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Pencil This In: Monthly Mindshare, Wagner's Ring Discussed at MOCA

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The Custom Hotel near LAX partners with Otis College of Art & Design for a free outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning documentary film The Cove the hotel’s Hopscotch Pool Bar & Grill tonight at 7 pm. It’s part of Otis College’s continuing “Movies that Matter” screening series and features a special Q&A with guest Crystal Galbraith of the Oceanic Preservation Society. Free popcorn and a cash bar. Free parking at Otis OR $10 Valet at Custom Hotel.
Tonight, Zócalo presents The Next Financial Meltdown with Simon Johnson at NPR West at 7:30 pm. Despite the financial crisis, six “megabanks” still rule the financial markets. Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, explains why "big banks and the ideology of unfettered finance still endangers us today, and what we can do to avoid another meltdown." Free parking is available on-site behind the building. 7:30 pm.


Tonight’s monthly Mindshare meetup features a number of speakers including Douglas Campbell, Co-Founder of Mindshare LA & Syyn Labs, on "Volcanoes, Earthquakes and the Driest Desert in the World"; Gerard Minakawa, founder, Bamboo DNA, on "Building with Bamboo, A World Changing Material"; Richard Metzger, Brand X presents, on "The Infinite Mind of Artist Paul Laffoley." In addition there will be performances by Boom Boom Boom, DJ Kevin Greene and installations by the great minds of Syyn Labs. Two food trucks on the premises from 6:45pm onwards: and At Club 740, tickets $30. 7 pm.