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Pencil This In: Free Admission at LACMA, Inara George and Friends in Topanga and a New Casa Vega Happy Hour

Becky Stark and John C. Reilly are just two of the performers joining Inara George at Theatricum Botanicum today. (Photo: Kim Zanti).
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Happy Labor Day, everyone! If you have time in between cookouts or just want to skip 'em all together, we found a few things to do tonight, including free LACMA Mondays, Inara George in concert and the Five Minutes Game at Cinefamily. Read on for all the details.

It's a Target Free Monday at LACMA, which means that there's free access to all museum galleries. There’s a performance at 2:45 pm by La Santa Cecilia, named after the patron saint of musicians. The music’s a hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. Tickets are required. (Does not include free admission to the exhibition Tim Burton or any specially ticketed exhibitions.) LACMA closes at 8 pm tonight. 

Casa Vega in Sherman Oakskicks off a new happy hour tonight from 2:30-7 pm and again from 10:30 pm-2 am. The 55-year-old Mexican restaurant will offer 50% off all appetizers, $4.95 House Margaritas and a 20% discount on select bar items. Late night happy hour includes a 20% discount for ALL beer and cocktails, too.

Inara George brings together a bunch of friends today for atribute concert to Burt Bacharach and Hal David at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. They’ll reinterpret songs like Walk on By, What The World Needs Now is Love, Wishin and Hopin’, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head and more. Musicians on the bill include: Eleni Mandell, John C. Reilly, Julianna Raye, Becky Stark, Dan Bern, Bryony Atkinson, Mike Viola and many others. The music starts at 2 pm. Tickets: $40/$25.

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The Cinefamily puts a spin on its Labor Day tradition tonight at 6 pm with The Five Minutes Game, Jr.: All Insane Kids' Films Edition!(It's not recommended for children 16 and younger.) They screen the first five minutes of 15 movies (many of which are not on DVD). The audience votes on what film to watch in its entirely. Tickets: $10/free for Cinefamily members.

*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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