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

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SCREENING*
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.

PERFORMANCE
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.

CONVERSATION
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.                 

PHOTO TALK
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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