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Pencil This In: Krumping, Fighting, Fetish Burlesque, 'Spartacus' and a Molly Ringwald Double Feature

Gallery1988 on Melrose opens Justin White's first solo show tonight. (Image: Alien, Courtesy of Gallery1988 and the artist)
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It's an outstanding night for events in LA, from a from a double feature of 80s films to 'Spartacus' on the big screen to a burlesque fetish show and a krump tribute. There's also Muay Thai photography and live collegiate boxing. Read on for all the details.
What a great way to start the weekend!

Gallery1988 (Melrose) holds an opening reception tonight for Rated G, the first solo exhibit from artist Justin White. The artist has created 30 new pieces, featuring fake animation cells for Saturday Morning Cartoons that are sure to scar kids far more than the Road Runner's anvil drops on Wile E. Coyote. The opening will be held from 7-10 pm and the show runs through Nov. 30.

Krump, the dance form born in the streets of South LA, is celebrated tonight (and tomorrow night) in the program The Underground: From the Streets to the Stage at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. The Ebony Repertory Theatre showcases the art of krump featuring the choreography and talents of Miss Prissy (“queen of krump”) and pioneer Lil’ C, a guest judge on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. 8 pm. Tickets: $20 for orchestra, $10 for mezzanine.

Peepshow Menagerie takes over Club Fais Do Do tonight with OH, O!—A Burlesque of Fetish and Things Unspoken. It's an evening of leather, latex, vinyl, rubber, wax, clothespins and self-flagellation. Acts featured include The Pony Girl, The Woman with 4 feet of Red Hair and Miles of Bad Intentions and The Blood Lusting Squirrel. Doors at 9 pm. $12. Ages 18+.

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LACMA's 2012: A Kubrick Odyssey film series continues at 7:30 pm tonight with the "swords and sandals" epic Spartacus (1960), featuring a star-studded cast: Kirk Douglas, Sir Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Tony Curtis and Peter Ustinov with a screenplay written by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo. Douglas, the star and executive producer of the film, fired original director Anthony Mann after a few weeks, giving the then 31-year-old Kubrick a chance to direct a major epic. Tickets: $10.

The Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing team up for the L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational with more than eight NCBA-sanctioned bouts, with the main event taking place between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA. Ticket prices range from $75 to $110 Ringside (4 minimum) to $150 VIP balcony seating with whiskey tasting, beer and wine during the fight. All ticket levels include a pre-fight dinner and post-fight dessert. Call 213.630.5255 for reservations. Black-tie optional attire. Doors at 5:30 pm, fights at 7:30 pm.

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre celebrates Universal Pictures' 100th Anniversary with a film series that screens the studio's iconic 80s films. Tonight's program includes a double feature of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. (Two of our personal favs.) Also on view are costumes, photography and props from films in the main lobby. Tickets: $8.

One.Fly Productions presents The Photography of Eight Limbs tonight from 6-9 pm with photos by Jacob Barak Klensin's The Figure of Fighting. The works focus on Muay Thai fighters and movements. At the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. One night only 6-9 pm.

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

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