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Pencil This In: Art Happenings at MOCA and Gallery1988 in Venice, Celebrating Brit Week at the Standard Hollywood

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3B Show at Gallery 1988 in Venice opens tonight.
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Here's a non-Cinco de Mayo edition of Pencil This In for ya, LA:

ART
Gallery 1988 in Venice hosts The 3B Show featuring the Philly art collective Autumn Society with an opening reception from 7-10 pm tonight. Curated by artist Chogrin and The Autumn Society, the show features more than 50 artists who pay tribute to three of your favorite movies from the 80s, all starting with the letter "B." They’re being coy about the movies, but there will be a perfect replica of your favorite DeLorean will be parked out front.

LIT
We didn't know it was LA BritWeek! To celebrate Brits in our midst, The Standard (Hollywood) hosts writer, art critic, poet and socialite Anthony Haden-Guest for a reading of In the Mean Time-The Other Ends of The World tonight at 7 pm. In the Cactus Lounge. RSVP: hollywoodrsvp@standardhotel.com.

ART HAPPENING
It’s time for another of MOCA’s Engagement Parties with art collective NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio). Tonight from 7-10 pm, the project In Your Car encourages visitors to bring their cars to the Geffen Contemporary. Parking for the event will be available for FREE in public lot 7 (enter from Judge John Aiso Street). There will be two concurrent sound projects broadcasting on local frequencies which can be tuned into from your car. The parking lot will be transformed into a “quadraphonic matrix of speakers and amplification.” There’s also interactive ping-pong in another installation.

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BENEFIT
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) will host its first Art Auction & Benefit Party tonight at Palihouse in West Hollywood, mixing art, fashion and entertainment. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a VIP Cocktail Reception and Auction Preview with the many of the auction’s artists. Artists featured in the auction include Carol Bove, Tom Burr, Sue de Beer, Naomi Fisher, Jonah Freeman, Barnaby Furnas, Dennis Hopper, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Justin Lowe, Olivier Mosset, Raymond Pettibon, Amanda Ross-Ho, Mika Rottenberg, and James Welling, among many others. Tickets: $75 to $250.

> Don't forget it's Melrose Night tonight, too!

*Pencil pick of the day

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