Pencil This In: Monday
Imagine a stadium full of knitters tonight! / Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via LAist's flickr pool.
The Ford Amphitheatre is holding class tonight. Its “J.A.M. Sessions” will teach singers and musicians of all levels (string and chord instruments) learn how to transform a pop tune into a modern classical arrangement. At the end of the session, all will perform the song together with musicians from the upcoming “Notes From The Edge” concert at the Ford.
7 pm // Ford Amphitheatre // 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East , Hollywood // Free.
High Noon, a classic good guy vs. bad guy Western, will be shown on the big screen in Seal Beach tonight. See Gary Cooper play a marshal who’s abandoned by his deputies and the rest of the town when an outlaw returns. Grace Kelly plays his wife, and she’s luminous on screen – even in black and white.
8 pm // The Bay Theatre // 340 Main St., Seal Beach // $6-$8.
Claire & Josh Hate Themselves But Love Each Other returns for its monthly engagement at the Steve Allen Theater. Starring comedians Josh Fadem and Claire Titelman, the show's described as a "tea-party/love comedy where the bizarre and the mundane intertwine. Two young people struggle to connect amidst a pile of dirty laundry neuroses, self-help telemarketing, competitive kiss blowing, bad dates, non-sex tapes and middle school slow dancing."
8 pm // Steve Allen Theater at the Center for Inquiry - West// 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood // $10.
The 6th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival began yesterday and runs until Saturday night. The mainstage tonight features "The Armando Show w/ The cast of Reno 911!" (Carlos Alazraqui, Kerri Kenney, Robert Ben Garant, Denise Nash), where one suggestion from the audience sets off a chain of improvisation. Heads up: Later in the week, the cast of The Real World, Andy Richter, Drew Carey, the cast of Super Troopers and some of The Office take the stage.
8 pm // I.O. West // 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.
STITCH N' PITCH
Ok, after you've had your fill of Gordon Biersch garlic fries and Dodger Dogs, what else is there to do, really, at a Dodger game? How about a little knitting? Crochet? "Stitch N' Pitch" brings together baseball and the needle arts. Bring your friends and supplies - and beginners are welcome. The Stitch N' Pitch organization is partnering with the Needle Arts Mentoring Program to raise funds and awareness for the program, which mentors children in the needle arts. Lower reserve section seats are at a discount for stitchers.
7:10 pm // Dodger Stadium // Elysian Park, Los Angeles // $16.
*Pencil pick of the day