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Pencil This In: A Full Moon Hike, 'Lawrence of Arabia' on the Big Screen and a Kwanzaa Celebration

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We found a few interesting things happening in LA tonight, including a Lulu Washington Dance Celebration of Kwanzaa, 'Lawrence of Arabia' on the big screen, W.C. Fields' classics, poetry and spoken-word performances, and a full moon hike. Read on for all the details.

HIKING
There’s a Full Moon Jaunt tonight at 6:30 pm in Franklin Canyon. Work off those holiday calories with a moderately strenuous, two-hour hike with great views. Meet at Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Free, but no dogs allowed. Rain cancels the program.

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FILM
The Egyptian Theatre screens a newly restored Lawrence of Arabia (1962) in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. Directed by David Lean, the epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism stars Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif (in his first major English-speaking role), Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Alec Guinness. An short discussion by film historian Jeremy Arnold opens the evening. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $7-$11

MORE FILM
The Aero Theatre screens an evening of W.C. Fields’ classics, including the 1934 film It’s a Gift, a collection of “zany sketches loosely tied to his desire to move to California and grow oranges....” The film is accompanied by Fields’ shorts: "Pool Sharks" (1915), "The Golf Specialist" (1930) and "The Dentist" (1932). 7:30 pm. Tickets: $7-$11.

POETRY+SPOKEN WORD
Tonight’s another episode of Fireside at the Miles Memorial Playhouse featuring The Disclaimers (Dez Hope, Joshua Silverstein & In-Q) tonight at 8 pm for an evening of spoken-word performance, poetry and beatboxing. Tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors.

DANCE
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre and special guests celebrate the 2012 Kwanzaa Festival tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 3 pm. In addition to the dancing, there’s drumming by Malik Sow from Senegal, as well as a celebration of community and culture. Tickets: $25, $20 students and seniors and $10 students ages 12 and younger, seated on floor mats.

*Pencil pick of the day

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