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Pencil This In: Pablo Neruda's Poems, Open Projector Night at the Hammer and the Downtown Art Walk

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Tonight’s the monthly Downtown Artwalk. In addition to numerous gallery exhibits, Hold Up Art curates the space at Banco Popular Center (4th & Spring) with an installation by artists Eye One & Cache. Music will be provided by Eron Surdam and SP of DANCiSM. Artist Reception at 6 pm. The Post-Art Walk Party begins at 10 pm at the Golden Gopher.

It’s Open Projector Night at the Hammer Museum hosted by Jason and Randy Sklar. Bring your short film (maximum 10 minutes), and throw it on the screen before the gathered crowd. There will be prizes for best films. Free popcorn and cash bar! Submissions begin at 7 m and are first come, first served. Accepted formats: VHS! DVD, Mini DV & Mini HDV, Super 8mm, 8mm and 16mm film. 7:30 pm. Free.

Tonight, Mary Heebner will present and sign a new collection of Pablo Neruda's poems, illustrated by her original paintings, tonight at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park. “Intimacies visually explores Neruda’s presentation of love through Heebner’s delicate, yet powerful display of male and female nudes.” Select poems from the book will also be read in English and Spanish. 7-9 pm.