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Pencil This In: Modorer's 'Metropolis' on the Big Screen at Cinefamily

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Here’s what’s going down in LA tonight. OMD—yes, the “If You Leave” guys— plays Club Nokia; Boston Court’s 4th annual art exhibition continues; Beyond Baroque welcomes poets Fred Maramarco and George Kalmar; and Giorgio Modorer's Metropolis on the big screen. Read on for all the details.

Time to bust out the Day-Glo! British synthpop group OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) performs tonight at Club Nokia as part of their History of Modern Tour, Part II. Doors at 8 pm and show at 9 pm. Washington opens for OMD. All ages show. Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes are back with new songs and classics. Tickets: $35-$38.50.

The 4th Annual Art Exhibition: A Three Day Exhibit/Offering takes over Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court in Pasadena featuring paintings, photography, sculpture and prints by noted local artists. Curated by curator Gabriel Cifarelli, the exhibition borrows themes of the play The Dinosaur Within, presented on Boston Court’s Main Stage, as a jumping off point to present works of art that explore themes symbols and icons of old Hollywood. Artists include Bruce Barton, Amy Bouse, Z. Clark Branson, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Pamela Mower-Conner, Michael Nelson, Alisa Newhouse, Alicia Savio, Lesley Siegel and Jaime Ursic.
 The exhibition is open until 11 pm tonight and runs through Sunday.

Tonight at 7:45 pm, Cinefamily screens Giorgio Modorer's Metropolis. The legendary alternate version of Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi classic is on the big screen for the first time in nearly 30 years. Composer Moroder provided a controversial pop score to Fritz Lang’s classic, including songs from Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson and more. In this 1984 version, missing footage was re-added, subtitles included and the film was manipulated to create a new film experience.The film runs through Tuesday at various times. Tickets: $10/free for members

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Beyond Baroque welcomes poets Fred Moramaro and George Kalmar tonight at 7:30 pm. Moramarco is the founding editor of Poetry International and Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University where he taught American Literature and Creative Writing. Though born in Slovakia, Kalmar has been living in LA in 1983 where he writes and publish his work, and is working on his book Longings. Admission $7, students/seniors/children $5.

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