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Pencil This In: Frank Perry Double Feature, Shop the Avenues, and Listen to an Opera Pro Talk

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An excellent double feature of films by director Frank Perry is on screen at the Egyptian tonight. Adapting Joan Didion's best-seller, Perry cast Tuesday Weld as an ex-model on the verge of a nervous breakdown in Hollywood in Play it as it Lays. With Anthony Perkins, Adam Roarke. Burt Lancaster swims the backyard pools of suburban Connecticut as a middle-age man re-visiting old friends and lovers on his strange journey in The Swimmer. 7:30 p.m.

The streets and fashion boutiques of West Hollywood will begin the holiday season with The Avenues’ Third Annual Holiday Walk tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Stores in the Melrose Village will be participating along Melrose Avenue from San Vicente to Orlando. Stores will be open later, and will have a variety of special events going on during the evening. Enjoy entertainment, carolers, food trucks, refreshments and special in-store promotions and sales. The sales will continue throughout the day on Saturday. [Twitter] [Facebook]