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Pencil This In: Music for a School Night and Chicks with Accordions

Nouar's 'Five Fiendish Flavors' at Corey Helford Gallery. An exhibit featuring the work of Nouar and Joshua Petker opened on Saturday.
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It's pretty busy for a Monday night in LA, so if you're bored, rest assured there are plenty of fun—and even educational—options. Here are our suggestions:

The Accordion Babes Revue launches its 2011 Accordion Babe National Tour with an evening of musical acts that celebrates female accordionists at Fais Do Do tonight. Acts include Renee de la Prade, Mrs. Hobbs with Ketchup Soup, and Amber Lee Baker, with special guests include: Demonite Na Khaosa, Rattlesnake Charm School, Seeing Thingz, Salt Petal, and David Dominique. Tunes spun DJ Savvy of the Gypsy dance party, Malabomba. Tickets: $10.

It’s a School Night features an evening of both live music and DJ sets at Bardot in Hollywood. KCRW’s Chris Douridas spins at 9 pm, followed by live sets by Timber Timbre at 9:45, Jolie Holland at 10:45 pm, and Fiction Family at 11:45 pm. Matt Goldman and Toddlerone spin in between sets. Free with RSVP. Set times subject to change.

Anatomy Riot, an evening of dance works in progress, presents its 42nd installment at the Blankenship Ballet at The Alexandria Hotel tonight at 8 pm. Megan Daalder and Lauren McCarthy have curated an evening of body-based performances inspired by machines. Tickets: $10 at the door.

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The Ford Amphitheatre’s free summer J.A.M. sessions start tonight at 7 pm with an evening of African drumming. Tonight’s interactive session will allow participants to meet and drum with Senegalese master drummer Pape Dethie Sarr Diouf and the Balle Fette Bu Senegal lead participants in Sengalese dance and drumming. No experience in African drumming required. All sessions are free. Reservations can be made at online (for a small handling fee) or call the Ford Box Office at 323 461-3673 to avoid handling fees.

The International Documentary Association presents the panel/program Fine Cut: Exploring the Director/Editor Collaboration tonight at 7:30 pm at Cinefamily. Producer/director Robert Kenner (Two Days in October; Food, Inc.), moderates a discussion with Kate Amend, ACE (Into the Arms of Strangers: The Long Way Home), Kim Roberts (Food, Inc., Waiting for Superman) and Victor Livingston (Shakespeare Behind Bars, Crumb) of the rewards and challenges to any documentary collaboration between editors and directors. Tickets: $15-20. Wine Reception to Follow 

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