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Pencil This In: Bicycles, Long Beach Comic Con and Celebrating 10 Years with Dublab

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How do we make LA more bicycle friendly? The Talking Heads David Byrne wants to know tonight. / Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via LAist's flickr pool.

How do we make LA more bicycle friendly? The Talking Heads David Byrne wants to know tonight. / Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via LAist's flickr pool.
JAZZUCLA Live presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tonight at 8 pm at Royce Hall. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the 15-piece resident orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC will perform rare historic compositions to modern jazz, including compositions and arrangements by members of the band. Tickets: $38-$85. ($15 UCLA students).

The First Long Beach Comic Con takes over the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend beginning today at 3 pm. The event is sure to draw a mix of comic book collectors, fanboys (and girls), artists, gamers and special guests (including Stan Lee, Thomas Jane, Berkeley Breathed, Seth Green, Tim Bradstreet, Jeph Loeb, Jon Bogdanove and George Lazenby). Check thefull list of artists and exhibitors sampling their wares.

DUBLABDublab, the nonprofit web radio collective, turns 10 this month, and they are celebrating for the next 10 days. Tonight, they’re bringing A Labrat Matinee VII to the Downtown Independent tonight at 8 pm. They’re bringing rarely seen music videos, new dublab VisionVersion films, comedy clips, out-there animation, music and cocktails after the screenings. There’s a a live performance from DAEDELUS with projections on the big screen by Dr. Strangeloop. Live t-shirt printing by HIT+RUN. $10. All ages.

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The Egyptian kicks off its five-day John Hughes Tribute with two of the late director’s best. Up first is Sixteen Candles (1984) with Molly Ringwald as a birthday girl whose special day is overshadowed by her sister’s wedding. The Breakfast Club (1985) closes the night with Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall as kids who learn about themselves while in a Saturday detention. The screening starts at 8 pm. Tickets: $7-$10.

Bobby Bendon Gets By, a heavy metal romantic comedy, opens tonight at Studio/Stage. Written by Brian Soika and directed by Marah Morris, the play is set in a little San Bernardino County in 1990. Bobby and Glen have been buddies since high school, and now into their 20s, they dream about making it big with their heavy metal hair band, Torch (who do play the original score in the play). An upcoming contest and a chance to snag a contract with Sunset Strip Records in L.A. make it look as if all their dreams might come true. But you know things in life are never that easy... The curtain rises tonight at 8 pm and tickets are $10-$15. Runs through Oct. 25. Reservations:

[ALOUD] at The Aratani/Japan America Theatre presents the program Cities, Bicycles, and the Future of Getting Around tonight at 8 pm. It’s a panel discussion with moderator artist/musician David Byrne (and author of Bicycle Diaries) and panelists Jimmy Lizama, co-founder, the Bicycle Kitchen; Michelle Mowery, Senior Bicycle Coordinator, LADOT; Dr. Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA. They’ll discuss LA’s challenging transportation issues and ways to make the city more bicycle friendly. Tickets: $25/$20 Library Associates. Proceeds support free ALOUD programs at the Central Library. Bicycle valet services provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

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