Pencil This In: Monday
Childhood obesity is rampant, and junk food contributes to a lot of it. Though these fries look oh...so...good. / Photo by Steve Beger Photography (Beger.com Productions) via flickr.
The LA Phil’s free “Neighborhood Concert” series brings music to local schools, churches and other local venues. Tonight, classical music fills St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Ticket requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-hour concert performance is presented without an intermission. Parking is available at 2727 West Pico Blvd (corner of Pico and Fedora) and also at 15th St. and Mariposa (free).
8 pm // St. Thomas the Apostle Church // 2760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.
UCLA Film and Television Archive’s occasional series "The Movie That Inspired Me" continues tonight with Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars). Now the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation, Lasseter will be in attendance, screening Dumbo (1941) and a special program of animated shorts for the evening. The Archive’s Honorary Chairman and series curator Curtis Hanson hosts.
7:30 pm //Billy Wilder Theater @ the Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $9
School food is a major part of many children's diet, and, for many, it's not doing their health a lot of favors. There’s a panel discussion tonight at the Center for Healthy Communities to figure out ways to make school food healthier – and not the Diet Coke and Twix Bar lunches we had. Schools need to do something since childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing. Moira Beery, program manager for the farm to institution project at Center for Food & Justice, will moderate the discussion.
5:30 pm // Center for Healthy Communities @ The California Endowment // 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles // Free.
Cole Porter’s 1950 musical Out of This World hits the stage tonight in Glendale. His popular tunes from this show include: “Use Your Imagination,” “Nobody’s Chasing Me,” “I Am Loved,” “Cherry Pies Ought To Be You” and “From This Moment On.”
7:30 pm // Alex Theatre // 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale // $38.
The film Bagdad Café is an unlikely story of friendship between a Bavarian housewife (Marianne Saegebrecht) and a burned-out inn-keeper (CCH Pounder) in the Mojave Desert. “It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky vision of America as a land with room for self discovery and individuality.”
7 pm // Goethe-Institut Los Angeles // 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles // $5.
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