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Pencil This In: Gabriel Kahane at LA Phil, Tech Cocktails in Santa Monica and 'Art in the Streets' Film Premiere

Gary Polonsky's Geisha Tuna, 2011, at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica.
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New Exhibition at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station opens today featuring the work of artists Anne M Bray, Patricia Doede Klowden and Gary Polonsky focusing on American Obsessions: Food and Fashion. The exhibition will be up through June 18, with the opening reception on Saturday (May 28) and the artists panel discussion on June 1.

There’s a world premiere tonight for OUTSIDE IN: The Official Story of Art in the Streets at the Egyptian Theatre at 8 pm. The documentary film by Alex Stapleton, is a “celebratory and historical” examination of street art/graffiti through MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition. The documentary was created and produced at the Levi’s Workshop at MOCA and features interviews with Lee Quinones, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper and talking about their work and methods. The night will include a Q&A with the filmmaker and a after party with special guest DJ Shepard Fairey.

Gabriel Kahane is a singer, songwriter, composer with a classical music background. He’s often been compared to Sufjan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright and has collaborated with both musicians. Tonight, however, he dons his contemporary classical hat at the LA Philarmonic, where his song cycle Orinoco Sketches will be performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall with contemporary classical composer John Adams conducting. It’s the last concert for the season for the Green Umbrella concert series. Tickets: $42.75-61.25. Curtain at 8 pm.

Tech Cocktail holds its first LA-area mixer tonight at SOUTH in Santa Monica to spotlight and discuss what things are happening in the LA tech community. Mingle with other tech enthusiasts, developers, designers and social media experts as about a dozen emerging technology companies are showcased. 6:30-9 pm. $20 tickets available at the door (includes a couple drink tickets). 21+ to attend.

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