Pencil This In: Rockstars & Pin-ups at the Roxy, Philip K. Dick Discussion, an Anatomy Riot and Feminist History
Monday is chock full of dance, music and literature events. Here are a few we found going on tonight in LA. Women choreographers are on the bill for Anatomy Riot #44; upcoming music acts play at the Roxy tonight; true storytelling in Pacific Palisades; panelists discuss Philip K. Dick’s last book at [ALOUD]; and the Annenberg Beach House hosts a celebration of writing from the Woman’s Building. Read on for all the details.
Soul Lab Dance Project, an LA-based all-female dance collective, hosts Anatomy Riot #44, tonight at 8 pm at at Blankenship Ballet at The Alexandria Hotel. The evening will feature a program of dance theater from female choreographers including Sarah Day, Maureen Dunn, Enlightened Theater, Flannery Gregg, In/Ex Dance Project, Shay Keller, and Soul Lab Dance Project. $10 cash ticket at the door.
Spark Off Rose is an evening of true-life storytelling taking place tonight at 7:30 at Theater Palisades in Temescal Canyon. On the program: Jay Scully, Amy Brenneman, Tessa Blake, Suzanne Ely, Shelagh Ratner, Ranjani Brow and LAist's former film editor Josh Tate who regale the audience with stories about "territory." Reservations required: 310.933.1461. Tickets: $15 ticket, cash or check
It’s a School Night at Bardot in Hollywood features live sets by Wim (9:30 pm), Greg Holden at 10:30 pm, Harper Blynn at 11:30 pm. DJ set by Dave P at midnight. Free with RSVP.
Rockstars & Pin-ups is a new event at the Roxy that was created to highlight the best and brightest upcoming music, entertainment, fashion and performance art in Los Angeles. The show will feature music by Evolve, Matt Toka, Valora and Melotia and a special performance by Miss Dakota's Burlesque ALL Stars. The event is all ages, but $3 cover for those under 21. Doors at 8 pm. If you can’t make it out, the event will be livestreamed.
Tonight at 7 pm, [ALOUD] at Central Library holds the panel discussion on The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick with Jonathan Lethem and Pamela Jackson, Isa Dick Hackett and Laura Leslie. They’ll explore the final work of the author in a discussion moderated by LA Times book critic David L. Ulin. Standby only. Free. Immediately following the program, the Young Literati host cocktails with Lethem. Free for Young Literati members, $25 for guests.
Tonight from 6:30-8 pm, the Annenberg Beach House presents the Pacific Standard Time event: Telling Stories; the Woman's Building Writer's Workshop. As a part of their exhibit, Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building, Otis College of Art and Design in partnership with the New Short Fiction Series present Woman’s Building Writers Workshop authors. Examining LA’s feminist history, work by Bia Lowe, Deena Metzger and Terry Wolverton will be performed by Jesse Holcomb, Barbara Keegan and Sally Shore. The evening includes a panel moderated by Cheryl Klein, director of Poets & Writers West. Free, but reservations needed.
*Pencil pick of the day