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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: This is Your Library, LA

On Saturday, LA's Frogtown neighborhood hosts its 6th annual art walk. (Photo: Bill Lagattuta, one of the participating artists.)
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Looking for something to do in LA tonight? We've found a great lineup for you. The Academy screens a rare Hitchcock film; Lindy & Grundy, Charles Phoenix and more at the Central Library; Tubefiler celebrates Social Media Week; and Julie Salamon discusses Wendy Wasserstein at the Skirball. Read on for all the details.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presents the American “re-premiere” of the first three reels of the 1924 film, The White Shadow, thought to be Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest surviving feature film tonight at 7:30 pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. After the screening, Oscar®-winning actress Eva Marie Saint describes the remaining lost scenes. Michael Mortilla and Nicole Garcia will provide live musical accompaniment on piano and violin. Also screening are shorts: "Won in a Closet" and "Oil’s Well." Tickets: $5, $3 for Academy members.

Celebrating the Art of Femininity is a breast cancer fundraiser that benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The burlesque-themed event takes place tonight from 7-10 pm at Falcon Hollywood with a custom art exhibit by Se7en Deadly, live performance by the Hell’s Belles Burlesque dance troupe and liquid nitrogen cocktails by Chef Marcel Vigneron from Bravo’s Top Chef with the help of alcohol sponsors Grey Goose and Regional Tequila. Presale donation: $25, $30 at the door.

Another installment of This is Your Library takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library. The great lineup tonight includes talks by cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, butchers Lindy & Grundy, humorist Charles Phoenix, singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd and musical guests Bleached. Also, Dublab DJ’s, food from Café Bolivar and a full bar. If you can't make the event, stream it live on Yowie. Tickets: $15 General Admission / $10 Young Literati & Library Associates. $5 for the concert only / FREE for Young Literati & Library Associates (night of, at the door).

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Tonight LACMA hosts the performance Recycling: Washi Tales,which brings to life the human stories contained in sheets of “washi” (Japanese handmade paper) as it is recycled through time. The event is being held in conjunction with the current installation, Washi Tales: The Paper Art of Ibe Kyoko (on view through Nov. 28). The ensemble includes 15th generation Noh drummer, Shonosuke Okura, Biwa player Shisui Arai, vocalist Makiko Sakurai, performer Karen Kandel and actor Sonoko Soeda.

Author Julie Salamon (The Devil’s Candy, Hospital, The Christmas Tree) discusses her latest work Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein. The biography is a comprehensive look at on the most beloved and important American playwrights, Wendy Wasserstein. Salamon will talk about her work with Los Angeles-based journalist and bestselling author Barbara Isenberg. A Q&A and book signing follow the program. Free. 8 pm.Advance tickets recommended: Available on site at the Skirball, online or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849.

Tubefilter and Social Media Week LA present Gettin' Social in Online Video with panelists Amber Buhl of Klout, Garrett Law of Attention Span Media, Miles Beckett of EQAL and Greg Goodfried of EQAL. Moderator: Drew Baldwin, Tubefilter. Hosted by 7 pm. Tickets: $10.

*Pencil pick of the day

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