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Pencil This In: Steve Roden Sound Art at the Armory Center, EATLACMA Artists Discussion at LACE Gallery and Last Night for Yamashiro's Farmers' Market Until Spring

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SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) celebrates Dia de los Muertos tonight in Venice.

SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) celebrates Dia de los Muertos tonight in Venice.

Tonight’s a pay-what-you-can night (minimum $1) for the play K2 at the Underground Theater in Hollywood. It’s an adventure story by Patrick Meyers and directed by Damen Scranton about two mountain climbers (Sean Galuszka and Jake Suffian) who are stranded on a ledge at 27,000 feet on the second-tallest peak on the planet. One man has a broken leg, and the two don’t have the equipment to rappel to Base Camp safely. The play runs through Nov. 14. Regular tickets for other nights are $15. SOUND*
The Armory Center in Pasadena hosts a live sound performance by Steve Roden tonight at 7:30 pm. Free. Polymath artist Steve Rodeng gives a rare public performance of his "lowercase" compositions—”consisting of found sounds, field recordings, ambient noises, traditional instruments, and improvised audio effects (both analog and digital).” Seating is limited. In the Armory's Caldwell Gallery.

Novelists Cathleen Schine and Marisa Silver join Writer’s Bloc tonight at 7:30 pm at The Wine Bar at The Landmark Theaters, Westside Pavilion. Schine’s recent novel, The Weissmans of Westport, is loosely based on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Silver’s recent novel, God of War explores families ripped apart by depression, disaster and parents who don’t seem to know what to do. Tickets: $20. Wine and cocktails available for purchase.

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SPARC presents Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead tonight from 6:30-9 pm at SPARC's home in the Old Venice Jail in Venice. It will be a traditional ceremony of calling the spirits, led by Martha Ramirez Oropeza. Musical performances by Marisoul, Hector Marquez, Cesar Castro.

LACE gallery presents the public program: Art in the Field - EATLACMA Artists on their Gardens & Beyond tonight from 7-9:30 pm. Six artists/collectives will discuss their current gardens that are part of the “The Gardens of LACMA” exhibit that ends on Nov. 7 and then will ask each other questions about their projects. Expected for the program are: Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio (Jules Rochielle Sievert), Didier Hess (Jenna Didier & Oliver Hess), Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener, Austin Young), National Bitter Melon Council (Hiroko Kikuchi, Jeremy Liu), Roots of Compromise (Karen Atkinson, John Burtle, Ari Kletzky, and Owen Driggs) and Åsa Sonjasdotter.

It's the final night for Yamashiro’s Farmers’ Market until it reopens in the Spring.

*Pencil pick of the day

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