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Pencil This In: $5 Buck Music Truck, Emily Dickinson Through Text and Song and Documentaries

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Doctors without Borders documentary screening event tonight.


Doctors without Borders documentary screening event tonight.
BENEFIT
There’s a Koffeehouse JAM Session/open mic from 6-7 pm tonight at Dakota Lounge,followed by a holiday concert with A Fine Frenzy, Green River Ordinance, Shawn Hlookoff and Sara Haze. Admission is free with a donation at the door of a new, unwrapped toy (valued over $10) for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, or $5 cover. 21+ and get there early.

MUSIC TRUCK
A $5 Buck Music Truck is roaming the streets on LA for a City of Hope Benefit called the “12 Stops of Christmas.” Music fans who give a suggested donation of $5 will be eligible to receive a free album. Fans can meet the truck, text the word SONG to 90999 to donate $5 to City of Hope. Today between 12 and 2 pm, the truck will be at Pershing Square with the featured album Swords & Maladjusted by Morrisey, and from 3 to 5 pm, it’ll be at USC (Jefferson Blvd. & Hoover St.) with Nirvana’s Live At Reading. A list of the rest of the locations for the 12 Stops of Christmas can be found at www.ilovethatsong.com or Twitter at @5BuckMusicTruck.

DOC ON DOCS
As LAist mentioned earlier, there’s a sneak peek at the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) documentary: Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders. A documentary crew was given unlimited and uncensored access to its field operations in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia. Following the documentary, Elizabeth Vargas, anchor of ABC News 20/20, will moderate a LIVE town-hall discussion with doctors featured in the film and award-winning journalists, including Sebastian Junger, best-selling author of The Perfect Storm. 8 pm. Tickets are $12.50-$15.

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FILM
Tonight at 8:30 pm at REDCAT, there’s a screening of two documentaries on Indigenous Mexican Culture, including Yolanda Cruz's Reencuentros: 2501 Migrantes, documenting the creation of artist Alejandro Santiago's monumental installation of 2501 life-size sculptures representing those who left the Oaxacan town of Teococuilo. It will be followed by Dante Cerano's Día dos, an irreverent take on the second day of a P'urhepecha wedding ceremony. In person: Yolanda Cruz. Tickets: $9 [students $7, CalArts $5].

TRANSPORTATION TALK
Tonight at LACMA there’s a discussion on “Strategies to Accelerate the Development of the Wilshire Subway and Other Measure R Projects in Los Angeles County,”co-sponsored by Move LA and LACMA tonight from 6:30-8 pm. The event, held in the Brown Auditorium, is free and open to the public. Featured speakers include: Art Leahy, Metro CEO; Richard Matk, Metro Board member; Jaime de la Vega, Deputy Mayor for Transportation--city of Los Angeles; and Denny Zane, Executive Director of Move LA.
http://www.lacma.org/info/pdf/speceventsinfo.pdf

PERFORMANCE*
The Annenberg Beach House event "This, and My Heart" is a portrait of Emily Dickinson through text and song with actress Linda Kelsey, soprano Anne Marie Ketchum, and pianist Victoria Kirsch. The free event will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm. The event is technically at-capacity, but there may be stand-by seats available.
Please visit http://beachculture21-1.eventbrite.com to save an "overflow" seat.

*Pencil pick of the day.

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