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Pencil This In: X Games 15, Jazzpop at the Hammer

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Gadji Gadjo: Oh those crazy klezmer kids! They'll be at the Skirball tonight. / Photo by Veronique Messier
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X GAMES*
X Games 15 started today and runs through Sunday at Staples Center and the Home Depot Center. Watch live 250 of the world’s best athletes competing in BMX freestyle, moto X, skateboard and rally car racing. Still on the bill this afternoon: Skateboard Vert Women's Final, Skateboard Street Women's Final, BMX Freestyle Park Elimination, Skateboard Big Air Final and Moto X Step Up Final. X Games events at the Staples Center require tickets ($20) for entry at 4 p.m. Home Depot tickets range from $10-$20 for all-day entry (starting at 10 a.m. daily). http://espn.go.com/action/news/story?id=4212508

DANCE
The Santa Monica’s Twilight Dance Series continues tonight at 7 pm at the pier. The free concert features Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited (Zimbabwe pop). Also on the bill: Bushman (Jamaican Roots Reggae). So bring a picnic and your dancing shoes. Alcohol isn’t allowed but doggies are -- as long as they’re on leashes.

THEATER
Rogue Machine presents the world premiere of the play Treefall by Henry Murray. Set in a future altered by climate change, Treefall is the story of three teenagers who’ve been surviving in a Pacific Northwest cabin trying to keep their make-shift family unit together. “The arrival of a stranger with a secret unhinges the life they knew, and the vestiges of civil behavior crumble. The play re-examines how our culture sees and instills gender, identity, and family…even in a future world where these strictures have eroded.” The play runs tonight through Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets are $25. And there’s an opening reception tonight after the show.