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Get Out: Elvis Presley's Birthday at the Echoplex, Dangerous Ideas at MOCA

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ROOTS: The 25th Annual Elvis Birthday Bash at the Echoplex is going on today from 4 pm until 10 pm. There are no Elvis impersonators or oldies bands—just active musicians actives on the local roots scene paying homage to the King. There are more than 30 musicians showing up. The list of artists is here but there could be surprise guests. The all-ages event costs $20, which will go to benefit the LA Mission. For more information, visit the Echoplex's page.

POLITICAL: There will be a film screening at MOCA downtown today "Dangerous Ideas: Political Conceptual Work in Los Angeles, 1974-1981," which is being co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum. The films show how artists in the 1970s merged their video or film work with political concerns. The films being shown include "Vicarious Thrills" (Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren, 1979) (restored print from the Academy Film Archive), "Opposing Views" (Tom Leeser, 1980) and more. The screening starts at 3 pm, and it's free. For reservations, call (213) 621-1736 or e-mail For more info, visit MOCA's website.

AND MORE: Today is also the last day that Blue Palms Brew House will be open, and the Mr. Brainwash show has been extended for one day more beginning at 2 pm.