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Pencil This In: 'Step Brothers' Art Show; the Old 97's at the El Rey; and a Silent Film on the Streets of Echo Park

A 'Step Brothers' art show opens at Gallery1988's Venice location tonight. (Image: Anthony Petrie, courtesy of Gallery1988)
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TGIF! Are you staying in town this Labor Day Weekend? If so, we found a few events happening around town tonight that'll make your mini-staycation worth it: Gallery1988 (Venice) opens a Step Brothers art show; the Old 97's play like its 1997 for two nights; the Echo Park Film Center's Filmmobile screens a Mack Sennett silent film; the Craft in America Study Center holds a window concert; and a few other odds and ends. Read on for all the details.

Tonight, Gallery1988 (Venice) celebrates its four-year anniversary by opening an exhibition dedicated to Step Brothers—the film the gallery’s staff once deemed, "the greatest movie ever made." The opening reception is from 7-10 pm tonight with works from more than 50 artists, all of whom used Brennan Huff and Dale Doback as their muses. The show runs through Sept. 22.

The Old 97’s open a two-night stand at the El Rey Theatre tonight. During this tour, they’re playing the 1997 CD Too Far to Care in its entirety, along with another set of other Old 97’s favorites. Lead singer Rhett Miller also does a solo set and the Nashville garage rock band Those Darlins opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets: $27. All ages.

To honor the 100th anniversary of Mack Sennett’s founding of Keystone Studios in Edendale, the The Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile screens The Little Tramp tonight at 8 pm at First and Broadway in DTLA. The Charlie Chaplin classic is introduced by Dino Everett, the Punk Rock Archivist, and accompanied by live music by Josh Gerowitz and friends. Free screening with free popcorn to boot.

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The Craft in America Study Center holds another window concert tonight at 8 pm. Pack up Your Sorrows #2 welcomes back Terry de Castro (The Wedding Present); Maggie Hasspacher on bass/vocals; Christina Carroll on percussion/vocals, October Crifasi on Ukulele/guitar/vocals; and Geoff Maddock (Goldenhorse) on guitar/vocals for an evening of covers and originals.


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