Events Happening Friday


Killer Klowns From Outer Space Attend a screening of the camp classic featuring creepy clown puppets by the Chiodo Brothers, who are masters of special-effects puppetry. Their handiwork has spanned decades, from the toothy fur balls in the "Critters" franchise to the gun-toting, epically vomiting marionettes in "Team America: World Police." The Chiodos will host a Q&A after the film. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.. 11:50 p.m. $10. (323) 655-2520;

Noir City: Hollywood's 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir The Film Noir Foundation has scoured the studio archives to assemble a feast of the genre, which is best consumed in its original 35-millimeter format. This year's program features several new prints, including "High Wall," "Loophole," "The Hunted," "Strangers in the Night" and "The Dark Mirror." Out of 28 films, 23 are not available on DVD, making this a rare opportunity to see your favorite shadowy tale of hidden weapons, hidden motives and stealth plans. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Ends April 20. Festival pass, $120; individual screening, $13. (323) 461-2020.


Dierks Bentley With five studio albums under his belt, including last year's "Up on the Ridge," Phoenix-born country music star Bentley has made his mark on the Nashville scene as a singer-songwriter with feet in both traditional and contemporary camps. Bentley, whose style harkens back to the outlaw country stylings of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings — with touches of bluegrass, rock and western swing thrown in — racked up hits such as "What Was I Thinkin'?" "Come a Little Closer" and "Settle for a Slowdown." He will be joined at Club Nokia by openers Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $35-$45. (800) 745-3000.


Meiji: Japan Rediscovered The Pacific Asia Museum opens a mixed-media art exhibit that focuses on Japan's Meiji period (1868-1912), a dynamic era of international trade and tourism for the country. The exhibit includes prints, paintings, ceramics and textiles, and runs through Feb. 26. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Today.- Sun. See website for ticket prices. (626) 449-2742.

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