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Pencil This In: Tweetsgiving for a Good Cause, TC Boyle at WTF?! Fest

TC Boyle at the WTF!? Festival tonight.
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As part of the Actors’ Gang WTF!? Festival, PEN Center USA hosts a conversation with author TC Boyle. He’s written 20 books of fiction and more than 60 short stories and won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his third novel, World's End, which recounts 300 years in upstate New York. Bar opens at 7PM. Show at 8 pm. Tickets: $20.ART
The Getty Center opens a new exhibit today that examines how medieval illuminated manuscripts were made and focuses on the working method of those artists. In The Medieval Scriptorium children - and adults - will learn how they illustrated their books with images created with costly pigments and precious metals such as silver and gold.

Epic Change's Tweetsgiving is a global party that raises money for Mama Lucy and her school children in Tanzania. Tonight, a $5 donation gains entry to The Association and specialty cocktails for only $6. 100% of your donation AND 10% of the night's bar tab will be donated to Epic Change. This year's donations will help build a classroom for the 7th Grade, a dormitory/orphanage to house students, a library, and cafeteria to provide meals which--for some students--is the only time they'll eat.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s performance of David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries. The one-man play is based on the writers’ experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s, where he oscillates between humiliation to bitterness. The Blank Theater brings a tale of “mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunk Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays is hilarious, witty, sardonic and unpredictable; mercilessly cutting through the Christmas spirit to point out what crazy things we do as human beings during the holidays.” Tickets $25. ***We just found out that the performance is sold out, but The Blank has added shows on Wednesdays and Sundays. Get your tickets like NOW.

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