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Pencil This In: Paintings Come to Life, Poetry Festival Kicks Off, Mass Happy Hour on the Strip

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The Pageant of the Masters
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Pageant of the Masters
Today marks the opening of one of Orange County's flagship events. The Pageant of the Masters -- yes, that scene in "Arrested Development" was based on something real -- is 90 minutes of "living pictures" (see a video showing how it looks here). People pose on intricately designed sets to look exactly like a famous painting. It's all accompanied by live narration and an original score played by an orchestra. The event runs nightly through August 31st.

Poetry Festival
Tonight marks the beginning of the four-day InkSlam, the Los Angeles Poetry Festival. Taking place at the Greenway Court Theatre on Fairfax, the festival kicks off with "Ink’d OUT: Speaking Loud and Clear from the Queer Community" and a storytellers show. The festival is also the official host of the West Coast Regional Spoken Word Championship.