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Pencil This In: Film Noir Festival, Lebowski Fest and First Fridays on Abbot Kinney

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Scott Hove's art exhibit opens tonight at La Luz de Jesus.
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FILM NOIR FESTIVAL*
Tonight marks the start of Lust & Larceny: The 12th Annual Festival of Film Noir at the Egyptian. The festival brings 12 nights of films on murder, deception, crime and revenge and most of these titles aren’t available on DVD. Tonight’s features include Cry Danger (1951) at 7:30 pm, directed by Robert Parrish, and features views of Downtown LA. The second film on the bill is Tight Spot (1955) with Ginger Rogers and Edward G. Robinson.

ART
La Luz de Jesus Gallery holds an opening reception for "Iced Out," an exhibit by Scott Hove that features fake cakes made out of carvable polyurethane foam and plywood. The show is a “celebration of the artificial, acknowledging our tendency to embrace illusion in order to feel safe and receive emotional gratification. The fake cake sculptures, with their display of beauty and potential for satisfaction, lure the viewer into a sense of anticipation.” The reception runs from 8-11 pm and the exhibit is open through April 25.

NHM FIRST FRIDAYS
Natural History Museum: First Fridays welcomes the bands Breakestra and Fitz & the Tantrums who'll be performing In the diorama halls tonight (8:30-10:30 pm). Turntables are being handled tonight by Resident DJ Them Jeans (a.k.a. Jason Stewart) and headliner Cosmic Kids (5:30-10:30 pm). And don't forget about the learning, too. At 5:30 pm, there's a tour on Living On The Edge: Coping With Earthquakes In California. At 6:30 pm, there's a discussion on “Living in the Plate Boundary: Our Torn, Twisted (and Shaky) Landscapes” with Dr. Tanya Atwater. NOTE: there's different pricing for First Fridays: $15 for concert and museum admission; $9 for museum access only (no entrance to the concert hall, but performances are projected on big screens in other halls). Parking is $10.

POP-UP SHOP
Mighty Healthy, a men’s street wear brand based in NYC, opens a popup shop tonight through April 30 at Hall of Fame on Fairfax.