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Pencil This In: Thursday
Boo! Halloween's almost here...my pretties... / Photo by Curiouser via LAist's flickr pool.
PERFORMANCE: Tonight at the Platinum Club in Studio City, cult movie impresarios, Charles Band, founder of sci fi/horror movie studio Full Moon Features, will stage a Halloween incarnation of his “Full Moon Horror Road Show” with ticket proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics. This variety show will include puppets, creatures and rare film clips, appealing to horror movie fans and fans of the Puppet Master film series. For ticket info and to view clips from last year’s spooky Full Moon Horror Road Show, please visit www.fullmoondirect.com. The show begins at 8 pm.
’80s FILM CLASSICS*: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders celebrates its 25th anniversary tonight at the Aero Theatre at 7:30 pm. (Yes, that’s 25 years!) Another Francis Ford Coppola movie Rumble Fish is the second film on the double feature bill.
ART: Artist Jim Dine’s installation of sculpture and poetry is the first contemporary art project at the Getty Villa. “Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets)” was inspired by three sculptures in the Getty Museum's antiquities collection: Poet as Orpheus with Two Sirens (about 350-300 B.C.), Statuette of a Dancer (300-200 B.C.) and Statuette of a Dancer Playing the Lyre (200-100 B.C.). The exhibit, which opens today and is on display through February, is Dine’s own interpretation of the poet and the dancers.
THEATRE: The World Premiere of Kit Steinkellner's modern re-telling of Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote bows tonight at 8 pm at the Powerhouse Theatre. "In a grim American insurance company during a period of economic despair, low-rung employee Arthur Quick blurs the line between fantasy and reality, sanity and madness. Convinced that he is a knight errant, Arthur turns his office upside down in his quest to rid the world of evil, leading his co-workers to question whether change for the better is truly possible in these uncertain times."
FILM FEST: The AFI Fest begins tonight and runs through Nov. 9. At this year's festival, there will be 14 films screening including the world premiere of the documentary Playing Columbine and the North American premieres of The Desert Within, Gogol Bordello Non-Stop and Lake Tahoe
THEATRE 2: Broadway's most talked about musical in years comes to the plays tonight at 8 pm at the Ahmanson through Dec. 7. Spring Awakening is the "groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years." It's a coming of age story with mature themes, partial nudity and strong language.
*Pencil pick of the day