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Pencil This In: Downtown Art Walk, Youth Brigade Screening
The London Police / Carmichael Gallery
There’s a screening of the feature documentary Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade with live performances by Youth Brigade, 7 Seconds and Swingin Utters tonight at 7 pm at Nike Sportswear at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood. BYO Records, the legendary LA punk label, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the release of the 'Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records' 31-track compilation box set and documentary. The concert follows the screening. Tickets are $17. ART*
Tonight marks the 5th anniversary of Downtown’s Art Walk, where most of the Historic Core’s galleries and museums open their doors to the public for free. Tonight’s Art Walk features a few special treats including: Free guided walking tours departing from Clifton's Cafeteria (reservations required), a conversational salon entitled "Mysteries of Magic Revealed" also at Clifton's Cafeteria (5:30 pm). Live entertainment from the Ukulady, Crimebo the Clown and pals on the free Hippodrome shuttle circling Spring and Main Streets from 6-10 pm. The Bark Avenue Foundation will also have a station at 545 S. Main St. for those art walkers who might be interested in adopting a puppy or kitten, too.
For those who don’t feel like traveling downtown to see some art, theCarmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art has two shows opening tonight featuring UK artists. Painter Dan Baldwin will be showing new canvases, ceramics and a limited edition print, and the collective The London Police celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an exhibition of all new Hollywood-themed paintings, video and photography. Both shows run through Oct. 1.
The Ford Amphitheater throws us a bonus J.A.M. (Jazzed and Motivated) Session tonight focusing on salsa dance. Liz Lira, who has won five salsa world championships, leads “Salsa Under the Stars” from 7 to 10 pm. Two classes, one for beginners and the other for intermediate/ advanced dancers, run simultaneously from 7 to 8. Participants salsa dance on stage from 8 to 10 pm. Ah nothing like dancing under the stars - for free. Reservations can be made at www.FordTheatres.org.
In 421 B.C., the playwright Aristophanes (then 27) launched a “ribald and scathing theatrical assault on the entrenched military-industrial complex of Athens.” Tonight at the Getty Villa, the Chicano-Latino performance troupe Culture Clash and director Bill Rauch honor the revolutionary spirit of Aristophanes in a free adaptation of his zany, utopian escapade in Peace. Audiences should be prepared for scathing satire, profanity etc., not suitable for children. The performance begins at 8 pm. The production runs through Oct. 3. Tickets are $36-$42.
If you’re into fashion, then you need to be at one of Fashion's Night Out hubs tonight in LA. Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills has New York-themed food and drink and exhibition of photos by Norman Jean Roy. At Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue, designers from Whitley Kros, Rory Beca, Paige Premium Denim, Chan Luu and other labels will be offering demonstrations and styling advice. Koffeehouse productions brings live music by AM and Lelia Broussard to Fred Segal starting at 7 pm. Pete Wentz’s Clandestine Industries will also be there. From 8-9 pm, Pete will be playing the classic board game “Guess Who?” with customers who come out to support the line.
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