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Pencil This In: Hip Hop Photo Exhibit, Harold and Maud Screens in Pasadena and Jazz at Descanso Gardens

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Bring a picnic to Descanso gardens and enjoy a jazz on the main lawn. | Photo by khannis via LAist's flickr pool.

Bring a picnic to Descanso gardens and enjoy a jazz on the main lawn. | Photo by khannis via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight Harold and Maud--one of our favorite movies--screens for free at One Colorado Courtyard in Pasadena. It’s a May-December rom-com between a 19-year-old boy obsessed with death and a 79-year-old woman with a passion for life.

It’s time for another round of “enlightened debauchery” tonight at Club 740 in downtown LA with the folks from Mindshare. Topics presented include Design at the Molecular Level, Interactive Plants and Nina Hartley talking about sex. After the speakers, there’ll be dancing, DJs and interactive art. Tickets: $30. There are limited student tickets available. Email for more information.

Things Done Changed is a photo exhibition featuring the works of Paul Chan that opens today at P.I.A. in downtown LA. His collection includes classic images of influential hip hop artists from the 90s, including Big Pun, Birdman, Dr. Dre, Nas, The Neptunes, Snoop, Slum Village (with Dilla) and others.

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The Egyptian Theatre hosts the L.A. Premiere of 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams at 7:30 pm. In this sequel, “The Southern residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic Guts N' Glory Jamboree on the road to Iowa.” Director Tim Sullivan and cast members will be in attendance for a discussion about the film. After party for all ticket holders at Les Deux Cafe. Tickets: $11.

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) returns to the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight at 7:30 pm for a limited engagement of The Sleeping Beauty. Led by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, five casts will dance the full-length production with Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes leading the cast. Runs through Sunday. Tickets: $30-$120.

Descanso Gardens Summer Jazz Series--The Evolution of American Jazz--continues tonight at 5:30 pm. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy jazz on at Descanso Garden’s main lawn. Tonight’s band is the John Reynolds Trio who’ll be playing Tin Pan Alley jazz. Free, with admission ($8 general) to the Gardens.

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga present an evening of original music with Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer and company members Melora Marshall and Matt Van Winkle. Come listen to the music while watching the sun set in the canyons between the Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura freeway). 8 pm. Tickets: $10.

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