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Pencil This In: Style Wars at Cinespace, Photography of the Civil Rights Movement

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The Road to Freedom exhibit opens at the Skirball on Thursday. | Morton Broffman (American, 1928-1992), Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery,Alabama, 1965, Gelatin silver print, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Gift of the Broffman Family, 2007.34, © Morton Broffman


The Road to Freedom exhibit opens at the Skirball on Thursday. | Morton Broffman (American, 1928-1992), Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery,Alabama, 1965, Gelatin silver print, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Gift of the Broffman Family, 2007.34, © Morton Broffman
MUSIC
Celebrated jazz bassist Charlie Haden returns to his bluegrass/country roots with his family and friends tonight at Walt Disney Concert Hall tonight at 8 pm. Joining him on stage are his daughters, the Haden triplets (Tanya, Rachel and Petra), son Josh Haden, wife Ruth Cameron, son-in-law Jack Black, and bluegrass greats including Jerry Douglas, dobro. There’s a 25% discount on tickets in the terrace and balcony sections. Use the code HADEN.  

TALK
The Skirball Center hosts Photography of the Civil Rights Movement and Beyond tonight at 8 pm with photographer, filmmaker, writer and two-time Guggenheim fellow Danny Lyon in conversation with Julian Cox, curator of the Road to Freedom exhibit. Tickets are $10, $8 Skirball members, $6 full-time students. Lecture attendees can see the exhibit from 7-10 pm before it opens to the public on Thursday. A book signing follows the program.

FASHION*
House of Diehl’s Style Wars takes over Cinespace tonight. It’s a live performance competition that fuses the “street mentality of a rap battle with the glamour of a runway show.” Designers are pitted against each other and cut, slash, twist and tape, creating fashion in 5-minute rounds. Judges include American Idol’s Blake Lewis, Sophie de Rakoff, Miguel de la Barracuda and Dior/Gaultier stylist Dzak Azran. Doors at 7:30 pm, battles begin at 8:45 pm. Dim Mak DJs provide the night’s soundtrack. Tickets are $15.


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PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
The Young Progressive Majority is hosting an event tonight with the Generation For Change Foundation and Environment America at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood. The party will raise awareness around global warming and the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen this December. Performances by: MIX MASTER MIKE of the Beastie Boys, DJ MUGGS of Cypress Hill, Bobo meets Rhettmatic and more. To purchase $10 pre-sale tickets visit:
RoadToCopenhagen.

ART
Today the Arclight Hollywood opens the its first-ever exhibit of Hollywood Bowl posters featuring artwork from the past and present. La-La Land Gallery and the Los Angeles Philharmonic curate this exhibit of 2009 Hollywood Bowl poster art, vintage pieces and exclusive works by Tim Biskup, Stanley Mouse, Camille Rose Garcia, Shag, Gary Taxali, Niagara and Chris Reccardi. All 13 posters created for the 2009 Hollywood Bowl summer season will be on display. The exhibit runs through Jan. 4, 2010.

SHOP
The Los Angeles-based, 'eco' men's accessories line, cut by wesley, debuts its first collection with a launch party tonight at the Canvas LA apartments (138 N. Beaudry, LA). The line is comprised of handmade, “up-cycled,” skinny neckties. There’s an open bar and appetizers while you look and shop. RSVP to: info@stilettomarketing.com.

*Pencil pick of the day

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