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Dinosaurs and the Watson Twins at the Natural History Museum tonight. / Photo by Stephanie Asher via LAist's flickr pool.

So you don’t feel like dealing with rush hour tonight on the Westside? Then pull over and head to Fridays Off the 405 at the Getty Center. See some art, listen to music (King Britt, Power Douglas) have a drink and look over the edge to make fun of all the poor saps still stuck on the freeway.

6 pm // Getty Center // 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles // Free (but cash bar).

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Tomatomania comes to the Tapia Brothers Farm Stand in the Valley today 'til 5 pm. There will be more than 300 varieties of tomato seedlings on sale. Plum, heirloom, cherry, grape – you name it, they’ll probably have it.

9 am-5 pm //Tapia Brothers Farm Stand // 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino // seedling price.

Japanese artist Yumiko Kayukawa’s show “Extinction" opens tonight at La Luz de Jesus Gallery with the artist in attendance. See her pop art works that mix manga and traditional Japanese art.

8 pm // La Luz de Jesus Gallery // 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // Free

It’s the first Friday of the Month, which means the Natural History Museum has something cool planned for us. The 5:30 pm tour of “Thomas the T.rex Lab” will be lead by Luis Chiappe, Ph.D., director of the Dinosaur Institute, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology. The 6:30 science discussion topic is “Love and Feeling in the Age of Mammals” and the 8 pm entertainment features Castledoor and The Watson Twins. Get there early.

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5:30 pm // Natural History Museum // 900 Exposition Park., Los Angeles // $6.50-$9.

In the Wings is a semi-autobiographical work by Jerry Sroka. It’s a play-within-a-play where a cast is on the brink of falling apart. A stage manager has the extra-added issue of dealing with infertility at home while trying to alleviate the tension between his producer-wife and a writer.

8 pm // Whitefire Theatre //13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks // $25.

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