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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: A 'Messiah' Singalong and a 'Young Adult' Screening

Sing a long tonight with the LA Master Chorale. (Photo: Lee Salem)
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It's a little quiet on the event front in LA tonight, but we found a few things that might entice you to take a break from the holiday parties. There's a Messiah singalong with the LA Master Chorale; Reel Talk with Young Adult's director and writer; and music for a School Night. Read on for all the details.FILM
Reel Talk with Steven Farber screens the Charlize Theron film Young Adult tonight at 8 pm at the Wadsworth Theater. The film is another collaboration between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody (who worked together on the Oscar-winning Juno). The film is a dark comedy about a woman writer who returns to her home town with the hope of rekindling a romance with her high school sweetheart. Tonight’s guest speakers are director Jason Reitman, screenwriter Diablo Cody and actor Patton Oswalt. $22.

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Music Director Grant Gershon conducts the LA Master Chorale for Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The 2,200-member audience becomes the choir, assisting the featured soloists: Ayana Haviv, soprano, Tracy Van Fleet, mezzo-soprano, Jon Lee Keenan, tenor, and Steve Pence, bass. Messiah scores are available for $10 at the door. Tickets range from $19-$89. Check out the other Deck the Hallconcerts at WDCH.

It’s a School Nightat Bardot in Hollywood features live sets by Johnny Corndawg (11:30 pm), Papa (10:30 pm) and Serenades (9:30 pm) with a DJ set by Lesands at midnight. Free with RSVP.

The Grammy Museum holds the program Reel to Reel: Looking Back On Love with special guest Lenny Kravitz tonight at 7:30 pm. The museum screens the documentary Looking Back On Love, which follows the making of Kravitz's recently released 9th studio album Black And White America. The film includes interviews over two years and features musical partner Craig Ross, New Orleans legend Trombone Shorty and long-time collaborators George Laks, Harold Todd and Michael Hunter at work at the artist’s Gregory Town Sound in the Bahamas. After the screening, Kravitz will participate in a Q & A session. Tickets: $10. **Sold out.