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Pencil This In: West Side Story at the Pantages, The Birth of Coffee Exhibition at CAFAM

Birth of Coffee exhibition at CAFAM.
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It’s been more than 50 years since West Side Story made its 1957 Broadway debut with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins. This week marks the final shows of the revival at the Pantages. Runs through Jan. 2. Tonight at 8 pm; single tickets only for tonight’s show: $128.50.ART
Closing next week is the exhibit The Birth of Coffee at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. While Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee a day without blinking, there are 25 million people around the world who rely on the bean and its brew as central to their ways of life. The photography exhibit is based on a book of the same name written by husband and wife team Linda Rice Lorenzetti with photography by Daniel Lorenzetti. The museum is open today until 5 pm and admission is $7.

The ArcLight theaters screens its last holiday film of the year tonight when Love Actuallyplays at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks tonight at 7:30 pm. Directed by Richard Curtis and starring Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson among others, this is a British, bittersweet romantic comedy about mismatched couples that doesn't make you feel dumb for watching it. Tickets: $14.50.

Check out Farley Elliott's This Week in Comedy column for other things to do this week.

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