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Pencil This In: A Flash Fiction Workshop, a Monday Evening Concert with wild Up, 'Valley of the Saints' Screening

George Billis Gallery opened two exhibitions, Daniel Kaufman: Dutch Doors of Perception and Colorful Antics: Group Show this past weekend. (Image: 'Beauty in Motion,' courtesy of Kaufman and the gallery.)
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It's an evening of culture in L.A. tonight, from up-and-coming bands playing on a School Night; to experimental classical music with wild Up; to crafting flash fiction and a free film screening. Read on for all the details.

The Beach=Culture series continues tonight at 6:30 at the Annenberg Beach House with the workshop Flash Fiction, Short Shorts, and the Instant Story - how to make magic happen in one page or less. It’s taught by Annenberg writer in residence Charles Hood who talks about how micro fiction can be applied to memoir and travel writing as well. All levels welcome; no previous publication experience necessary. Come early for a tour of the site.

Monday Evening Concerts presents an evening with wild Up, the experimental classical/contemporary ensemble conducted by Christopher Rountree tonight at 8 pm at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School. The program Archipelagos features Xannis Xenakis’ “Ikhoor,” Olivier Messiaen’s “Oiseaux exotiques” and three U.S. premieres: Jonas Baes’ “Patangis-Buwaya,” Frank Denyer’s “Faint Traces” and José Maceda’s “Strata.” Tickets: $27, $12 students.

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There’s a free screening of Valley of Saints tonight at 7 pm at Regal Cinemas at LA Live. The feature film debut from Musa Syeed weaves contemporary issues with traditional culture and ancient myths, set aginst the lush background of Kashmir’s Dal Lake. There’s a Q&A with writer/director Syeed, producer Nicholas Bruckman and Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer Yoni Brook follows. This screening is free, but an RSVP is required.

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 In The Valley Below, The Peach Kings, Meg Myers and Run River North and DJ sets by Justin Cornwall, Brendan Canning and Colour Vision. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

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