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Pencil This In: Old Pasadena Film Fest, Etsy Craft Night at CAFAM, Storytelling at UCB and Music under the Stars

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Here's what's happening around town tonight to help continue your Independence Day holiday. There's a James Bond double feature at LACMA, outdoor movies in Pasadena, salsa at the Autry, jazz at Descanso Gardens, KCRW DJs at the Hammer, storytelling at UCB, an Etsy Craft night and more. Read on for all the details.

The art exhibit ...Is James Bond is currently on view at LACMA’s Art of the Americas Building, Level 2. It focuses on the Bond films’ opening credit sequence created by Maurice Binder. The artistry of the opening credits are a “ground-breaking exercise of cinema as daring as the title character, calculated to immerse us in the sensibility of 007.” To coincide the with exhibition, LACMA also screens the Bond double feature Goldfinger at 7:30 pm and From Russia with Love at 9:30 pm. $10 for the film screenings.

The Old Pasadena Film Festival 2012 is a free, four-week movie series that begins tonight and continues on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July. Screening tonight at 8:30 pm is Batman (1989) at One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley.

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The Craft and Folk Art Museum holds an Etsy Craft Night: Zip Tie Accessories with Mark Montano tonight from 7-9 pm. Get arty and creative with zip ties to create bracelets, keychains and other accessories. RSVP suggested to $7/free to CAFAM. Includes materials, drinks and snacks.

The Hammer continues its celebration of Made in L.A. 2012 today. Look out for Zac Monday’s spontaneous performance pieces happen today until 8 pm, in which figures wearing the artist’s fantastical, hand-crocheted costumes present various scenarios in the gallery spaces. Then at 7 pm, the Hammer and KCRW continue the Made in LA: Music series with Chuck P. The galleries stay open late and there’s a cash bar available, too.

Young Empires, the Toronto-based band who teamed up with director Miles Jay, digital director Derek Blais and the digital design team at Jam3 to create the first-ever ‘Facebook Connect’ interactive video for their single “White Doves,” plays at the Bootleg Theatre. Humans opens for the band. $10. 9 pm.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA presents a set of storytelling in Small and Tall Tales tonight at 9:30 pm. Hosted by Jenna Brister and Margot Leitman, the evening features hilarious true stories of life changing moments with guest storytellers
and two audience volunteers. With DC Pierson (Mystery Team, Derrick), Johnny Pemberton (Whitest Kids You Know, 21 Jump Street) and Jennifer Semler (The Moth). Tickets: $5.

Dance to salsa music from Chino Espinoza y Los Dueños del Sonat at the Autry’s Sizzling Summer Nights from 6-9 pm. The evening also has hot-off-the-grill food, ice-cold drinks and spirits, open museum galleries, dance lessons and more. $10 for adults. Descanso Gardens continues its Music on the Main series with the Brazilian music of Dan Reckard and Bossa Zuzu from 6 to 7:30. The concert is free with Gardens admission: $6-8. Bring a picnic.

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