Among the many permutations of the nonprofit arts center fundraiser, one of the most dynamic and engaging — entertaining as a spectacle in its own right — has to be the annual Monster Drawing Rally. About a dozen independent curators chose the 100 artists who will be at Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts all day Saturday, with their paper, pens, pencils and paintboxes in hand, ready to draw like mad for your viewing pleasure. With artists Scoli Acosta, Tanya Brodsky, Jemima Wyman, Jennifer Celio, Calvin Phelps, Mark Steven Greenfield, Dani Tull, Flora Kao, Alice Könitz, Liz Young and April Street among them, a small admission fee is like a ticket to some very messy street theater. The magic of watching creativity unfold in real time is reason enough to cruise through. Even better is that every drawing is instantly on sale for a mere $75 — no auction sheets, no bidding wars, no waiting around for the 5:55 p.m. bell to ring. Instant gratification, here we come! Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Sat., June 29, noon-6 p.m.; $10. (626) 792-5101,

Sat., June 29, 12-6 p.m., 2013

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