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August 14, 2009

TODAY

The Forest Lawn Museum presents the art of Reuben Nakian, one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, opening today and remaining on display through Jan. 3 at Forest Lawn, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The exhibit will feature 26 bronze sculptures and maquettes, as well as other private collections from the Nakian estates. Admission is free. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.

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Summer Moonlight Movies presents “The Express” (PG), at dusk at Montrose Park, 3529 Clifton Place, Glendale. Seating is on the lawn; beach chairs or blankets are suggested. Recreation staff will be on site prior to the start of the movie to provide children with a variety of games and activities. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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Crescenta Valley High School alumni Kim Craig Benson and David Benson will host the icebreaker for the Class of 1979 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 4710 Moore St., La Crescenta. The event will be a precursor to the class reunion Aug. 15 and the family picnic Aug. 16. A $5 donation is suggested to cover expenses. For reservations or more information, call (818) 249-2681.

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Art and Chocolate Celebration of Art Day created by Becky Mate will launch its third annual event from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in Mate’s backyard gardens at 1134 E. Lexington Drive, Glendale. Participants can bring paintings, poems, songs or stories to share, plus a potluck item. An art hunt will be held for children. Participants can also help choose the best “mail art” for display at the festival online. For more information, call (818) 548-4295.

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“Evening with the Stars” presentation will be at 8 p.m. at the Glendale Community College Planetarium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. There will also be a presentation at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The digital planetarium show takes guests on a one-hour educational ride about the stars, constellations and planets. Reservations made be made in advance at www.glendale.edu/ planetarium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. No credit cards. For more information, call 818-240-1000, Ext. 5275.

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Glendale’s Luna Playhouse presents “The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents,” at 8 p.m. at the Luna Playhouse, 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 22. Ticket prices are $20. For more information, call (818) 500-7200 or visit www.itsmyseat.com.

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