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Pencil This In: Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Tenacious D & Friends at the Wiltern

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HAITI *
To Aid Partners In Health Haiti Relief, Tenacious D and friends bring together an awesome lineup of comedy and alternative rock at the Wiltern tonight to benefit Partners In Health and their Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Special guests include: Russell Brand, Aimee Mann, Maya Rudolph, Jason Segel, Ben Stiller, Tig Notaro, Frank Black, James Mercer, Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt. Tickets $39-$74.
   
CLASSICAL
Chamber Music Palisades (CMP) is holding a concert tonight at St. Matthew’s Parish in the Palisades. The concert features guitarist Marth Masters in a program that features Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. 8 pm. Other guest artists include: Roger Wilkie, violin, and John Walz, cello, who’ll appear with CMP Co-Founders/Co-Artistic Directors Susan Greenberg, flute, and Delores Stevens, piano. 8 pm. Tickets are $25; students with ID are free.

EAT
Just a reminder DineLA continues this week through Friday. Lots of top LA restaurants are participating in the promotion aimed at getting Angelenos out and eating with prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner.

DANCE
Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble--the first black classical ballet company--performs at 8 pm tonight at CSUN’s Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Founded by Arthur Mitchell in 1969, the company’s style is based on “20th-century classicism, the company is noted for graceful and vigorous performances of works by such choreographers as Balanchine, Robbins and Mitchell himself.” Tickets: $45.00.

TALK
ALOUD at the Central Library presents Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Aspergers with author Tim Page tonight at 7 pm. Page will be in conversation with Sasha Anawalt, director, Arts Journalism Programs, USC Annenberg School for Communication. They’ll discuss what it’s like to live in a psychological world that few understand. Free. Reservations recommended.

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