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Pencil This In: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' Special Screening, Miner's Music and a 'Comfort Woman' Speaks Out

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including a special sneak screening of the premiere the new AMC show Low Winter Sun; a talk by one of the surviving WWII “comfort women”; a Klezmer music and dance J.A.M. session; the Fab Four tribute band salutes The Beatles; and Tapioca and the Flea headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

There’s a special sneak screening of the premiere episode of AMC-TV’s new crime series Low Winter Sun tonight at 8 pm at the NoHo 7 theaters in North Hollywood. The event is being shown simultaneously at select theaters across the country. After the screening, a Q&A with the show’s executive producer Chris Mundy and members of the cast (Mark Strong & Lennie James) will be taped immediately from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and re-broadcast moments later to the West Coast. The 10-episode series begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective, who gets pulled into the city’s underbelly. Here, there are plenty of fuzzy lines that separate cops and criminals. Free with RSVP.

The band Miner continues its July residency at the Bootleg Bar tonight. In conjunction with the residency, there’s going to be a special a special jewelry and fashion design show in the back room of the Bootleg. The bazaar-type market includes vendors including Hushi Robot, Sheridan Irwin and India de Beaufort. There are special runway walks scheduled between the music sets. Also on the bill tonight are Yellow Red Sparks, The Chain Gang of 1974 and yOya. This show is 21+. Free.

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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 Tapioca & The Flea, Astro, The Drowning Men and Breakfast. DJ sets by Juicifer Peters and Mimi. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

Tonight at 7 pm, the Museum of Tolerance presents a special program with Kim Bok-Dong, one of the few surviving Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery for Imperial Japanese solders during World War II. Bok-Dong is now an activist who is “seeking historical responsibility and an apology from Japan” for what she and the nearly 200,000 other “comfort women” had to endure. Free, but RSVP required.

The NoHo Senior Arts Colony hosts the first screening of the documentary Still Dreaming tonight at 7 pm in the community’s professional, 78-seat theatre. The film follows a group of retired entertainment professionals as they cast, rehearse and perform a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a candid and positive look at what happens when people pursue their dreams—at any age. NoHo’s art-centric senior community sounds like the perfect place for this screening. The public is also invited to attend this free movie screening. Reserve tickets by calling the NoHo Senior Arts Colony at 866-255-1124.

The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight at 7 pm focusing on Klezmer music and dancing taught by the LA Jewish Symphony. Bring an instrument to jam along or just bring your dancing shoes for some Yiddish dancing. Free, but reservations recommended.

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Tonight at 9 pm, there's a free show at The Satellite with Last American Buffalo, Birds of a Black Feather, The Golden Ghosts (record release show) and The Rebel Light. Doors are at 8:30 pm. We hear there are $2 well drinks and PBRs to boot, too.

Mark Cuban’s AXS TV presents the World's Greatest Tribute Bands live from the Roxy. Hosted by Katie Daryl, the live show tonight features The Fab Four, who of course, play tribute to the music of The Beatles. Doors are at 7pm, the show—which is televised—is at 8pm sharp…and all tickets are first-come, first-served. Free.

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