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Pencil This In: Preview O-Lan Jones's Latest Work, Learn Israeli Dance at the Ford, Game and Film Lounge Before E3

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E3 starts tomorrow at the LA Convention Center. Here's a shot from 06, when Wii was the talk of the show. | Photo by shazammy via LAist's flickr pool.


E3 starts tomorrow at the LA Convention Center. Here's a shot from 06, when Wii was the talk of the show. | Photo by shazammy via LAist's flickr pool.
PERFORMANCE*
There’s a work-in-progress preview tonight of Overtone Industries production of Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands at the Actors' Gang in Culver City tonight at 8 pm. This stripped-down performance will feature songs and selections from the production by Musical Director David O and pianist Brent Crayon. (It doesn’t include the costumes, sets, choreography, and full orchestra for the site-specific contemporary opera). There will also be a feedback session with Director O-Lan Jones and Costume and Scenic Designer Snezana Petrovic. Tickets: $10.

DANCE
The Ford Amphitheater’s summer J.A.M. sessions continue tonight with the program Israeli Inspiration. Participants will learn about Israeli folk dance and “find out the true meaning of ‘L'Chaim!’ (To Life!).” Dancers from Keshet Chaim will teach beginning dance.7 pm. Free.

GAME TALK
Digital Media Wire, Variety and Nordic Game present the 2nd annual International Game and Film Lounge at the Figueroa Hotel in DTLA, one day before E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) opens at the LA Convention Center. Network and share ideas about the intersection of the game and film industries. Registration fee: $300.

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THEATER
Das Barbecü, is a musical that’s an official participant in both the Ring Festival LA and the Festival of New American Musicals, is being held at the Alex Theater in Glendale tonight at 7:30 pm. This off-Broadway country and western musical comedy is loosely based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle and takes place in present-day Texas.

TALK
The Grammy Museum presents the program An Evening With Dr. John tonight at 8 pm. The New Orleans legend sits down for an onstage conversation with Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli and a performance with his band the Lower 911. Dr. John will talk about his career and recent efforts to preserve the musical legacy of New Orleans. He’ll probably also chat about his upcoming 25th album, Tribal, due on Aug. 3. ***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

*Pencil pick of the day

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