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Pencil This In: Flux Screening at the Hammer, Rodrigo y Gabriela Talk Music at the Grammy Museum

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Question Authority | Photo by ~db~ via LAist's flickr pool.

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Tonight the Lomography Gallery Store is holding a workshop on Light-Painting 101 from 7-9 pm. Learn the basics and techniques of Light Painting. A range of Lomographic cameras will be used to achieve amazing analogue results; borrow a Diana F+, Fisheye 2, or Colorsplash camera and hit the neighborhood for hands on instruction. Cost: $10 (students only $7) includes a roll of film, a loaner camera and a 10% coupon to use at the Lomography Gallery Store.

The Grammy Museum presents the Dublin-based Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela for an intimate onstage interview and performance at 8 pm. The two guitarists will answer questions about their careers, music, and numerous influences, both classical and metal.  Doors at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $12; $10 for members.   

Moby has a new book out and he’s plugging it tonight at an event at the Skirball. Along the same veins of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Moby’s Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat)helps people twice about the way the U.S. handles animal processing and factory farms. The Q&A with Moby will be moderated by his co-editor, leading food policy activist and expert Miyun Park. The event is free, but advance reservations are required. There’s a limit of two tickets per person. 7:30 pm.

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The Flux Screening Series continues at the Hammer Museum tonight at 8 pm. The quarterly series features short films, music videos, features, filmmaker retrospectives and interesting visual work from around the globe. Special guests tonight are OK Go and their collaborators James Frost and Syyn Labs behind their epic Rube Goldberg Machine video This Too Shall Pass. The evening of shorts and videos will also include new works from filmmakers including Edouard Salier and Saman Keshavarz (winner of Best Music Video at SXSW 2010). The program is free, but tickets are required and available one hour before start time at box office. One ticket per person. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

It’s free cone day at participating Ben & Jerry’stoday from noon to 8 pm. New flavors include Maple Blondie (maple ice cream with blonde brownie chunks and a maple caramel swirl); Milk & Cookies (vanilla ice cream, chocolate cookie swirl, chocolate chip & chocolate chocolate chip cookies); Peanut Brittle (peanut brittle ice cream with peanut brittle pieces & a caramel swirl). Need we say more?

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