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Pencil This In: Flux Screenings, 3DFF at L.A. Live, TarFest Art Show and Zoology Lecture by The Fontbron Academy

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Flux screening at the Hammer tonight includes Philipp Kaessbohrer’s 'Roland, I Feel You.' (Image courtesy of the filmmaker and Flux)
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It seems that everyone decided to hold an art opening or film screening tonight. Read on for our picks, including a Flux film screening, a 25 random things meme-based book, a zoology lecture by the Fontbron Academy and more.

FILM+MUSIC*
Flux and the Hammer Museum present the latest installment of its screening series that shows short films, music videos and introduces the people who make them. Tonight’s guests include Floria Sigismondi, Nabil, Todd Cole, Kahlil Joseph and Ryan Reichenfeld. The screening starts at 7:30 pm in the Billy Wilder Theater, and it’s followed by an after-party in the museum’s courtyard. Free.

LIT
Fallen Fruit artist and author Matias Viegener has written a book 2500 Random Things About Me Too, using the Facebook meme “25 Random Things” to present a moving and funny memoir of sorts. He reads from the book at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) tonight at 7. Also reading tonight is author Chris Kraus, who'll be reading from her latest book, Summer of Hate.

ART
The Miracle Mile’s arts and culture festival TarFest holds an opening reception tonight at from 6-10 pm for its 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition. Curated by Holly Harrison, Curatorial Administrator, Contemporary Art, LACMA, the exhibition features the work of 36 artists selected from 225 participants of the past nine years of TarFest’s juried art exhibitions. The show has been mounted at 5900 Wilshire Blvd, East Annex (Variety Building) and remains up through Oct. 6.

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MUSIC
The Easy Stars All-Stars, the NY-based band made semi-famous for their reggae tribute albums covering Pink Floyd, Radiohead and The Beatles, holds a show at the El Rey tonight to promote their latest release Thrillah, a tribute to the King of Pop. Joining them on the bill tonight is Passafire. Tickets: $20. 8 pm.

ART LECTURE
The art collective The Fontbron Academy presents the program Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack tonight at 7 pm at MOCA Grand Avenue. It’s part of the Academy’s performance series Lectures for Better Living (Through Art) that endeavors to “elucidate the many valuable life lessons that can be gleaned through a careful look at art history.” Learn about animal attacks, the reasons for them, how to defeat animals, common disguises of animals and most importantly, the “frequency of Avian Sexual Assault (ASA), and life in a post-animal world.” Free. No reservations required.

3D FILM
The fifth edition of 3DFF, the world’s largest all-digital 3D film, music and interactive festival, takes over Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, with additional events happening at various venues around L.A. Live, including the JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Club Nokia, The Conga Room and The GRAMMY Museum. Screening tonight: Dredd 3D, Spiders 3D and Experience Montreux, among others. Tickets vary for tonight’s event, but generally: $10 for a single ticket, $25 for an all day pass.

*Pencil pick of the day

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