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Pencil This In: Sad Happy Sucker Opens at the Lyric Hyperion Theater, Broadway Sing Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jazz at LACMA

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Sad Happy Sucker opens tonight at the Lyric Hyperion.

Sad Happy Sucker opens tonight at the Lyric Hyperion.
Sad Happy Sucker,an absurdist comedy by Lee Kirk, opens at the the Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Los Angeles tonight and runs through Oct. 10. It’s produced by Jenna Fischer (The Office) and directed by Sean Gunn, and the play “touches on the absurdist themes of alienation, helplessness, and anxieties the anxieties of everyday life.” The shows play on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. Tickets: $20, $15 Sundays.

It’s time for another Friday Night Sing Along tonight at the Walt Disney Concert Hall- W.M. Keck Amphitheatre tonight at 6:30 pm. The theme for tonight? Broadway. Songs include hits from Grease, Jersey Boys and The Music Man. Sing with other musical theatre fans while accompanied by live musicians. Lyric sheets are provided. The song list includes “Summer Nights,” “Summertime,” “And All That Jazz,” “Seasons of Love,” “Wash that Man” and a number of others. Free, but tickets required.

The Jazz at LACMA series presents Bobby Bradford Mo'tet with visual artist George Herms tonight at 6 pm. Trumpeter Bobby Bradford collaborates with Helms for a collaborative evening of music and art. At the museum’s BP Grand Entrance. Free, no reservations.

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The Scenesters Film + Music Series opens tonight for a week of screenings and concerts at The Downtown Independent. LA-based comedy group The Vacationeers and Funny Ha Ha present a nightly screening an “innovative and quirky dark comedy about a series of hipster murders on LA’s East Side” and feature a line-up of bands inspired by or featured in the film, including: Sister Mantos, Spirit Animal, LeSwitch, The Pukes, The Franks and Lord Huron. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the film and the concert afterwards. 8 pm nightly.

826LA's Dead Author Readings takes over the The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre from 7-8 pm. Meet authors Philip K. Dick (Matt Besser) and Hunter S. Thompson (James Adomian). The evening will be moderated by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins). Proceeds benefit 826LA.
Tickets: $5.

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