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Pencil This In: Saturday
Who is brave or foolish enough to go out tonight? No, seriously. Why do you want to leave the house? There are some things to do if you are so inclined (queue writer's raised eyebrow).
The renowned Alan Broadbent Trio plays two sets tonight at the Jazz Bakery.
8 & 9:30 p.m. // The Jazz Bakery // 3233 Helms Ave. // (310) 271-9039 // $25
Quentin Tarantino hosts a LACMA screening of South Korea's much-lauded film Secret Sunshine, which is about a young widower from the city of Seoul who moves to her late husband's rural hometown with their only child. "Jeon Do-youn, voted ‘best actress' at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, gives a remarkable performance as a fragile woman who faces daunting obstacles in her attempt to create a new life." The screening is to be follwed by a Q&A session with director Lee Chang-dong.
7:30 p.m. // Los Angeles County Museum of Art // 5905 Wilshire Blvd // $9
Painter Karen Liebowitz's show Leviathan opens tonight at Rosamund Felsen's Bergamot Station gallery. Her work deals with "the vast spiritual and sexual implications of the biblical Leviathan, a gargantuan sea monster." Opening reception is tonight; the show runs until Feb. 9.
5-7 p.m. // Rosamund Felsen Gallery // 2525 Michigan Ave. // Free
DVD-AT-HOME-NIGHT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE KEATON
Celebrate actress Diane Keaton's birthday tonight by renting a couple of her greatest films. We suggest making a double feature by picking from some of her best work, like her 1977 Oscar-winning performance in Annie Hall, Manhattan, Something's Gotta Give, or The First Wives Club. If you can find your VCR and a place to rent VHS tapes, look for the overlooked Shoot the Moon and the phenomenal (and kitschy/disturbing) Looking For Mr. Goodbar, neither of which are out on DVD (for shame!).
Anytime // Your place // A few bucks for rental