Crawl On: The third annual East Side Art Crawl has grown from 10 galleries last year to 21 galleries this year in the Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park areas. It's organized by the La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard. All participating galleries will open their doors from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Refreshments and free entertainment will be provided at each gallery. Galleries include Prospect of Art, Tom of Finland Gallery, fototeka and Pink Gallery. More information: (323) 666-7667 or

World Premiere: The Pasadena Playhouse will be showing the world premiere of "Ikebana" (Living Flowers) by Velina Hasu Houston, author of the hit "Tea." The play is set in 1957 Tokyo, a time of change for Japan. The play's theme of obsession focuses on four people. "Ikebana" opens on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 22. More information: (626) 792-8672 or

Breaking Up: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies opens at the Geffen Playhouse on Sept. 26 and runs through Oct. 29. The play is about friendship in the age of divorce. Two married couples have been best friends for years and hope to remain that way as they enter middle age. But everything changes as one couple decides to break up, altering the dynamics of the foursome. More information: (310) 208-5454.

Faces and More: The Skirball Cultural Center presents a new exhibition titled "Revealing & Concealing: Portraits & Identity," which opened Sept. 14 and runs through the end of the year. It is a multicultural exhibition that explores the potential for portraits to examine, conceal or exploit a person's identity. The portraits include the works of more than 20 artists. Among them are Andy Warhol, Deborah Kass, Faith Ringgold, Ken Aptekar and Eleanor Antin. More information: (310) 440-4500 or

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