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Pencil This In: A Jim Kelly Martial Arts Double Feature, a Body Music J.A.M. Session and Selah Sue

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including a Jim Kelly martial arts double-feature; a body music J.A.M. session at the Ford; music by Selah Sue and Bushwalla; a Bon Jovi tribute night at the Roxy; and music for a school night with Ghostlight Orchestra, Rainy Milo and Folks. Read on for all the details.

Today and tomorrow The Grindhouse Filmfestival at the New Beverly Cinema continues the Jim Kelly Martial Arts Explosion. The double-feature kicks off with Enter the Dragon, the 1973 masterpiece starring Bruce Lee and Kelly, directed by Robert Clouse. It’s followed at 9:30 pm by The Tattoo Connection (aka Black Belt Jones 2) with Kelly and directed by Lee Tso Nam. Admission: $8.

The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight at 7 pm on Body Music with Keith Terry of Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble. Explore timing, phrasing, coordination and ensemble awareness through stepping, snapping, clapping and vocals. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Free, but reservations recommended.

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Belgian R&B singer Selah Sue brings her sultry sounds (funk, soul and reggae) to the El Rey Theatre tonight to support her self-titled debut album. Tickets for the all-ages show: $17. Also on the bill tonight is Bushwalla.

It’s a School Nightwelcomes 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 Ghostlight Orchestra, Rainy Milo and Folks. DJ sets by Ice Cream Social are on tap tonight, too. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

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 Blaze of Glory The Bon Jovi Experience, who of course, play tribute to the Jersey rockers. Doors are at 7pm, the show—which is televised—is at 8pm sharp…and all tickets are first-come, first-served. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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