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Pencil This In: Acting in the Digital Age, TCM Film Fest, Earth Day

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There are a number events to celebrate the 40th Earth Day anniversary, so if we could attend just one, it would be Sustainable Silver Lake's celebration at Spaceland today until 5 pm. Eco-experts will be there to share tips on how to green our lives, and local vendors will provide green snacks. They're asking people to come down and make a pledge to do one simple thing to help make your world a greener place. Pledges will be broadcast live on the web by DUBLAB, and KCRW’s Anthea Raymond, KPCC’s Alex Cohen and actor Ross Marquand will play MCsACTING
The Academy hosts the event Acting in the Digital Age tonight at 8 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. "Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Bill Kroyer will lead an evening focused on two Oscar-winning films - “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) and “Avatar” (2009) - to demonstrate how innovations in performance-capture technology, digital doubles, digital makeup, photorealism and image manipulation are affecting actors." A number of actors from both movies will be in attendance. Tickets: $5.

Royal/T in Culver launches its stART series tonight with a workshop run by cafe owner Susan Hancock and art consultant Veronica Fernandez. This discussion will help parents, grandparents, godparents, and fairy-godparents, focusing on how to help children become more involved in the fascinating world of art, and how best to begin collecting as a means of improving their children’s creative development and investing in their future. The event includes a tour of Royal/T’s current art collection led by Hancock. Refreshments and small bites will be available throughout the evening in the café. Tickets: $30 (includes $10 credit at Royal/T’s Maid Café). 6-9 pm.

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The Paley Center hosts An Evening with Psych tonight at 7 pm. Cast and creative that will appear in person include: James Roday (Shawn Spencer); Dule Hill (Burton ‘Gus’ Guster); Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer); Steve Franks (Creator); Timothy Omundson (Carlton Lassiter); Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara): Kristen Nelson (Karen Vick) and others.

Don't forget that Turner Classic Movies is launching its own film festival tonight through Sunday.
Kicking off the four-day event will be the world premiere of a stunning new restoration of George Cukor’s A Star is Born (1954). What better fitting locale for tonight's screening than Grauman's Chinese Theater. 6 pm. (Festival passholders only.)

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