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Pencil This In: Sunset Concert + Art @ the Skirball, Green Drinks

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Issa Bagayogo from Mali plays at the Skirball tonight./Photo by Fode Kone

Issa Bagayogo from Mali plays at the Skirball tonight./Photo by Fode Kone

The Lucie Foundation holds an outdoor projection/photo event tonight with Installment One of the Pro'jekt LA Summer Series at Space15Twenty on Cahuenga. Titled “Followers,” the evening will feature work by Tania Fernandez, Jeaneen Lund and Mike Piscitelli with music by B+ of Mochilla, curated by Jessie Cowan. The show begins at 8 pm tonight. MUSIC+ART*
The Skirball Cultural Center kicks off their Sunset Concerts series tonight with Issa Bagayogo from Mali at 8 pm. He blends modern beats with jams on the three-stringed n'goni lute. The Skirball’s galleries will remain open late for guests to view the two current exhibitions on the art of comic books and offers a buffet dinner at the Skirball's Zeidler's Café, often serving cuisine from the region of that night's performers. Admission is free, and parking is only $5.

ALOUD at the Central Library presents the program “Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California” tonight at 7 pm. In conversation with William Deverell, Director, USC-Huntington Institute on the West, journalist Frances Dinkelspiel discusses the life of her great-great grandfather, “a brilliant gold-rush era entrepreneur and financier, who rose from store clerk to the upper echelons of society, founded L.A.’s first bank, resurrected the financially troubled Los Angeles Times, and helped establish USC. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.

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Green Drinks LA is holding an “Organic Wine & Fine Food Tasting” tonight from 7-9:30 pm at Fancifull Fine Foods on Melrose. The tasting features boutique organic and/or biodynamic wines as well as artisan cheeses, chocolates and other surprises. The tasting is $7 and $3 suggested donation for non-tasters. People are welcome to bring their green issue literature, but the main thing about Green Drinks is having a good time.

The semifinals of Conga Room’s Latin Dance Championships kicks off tonight at 9 pm at--where else?--the Conga Room at LA Live. The competition will be televised live on Univision 34. Also performing tonight is Columbian musician Cabas. Tickets are $26.

Tubefilter’s July Hollywood Web Television Meetup takes place tonight at 7 pm at Busby’s East - The Mile High Club. Guest speakers for tonight are Alex Albrecht and Hayden Black, who’ll be discussing their upcoming projects. Tickets are $9.

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