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Pencil This In: DTLA Art Walk, Hanoch Piven Lecture at the Skirball and Latina Drag Queens

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Art Walk takes over Downtown LA tonight. | Photo by nomsnotbombs via LAist's flickr pool.

Art Walk takes over Downtown LA tonight. | Photo by nomsnotbombs via LAist's flickr pool.
LACMA continues its Conversations with Artists series tonight at 7 pm. LACMA curator Leslie Jones will interview artist Robin Rhode, whose exhibit Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode is on view at the museum through June 6. “Rhode will talk about his experience growing up in South Africa, recent work, and the site-specific performance created at LACMA for the exhibition.” The event will be held at the Brown Auditorium. The discussion is free, and tickets will be available one hour before to the program.

Artist Hanoch Piven lectures at the Skirball Museum tonight at 7:30 pm to celebrate the opening of the exhibition: Making Faces: Playful Portraits of People You Know by Hanoch Piven. The illustrated lecture will cover his one-of-a-kind art and notable career, and he’‘ll discuss how he "draws with objects," finding just the right item to define a personality. Tickets: $12 general; $8 members; $6 full-time students.

The Downtown Art Walkis tonight and among all the art openings and events, here are three that piqued our interest. First hit up Doug Davis’s Inking Outside the Box, which features his editorial cartoons and illustrations, tonight from 7-9 pm at Take My Picture -- Gary Leonard’s Gallery. The Crewest Gallery celebrates Revolutions tonight from 6-9 pm. The exhibit examines the history of the “graffiti, fashion and cultural revolutions in New York City birthed, nurtured and maintained by The Cool Five aka TC-5.” There’s live painting and airbrushing at the event tonight. After the Art Walk, there’s Drink and Draw Social Club at Casey’s Irish Pub between 8 pm and 2 am.

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Chico’s Angels are a trio of comedic Latina drag queens Kay Sedia, Chita Parol and Frieda Laye. In the live show Chico's Angels: Pretty Chicas All in a Row, the three work for pennies for their unseen boss. They take to the stage tonight for a drag queen/three stooges version of Charlie's Angels. The show runs Thursdays to Sundays through April 18 at Cavern Club Theater inside the Casita Del Campo Restaurant in Silver Lake. Tonight at 8 pm. Tickets: $30.

Tonight at 7:30 pm the popular seminar Navigating the Film Festival World returns to the Egyptian Theatre [Spielberg Theatre]. The evening will focus on festivals beyond Sundance. Film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director Of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films) will offer practical skills to navigate the world of festivals to maximum effect.

Tonight from 6-7:30 pm there’s a Spring Sweep Vegan Cooking Class with Melissa Costello, owner of Karma Chow, at the Whole Foods Market on National. She’ll teach how to make vegan dishes that help cleanse the body. Dishes include lemony artichoke dip, spring veggie stir fry with ginger apricot sauce, raw kale salad with fennel in a miso vinaigrette and chocolaty crispy rice squares. Free.

Tonight Munky King holds an opening reception for 18X24, a solo exhibition by David Flores. Curated by Zury Ponce, the exhibit features a collection of 18x24 water color paintings, custom vinyl and an exclusive print release. The reception is from 7-10 pm, and music will be provided by DJ Colby. 18x24 runs through April 1st.

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Check out LAist’s film calendar, too.

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