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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: Art Night Pasadena, Japan Benefit, Old-Time Troubadours, Venice Art Walk Kick-off

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'Breach of Privacy' exhibition opens at Carmichael Gallery tomorrow. (Image: Adam Krueger)
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Enjoy a free evening of art, music, food and entertainment atArtNight Pasadena tonight from 6-10 pm. The city’s arts and cultural institutions open their doors to the public, including the Armory Center, Side Street Projects, One Colorado, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pacific Asia Museum and more. Free shuttles, a bike tour, food trucks also abound.

EM & Co. on West Third Street is holding a benefit, silent auction and fashion show to raise funds for Japan Emergency Relief Fund of America (JERFA). Featured Japanese designers are Ahrniimura, Mayumi Bradshaw; Japan-inspired styles by Tatiana McLane and organic jewelry by PRECO. Doors at 7, fashion show at 8 and 8:45 pm. Tickets: $20.

In the mood for some old-timey music? Then head over to HM 157 in Lincoln Heights for one-man band night, co-presented by The New L.A. Folk Fest & Old Time Is A Good Time. On the bill are troubadours: local songwriter Olentangy John, New Zealand guitar player and stomp box man Tom Rodwell, and the Pacific NW’s one man band McDougall. $5.

Lee Blessing's Eleemosynary, the endearingly quirky little 1996 Los Angeles Critics' Circle Award-winning drama about a national spelling bee champion, her neurotic mother, and her eccentric grandmother, is back for another look this weekend and next in a new production by the Collaborative Artists Ensemble. Director Steve Jarrard nicely modulates the pace, and three worthy actresses each get several moments in the spotlight. At the Berg Studio Theatre in the cool new Atwater Village Theatre complex. Tickets $20.

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There’s a kick off event and silent auction tonight for the Venice Art Walk & Auctions weekend from 6-10 pm at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. Art Walk Skate Surf features one-of-a-kind skate decks created by more than 60 artists, musicians, and athletes. Also for sale in the auction will be eight custom-shaped surf boards, each featuring the work of a local tattoo artist. Proceeds from this event and go to the Venice Family Clinic.

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