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Pencil This In: Film + Wine Benefit for Project Angel Food and A+D Museum Rethinks LA

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Here’s what’s going on tonight in LA: There's a screening of The Help to benefit Project Angel Food; Hollywood celebrates the life and career of Lucille Ball; free music concert series at the Skirball and Hammer; and A+D Museum asks you to rethink LA during the show's opening reception. Read on for all the deets...


The street-inspired art of Anthony Lister is still on view at HVW8 Gallery (Image: Anthony Lister and Junk Food Art House.)

There’s a benefit tonight for Project Angel Food with a wine reception and preview screening of The Help, starring Emma Stone. In the film, three women in 1960s Mississippi build a friendship that crosses racial lines. At Harmony Gold Theatre. Wine reception at 6 pm and screening begins at 7. Tickets: $50. LUCY@100
The Hollywood Museum, CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment celebrate Lucille Ball’s 100 birthday and the 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy with the special exhibitQueen of Comedy and the Genius of Desi at the Hollywood Museum. There’s a reception tonight at 6 pm with a special appearance b Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucy and Desi. If you can’t make the reception tonight, the exhibit will be up through Nov. 30. Tickets: $12-15.

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The Hammer Museum begins the JazzPOP music series in its courtyard tonight at 8 pm. Curator and musician Lisa Mezzacappa presents a special focus on West Coast musicians for the series. Tonight’s music provided by Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors. Cash bar and the Hammer Cafe will be open for dinner. Admission is free, all ages.
Across the 405, the Skirball holds its free Sunset Music Series with the nine-piece Yemen Blues, who play an “ebullient mix of traditional Yemenite Jewish melodies, American blues, jazz, funk, and West and North African grooves.” The concert is free, but parking is $10 per car (cash only).

The Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles opens its latest exhibition Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future Citywith an opening reception tonight from 6-9 pm. The exhibition uses photography, photomontage,audio, video and installation to view LA’s past, present and, hopefully, sustainable future. Tickets: $10, students with ID: $5. Open bar, food truck and DJ onsite, too.

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