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Pencil This In: Flux Screening at the Hammer and Alan Cumming's One-Man Show

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Tonight as part of the latest Flux film and music series at the Hammer Museum, there will be a world premiere screening of Mia Doi Todd’s new video “Open Your Heart”, directed by Michel Gondry (who'll be in attendance). The evening also includes videos for Grizzly Bear, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck, and Ramona Falls among others. Filmmakers Michel Gondry, Keith Schofield, Allison Schulnik and Stefan Nadelman will be in attendance. Stay for the post-screening reception, too, which will feature a live performance by Mia Doi Todd. The event begins at 8 pm, and the after-party starts at 10. The Hammer Cafe and Bar will be open all evening. Free, but RSVP required.

Alan Cumming's one-week reprise of his one-man show I Bought a Blue Car Today ends tomorrow at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. In this cabaret-style show, he mixes witty banter, hilarious stories and music. "It's part musical, part memoir and all wicked fun!" Tonight's show starts at 8 pm, and there are two shows at 7 and 9 pm. Tickets $65-85.

Now here's a conversation topic you don't see every day: Countertenor David Daniels and Dr. Steven Kronauer of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus' (LACC) new Emerging Voices Choir will discuss challenges and techniques of performing the range of a countertenor, which is the equivalent of a male singing primarily in a falsetto voice whose range is that of a contralto, mezzo-soprano or, even sometimes, soprano.
The conversation is hosted by USC's Thornton School of Music and will take place in USC's Simon Ramo Recital Hall. The event is free.                 

There's a photography lecture tonight 6:30-8 pm at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City to coincide with the exhibit: SPORT: Iooss & Leifer, which features more than 80 prints of memorable sports moments captured by Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer. The IRIS Nights lecture series gives photographers, editors and even a few athletes discuss their views on photography. Scheduled to speak tonight is Lucy Nicholson, Sports Photographer for Reuters. The event is free. ***But we just learned that this is fully booked.

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