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Pencil This In: 'European Bailout' Art, Zoo Music, Lucent Dossier and More

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There is simply too much to do tonight in LA. We have a mother of a list for those who live on the Eastside/Westsiiiide or parts in between. There's tons of free music happening outdoors, a great art opening on Abbot Kinney, an encore of The Clock screens at LACMA, Frysmith pulls up for the night at Breadbar in Culver City and oooh so much more. Read on for all the details.

Detail from Christian Marclay's 'The Clock,' 2010. (Image: Christian Marclay, courtesy of White Cube, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.)
The newish Post No Bills print shop on Abbot Kinney opens the European Bailout Show tonight with a reception from 7-10 pm. The group show includes both original and limited-edition works of 10 innovative European artists including JR, Stanley Donwood, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, Mode 2, Paul Insect and Zevs. While you’re at the show, check out the shop’s outside wall done by Portuguese artist Vhils. The exhibition runs through Aug. 28.

If you missed it the first time around, then check out the 24-hour screening of The Clock starting at 5pm in the Bing Theater at LACMA. While the screening is free, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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There are more than 2 million open jobs in America, many of which are in computer-related industries. Because of the demand by employers is great, business leaders are pushing for immigration reform to allow more technically skilled workers into the US to fill the jobs. A panel discussion by Good and University of Phoenix at Creative Artists Agency, Ray Kurtzman Theater, addresses how to develop a workforce that can meet the technology and engineering needs of Los Angeles' business community. Moderated by Ben Goldhirsh, CEO and Co-Founder of GOOD, panelists include Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing Blair Smith, Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology; University of Phoenix; Bernadette Lucas, Principal, Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet; Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Eric Garcetti, President, L.A. City Council. Free RSVP. $10 parking.  

The electro-dub cirque Lucent Dossier Experience presents a new show tonight to celebrate the 100th birthday and recent renovation of Downtown’s historic Palace Theatre. The 90-minute performance blends music fire, art, color, music, alchemy and magic with flying aerial arts. One night only. Tickets: $40-60.


It’s classic rock night at the LA Zoo for Music in the Zoo featuring cover bands playing the music of the Beatles, Grateful Dead, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, the Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Eagles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Elton John, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Loggins and Messina, Journey, Queen, Styx and Foreigner. There will be beer and wine bar and tons of foods available for purchase. Admission for the zoo’s non-members is $17 for adults and $11 for children ages 6 to 15. Kids 5 and younger are free. And don’t worry, they’re making sure that the animals don’t get freaked by all this crazy human music.    


As part of Breadbar’s Hatchi Truck Stop series, the Frysmith chefs create an eight-dish menu that highlights fry-centric meals at Breadbar Century City from 6-11 pm tonight. The dishes ($8 each; $32 minimum purchase) on the one-night only menu include: Kimchi Fries with Kurobuta Pork Belly, Rajas Fries with Shawarma-marinated Steak and Ultimate Fries with hand-cut Kennebec Potatoes fried in Duck Fat and topped with Fleur de Sel and Truffle Bacon.

The Hammer Museum’s music series Also I Like to Rock continues tonight at 7 pm with a set by The Pavement- and Tom Petty-influenced rock of L.A.’s the Henry Clay People and the acoustic harmonies of Lady Danville. KCRW DJ Chris Douridas spins tunes between sets. Admission is first come, first-served until maximum capacity. Park for $3 under the Hammer after 6 pm.

The free Culver City Music Festival continues tonight at 7 pm at the courtyard of Culver City City Hall.The acoustic Celtic band Molly’s Revenge with special guest vocalist Christa Burch. And if Banghra is more your style, head over to another Skirball Concert series event tonight at 8 pm with music by Red Baraat, which fuses Banghra style beats with New Orleans infused brass. Free, but parking $10. Cash only.

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