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Pencil This In: Film on Wheels, LA Art + Vinyl Collection Exhibit Opens, Drink at R Bar for WWF + Gulf Coast Recovery

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The La Collection: Rainbow Arabia/Nosaj Thing

The La Collection: Rainbow Arabia/Nosaj Thing
Tonight marks the first 2010 Filmmobile Summer Screening Series, presenting The Decay of Fiction at 3333 Wilshire Blvd at Catalina at 8 pm. Brought to use by the Echo Park Film Center, the Filmmobile, an eco-friendly cinema and film school on wheels (@EPFCFilmmobile). Filmmaker Pat O'Neill will be on the bus in person to present the “haunting meditation on The Ambassador Hotel.” Free. ART
IAMSOUND Records presents The LA Collection Art Opening tonight at Space 15Twenty in Hollywood. The exhibit is based on a series of 7-inch vinyl releases between some of LA's exciting and up-and-coming artists, including artists such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Local Natives, Dead Man's Bones, Fool's Gold, Imaad Wasif, Nosaj Thing and many others. All of the 7-inches feature artwork by LA artists Ingrid Allen & Elisa Saether, and all of the text on the releases are handpainted by Aaron Rose. The evening will feature featuring live performances from LA Collection artists Imaad Wasif and IO Echo, as well as DJ sets by Signals and IAMSOUND(System). 7-10 pm.

The Rachel Rosenthal Company's TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theater Ensemble collaborates with special guest artist George Herms. You never know what will happen with this theater ensemble--and neither do they. TOHUBOHU is about total free improvisation. The opening performance begins at 8:30 pm tonight. Additional performances on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20.

On the second and last Friday of the month, there are free music concerts at California Plaza Downtown. Tonight’s Friday Night Session lineup includes Ralpheene at 5:30 pm, with the Hunting Accident at 6:30 pm and the New Limb at 10 pm.

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The first-ever New Media Film Festival starts today and runs through Sunday in Downtown LA. The festival showcases films produced in both nontraditional (3D, RED, mobile, web) and traditional media. (Hint: Tubefilter readers can save $2 off any single program ticket with the code T200 or $5 off any day-long or weekend pass with T500.)

R Bar in K-town is holding a benefit for the Wildlife Foundation tonight starting at 7 pm. Bring cash and drink up because 10% of the proceeds for tomorrow night go to the WWF--and lord knows they'll need it for Gulf Coast recovery from the BP fiasco. On another note: Bigfoot Lodge is holding its 11th Year Anniversary Party tonight. $5 Jameson all night long. Resident DJ Mike spins all of Bigfoot's favorite tunes of the past decade starting at 10 pm.


Kicking In is a short story collection from LA-based author Richard Wirick. It’s a “compilation of dark, edgy tales from the barricades, boldly chronicling the outer limits of drug culture.” He reads from the book tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup.

> Watch World Cup matches at lunchtime at The Paley Center for New Media in Beverly Hills for free, beginning today and running through July 11.
> LA Pride festival and parade is this weekend in WeHo
> And because we love this project: LAXART Superclogger will be entertaining people on the 110 N & 110 S Fwys (Between Downtown and Hollywood) during rush hours.

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