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Arts and Entertainment

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MUSEUM/LECTURE/RECEPTION
Variations on a Caribou features Dr. Mark Sherman, Director of the International String Figure Association, addressing the lore associated with string figures (think Cat's Cradle)--we're talking chants, performance rituals, and the mathematical side of them. The evening lecture is followed by a reception at the Museum of Jurrasic Technology.

8:00 p.m. // Meeting Room of The Foshay Masonic Lodge // 9635 Venice Blvd, Culver City //$15 general admission; $12 members, students and seniors (Reception held at The Museum of Jurassic Technology // 9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City)

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INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE
Dreamtime is a multi-media installation experience at Zero Point Space that will use attendees dreams as the basis for impromptu art, sound, and words. Speakers include Mike the Poet, Miah Jeffra and more, live painting, photography, a sound installation, projections, and animation, and the opportunity to include your dreams in an interactive art piece.

8 p.m. - 2 a.m. // Zero-Point // 2nd Floor Loft in Sewing Machine Co. Warehouse // 1049 E. 32nd St, Downtown // $5-10 donation, BYOB

ART OPENING
The gallery at Wax Poetic Salon in the Magnolia Park shopping district of Burbank is launching a show featuring the work of Aaron Kraten. This is Kraten's second show of his pop-culture inspired work in the space, and tonight's reception will reveal his latest art on wood that often includes depictions of modern familiarities such as video games, graffiti, and fashion. The will be live music tonight from DJ Jag and refreshments.

8-11 p.m. // Wax Poetic Gallery // 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank // Free

MUSIC FESTIVAL
World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles presents LA's Emerging Voices. Tonight, four of LA's foremost youth ensembles come together in a rare performance of spiritual music and dance traditions: Halau Keali'i O Nalani (Hawaii), Shakti School of Bharatanatyam (India), Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando (Mexico), and Crenshaw High School Elite Choir (America). The closing piece will be a collaboration of all four ensembles.

7:00 p.m. // Aratani/Japan America Theatre // 244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505, Los Angeles//$20 reserved seats; $15 (JACCC members; 2008 Festival applicants; UCLA faculty/staff) $10 students & children // Box Office at (213) 680-3700

COMEDY
The renowned Groundlings have been making audiences' sides ache for ages now, and their latest sketch offering, The Swimsuit Edition, is rumored to not disappoint. We're also told that the show has nothing to do with the title...sorry, fellas, no hot funny women in bikinis for you. Just hot funny women (and men).

8 & 10 p.m. // Groundling Theater // 7307 Melrose Ave. // (323) 934-9700 //$21.50