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Pencil This In: Chamber Music at LA Phil, Dance at Anatomy Riot #39, Beach=Culture Artist Talks and 'The Forgotten Village' Screens

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Anatomy Riot #39—an evening of dance and performance—takes place tonight at 8 pm at the Alexandra Hotel’s King Edward ballroom. Presented in partnership with Blankenship Ballet at Alexandria, works will be performed by Kate Bergstrom, Megan Daalder, Sheetal Gandhi, Michelle Shiu-lin Lai, Phillip T. Nails & Elisabeth Sierra Millican/Nails and Hammer Productions, Jasmine Orpilla/NinjaMamaLickum's Authentic Gender Power Play®, Alexandra Shilling/alexx makes dances, and Hana Van Der Kolk & Tomislav Feller. Tickets: $10.

UCLA Festival of Film Preservation 2011 continues tonight at 7:30 pm, with The Forgotten Village (1941). Directed by Herbert Kline and Alexander Hammid, this film was John Steinbeck’s first work written for the screen. The docudrama, narrated by Burgess Meredith, follows an “indigenous family in a remote pueblo in Mexico as its eldest son attempts to bridge two very different worlds, one traditional and one modern.” To give greater context to Steinbeck’s work, the film will be preceded by highlights from the Hearst Metrotone News collection’s coverage of Mexico during the 1930’s and 1940’s. 7:30 pm at the UCLA Film & TV Archive/Hammer-Billy Wilder Theatre. $10.

The LAPhil brings together flautist Sir James Galway and the Emerson String Quartet for an evening of chamber music by Mozart, Debussy, Foote, and Adès. Tickets: $50.25-109.

BEACH=CULTURE series at the Annenberg Beach House welcomes awardees of the 2011 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship for a series of public artists talks. With moderator Nathan Birnbaum, tonight’s guests include filmmaker Meena Nanji, sculptor Phyllis Green, and painter and visual artist Analia Saban, who’ll discuss their past and present works. Talks begin at 6:30 pm, docents will be available beginning at 5:15 pm. RSVPs recommended.

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