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Pencil This In: Free Horror Flicks, A Salute to Don Cherry, and Free Music for a School Night

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Here’s a quick list of the happenings in LA tonight to help shake off a case of the Mondays. There’s free music with King at the Bootleg, and Myron & E, Travis Garland and Treetop Flyers headline It’s a School Night. Free movie screenings tonight include two horror flicks: The Conjuring and 100 Bloody Acres. Oh, and there’s a great tribute to the legendary Don Cherry. Read on for all the details.

The electro-pop-soul female trio King—twins Paris and Amber Strother and Anita Bias—play a free show at the Bootleg Theater tonight at 8:30 pm. New soul singer-songwriter Moses Sumney opens the evening with a set at 7:30 pm. The show is 21+.

Tonight at 7:15 pm, ALOUD at the Central Library presents the program Complete Communion: A Musical Tribute to Don Cherry, with performances by David Ornette Cherry and Jan Cherry with Organic Roots. Jazz great Don Cherry grew up in Watts and eventually played with the likes of John Coltrane, Billy Higgins, Charlie Haden and saxophonist Ornette Coleman, among many others. A number of musicians tonight—including two of his own children—play tribute to the hometown legend. MC’d by Mark Maxwell, host of Rise on KPFK 90.7 FM. Free. Standby tickets only.

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Tonight at 10:30 pm at Cinefamily,Friday Night Frights presents a free screening of the new Australian horror-comedy 100 Bloody Acres. In the film, directed by Cameron Cairnes & Colin Cairnes, brothers Reg (Damon Herriman of Justified) and Lindsay Morgan stumbled upon a secret "recipe" to help their organic fertilizer business: adding dead car crash victims to their product. But they’re running out of supplies—until they stumble across three travelers stranded on the side of the road. Tickets - free (first-come, first-served w/ pre-registration). Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended.

HitFix hosts a free, advanced screening of The Conjuring tonight at 7:30 pm at the Vista Theater in Hollywood. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, true-life parapsychologists who, in the 1970s, were involved in several high-profile cases, including The Amityville Horror. In this case, the Warrens try to help a couple in haunted farmhouse that seems to push everyone toward some tragic horror.

It’s a School Night welcomes 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 Myron & E, Travis Garland, Treetop Flyers, Micah Green and DJ sets by Eric Sharp and young diamond. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).