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Pencil This In: Fashion's Night Out in LA, Art Openings, Hiking Under the Stars

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Walking with Dinosaurs-The Arena Spectacular opened yesterday at the Staples Center. Catch the dinosaurs through Sunday.

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Even designers need a hand in this recession. Tonight, more than 300 LA retailers are participating in Fashion’s Night Out. There will be tons of fashion block parties with celebs (we hear Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake are MCing events) and designer appearances throughout LA. Festivities are happening on Melrose Ave., South Robertson Blvd., West Third Street, Abbot Kinney, Los Feliz, Downtown Los Angeles, Westfield Century City, Westfield Topanga, The Grove and the Beverly Center.

There’s an opening reception tonight for Measure for Measure, an exhibit curated by Harvard physicist Dr. Lisa Randall and artist Lia Halloran. This exhibit aims to show “how we reinvigorate our thoughts and expand our perceptions when recognizable objects and spaces in architecture and nature are viewed in from different vantage points or are shifted in scale.” See new and experimental works by artists Zig Gron, Katrina McElroy, Felicity Nove, Barbara Parmet, Susan Sironi, Elizabeth Tobias and Meeson Pae Yang. Runs through Oct. 8 at Gallery 825 on La Cienega, with the reception from 6-9 pm. Free.

Theatre Unleashed opens La Vie en Route!tonight at 8 pm. It’s a collection of “poignant and off kilter” short satirical works by L.A. playwright Mark Harvey Levine. The evening includes the works, School of Thought, Ladies of the Evening, Cab Fare for the Common Man, The Rental, Superhero, LA 8AM and The Prodigal Cow. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm through Oct. 2 at Ave’s Alley at The Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood. Tickets: $15.

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There’s a hike tonight at 7:30 at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon’s Open Space Preserve. Along the Milky Waywill introduce hikers to constellations, planets and brilliant stars along the way. The ½-mile moderate hike will last approximately 2 hours. The program is free, but parking is $3. Meet at the Victory Trailhead (North of US-101 and West of Valley Circle Blvd.) in Calabasas. But leave Fido at home. Dogs aren’t allowed on these group programs.

LA-street artist Euth unveils a 10-foot Cityscape which presents the “unification of LA Landmarks such as the Capitol Records Building, Santa Monica Pier, Eastern Building and more standing side by side on intricately layered wooden panels in a way you have never seen before.” The unveiling happens at the opening of Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame tonight at the C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice. Other artists involved in the exhibit are Jason Hernandez and Tom Haubrick. Opening reception is from 7-11 pm featuring live painting and live beats by DJ Keith Morris (Circle Jerks/Off!) as well as DJ Busrider.

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