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Pencil This In: DTLA Dog Day Afternoon, Summer Concert At The Grove & Ruby Wax Is 'Still Out Of Her Mind'

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By Matthew Tinoco

Happy Hump Day, L.A.! Here are five of the most interesting events happening around town tonight. There's live music at The Grove, a one-woman show at The Broad Stage, dogs in Downtown L.A., an LA Canvas issue release party, and a showcasing of local filmmaking talent. Read on for the details.

The Grove is launching this year's summer concert series tonight, featuring Grammy-winning artist Steve Tyrell, who will bring "a modern sound to the quintessential 1960s Rat Pack style," according to a release. Opening for Tyrell are Sasha Allen and Amber Carrington from NBC's The Voice. Also on the lineup for this summer’s free concerts, which happen every Wednesday throughout the rest of July, are Capital Cities, country singer-songwriter Sara Evans, and even the Backstreet Boys. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in The Park at The Grove.

Ruby Wax, an internationally acclaimed actress, who is also member of the Royal Shakespeare company and wrote and starred in her own TV shows on the BBC for more than 20 years, is opening her one-woman show Still Out of Her Mind tonight at Santa Monica's Broad Stage. Tickets are cost $40. Don't worry if you can't make tonight's show. Still Out of Her Mind runs at Broad Stage until July 21. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Tonight Downtown L.A. is going to the dogs! The 7th Annual Dogtown Dog Day Afternoon starts at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. Leashed, socialized dogs and their owners are encouraged to come out and mingle, eat, and enjoy music with their downtown neighbors. A no-host food and drink bar will be supplied by Levy Restaurants, and Dodger Dogs will be served (to people only). More than 1,000 dogs of all sizes are expected to attend. Parking costs $5 at the Cathedral.

LA Canvas is holding an issue release party tonight to celebrate the release of their next issue, "The Hydration Issue." The independent publication focuses on documenting art, culture, and style throughout Los Angeles. Their party kicks off in West Hollywood at 9 p.m. at the Palihouse. RSVP here.

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a screening of several local independent filmmakers tonight in "Local Shorts" to showcase the kind of film talent that, literally, put Los Angeles on the map 90 years ago. The shorts are both animated and live action, spanning the genre range from comedy to romance to drama. Trailers are viewable online, and tickets cost $7 for members, $11 for the general public. Arrive early: Screenings start at 7:30 p.m.

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LAist's Lauren Lloyd contributed to this post.