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Pencil This In: Art Exhibitions at Family, TAG Gallery, Gavin Newsom at ALOUD and Llyn Foulkes and The Machine

Family opens an exhibition by the DFW collective tonight. (Image: Courtesy of Family)
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Lots of cool artsy stuff in LA tonight, from group show openings at Family and TAG Gallery; a panel discussion in death and dying; a Llyn Foulkes performance; Gavin Newsom in conversation on people, government in the digital age and a free screening of 'Koch.' Read on for all the details.

Family bookstore on Fairfax presents the opening of a group art exhibition D.F. Double Universe, curated by the DFW collective, tonight from 7-9 pm. The show remains on view through March 26. Artists include: Isaac Lin, Jesse Geller, Dan Murphy, Jessica Ciocci, Ken Kagami, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Rose Luardo, Jacob Ciocci, Andrea Sonnenberg, Rebekah Maysles, Thom Chow and Quan Ly.

ALOUD at the Central Library welcomes Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom tonight for Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age tonight at 7:15 pm. He’ll be in conversation with Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times columnist & radio host, as they discuss people’s relationship to a modern, digital government and Newsom’s book Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age. Standby only.

Tonight at 7:30 the Hammer Museum presents Llyn Foulkes and The Machine, in which artist Foulkes performs on his renowned Machine, “a one-man apparatus created by the artist featuring horns, cowbells, organ pipes, percussion and more.” The presentation is being held in conjunction with the Hammer’s current exhibition, Llyn Foulkes.

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There’s a free screening tonight of Koch at the Laemmle's Playhouse 7 in Pasadena at 7:30 pm. Mayor Ed Koch ruled NYC from 1978 to 1989 with a “ferocious, charismatic and hilariously blunt” personality. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky crafts an intimate portrait through interviews and rare archival footage. RSVP required.

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents the panel discussion You Haven't Lived Until You Die: Perspectives on the End of Life tonight from 7-8:30 pm. The conversation will tackle the topics of “aging gracefully and dying with aplomb” featuring panelists: Tim Tattu, artist and Registered Nurse, Oncology-Pallative Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center; Glen Komatsu, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice; and Rie Nørregaard, Founder and CEO of Omhu, a design company that creates products to support people's changing abilities throughout life. Tickets: $10.

TAG Gallery opens new exhibitions today featuring Don Adler: Color for Stone; Alain G. Rogier: New Work; and Betty Sheinbaum: Snapshots. The opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5-8 pm. Each of the shows are on view through March 23.

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