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Pencil This In: DC Comics Discussion at the Hammer, Rain Phoenix at Largo and Dark Side of Oz at The Actors' Gang

Paul Levitz from DC Comics talks about the company's 75 year history at the Hammer tonight. | Photo: Kareem Black/ Courtesy TASCHEN.
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For 75 years, DC Comics has created a roster of some of the world’s greatest superheroes and villains. Comedian/actor/writer Patton Oswalt moderates a discussion at the Hammer Museum tonight among DC Comics’ creative and editorial minds Paul Levitz, Jim Lee and Geoff Johns. They’ll discuss pulp origins of DC Comics’ stories and characters and the iconic company’s future in the age of digital publishing. 7 pm. Free.

Rain Phoenix of papercranes plays a benefit show tonight at Largo tonight for Elysium Sessions—a program that helps organize a rotating cast of volunteer musicians to perform at children's hospitals. Sharing the bill are: Emily Kokal (Warpaint), Cameron McGill (Cameron McGill and What Army), Joe Sumner (Fiction Plane), Leslie Stevens (Leslie and the Badgers), the GHP band and other special guests. Hosted by Ethan Embry. 7 pm. Tickets: $35.

The Actors’ Gang in Culver City hosts the screening of Dark Side of Oz a mashup of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. The evening is part of the Axis Mundi Series curated by Tim Robbins. Free. BYOW.