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Events happening Tuesday

COMEDY

This is Your Life: The Grinch Explore the life of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas curmudgeon at this laugh-filled comedy spoof. The green meanie (Hal Rudnick) is visited by various holiday icons, including Ralphie from “A Christmas Story,” European Santa and Jesus. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. losangeles.ucbtheatre.com.

BOOKS

Todd Gray Gray was Michael Jackson’s personal photographer throughout the “Off the Wall” and “Thriller” periods, documenting the star-in-the-making with family, friends and fans, and in iconic career moments. At this event, Gray will sign copies of “Michael Jackson: Before He Was King” and prints will be on sale too. Steve Turner Contemporary Gallery, 6026 Wilshire Blvd. 7 p.m. (323) 931-3721.

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MOVIES

Christmas Cartoon Chaos Before Charlie Brown set a warm-and-fuzzy tone for Christmas animation, there was a long tradition of absolutely screwy seasonal cartoons that seem downright demented by comparison. Cinefamily’s Jerry Beck walks you through a host of them. Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $13. www.cinefamily.org.


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