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Pencil This In: Tubefilter Tonight, Ai WeiWei Discussion and a 'Lucy' Celebration

This weekend, Rosegallery opened the exhibition 'Voyage en Egypte,' new photographs by German photographer Elger Esser. (Image: Gebel el-Silsila, Egypt, 2011, Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.)
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Monday, Monday. Here’s what we found going on tonight around LA: the Paley Center celebrates Lucille Ball; Tubefilter talks about cheating; NerdMelt’s “telethon”; a discussion on Ai Weiwei; Reel Talk screens Rampart; and It’s a School Night at Bardot features Daniel Lanois and Rocco Deluca! Read on for all the details.

It’s a School Night at Bardot in Hollywood features live sets by Daniel Lanois with Rocco Deluca (at 10:30 pm), Michael Kiwanuka and Bleached. DJ sets by Anna Lunoe, Clifton Weaver with KCRW’s Chris Douridas kicking things off at 9 pm. Free with RSVP.

The Paley Center celebrates the 100th birthday of comedic legend Lucille Ball and the Season Five DVD release of The Lucy Show with a premiere screening of Ball’s 1966 television special Lucy in London. Directed by Steve Binder (Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special) “this dazzling travelogue was filmed entirely on location in and around the UK capital at the height of mod and swinging '60s.” A companion documentary on the project will also be screened. There’s an on-stage conversation and audience Q&A with director Binder and other guests. 7 pm. Tickets: $15, $10 members

The film seriesReel Talk with Stephen Farber presents an advanced screening of Rampart tonight at 7 pm at the Wadsworth Theater. The drama focusing on a corrupt cop who’s falling apart during the Rampart police scandal. Starring Woody Harrelson with a supporting cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Ned Beatty, Robin Wright, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Ben Foster and Steve Buscemi. In conversation with Farber tonight: include producer Lawrence Inglee and actresses Brie Larson and Sammy Boyarsky, who play Harrelson's two daughters. Tickets: $22.

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Tubefilter presents the program Do Cheaters Never Prosper? Gaming the System in Onine Video tonight at 7 pm at Busby’s East. A panel explores the seedy underworld of "cheating” including category jacking and bait-and-switches, to alliances and straight-up bribery. Moderated by Drew Baldwin, Tubefilter co-founder of Tubefilter and Executive Producer of the Streamy Awards. Also on the panel: William Hyde, TheWillofDC and Benny and Rafi Fine, TheFineBros. Tickets: $10.

NerdMelt presents an 80s Telethon tonight at 8 pm. It’s a comedy variety show— with the cause of Save Save Murder Woods—featuring live sketch, video commercials, stand-up and musical acts. Featuring special guests Beth Stelling and Tyler Greene. Tickets: $10.

Tonight LACMA hosts a panel discussion on Ai Weiwei tonight at 7:30 pm. Three curators discuss the sometimes controversial art of Ai Weiwei, whose criticism of the Chinese government led to his arrest and his ban on taking his “subversive” messages to the media and Internet. The artist’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is on view through Feb. 12. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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