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Pencil This In: Monday (The Sleepy Edition)

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This morning was a rough start for everyone and we still got a little sleepies in us, but we'll definitely be awake for these events tonight. After another latte.

The LA premiere of "The Axe Manual" happens tonight at Zipper Concert Hall as part of the Monday Evening Concert series. The program includes important recent works by British composer Harrison Birtwistle. "Lied," a sensual and mysterious duet written for Alfred Brendel’s 75th birthday, will be heard alongside the ebullient and rhythmic "Axe Manual" for piano and percussion.

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8 pm // Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School of the Performing Arts // 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. // $25 general admission/$10 students.

You have a hand at commenting on the Theatre of NOTE’s play selection this week and next. NOTEwood is their comprehensive series of public readings featuring new, original works. The 2009 season will be chosen from the 30 scripts selected to be read aloud at the year’s NOTEwood reading – but there’s a talk back session after each reading.

5-11 pm // Theatre of NOTE // 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. , Hollywood // Free.

Gregg Araki's landmark film The Living End has been remastered and is screening at REDCAT tonight with Araki there to chat about it. "Shot for a paltry $20,000, the racy, disturbing and unexpectedly romantic tale of the serendipitous meeting between two HIV+ gay men significantly changed the landscape of American independent cinema and put Gregg Araki on the map as one of the most original directors of his generation."

8 pm // REDCAT // 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles // $5-9.

The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles screens three of Werner Herzog's documentaries tonight, spanning his 40-year career. Herakles, his first film, (1962, 10 min. b/w, German w/English subtitles) looks at six of the 12 labours of Heracles, staring with shots of young male bodybuilders working out in a gym. Huie's Sermon (1980, 42 min, color, English w/German subtitles) was filmed in front of a live congregation in Brooklyn and follows the preacher's frenzy. Lessons of Darkness (1992, 55 min, color, German w/English subtitles) focuses on blazes in the oil fields of Kuwait.

7 pm // Goethe-Institut Los Angeles // 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $5.

We got a thing for postcards, and Coffee Chango in Echo Park continues its exhibit of postcards from the frontier underground by Ian O'phelan.

7 pm // Chango Coffee // 1550 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles // Free.

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