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Pencil This In: Projection Night Under the Stars, Sunset Concerts at the Skirball, Short Film Fest

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Photo by Andy Sternberg via LAist's flickr pool.


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PROJECTIONS*
Pro'Kekt LA' summer series kicks off tonight at Space 15Twenty for our outdoor projections under the summer night sky. The lineup features the work of Giant Artists roster with a focus on music photography. Projections begin when the sun goes down. Free with RSVP to summerseries@lucieoundation.org. 
7-10 pm.

MUSIC TALK
The Grammy Museum hosts the panel discussion Girl Rock Nation: Inspiration from Industry-Leading Female Musicians tonight at 7:30 pm. Carla DeSantis moderates a panel discussion with music's leading ladies. "This event marks the official launch of Girl Rock Nation, Fender’s new advocacy initiative with the goal of starting a revolution by empowering women to participate in music. Participants include musicians Alicia Warrington (The All-Girl Boys Choir, The Gore Gore Girls, Kelly Osborne), Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Mona Tavakoli (Raining Jane) and Radical Classical. Admission is free; reservations required.

FILM
The LA Shorts Film Festopens tonight and runs through July 30 at the Laemmle Sunset 5. The festival is the largest short film festival in the world with 285 film screenings and nine days of educational panels, and events. The opening night program tickets are $30 with a reception at Libertine afterwards.

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ART
The exhibition Unnatural Acts at LACE Gallery, which runs through Saturday, takes its name from the historic collaborative writing marathons led by Bernadette Mayer and others in NYC during 1972-73. Unnatural Acts explores the themes of hunger, war, and desire through public acts of collaboration. The exhibit is open until 5 pm, with the street performance of 4000 Words 4000 Dead by Jennifer Karmin from 5-6 pm.

MUSIC TALK
The Grammy Museum hosts the panel discussion Girl Rock Nation: Inspiration from Industry-Leading Female Musicians tonight at 7:30 pm. Carla DeSantis moderates a panel discussion with music's leading ladies. "This event marks the official launch of Girl Rock Nation, Fender’s new advocacy initiative with the goal of starting a revolution by empowering women to participate in music. Participants include musicians Alicia Warrington (The All-Girl Boys Choir, The Gore Gore Girls, Kelly Osborne), Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Mona Tavakoli (Raining Jane) and Radical Classical. Admission is free; reservations required.

MUSIC
It's time for a Sunset Concert at the Skirball tonight at 8 pm, featuring the Hungarian Gypsy folk music of Parno Graszt. According to the Skirball, "For more than twenty years, this lively group of eight musicians has shared the soulful—and danceable!—musical traditions of the Romani people. Don’t miss seeing them perform on a mind-boggling array of instruments, including guitars, double bass, tambura, accordion, spoons, water cans, and milk churns." It's free and no reservations are needed. But seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking: $5 per car carrying three or more people, otherwise $10 per car.

*Pencil pick of the day

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