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Pencil This In: South Central Garden @ Zócalo

Full moon hike tonight in Franklin Canyon / Photo by Curiouser via LAist's flickr pool.
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The first contemporary art project at the Getty Villa, “Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets), ends its run today at 5 pm. The installation presented new sculpture and poetry by Jim Dine inspired by ancient objects in the Museum's collection. “Dine's highly personal vision finds further expression in a poem drawn on the walls, with its Orphic themes of travel, loss, and the possibilities of art.” TALK*
After the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers planted a garden to let families grow their own food and rebuild their community. But the 14-acre site became the subject of a fierce and ongoing dispute between the mostly immigrant farmers and the developer who bought the land to build a warehouse. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, producer and director of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden, visits Zócalo tonight to screen his work and discuss the crucial issues it raises about development, environment, power, money and race in Los Angeles. The free program begins at 7:30 pm at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3. Make your reservations here.

There’s a Franklin Canyon full moon hike at 7 pm tonight. Explore the canyon and its nocturnal wildlife with a moderately strenuous hike at the same time. Meet at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Site lower parking lot near the bathrooms. Expect the hike to last around two hours.