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Happening Saturday

November 06, 2010

MOVIES

AFI Festival The American Film Institute Festival features cutting-edge screenings in Hollywood at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian, Mann's Chinese 6 and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. With David Lynch serving as guest artistic director, the festival will showcase anticipated films such as "Blue Valentine" with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams; and "The King's Speech" with Colin Firth. Locations, times and ticket prices vary. Today-Nov. 11. http://www.afi.com.

COMEDY

Los Angeles Comedy Festival Now in its eighth season, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival is a showcase of all things funny — including stand-up performances, sketch, improv, short films and features — and a medley of live performances and screenings of comedic films from across the country. Highlights include alternative stand-up from melon-smashing Gallagher, improv from the Younger Statesmen and much more. Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. Through Nov. 21. Check website for schedule of events. $10 online, $15 at the door. http://www.lacomedyfest.com.

Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job The idiosyncratic duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, of the eponymous sketch-comedy TV show on Cartoon Network, present their live Chrimbus Spectacular. The show celebrates the invented holiday Chrimbus, a twisted take on seasonal gift giving. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. $25-$35. (213) 765-7000. http://www.clubnokia.com.

EVENTS

Contemporary Crafts Market Celebrating its 50th season as one of the West Coast's premiere events for one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts, this year's market will feature the distinctive works of more than 250 artists, ranging from intricate jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics to hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and more. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Today-Sun. $8. http://www.contemporarycraftsmarket.com.

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