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Pencil This In: Leonard Cohen Re-Imagining at the Hammer, Good Food Happy Hour and Monthly Mindshare LA

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Leonard Cohen's album 'New Skin for the Old Ceremony' has been re-imagined by several film artists. | Film still by Theo Angell.

Leonard Cohen's album 'New Skin for the Old Ceremony' has been re-imagined by several film artists. | Film still by Theo Angell.
KCRW’s Good Food Happy Hour takes over Sublime Food Lounge in Culver City tonight from 7-9 pm. Guests can join host Evan Kleiman in enjoying a selection of gourmet flatbreads - Wild Mushroom, Linguica Sausage, and the new Rapini and Ricotta - for only $6 (normally $12) and taste wine by the glass and specialty cocktails at a discount.

For tonight only, Theatre Unleashed brings Frank Capra’s classic It’s A Wonderful Life to the M Bar stage as a live radio play. “Set on Christmas Eve, 1946 at a New York radio station, the show offers patrons a behind-the-scenes look at a piece of nostalgia from a simpler time, as the cast, radio manager, secretaries, sound effects technician and assistants from WBFR in Manhattan come together to produce a special radio presentation of this touching holiday masterpiece.” 8 pm. Tickets: $10 (Plus food and drink minimum of $10.)

It’s time for the monthly Mindshare meetup tonight at 7 pm at the Downtown Independent. It’s an evening of learning and mingling. Tonight’s program includes discussions on Get Your Nano-Wood ON, Baby!; High Design; Low Impact. Creating LivingHomes; and Art Under the Influence... of Social Media. Tickets: $30 with complimentary beer / wine / soda from 7-8:15 pm.

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The Hammer Museum presents a re-imagining of Leonard Cohen’s 1974 album, New Skin for the Old Ceremony. Newly commissioned works by Theo Angell, Peter Coffin, Weston Currie, Brent Green, Alex Da Corte, Christian Holstad, Lily Lanken & Sylvan Lanken, Lucky Dragons, Brett Milspaw, Kelly Sears and Tina Tyrell illustrate the album in its entirety through the medium of film. Cash bar at 7 pm and screening starts at 8 pm.

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