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Pencil This In: Flux Screening at the Hammer, Mondrian Sessions, Spring Stroll on West Third Street

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FILM*
The Flux Screening Series is back at the Hammer Museum.Tonight’s installation includes a premiere of Spike Jonze’s short film Scenes from the Suburbs (based on the Arcade Fire album); Jessica Sanders‘ Mia Doi Todd video, All My City; and the LA premiere of Charlie Reff and Jacki Sextro’s short film All in All. More films, screenings, presentations and music through the night. Tickets are required and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit one per person. Parking is available under the Museum with a $3 flat rate after 6:30 pm. Box office opens tonight at 6, screenings begin at 7:30 pm. Free Admission, RSVP suggested but not required.

POLITICAL TALK
KPCC-FM hosts a Congressional Conversation with Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today from 2-3:30 pm at The Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena. Schiff will be interviewed by KPCC’s politics reporter Frank Stoltze. The public is invited to participate in the live-recorded discussion and audience Q&A. Admission is FREE, but RSVP's are required.

MUSIC
The Mondrian and IAMSOUND Records are bringing back the curated series of musical performances, Mondrian Sessions, throughout the summer. The series kicks off tonight with Brooklyn-based electro duo Light Asylum, to support their upcoming EP. Poolside from 8 pm-midnight. Reservations required.

SHOP
West 3rd Street’s holding its Spring Stroll tonight from 5-9 pm. A lot of restaurants and shops are throwing celebrations and staying open late. Like Sushi Roku will be extending their happy hour menu until 9pm; Jewelry favorite Alexis Bittar will have cocktails and chocolate as you shop. Trucks will be roaming, too: Grindhaus, Coolhaus, Phamish, Mighty Boba, Dosa, among others. Most important part? Valet parking will be available for the Stroll.

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FOOD
Larchmont Grill is holding a Winemaker's Dinner tonight beginning at 6:30.
Jann Forth and her husband produce wines in the Dry Creek region of California. Tonight’s your chance to sit and discuss the craft and enjoy a five-course menu to compliment Forth Vineyard's varietals. The event will include an “Aroma bar” to assist in identifying the nose of each wine. Call 323.464.4277 for reservations. $75.

BOOKS
Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero) reads and signs his novel Imperial Bedrooms tonight at 7:30 at Skylight Books, which was just released in paperback.

COMEDY
I'm Doing Great! (a show about a bunch of people at a self-help seminar who think they're doing a lot better than they actually are) is at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre tonight at 8 pm. Written and Performed by Madeline Walter; directed by Neil Campbell. $5.

PERFORMANCE
Magician Derek DelGaudio, the Conjuring Arts Research Center’s Director of Contemporary Conjuring, performs tonight at as part of his ongoing series The Burden of Secrets. #derekshowlive is an interactive show that will “explore magical connections, invisible alchemy, limitations of the impossible and a new stage.” LA>

Misc.:
> The monthly Westwood Live on the Westside
> LA Green Drinks at Border Grill in DTLA tonight
> Dine Below the Line charity event to combat poverty at Surfas

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