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Pencil This In: The Skirball Stays Up Late to Party, Cult Movie Art Show and More

Robert Bradenberg, who is part of the Crazy 4 Cult show tonight, finds paintings from swap meets and garage sales and paints over them to create his own work. (Photo: Courtesy of Gallery1988)
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There's something for everyone happening in LA tonight: Show at Barre previews its latest show on the Coen Brothers film music, the Skirball holds its first late-night party, the Art Deco Society picks a new place for its Cocktails in Historic Places and Gallery1988's Crazy for Cult 5 show opens tonight. Read on for all the details.

Show at Barre kicks off the latest show in its For the Record Series (which previously tackled Baz Luhrmann, John Hughes and Quentin Tarantino) by showcasing the songs and scenes from Coen Brothers movies, including O Brother, Where Art Though, Fargo, Hudsucker Proxy and The Big Lebowski among others. The latest iteration, conceived and written by Shane Scheel and Chris Bratten, begins preview performances tonight at 9 pm. The show officially opens on July 21.

ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood hosts a few Q&A sessions with director Michael Rapaport and editor Lenny Mesina for Rapaport’s “Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.” Tonight, Rapaport and Mesina will hold a session after the 7:50 pm screening and will be on hand to introduce the 10:20 show. On Saturday, Q&A sessions will be held after the 5:15 and 7:50 pm shows and will stay to introduce the 10:20 show.

The Skirball is holding a late night music and magic program—Into the Night—tonight from 9 pm to 1 am. Live sets by avant-garde rock trio Autolux, who headlines the evening, and indie-pop quartet Superhumanoids. KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez spins the tunes between sets. Magicians will stroll the grounds, the galleries will be open late and there will be all-night loop screenings of the rare Houdini serial Master Mystery (1920). Tickets: $15. 21+.

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We wrote a last week about Gallery1988‘s Crazy 4 Cult coffee table book that showcases the first four years of art that is inspired by or pays tribute to some of the greatest cult movies. Tonight, Gallery1988 on Melrose opens its 5th annual Crazy 4 Cult art show with a reception from 7-11 pm. More than 100 artists have created original artwork for the show. Artists include Robert Bradenburg who finds paintings and pictures at swap meets or garage sales and paints his own pop theme on the canvasses. If you can’t make it tonight, then go to the Crazy 4 Cult book signing on Sunday at noon with many of the artists in the book.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles holds its monthly Cocktails in Historic Placesgathering tonight from 6-8 pm at Villains Tavernin DTLA. 

Come dressed as you are or come all Deco-ed out...

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).

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