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Pencil this In: Thursday

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Newspapers, like the LA Times, will be very very different in a few years. Hear it from the Times' editor in chief tonight. / Photo by Omar Omar via flickr.

BENEFIT*
Buy a date for a great cause. Team in Training's Westside Marathon & Triathlon Teams are hosting a "bachelor auction" tonight to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check the beefcake at www.bachelorforbid.com. How can you resist such descriptions like: "Joel is a Texas cowboy who would love to lasso your soul." Bidding will start at $50 a bachelor and includes an awesome date package: helicopter rides, Catalina day trips, exclusive restaurants, etc. Buy your tickets in advance because this event is expected to sell out.

7 pm // Busby's East // 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $30.

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TALK
The Los Angeles Press Club and the Media Image Coalition hold a discussion “May Day Melee – One Year Later” tonight. Panelists, including Pepe Barreto, entertainment reporter for KMEX-TV, Yareli Arizmendi, cowriter of A Day Without a Mexican screenplay and a senior rep from the LAPD, discuss the immigration rally and violence. It will also touch upon the representation of Latinos and immigration issues. RSVP to MayDayRSVP@AFTRA.COM or call 323.634.8263. Leave your Name, Contact Information, and Number of Attendees

7:45 pm // Los Angeles Press Club // 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

FILM
Arthur Magazine presents a “Folk Americana” Thursday night series at the Silent Movie Theatre. The films shown will trace the roots of American folk music and the singers, songwriters and musicologists who passed the tradition on from generation to generation. Tonight’s screening is Alan Lomax: Songhunter, focusing on the collecting work of Lomax who is most famous for his recordings from the deep South from the 1930s-50s at penitentiaries, plantations and farms of the Mississippi Delta.

8pm // Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // $10.

POETRY
Poet Heather McHugh reads her poetry at the "Hammer Readings" series. Her books include Eyeshot, The Father of Predicaments and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993.

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

CLASSICAL
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents "Baroque Conversations" at Zipper Hall tonight. Musicians will introduce the pieces and share their insights. Afterwards, there's a Q&A period to answer everything you wanted to know about the Baroque, the pieces or chamber music in general. ***The event is sold out, but call 213 622 7001, x 215 to be placed on a waiting list for tickets.

TALK 2
New LAT Editor Russ Stanton will probably have a lot to say at Zócalo tonight. He'll talk about the ups and downs of the newspaper business; his vision for LA's paper of record; and the journalistic challenges in a new media culture. Reservations are recommended.

7:30 pm // Autry National Center // 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles // Free.

7 pm // Zipper Hall @ the Colburn School // 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // Call for prices.

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Also: As featured yesterday, the Downtown Art Walk is today from 12 to 9 pm.

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