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Pencil This In: Homeboy Industries Festival, Urban Homesteading, The Clash Tribute Nite, Grindhouse Films and Beer

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There's an inordinate number of events happening around LA tonight. Mindshare LA takes on the topic of Urban Homesteading; Homeboy Industries holds a music and film fest; The Satellite celebrates Joe Strummer's birthday; a nature program on road kill and more. Read on for all the details.

FESTIVAL*
Homeboy Industries presents its first Music & Film Festival tonight at 7:30 pm the Ford Amphitheatre. The evening features live performances by Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party (featuring former members of Oingo Boingo); a DJ set from KCRW’s Raul Campos; and a screening of Freida Lee Mock’s new documentary G-DOG. Tickets: $45; VIP tickets: $155.

SALON
Mindshare LA Summer Sessions presents the program Urban Homesteading - Power to the Maker tonight at Salvage Bar. Speakers include: Lara Hermanson, urban farm consultant, Farmscape Gardens, on Let Your Land Be Productive Again - The Easy Way; Michelle Rainville, co-founder and educator, Mobokashi, on Ferment Your Way to Better Soil; and Susan Rudnicki, head of Education, Backwards Beekeepers, on Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles. Doors and happy hour at 7 pm. Program begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20.

FILM
The Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly screens rare 35mm prints of bizarre exploitation films that feature deadly women. Screening at 7:30 pm is the action-horror film Devil Woman (1974), followed at 9:30 pm by the “sex-crazed and blood-thirsty Daniela in the insane Italian film" The Legend of the Wolf Woman (1976). All tickets: $8.

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BEER
Tonight at 6 pm, Little Bear in DTLA presents the beer program Discover the Wild World of Brett. They’re letting customers build a flight of beers (6 oz.) fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces. They’re offering Anchorage Brewing’s Chardonnay Barrel Aged Whiteout Wit; Allagash’s Confluence Ale; New Belgium Brewing + The Lost Abbey’s Brett Beer & Mo Betta Bretta; Sierra Nevada + Russian River Brewing Company - Brux; and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales - Seizoen Bretta (being poured on draft & from the bottle).

ROAD KILL
There’s an interesting but somewhat gruesome topic tonight at Temescal Canyon Park at 7:30 pm: Splatter Spotter: Exploring and Predicting Road Kill in the Santa Monica Mountains. Dr. Sean Anderson, CSU, Channel Islands, has studied road kill around the world, deciphering what it all means. He’ll discuss how our own roads affect the local wildlife and how we can prevent roadkill. Meet at Woodland Hall. Free program and parking.

DANCE
Tonight at 6:30 pm, the Annenberg Beach House presents a Dance Workshop with Choreographer in Residence Sheetal Gandhii. She began her residency on July 23rd to create a new site-specific dance piece on the Beach House grounds that will be presented on Sept. 28-30. Tonight, she guides visitors through an exploration of the relationship between drumming, moving, and singing. No experience necessary, open to all ages. Free, but reservations recommended.

MUSIC
In honor of Joe Strummer's birthday, The Satellite hosts a Clash Tribute Night tonight with about a half-dozen bands playing a couple covers each. Performers include Joey and Andy from The Henry Clay People, The TC4, Duniven, The Bixby Knolls and Outernational. Free. 21+ event.

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ODDS N ENDS

*Pencil pick of the day
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