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Graphation Film Festival, Photo. L.A., Lissie, Los Angeles World Guitar Show, Pinot Days and 'The Flying Karamazov Brothers.'

January 15, 2011


Graphation Film Festival In recent years, comic books and graphic novels have proved fertile ground for Hollywood movie adaptations. This new short film festival, incubated at the nearby Hive gallery, reverses the trend — it adapts movies into comics and animation. Opening night features shorts, talks and live music. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $12.


Photo L.A. The longest-running art fair in Los Angeles, Photo L.A. is also the largest photography-based art fair in the country, drawing more than 10,000. The show is now combined with artLA projects, an ongoing citywide program of exhibitions, seminars and installations across all media, and the resulting art fair features four days of programming, including panels with local artists and writers Christina Caputo, Stacy Allen and Alex Klein, as well as an opening reception with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. $80. Public fair hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. $20 for one-day pass. (310) 458-8551.


Lissie Ojai-based Lissie Maurus hit a home run with her debut full-length album of well-crafted Americana, "Catching a Tiger," rocketing her into award-winning and headlining status. The sultry-voiced singer-songwriter will be showing off her talents along with the Pierces and George Stanford. Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $29.65. (323) 464-0808;


Los Angeles World Guitar Show Guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins, memorabilia, sound gear and more will be on display and for sale. Six-string aficionados can browse hundreds of new, used and celebrity-owned models, plus have their favorite instrument evaluated at appraisal booths. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Adult $15, children 11 and younger free with paid adult. Parking: $5-$8. (800) 525-7273;

Pinot Days. More than 90 producers from the country's most prominent pinot regions will pour tastes of nearly 300 pinots while local restaurants serve up fine food that pairs well with the alcoholic offerings. A variety of opportunities to try great wines will be hosted over a three-day period, including a Grand Festival public tasting at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar and a winemaker's dinner. Various locations and ticket prices. For more information, call (415) 382-8663; or visit


"The Flying Karamazov Brothers" Dmitri, Pavel, Alexei and Zossima take the onstage antics and off-beat charms of "The Flying Karamazov Brothers" on the road with a handful of Southland performances, including two in Malibu. The successful Broadway variety show moves from slapstick comedy to high-powered juggling and musicianship, making it a great family outing. Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 2 and 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $40, general; $20, children.

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