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Joe Satriani talks and plays at the Guitar Center on Sunset today. / Photo by Photo by db via LAist's flickr pool.

Zócalo’s lecture series continues tonight with “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Party of One” with Sacramento Bee columnist Daniel Weintraub. He’ll make the case that “Schwarzenegger's first four years as governor also represent an opportunity lost. The governor has squandered much of the advantage he once enjoyed with missteps, bad decisions, and poor execution.”

7:30 pm // Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium // 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles // Free, but reservations recommended.

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Rock guitarist Joe Satriani will perform songs from the upcoming album Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock. There’s also a Q&A and autograph signing tonight.

6 pm // Guitar Center Hollywood // 7425 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // Free

We think that Piano Spheres at Zipper Hall will feature a little more than “Chopsticks” at tonight's show. Guest performer Ursula Oppens plays a program that features composers Elliott Carter, William Bolcom, Joan Tower, Charles Wuorinen and Frederic Rzewski.

8 pm // Zipper Concert Hall @ the Colburn School // 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // $25.

The Hammer Museum screens I Walked with a Zombie (1943) by horror producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur in a retelling of Jane Eyre. A Canadian nurse (Frances Dee) is hired to take care of the lifeless wife of a plantation owner. Resorting to voodoo in order to find a cure, she soon realizes the terrifying truth about her situation.

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8 pm // Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

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