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Pencil This In: Indie TV Fest, Taste San Pedro and Say Sale, Gracie
Friday night in LA and we have lots for you to do tonight and this weekend. There's a museum store sale at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station; Taste in San Pedro kicks off tonight for a weekend of food and music; and tons of indie and international TV pilots screen at Laemmle Sunset 5 this week.
Truthdig.com hosts an opening reception works by political cartoonist Mr. Fish at Bergamot Station on Saturday night. (Image: Akashic Books)
GRACIE, Santa Monica Museum of Art’s shop, is holding its Dog Days of Summer Sale this weekend. Museum stores have great gifts you’d buy if the prices weren’t so out of your budget, right? Well check out this for artsy things that are both cool and affordable. Bergamot Station’s neighboring galleries and boutiques are also joining in the fun, featuring discounts on artist catalogs, limited-editions prints, gifts, jewelry, specialty paper, floral bouquets and more.
The music and food festival, Taste In San Pedro, begins today on the Waterfront Promenade at the Port of Los Angeles. The event showcases local cuisine, wines and spirits, merchants and crafters and live bands including Poncho Sanchez And His Latin Jazz Band, and Tribute Bands FanHalen, INXSive and LedZepagain. Admission is $5-10 per person and food and beverage tickets are $1 each. Free parking and shuttle service.
ITVFEST is a week-long showcase of both domestic and international TV and web content that’s been independently created and produced. The festival opens today with screening until 10 pm tonight. It runs through Aug. 11 at the Laemmle Sunset 5. Most screenings are $15, with passes available.
Two free performances on tap tonight. The Boston-based Ethiopian funk group Debo and special guests Fendika will be performing tonight at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in MacArthur Park at 7 pm. Quartetto Fantastico and Chez Quartette are string quartets that play both new works and cover songs. They're performing tonight at 8 pm at Grand Performances.
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