Pencil This In: Monday
Anatomy Riot is an almost-monthly series of dance/performance works and videos in a casual atmosphere. Tonight is the 21st installment curated Meg Wolfe and featuring Rebecca Alson-Milkman, Catch Me Bird Dance Theater, d. Sabela Grimes, Arianne Hoffmann, Tekla Kostek, Dance Good Damn it, Sohini Ray and Mitsu Salmon.
8 pm // The Open Space // 209 S. Garey Street , Los Angeles // $7.
Arthur Magazine hosts a double feature at the Silent Movie Theatre tonight. The theme is euphoriants. First on the bill is ‘60s satire Work is a Four-Letter Word, where the protagonist puts his mushroom growing habit above everything else – even his wife. Milos Forman’s Taking Off is about runaway kids in New York and the parents tracking them down. But during the search, the parents discover the joys of ‘60s counterculture – sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. There’s a DJ playing during the intermission and a discussion led by filmmaker Mike Mills, journalist/historian Paul Cullum and Arthur editor Jay Babcock.
8 pm // Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // $10.
Take another shot of liquid courage and step up to the mike. Bigfoot Lodge – the little old log cabin-esque watering hole in Los Feliz – boasts the largest song catalogue in LA with more than 11,000 songs. Tonight is theme night.
10 pm // Bigfoot Lodge // 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles // free.
FILM (Option 2)
The description of Caramel makes it sound like the Steel Magnolias of Lebanon. “In director Nadine Labaki's charming feature debut a Beirut beauty salon plays unassuming stage to the lives of five vibrant women whose adventures in life and love encapsulate the sensual, cosmopolitan rhythms of the surrounding city.” But it's been getting good buzz, so see for yourself.
7:30 pm // Billy Wilder Theatre at the Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $7-$10.
At the Groundling Theatre tonight is “Mad TV’s Striking Writers Save the World” – to benefit the show’s out-of-work writers.
8 pm // Groundling Theater // 7307 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles // $20.
Tonight's the opening reception of World Press Photo 07 at USC Annenberg -- the only western U.S. stop of the international exhibit that showcases the year's best photography and photojournalism. Here's what LAist had to say about last year's show.
5 pm // USC // Annenberg East Lobby // Free (but RSVP here)