Pencil This In: A Screening of 'Sybil'; Erotic Fan Fiction Storytelling; a Brooklyn Music Festival and a Design and Type Talk
Yes, it's only Tuesday, but there's lots of great stuff happening in LA tonight, including a screening of the old TV miniseries Sybil with Sally Field; a design and type lecture by Jack Stauffacher; the LA Phil's Brooklyn Festival; the music from Quentin Tarantino films in concert; a variety show; erotic fan fiction and a screening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service with George Lazenby in person. Read on for all the details.MUSIC
For one night only, the For The Record series leaves its usual Los Feliz home for a performance of For the Record: Tarantino In Concert at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. The live concert experience brings life to Tarantino soundtracks, including the just added Django Unchained. Other songs come from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Four Rooms, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. The HOB is also offering Tarantino-themed food specials like "Aldo's German Scallops" and "Jackie's Hash Brown and Coddled Egg Skillet." Tickets to the concert: $22.50- $47.50. 8 pm.
SF-based printer Jack Stauffacher creates books and prints that “challenge the conventions of typography. His work explores the aesthetic potential of letterpress tools to activate the space of the page.” Tonight at 7 pm at LACMA’s Brown Auditorium, Stauffacher will be in conversation with fellow designer Chuck Byrne to discuss Stauffacher’s uses of type. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 LACMA members; free admission for DADC members and students with ID.
COMPETITIVE EROTIC FAN FICTION
Tonight at 9 pm, NerdMelt hosts an evening of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, a comedy show created and hosted by Bryan Cook. Tonight 10 comics write and perform erotic fan fiction pieces, based on their imagination or audience suggestions. Tonight’s guests are Kyle Kinane, DC Pierson, Kevin Biggins, Mike O’Connell, Matt Dwyer, Martha Kelly, Erik Allen, Robert Buscemi, Jan Davidson and Brock Wilbur. Tickets: $10.
The LA Phil kicks off the Brooklyn Festival tonight (through April 22) focusing on the NYC borough that has contributed a number of artists to American music. Tonight’s mix of experimental sounds, orchestral music and pop tendencies is part of the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella series performed by the LA Phil’s New Music Group. The program includes the world premiere of Matt Marks “mini-opera” Strip Mall and Tyondai Braxton’s "Central Market." Tickets: $26.50-$64.
Victory Lap, a comedy-music variety show of "comedy, music, magic and feats of strength" is at the Virgil tonight at 9 pm. Hosted by Seth W. Owen (Movie Night @ The Roosevelt) and Stuart Jenkins (Associate Producer, BBC America’s The Nerdist) the music’s provided by house band Warp Drive with Mark Wike of The Bogmen. The lineup includes Nick Thorburn of Islands and comedians Beth Stelling (Conan) and Matt Kirshen (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). There’s no cover, and the Virgil has great $5 premium cocktails. There’s valet so you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space in this neighborhood, which is a b!tch.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Downtown Glendale Association, Glendale Arts and Prospect House Entertainment continue its James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Series with a screening of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) at the Alex Theatre. George Lazenby
takes on the 007 role, and he’ll be at tonight’s event for a Q&A. Tickets: $15.
Open Show LA presents an event tonight at 7:30 pm at The Loft at Liz's with artists in the upcoming gallery's show ONE SHOT Spaces: Inside, Outside and the Spaces Between. Featured presenters tonight include: Helen K. Garber, Clayton Campbell, Ave Pildas, Louis Jacinto and Mark Steven Greenfield. The event is part of the Month of Photography in LA (MOPLA). A few appetizers and drinks is provided, but Open Show is potluck style, so please bring a favorite finger food or donation. Seating is limited, so RSVP on Facebook and get there on time for a seat.
At 7:30 pm tonight, Cinefamily screens a rare 16mm screening of Sybil, a “TV miniseries paean to the nuthouse blues.” Sally Field won an Emmy in 1977 for her role as 13 split personalities, from “a prim ‘n proper snooty girl, a suicidal freak preaching the end of the world, and even a regressed infant.” It’s three hours of scene-chewing goodness tonight. Tickets: $12/free for members.
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