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Pencil This In: Aerialists and Opera at Fais Do-Do, Projections at Space 15Twenty, Cocktail Hour at the Peninsula

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Pro'jekt LA Summer Series continues at Space 15Twenty tonight at 8 pm. Projected photographic images have been organized under the theme of Dusk: A Collection of Portraits, Cityscapes and the Night Time Urban Experience. Photographers include: Thomas Michael Alleman, Ryan Schude, Natalie Franco, Leanne Mueller, Jacviera Estrada, Angelica Hoyos, Cathy Immordino, Troy Paiva, Carl W. Hendle, Bil Zelman and Dove Shore. Music will be provided by DJ Valida of School Nights, KCRW and much more. Projections begin at sunset. 
RSVP to summerseries@luciefoundation.orgCOCKTAILS
To prep forFood & Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills (Sept. 2-5), there’s a Cocktail Hour at the Roof Garden of The Peninsula Beverly Hills tonight. Half-price cocktails, wine and beer will be available between 5-7 pm. Cocktail hour guests will have the chance to buy Taste of Beverly Hills tickets at a discounted price.

There’s an Aboveground Animation show tonight at Show Cave with experimental shorts by contemporary animators including Sarah Chacich, Martha Colburn, Kathleen Daniels, Bruno Dicolla, Barry Doupe, Erin Dunn, Casey Jane Ellison, Steve Emmons, Lauren Gregory, Clara Kim, Amy Lockhart, Seth Scriver, Jim Trainor and Lale Westvind. Reception starts at 8 pm and the screening follows at 9 pm. $5.

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The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth
, a contemporary chamber opera by composer Veronika Krausas, premieres tonight at 8 pm with an opening night gala at Fais Do-Do. The story follows Lady Macbeth’s “metamorphosis from greed for power through conflicting feelings over the murder of Duncan to further her husband’s political position, and ends with her final descent into madness and suicide. She is accompanied by three witches, mirrored by the acrobatic crows—representing fate—who provide a neutral commentary to her monologues. “ $100 for tonight's gala. $45 adults/$25 students for performances from Friday through Sunday.

It's time for the lastSunset Concert of the summer at the Skirball tonight at 8 pm, featuring the “joyous high-energy dance music with pulsing beats” from the 11-piece Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, made semi-famous for the “Obama for Change” video. 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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