symbolic representation of an ox-cart and 1880 drawings that compare this old world story of sustainable, cyclical living with the desires and excesses of our current consumer society.

MUSIC
Exene Cervenka will be playing her official record release show at Redwood Bar & Grill on Wednesday, March 9. Exene's new album "The Excitement of Maybe" will be for sale at the show, and she will be performing much or all of that material. 9 p.m. $10.