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Pencil This In: Filipino Food and Wine Tasting, Disco Sing-along, Jazz at LACMA

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Warm up those vocals...Friday Night Sing-Alongs at Walt Disney Concert Hall takes place tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and again from 8 to 9 pm at W.M. Keck Amphitheatre. Tonight’s theme? Disco. Sing favs like “Stayin’ Alive” and “Shake Your Groove Thing” while accompanied by live musicians. Lyric sheets are provided. Free admission, but but tickets are required. (Tickets for 6:30 pm Sing-Along will be distributed beginning at 6. Tickets for 8 pm Sing-Along will be distributed beginning at 7:30pm. One ticket per person to those waiting in line. Capacity is limited.)TASTE
Six Taste Food Tours pairs traditional Filipino and Filipino-inspired cuisine at a special tasting event tonight at 7 pm at Far Bar. The five-course tasting menu includes desserts by the Manila Machine, Valerio's Bakeshop, and signature dishes from Gerry's Grill and more. Guest sommelier Santos Uy (Mignon and Bacaro) will pair and present wines at the event. The lounge will be opened for a mixer after the wine tasting event, with a live DJ and cocktails. Tickets: $49.

Waiting for Godot, Woody Allen's God play, and Kiss Me Kate all carom off one another in Circle of Will, Jack Grapes's surprising comedy about Shakespeare and the actor Richard Burbage. After an initial run in the 1980s, the playwright stars in this revivial production Thursday through Sunday evenings at the Macha Theatre in West Hollwood until August 15.

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The Velaslavasay Panorama, an old silent movie house, presents The Grand Moving Mirror of California.The production is “comprised of a series of painted scenes which describe the tempestuous journeys undertaken both 'round Cape Horn and over land in the effort to reach California during the Gold Rush of 1849.” Actors will be acting from a 19th century script and performed on the stage with live narration, musical accompaniment and sounds. The Grand Moving Mirror of California runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm through July 23. Tickets: $15.

There’s free jazz at LACMAtonight at 6 pm with Grant Geissman and the Cool Man Cool Band. Guitarist/composer Grant Geissman has recorded with artists as Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, Chuck Mangione, Van Dyke Parks, Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band and Placido Domingo. Free.

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