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Pencil This In: Art by Carole Bayer Sager, Jasper Johns, Stanley Kubrick, Crafts with Mark Montano and Movember Begins

A new exhibition by Carole Bayer Sager opens today at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. (Excerpt from Bayer Sager's What's Left Behind,' courtesy of the gallery and the artist.)
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If you haven't worn yourself out from last night's festivities, here's what's happening in LA tonight. There's a number of art openings, including shows by singer-songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, Jasper Johns and Stanley Kubrick; a book signing and craft night with interior designer Mark Monsano at CAFAM; a live Movember music series at The Spare Room and an evening of sample sales and pampering at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

LACMA opens the Stanley Kubrick exhibition today, with works on view that span the filmmaker’s career. Examining the intersection between art and film, Stanley Kubrick includes early photographs he took for Look magazine in the 1940s to memorabilia from his films, including set models, costumes, annotated scripts and props. It's on view in Art of the Americas Building, Level 2, through June 30, 2013. General admission: $20.

There’s an opening reception tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm for New Works: Paintings by singer-songwriter Carole Bayer Sager at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. The exhibition, which is on view through Dec. 1, features Bayer Sager’s new abstract paintings, which focus on micro to macro views of peanuts, popcorn and cracker-jacks, amongst other items.

The Spare Room is celebrating Movember—for guys to grow mustaches and have fun with facial hair for the month—to raise awareness for prostate health. For the next month, the Spare Room presents a live music series curated by LA’s own Manimal Vinylbeginning around 9 pm. Tonight’s artist performing an intimate set is Spirit Vine accompanied by DJ Manimal. There’s no cover charge, but donations will be collected at the door for the Movember movement.

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Interior designer Mark Montano celebrates the release of this 11th book, The Big-Ass Book of Bling, with a launch party and an Etsy craft night tonight in the CAFAM Courtyard from 7-9 pm. He’ll be signing books while his craft team helps attendees create blingy projects from the book. Free, but RSVP required to

Matthew Marks Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Jasper Johns: Numbers, 0-9, and 5 Postcards with a reception tonight from 6-8 pm. It marks the first time in Johns’ career that he’s debuted a major body of work in LA. and features 13 bronze sculptures, five paintings and five works on paper completed over the past two years. The exhibition runs through Jan. 5, 2013.

The Peterson Automotive Museum hosts The Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash Sample Sale tonight from 5-10 pm tonight. There’ll be discounts on all-new fall designer trends, spa treatments (first come, first serve), fabulous swag bags and food and beverage treats served all night. $1 signature cocktails available with proceeds going to charity. You must be 21+ to attend. Tickets: $10-25.

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).

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