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

Doctors without Borders documentary screening event tonight.
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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.

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 or Twitter at @5BuckMusicTruck.

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.