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Pencil This In: The Open Daybook Exhibition at LACE, MOCA's Engagement Party and Ben Affleck at the Aero

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Jan. 4 and 5: Facing pages from 'The Open Daybook' with images by Elinor Nissley and Megan Whitmarsh.

Jan. 4 and 5: Facing pages from 'The Open Daybook' with images by Elinor Nissley and Megan Whitmarsh.
LACE holds an opening reception for The Open Daybook Exhibition at LACE tonight at 8 pm. The Daybook is both a perpetual calendar and art book that features the work of more than 365 artists who were assigned a date and asked to make a work of art on that day. The LACE exhibit features 180 original works from the book, including pieces by Ann Faison, Bari Ziperstein, Bettina Hubby, Brad Eberhard, Chris Natrop, Deborah Aschheim, Elana Mann, Emily Joyce, Fallen Fruit, Gina Osterloh, Marina Kappos, Matt Wardell, Matthew Connors, Paul Henry Ramirez, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Zoe Crosher.

MOCA Grand Avenue welcomes The League of Imaginary Scientists to its Engagement Party/residency program. Not exactly sure what's going to happen from this description: "Using The Evolving Contraption to locate wormholes, The League of Imaginary Scientists will spirit the Engagement Party audience away to outer space, the Far East, or somewhere else...." But we're curious. 7 pm. Free.

The Public Theater’s production of Hair opens tonight at the Pantages Theatre. Born out of the peace, love, and counterculture movement of the 1960s, the musical features the songs “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine," “Easy To Be Hard” and “Aquarius,” which had a second-life as the finale in The 40 Year Old Virgin. 8 pm. The show runs through Jan. 23.

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The Aero Theater welcomes Ben Affleck in person tonight for a double feature of two of his films. The evening begins at 7:30 pm with a screening of 2010‘s bank heist film The Town, which Affleck both directed and starred. That’s followed by the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, which featured his baby bro Casey. There’s a discussion with Affleck between films.

THEATER Red Dog Squadron presents the West Coast premier of greedy, directed by psych’s James Roday and features Amanda Detmer, Kurt Fuller, Peter Mackenzie, Ivana Milicevic, Brad Raider and Roday's psych co-star Maggie Lawson. Playwright Karl Gajdusek's edgy comedy focuses on five people who struggle with greed, hope, desire and integrity after an email plea for help arrives. Previews tonight at 8 pm. Runs Thursdays through Sundays at the El Centro Theatre in Hollywood through Jan. 29. Ticket: $20.

*Pencil pick of the day

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