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Pencil This In: Kienholz's 'Barter Show' at Barney's Beanery; Indian Film Fest; 'Missing' Panel Discussion with Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd talks about her new show 'Missing' tonight at the Paley Center. (Photo: ABC/Facebook)
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Tonight from 7-10 pm, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) and Corazon Del Sol presents a Tribute to Ed Kienholz’s Watercolors (Barter Show) at Barney's Beanery in WeHo. Most of the bar will be turned into an exhibition and barter space, which recreates Kienholz’s Barter Show—”a series of watercolor washes on 12 x 16 inch paper, which Kienholz bartered for the sums, objects, or experiences painted on them.” A group of contemporary artists have been commissioned to create new works, following Kienholz’s guidelines that will be up for bartering tonight. RSVP strongly recommended:, space is limited.

Canadian musician Adam Cohen, frontman of the band Low Millions, has released a new album Like a Man. He plays tonight and tomorrow at the Hotel Cafe in support of the new release. And just in case you were wondering after you hear his voice, yes, he is related to that Leonard Cohen. Tickets are $17.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) opens today and runs through Sunday at the Arclight Hollywood. IFFLA bridges the gap between two of the largest entertainment industries in the world, showcasing more than 40 films from or about Indian culture. Expect a little Bollywood in Hollywood (and more), with gala events, seminars, live music and dance performances.

Tonight at 7 pm, the Paley Center hosts cast and creators of ABC’s action-packed show Missing. In attendance are Ashley Judd, “Becca Winstone” and co-executive producer and Nick Eversman, “Michael Winstone” as well as executive producers Gregory Poirier, Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo. The evening begins with a preview screening of an upcoming episode, followed by a conversation with the cast and creative team. Tickets: $15, $10 for Paley members.

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Unfortunately, his Largo show tonight is sold out, but Australian musician/comedian/actor Tim Minchin visits Amoebatonight at 6 pm for a live performance and signing of his recent DVD/CD release Ready For This. To get something signed, you must purchase Ready For This at Amoeba today, and he’ll sign the DVD/CD and other other item per person.

The Moth is at Busby's East tonight with the theme of “music.” With introductions by KCRW DJs Gary Calamar and Anne Litt, storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute ditty about music interludes; a song that saved your life; band practice or mood music. Doors at 6:45 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Pre-sold tickets are $16 and guarantee early admittance, tickets at the door are $8. This is a 21+ venue.

Tonight at 7 pm, ALOUD at the Central Library hosts the program The Anatomy of Harpo Marx with Wayne Koestenbaum, who'll be in conversation with artist, author and critic Matias Viegener. Using film clips and text to showcase Harpo Marx's physical movements, Koestenbaum "celebrates the astonishing range of Harpo’s body—its kinks, sexual multiplicities, somnolence, Jewishness, 'cute' pathos, and more." Koestenbaum discusses American culture and "the intimacies of how we communicate without words." Free, but standby only.

*Pencil pick of the day

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