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Pencil This In: Wednesday
Remember Paul Potts? (See above video if you don't.) The portly car phone salesman from England who surprised everyone with an operatic voice on Britain’s Got Talent? and YouTube? Well, he’s singing at the Wiltern tonight to promote his debut album One Chance.
8 pm // Wiltern Theatre // 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $35-$50.
Calling all X-Files aficionados, series creator Chris Carter and executive producer Frank Spotnitz will be appearing in person tonight at Paley Fest, with additional panelists to be announced. The evening also includes a special sneak peek at the X-Files sequel.
7 pm // Cinerama Dome @ ArcLight // 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // $45-$60.
Wunderkind conductor Gustavo Dudamel returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform as a violinist with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a Chamber Music Society concert tonight. The program will include Strauss’ “Till Eulengpiegel-einmal anders!” , as well as two works by Mozart – “String Quintet in C major, K. 515” and” Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581.” Dudamel is scheduled to take the baton as the LA Phil Music Director in the fall of 2009.
8 pm // Walt Disney Concert Hall // 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // $22-$47.
The Getty Center presents a “California Video Screening Series” as part of the exhibition “California Video” (running until June 8). Each of the six screenings is organized by a guest curator and expresses an alternate view of the diverse history of video art in California. Tonight’s program “Memory Inversion” was curated by artist Rita Gonzales and includes videos by Lawrence Andrews, Steve Fagin, and Erika Suderberg, among others.
7:30 pm // Harold M. Williams Auditorium @ the Getty Center // 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles // Free.
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (AFI'S 100 years...100 movies)
As part of AFI’s “100 years…100 movies” series,” Alan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Menis being screened at the ArcLight Hollywood tonight. Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) uncover Watergate, the biggest political scandal in American history, when what appears to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party's national headquarters turns out to be a botched burglary authorized by the president.
9 pm // ArcLight Hollywood // 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // $14.
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