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Pencil This In: Short Industrial Films, Sake Tasting and Billy Bob Thornton

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The Echo Park Film Center hosts film collector Russell Harnden for another screening of “Gems from the Archives” -- a series devoted to obscure, outdated, and orphaned films drawn from his personal collection of cartoons, educational films, industrial films and other footage. Tonight’s theme is sex, drugs, and Rock `n Roll lead to disaster. You’ve probably seen Reefer Madness, but have you seen titles like "Seduction Of The Innocent," "TAB Marketing Film" and "You And Your Family”? These are camp classics now, but were taken very seriously when they were made. Harnden will be in attendance at the screening, which begins at 8 pm. $5 admission. SAKE
The Little Tokyo Service Center’s annual fundraiser takes place tonight from 7-9:30 pm at the California Science Center. “The Mystery of Sake” will feature tastings of premium sake (no need to drop a shot in a beer!), hors d’oeuvre stations, a silent auction and private viewings of the “CSI: The Experience” exhibit at the Science Center. Tickets are $60 and will benefit Little Tokyo Service Center, a nonprofit housing developer and social services provider.

The GRAMMY Museum and Fender host The Boxmasters: A Musical Journey with J.D. Andrew (guitar), Billy Bob Thornton (singer/songwriter/drummer) and Mike Butler (guitar) at 7:30 pm tonight at the Grammy Museum. They’ll talk a little about their music and play a little, too, from their brand-new two-disc album, Modbilly, and engage in a Q&A session with guests. Doors open at 7 pm with a $10 suggested donation. We dare you to ask Billy Bob about his film career...