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Pencil This In: Dance Performance at the Annenberg Beach House, Joel Grey's Phone Photos and Immigrants in the Media

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The May Day march on Broadway. | Photo by j.r.mchale via LAist's flickr pool.

The May Day march on Broadway. | Photo by j.r.mchale via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight the Grammy Museum hosts The Drop--a series that previews new music before its release--with the Brooklyn-based The Hold Steady. Following the interview, the band will take questions from the audience and perform several songs acoustically.  Doors at 7:30 pm. The program begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $15.

Dancer-choreographer Holly Rothschild's artist residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House ends this evening with a site-specific performance, This is not Here. Seven dancers will trace out a path through the Beach House site, from dusk through sunset, leading audience members to various spots within the five-acre facility. The approximately 40-minute performance will be accompanied by talk by Rothschild and a Q&A session. 6:30-8 pm.

Actor Joel Grey has a passion for photography. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library. Tonight at Book Soup he discusses his latest book 1.3: Images from My Phone, “a collection of slices cut from diverse visual worlds: street art and still life, advertising and architecture, shadows and reflections, natural beauty and urban grit.” He shot the images with his Nokia. 7 pm.

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Reel Talk with Stephen Farber gives audiences sneak previews and guest speakers from upcoming movies. On the bill tonight is Princess Kaiulani, a film about the last member of the Hawaiian royal family. The cast includes Q'orianka Kilcher (Pocahontas in Terence Malick's film, The New World), Barry Pepper and Will Patton. Tonight’s guest speaker is the film’s writer-director Marc Forby. 7 pm at the Wadsworth Theatre. Tickets: $20, $10 rush student tickets with valid Student ID one hour before screening.

The panel discussion Immigrants in America: A Hollywood Perspective takes place tonight at 7 pm at the Paley Center. Television shows such as Ugly Betty and Modern Family and films like Gran Torino feature immigrant-related stories and shape opinions on immigration in America today. Moderated by film and media critic Emanuel Levy, panelists include Jesse Garcia, actor, Quinceanera; 
Bee Vang, actor, Gran Torino; Ligiah Villalbos, screenwriter, Under the Same Moon, among others. The discussion is free, but RSVPs have sold out. If you don’t want to try for standby, follow discission along on Twitter with the hash tag #immarts.

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