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Get Out: Cinespia, Monster Drawing Rally & The BET Experience

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By Anam Syed

FILM ROUND-UP: The Los Angeles Conservancy presents the final June show of its “Last Remaining Seats," a screening series set in historic L.A. theaters with"Casablanca." It will be screening at The Saban Theater at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 for members and $20 for non-members. Cinespia will be screening Badlands as part of its continuing summer cemetery screenings. Gates open for the Sissy Spacek/Martin Sheen classic at 7:30 p.m., and the film begins at 9 p.m.

CLASSICAL: “Counter-conventional Orchestra” MUSE/IQUE presents their Summer of Sound. An outdoor concert held at Caltech’s Breckman Mall, the orchestra performs genre-bending fusions of work by The Beatles, Handel, Brubeck, Ellington and Patti Austin will provide vocals. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for picnickers, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information available at their site.

MUSIC: The BET Experience at L.A. Live continues its three-day events series in anticipation of the BET awards. Events kick off at 10 a.m. with a Fan Fest street fair and expo featuring a to-be-announced lineup of music acts on the Music Matters stage. There will also be a film festival, a panel series, a live taping of 106 & Park and comedy by Cedric the Entertainer and friends. There will also be concerts by Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots and more at the Staples Center and Club Nokia. Ticket and show package prices vary. Purchase of Diamond VIP package includes access to BET Awards Red Carpet Pre-show + ceremony Sunday night.

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ART: The Armory Center in Pasadena holds its annual fundraiser "Monster Drawing Rally." The event features live-drawing by 100 artists set to the music of guest DJs Canyon Cody and Xandao. The event goes from 12:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is a $10 donation at the door. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase original art pieces created during the drawing rally for $75 a pop. More info and a full list of the curated artists is available at the Armory's website.

PARTY: B. Fresh Productions presents Digital Getdown, a DTLA art and music party boasting a "secret" location (you have to RSVP to find out where). The 21+ event boasts free drinks alongside the usual downtown event fare of food trucks, games, and installations by local artists. Party starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 early bird, $20 regular. RSVP via Facebook for location detail information.