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It’s kinda quiet on the event front, a perfect day to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. But if you're into going out tonight:

Southwest Chamber Music continues its Musical Imagination and Color series with a concert featuring 20th century composers, including Stravinsky, Milhaud, Berg, and Bartók. Violinist Lorenz Gamma, clarinetist Jim Foschia and pianist Ming Tsu are on the bill tonight.

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8 // Colburn School Of Performing Arts: Across The Street From Walt Disney Concert Hall // 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // $10-$38.

Experimental filmmaker Robert Nelson has a screening of his films tonight at REDCAT. The San Francisco native is known for his “prankster experimentalism and on-the-spot invention.”

8:30 pm // REDCAT // 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles // $9.

Barragan’s Mexican Restaurant in Echo Park has been around for more than 40 years. It’s popular with those eating on the cheap on Monday nights because of its $1 soft tacos.

Restaurant closes at 9:30 // Barragan’s Mexican Restaurant // 1538 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // Depends on how many you eat. Duh.

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As part of AFI’s “100 years…100 movies” series, the ArcLight in Sherman Oaks screens Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film is #31 on AFI's 100 Years… 100 Thrills list and #58 on AFI's 100 Years… 100 Cheers list. Now while we know that the film is Spielberg’s personal homage to the possibilities of space, time and imagination, etc., we still find the film a bit on the boring side and the ending a big letdown.

7:30 PM // ArcLight Sherman Oaks // 15301 Ventura Blvd. // $9.75-$12.75.

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