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Pencil This In: Artists Reflect on 9-11

The art exhibition 'Art vs WAR II' runs through Sunday. (Image: 'No War' by Melanie Cervantes)
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It's a weekend of remembrance and some of tonight's events reflect that sentiment, including the massive art exhibition LA Vs. WAR II and Eiko & Koma's performance at the Skirball Center. On a lighter note, The Latebirds play a free set at Amoeba and there's a poetry reading at Skylight Books. One of the poets is actress Amber Tamblyn (who we loved in House). Read on for all the details.

LA Vs. WAR II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era is a three-day art exhibition that commemorates the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks. Artists, musicians, performers and activists will attempt to answer the questions: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here? Featured artists include Shepard Fairey, Cryptik, Lydia Emily, Abcnt, Mear One, Favianna Rodriguez, Robbie Conal, Political Gridlock, The Street Phantom, Lalo Alcaraz, Eddie Colla and Shark Toof with music curated by ArtDontSleep & Noon to midnight today through Sunday at The Vortex. All ages. $5 suggested donation.

Dancers/choreographers Eiko & Koma collaborate with Native American flutist/composer Robert Mirabal for the West Coast premiere of Water at the Skirball Center. The site-specific performance, which takes place around the Skirball's reflecting pools, is based upon mourning rituals from around the globe and dedicated to the tragedies of Sept. 11. The audience is invited to move and view the performance from various angles. Free, but advanced reservations recommended. Limited seating for the performance. Tonight at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Tonight at 6 pm, The Latebirds play an in-store gig at Amoeba to promote their debut album Last Of The Good Ol' Days. The roots rock band from Helsinki, Finland, is the first Scandinavian band to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

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Skylight Books hosts a poetry reading and book signing tonight at 7:30 pm with Jeffrey McDaniel (The Endarkenment), Stacy Gnall (Heart First into the Forest) and Amber Tamblyn (Bang Ditto).

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