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Pencil This In: Art Opening at Family, A Fishbone Documentary, LACO Goes Baroque and a Mindshare Event

There's a screening and Q&A session with Fishbone tonight at the Echo Park Film Center. (Photo: John Scarpati)
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A number of eclectic events are happening around LA tonight. We found an art opening and book launch by Ashely Macomber at Family; a baroque program by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Percival Everett and Steve Erickson at ALOUD; a Fishbone Q&A and documentary; and a Mindshare Event. Read on for all the details.

The Echo Park Film Center hosts a screening tonight at 8 pm of Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and band members. Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the documentary charts the band’s rise from the streets of South Central LA and the fall just as they were about to make it big. The film also features Flea, Ice-T, Gwen Stefani, Perry Farrell, Bob Forrest, Branford Marsalis and George Clinton. If you can’t make it tonight, the film also screens at the EPFC on Saturday at 8 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Family bookstore on Fairfax holds an opening reception tonight at 7:30 pm for a book launch, signing and an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Ashely Macomber in the show, Afternoon. The exhibition is up through March 9. The works are also featured in the collaborative project 'Afternoon', a limited-edition book/vinyl EP with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, published by Black Tent Press.

Tonight at 7 pm, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) continues the exploration of Baroque dance, its connections to the court of Louis XIV and the intriguing social and political implications associated with the style. The artists and musicians share their insights about baroque style from the stage and answer audience questions. The program includes Vivaldi’s Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, Op. 1, No. 12, “La folia” (“Madness”); Ganspeck’s Overture in A major for Viola d’Amore and Violin; Soler’s Fandango in D minor, S. 146; and selections from Campra’s Les fêtes vénitiennes (“The Venetian Festivals”) and L’Europe galante (“Galant Europe”). A pre-concert begins at 6:30 pm. At Zipper Concert Hall. Tickets: $50; some $10 student rush tickets might be available tonight.

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The Story Project (TSP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering students' lives through the art of storytelling, is holding its first storytelling fundraiser tonight from 7:30-9:30 pm in Culver City. Titled “Producers,” the evening features stories from Mace Neufeld (Invictus, Patriot Games, The Hunt For Red October), Denise DiNovi (Crazy Stupid Love, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Victoria Alonso (Thor, Iron Man, The Avengers). Tickets: $150 at the door. At the Redd Collection.

Mix, mingle and learn while sipping on cocktails at tonight’s installment of Mindshare LA tonight at the The Mezz Bar of The Alexandria Hotel tonight. Beginning with a happy hour at 7 pm, the program gets underway at 8:30 pm under the theme Relate:Reframe. Topics and speakers include: The Bizarre World of Animal Relations by Andrea Choe, postdoctoral scholar at Caltech; Social Media and You: A Love Story with Alie Ward, writer and “drink concoctioneer” and The Relationship Revolution with Reid Mihalko, co-founder and CTO, Escape Dynamics LLC. Tickets: $25.

The ALOUD Series at the Central Library presents the program Two Novelists on Memory, Identity, and Place with Percival Everett and Steve Erickson, who’ll be in conversation with Brighde Mullins, director, USC Masters in Professional Writing Program. Everett’s murder mystery Assumption and Erickson’s postmodern novel that focuses on an “enigmatic search for an adopted black daughter’s past” explore themes of race, character and the places in which they reside. Free with RSVP.

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