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Pencil This In: 'Nosferatu' Screening, Lucent Dossier and an Art Party

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Hello, Friday! A lot of great events are happening tonight: Nosferatu with live score screens in Pasadena; Lucent Dossier takes over The Palace Theatre; 9 Circles is at the Bootleg and LACMA holds a panel discussion on the work of Tim Burton. All the details follow so read on.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents the classic silent film Nosferatu (1922) with a live musical score performed by bassist Tom Peters tonight at 8 pm. Nearly 90 years later, this unauthorized adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula—directed by director F.W. Murnau—still stands as one of the most important German Expressionist horror films.

Lucient Dossier Experience—the avant-garde performance troupe—takes over The Palace Theatre tonight at tomorrow for elaborate 90-minute shows. The Experience combines live music, aerial stunts, dance, art, theatrics, comedy, fire and more. The evenings also include a silent art auction to benefit Brent “Shrine” Spears, who is currently recovering from a near fatal accident. Tickets: $20-$135.

Playwright Bill Cain’s 9 Circles opens tonight at 7:30 pm for a limited engagement at the Bootleg Theater. The production, directed by Justin Zsebe, stars actor Patrick J. Adams (from USA’s Suits) as Army Private Daniel Reeves, a young soldier who returns home from active duty only to find himself in a fight for his life as he’s prosecuted for crimes committed Iraq. 9 Circles runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 12. Tickets: $25 with $18 discounted tickets for students/seniors/military with valid ID.

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LACMA hosts the panel discussion Behind the Scenes: Bringing Burton’s World to Life tonight at 7:30 pm. On tonight’s panel are Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman, Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood and Academy Award-winning art director, sculptor, installation designer and production designer Rick Heinrichs. The trio will discuss how they helped bring Burton’s vision into films such as Vincent, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood and more. The discussion will be followed by a rare screening of Edward Scissorhands. Tickets: $10 general admission; $7 LACMA members, seniors (62+) and students with valid ID; $5 for Edward Scissorhands only (approx. start time 9 pm).

LA Canvas, a bi-monthly arts publication holds an “;80/20” event tonight at 8 pm. Its headquarters will be transformed into a pop-up gallery featuring original works by 30 of LA's best street artists. 80 percent of sales will go back to the artists while 20 percent will go to the Inner City Arts Foundation. Tonight’s party sounds so rad: music, free swag, a skate ramp, open bar and guests including Mr. Brainwash, Shepard Fairey and others. You have to RSVP in order to obtain the party’s location.

*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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