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Pencil This In: Sad Movies, Sad Songs and DineLA Continues

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Want a Rapid Metro line down Wilshire? Tell city and county officials your opinion tonight. / Photo by ~db~ via LAist's flickr pool.

Want a Rapid Metro line down Wilshire? Tell city and county officials your opinion tonight. / Photo by ~db~ via LAist's flickr pool.
To celebrate USC Thornton School of Music’s 125th anniversary, Michael Tilson Thomas conductor and music director of the San Francisco Symphony, returns to his alma mater for a concert with the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra tonight at 7 pm at Bovard Auditorium. The multimedia presentation includes historic photos of him with some of his mentors and fellow students while he conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Tickets are $18; seniors, USC alumni and non-USC students are $12; current USC students, staff and faculty are free with valid ID.

If you’re a fan of the Shelly Long comedy Troop Beverly Hills, then you need to be at the TBH: The Experience tonight at 8 pm at Cinespace. It's a way to experience the 20-year-old film Troop Beverly Hills as a sing-a-long, dance-a-long and quote-a-long. The event will feature an introduction from director Jeff Kanew and some special guests while raising money for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit WriteGirl, which helps high school girls work on creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Tickets are $15.

Bring your Kleenex to the Silent Movie Theatre tonight while Dublab presents "Give Up": An Evening of Sad Films with Heart-Shattering Scores. The music collective celebrates 10 years...with tears---watching depressing images flicker as Dublab DJs and special guests create depressing soundtracks live to the visions on screen. Don’t worry, if it all gets to be too much, step out onto the patio for a beer or ice cream served up by Scoops! Tickets are $13.

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Representatives from Metro, the city and county are conducting four scoping meetings to consider constructing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Wilshire Boulevard. These meetings provide the public the opportunity to comment on the project. Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Felicia Mahood Senior Center from 6-8 pm. For more information or to find the location of the other meetings, please visit:

REDCAT presents the West Coast premiere of Ulrike Ottinger’s documentary The Korean Wedding Chest. The filmmaker explores Korean wedding chests and finds herself in an “enchanted maze of a modern Asian metropolis flush with mythological heroes, traditional rites, ancestral symbolism, dreams of eternal love, and a whole lot of Western kitsch.” The screening begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $9.

The fall edition of dineLA Restaurant Week is happening right now (Oct. 4-9 and Oct. 11-16). More than 200 restaurants are offering customers specially priced three-course menus all over LA County. Lunch prices are $16, $22 or $28 and dinner will cost you $26, $34 or $44. Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and do not include alcohol, tax and gratuity.

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