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Pencil This In: Drag Makeup and Tucking Workshop at Machine Project, Grammy Museum Town Hall

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It’s time for The Moth’s Westside storytelling edition tonight at 7:30 pm at the Air Conditioned Supper Club. Hosted by Brian Finklestein, people have a chance to tell a story--not standup or a reading--on the subject of “Ambition.” Admission is $7.

Have you always wanted to learn to do drag makeup? Tonight from 7-9 pm, Machine Project hosts the “Tranimal Drag Make-up Workshop.” Led by Saskia Wilson-Brown and Austin Young, the duo will show how to apply tranimal drag make-up, and costuming tricks and a tucking workshop will be led by Conan O’Brien’s head costumer Scott Cronick. Before and after portraits by Austin Young. $8 for materials and bring clothes to trash. RSVP suggested.


The Grammy Museum is holding a Town Hall Meeting: The Year in Music at 7:30 pm tonight. Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli moderates a panel of music journalists and industry insiders that will look back on the year’s music scene, the fads, the trends and the real deals. Panelists will include Lorraine Ali (Newsweek, SPIN, Rolling Stone), Phil Gallo (Variety, Daily News), Gail Mitchell (Billboard), Josh Kun (The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine) and Sarah Bennett (Daily Trojan). Admission is free, but reservations required. To reserve seats, call 213.765.6830 or e-mail

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Tonight at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood at 7:30 p.m, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presents the series A Century Ago: The Films of 1909 - The Stars are Born. The evening will feature D.W. Griffith's landmark social film "A Corner in Wheat"; Vitagraph's trick film "Princess Nicotine"; "Love's Surprise" starring Max Linder, among others. The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power's Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine restored and cranked by Joe Rinaudo, and will feature live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. General admission - $5, Academy members and students with a valid ID - $3. ***This event is SOLD OUT. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 pm.***

ArcLight Cinemas is screening holiday-themed films (21+) all December long to help you get in the season. Tonight the ArcLight Hollywood hosts Love Actually at 8 pm. (We’re such a sucker for romantic comedies, so we had to list this.)

In conjunction with the exhibition Blow x Blow at Sci-Arc, Joe Day, principal of deegan day design hosts the “Friends of Friends” discussion tonight at 7:30 pm with filmmaker and painter Sarah Morris and graphic designer Richard Massey. They’ll discuss their current practice and the challenges of new media installation. Tonight at 7:30 pm at the Sci-Arc Gallery. Free.

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