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Pencil This In: Daniel Bedingfield at the Grammy Museum, Lindy Hop Lessons and Music for a School Night

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Here's what's going on in LA tonight: Daniel Bedingfield is in the spotlight at the Grammy Museum; the Satellite kicks off a new happy hour; dance the Lindy hop at the Ford Amphitheatre; and sets by Jukebox the Ghost, Neil Halstead, Garrison Starr and The Wild Maps at It's a School Night. Read on for all the details.MUSIC TALK*
The GRAMMY Museum welcomes UK pop star Daniel Bedingfield for its Spotlight interview series tonight at 7:30 pm. Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli interviews Bedingfield about his indie artist status and the making of his latest EP, Stop The Traffik - Secret Fear. There’s a sneak peek of his Secret Fear video, a Q&A with Bedingfield and a short set by the artist and his band. Tickets: $15 and benefits the museum’s educational outreach efforts.

The Satellite in Silver Lake kicks off a new happy hour tonight and every Monday. From 8-9 pm, they’re offering $2 well drinks, $2 tap beers and cheap shots. In addition, there’s music beginning at 9 pm. On the bill tonight: Francisco The Man, Chasing Kings, The Wind and Monte Mar. 21+. No cover.

It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. On tap tonight are live performances by Jukebox the Ghost, Neil Halstead, Garrison Starr and The Wild Maps. DJ sets by Roofeeo (TV on the Radio) and Chris Muckley (KCRW). Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight—an evening of the Lindy Hop dance—tonight at 7 pm. Put on your dancing shoes and learn the Lindy Hop, a swing dance that evolved with the jazz music of 1930s. First, there’s a lesson by Doug Silton and then live music by the trio Jonathan Stout’s Campus Five, one of the nation’s top swing dance bands. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

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