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Pencil This In: The Bootleg's Monday Night Bazaar, Free Admission to LACMA and Walking the Room Podcast Live

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The dark, genre-bending documentary 'The Ambassador' screens today at Cinefamily. (Image: Courtesy of Drafthouse Films)
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If you're not laboring today, we found a few options for you to check out around LA. Kitten begins its month-long residency at the Bootleg Bar (which also inaugurates a local craft fair tonight); free admission at LACMA today; a podcast taping tonight with comedians Greg Behrendt, Dave Anthony and Bill Burr; and provocative comedies screen at Cinefamily. Read on for all the details.

MONDAY NIGHT BAZAAR*
If you didn’t get enough music at FYF this weekend, the Bootleg Bar hosts an evening of local music and crafts tonight. Kitten, with 17-year-old Chloe Chaidez, begins its month-long residency, playing with AB & the Sea, Sky Ferreira and Spaceships. The bar also launches a local market with artisans and vendors selling their crafts and wares. Already on board tonight are Observe the Found, Crucible Crow, Dani Makes, Taxi CDC, The Steel Age, Wots New Pussycat, Cassandra Caswell, Jen Cervelli, Golden Lili, My Grandma's Closet, Fruits of My Obsession and and Suli Eco Artisana. Doors at 8 pm. Free. 21+ show.

COMEDY
Comedians Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony step out of Behrendt’s closet (where they usually tape) to record their Walking the Room podcast live tonight at 7:30 pm at NerdMelt. Joining the duo is special guest comedian Bill Burr. Tickets: $10.

ART
General admission to LACMA is free today, beginning at 11 am, thanks to Target. Bring the family down to explore the textile exhibition Stitching Worlds: Mola Art of the Kuna, which combines Panamanian indigenous art with modern pop culture themes. Live performances by Rogelio Mitchell & Friends at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. Free, but general admission ticket required.

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FILM
Cinefamily screens two of the summer’s more interesting films today, beginning with The Ambassador at 3 and 7:30 pm. It’s a performance piece/documentary of sorts—think Borat for intellectuals—that explores the blood diamond industry and corruption in the Central African Republic through razor-sharp wit. Also screening today at 5:15 is Klown, a comedy about two Danish friends who do wildly inappropriate stunts throughout the country. Tickets: $12 for each show; free for Cinefamily members.

*Pencil pick of the day

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