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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: A FMLY Fest, Fishbone and 'A Christmas Westside Story'

Fishbone plays tonight on the Sunset Strip. (Photo: Jeff Farsai)
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The third annual grassroots FMLY Fest 2011 is LA’s "biggest, wildest, friendliest D.I.T. (do-it-together) music and arts festival" that takes place today and tomorrow in two different locations. Bringing together a community of artists, musicians, activists, free thinkers, and like-minded social do-gooders, the fest features 45 bands, two chill out tents curated by Complicated Dance Steps & No Kings; interactive art installations and food. Today’s location is at Catnap (1726 N Spring St., in DTLA) with the festivities starting at 1 pm. Tomorrow, the fun will be held at Chucos (1137 East Redondo Boulevard Inglewood, CA 90302) with doors at 2. Tickets: $10 for one day, $15 for the entire festival.

Keep the Christmas party going tonight with a Crazy Glue XXX-mas with Fishbone & Aggrolites at the Key Club. Tickets: $18 in advance and $23 day of show. Also, WeHo launches a FREE “holiday shuttle” today, running a continuous loop throughout WeHo from 8pm-3 am through the weekend.

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica hosts a double feature tonight of Preston Sturges comedies, with Sullivan’s Travels (1941) screening at 7:30 pm followed by The Lady Eve (1941), which stars a very young Henry Fonda. Tickets: $11.

The Troubies theater troupe brings together two classic tales A Christmas Story and West Side Story for this holiday season. Here's the description for A Christmas Westside Story: “Somewhere in America, Ralphie wants to be Cool and get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Will his parents ever believe A Boy Like That can handle a Red Ryder? Or will Santa use One Hand, One Heart to ignore Ralphie and give a BB gun to Maria instead?” $27-$57. Tonight at 8 pm. Runs through Jan. 15.

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Thierry "Mr. Brainwash" Guetta from Exit Through The Gift Shop opened his latest show on Christmas Day on the corner of La Brea and Romaine in WeHo. Art Show 2011 closes tonight at 7 pm after a brief run. Free

*Pencil pick of the day

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