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Happy Earth Day, everyone! If you're looking for something tree huggy to do around town today, then read this post. Otherwise, keep reading below for other things to do tonight that aren't quite as green.

FILM
Black Orpheus (1959) was the 1960 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. It's an ancient love story set to a bossa-nova soundtrack by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfá. "The film re-imagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the slums of Rio de Janeiro during Carnivale."

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

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FOOD
The restaurant Melograno is celebrating Earth Day with a special tasting menu using the freshest locally grown seasonal organic produce, wild caught fish and naturally fed, free range game. The dishes are paired by our Sommelier Giuseppe with wines made by eco-friendly wineries that practice sustainable and/or biodynamic farming. The Meyers lemon tart for dessert is made from lemons from the chef's tree.

5-9 pm // Melograno // 6541 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles // $70 with wine pairings.

PHOTOGRAPHY*
Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho: "Heroes and Villains" opens in Culver City tonight and features portraits of some of LA's best-known artists: Shepard Fairey, Chris Anthony, Bigfoot, Herbert Baglione, Jaime Hernandez and others. The opening reception is tonight.

7 pm // Corey Helford // 8522 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

FILM
Timewave 2013: The Future is Now is an out-there documentary that features subjects such as "the shift of the ages, the galactic alignment, global warming, the pervasive role of the media in our lives, the mystic work of Benjamin Franklin, plus renewal of the American spirit and ultimately the transformation of humanity."

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7:30 pm // VIne Theatre // 6321 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.

THEATRE
"Cartoon Dump" is a twisted look at America's favorite Saturday morning pasttime. It's a live children’s show parody starring Compost Brite and Moodsy the clinically depressed owl. Together they teach the audience about "love, friendship and self mutilation." Classic cartoons curated by Jerry Beck are screened between sketches. April's special guests are The Sklar Brothers.

8 pm // Steve Allen Theatre @ the Center for Inquiry - West // 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.

*Pencil pick of the day

Photo by Elaine with Grey Cats via flickr.

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