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Pencil This In: 60x60 Music Mix in Long Beach, the Real Count of Monte Cristo and a Tony Scott Double Feature

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Here's what's happening in L.A. tonight on this post-turkey day Monday: a little music with Rah Rah and Magic Wands for a school night; a 60x60 music fest at CSULB; a book reading and signing about the real Count of Monte Cristo and a Tony Scott double feature. Read on for all the details.

Tom Reiss discusses and signs his book,The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo,tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. Alex Dumas—father of novelist Alexandre—was born to a black slave mother and a disgraced French nobleman in Haiti. Dumas, a slave, eventually made his way to Paris where he became a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy and one fo the continental army’s greatest generals.

Tonight, CSU Long Beach presents the 60x60 Music Festival from 8-9 pm at the University Art Museum. 60x60 is a project that features 60 works by 60 artists in a performance synchronized with a clock. The mix features audio slices of the international contemporary music scene in a continuous one-hour sound experience. Free.

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The New Beverly screens two by Tony Scott to honor the career of the late film director. At 7:30 pm, the horror-romance The Hunger (1983) screens starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon as vampires. It’s followed by the 1993 film True Romance with a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. Tickets: $8.

It’s a School Night presents live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Tonight’s lineup includes Magic Wands, Rah Rah (who also play at the Bootleg on Wednesday) and Psychic Friend, and DJ sets by Drake Doreumus and Sam Spiegel. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP.

*Pencil pick of the day

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