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Pencil This In: New Show at Gallery1988, a Moonlight Hike, Walk the Moon in Concert, a Death Salon and Lionel Richie

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Happy Friday! Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight—music by Walk the Moon with the Mowgli’s at the Palladium; Lionel Richie closes his fall tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Gallery1988 opens a new art show; the LA Phil offers a great dinner/concert pairing; a moonlight hike; and a death salon. Read on for all the details.

Tonight Gallery1988 (West) opens the show Crazy 4 Cult Presents...Say Hi to the Bad Guy with a reception from 7-10 pm. The art included in the show celebrates the unsung hero of the Crazy 4 Cult series: the villain. More than 50 artists created paintings, prints, sculptures and plush “inspired by some of the meanest people ever seen in movies, TV and commercials.” The show runs through Nov. 9.

The band Walk the Moon plays the Hollywood Palladium tonight with supporting acts The Mowgli’s and Smallpools. 8 pm. Tickets: $35.

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Tonight at 8:07 pm (we don't get it either) at The Bootleg Theater, the Order of the Good Death presents Death Salon Cabaret, a public event that explores cultural practices surrounding death, while demystifying the process simultaneously. Tonight’s theme is The Uncommon Corpse, featuring lightning talks, music and short films that address the idea of the “rare corpse that will not simply fade into the background of history…” Speakers include Lindsey Fitzharris, Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow and host of the upcoming documentary Medicine’s Dark Secrets; Paul Koudounaris, author of The Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies; Jeff Jorgenson, owner of Elemental Cremation & Burial and advocate for green death practices; Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses; Sarah Troop, host of The Cabinet of Curiosities Podcast, and Joy Nash an LA-based actor. There are musical performances by composer/storyteller Jill Tracy. Death Gospel troubadour Adam Arcuragi wraps up the evening. Tickets: $15.

Tonight at 6:30 pm, join in two-hour a full moon hike in Franklin Canyon. Explore nature by the light of a full moon and see the canyon in a different light. Meet at Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Free.

We love Lionel Richie’s music...and tonight he closes out his All Hits All Night Long tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Opening the evening is Dumpstaphunk—Ivan Neville's New Orleans funk collective. Doors at 7 pm with the music starting at 7:15.

The LA Phil has partnered with some of DTLA’s great restaurants for dinner and concert packages. The Get Your Phil program features a prix fixe dinner for only $32 per person (including tax/tip, doesn't include alcoholic beverages or the concert). Tonight’s restaurant is Chaya Downtown, and the concert program focuses on Debussy & Bartók. Some of the bundled packages (dinner and concert) start at $50 per person. The package also includes a presentation about the concert by a special guest and a member from the LA Phil.

If you're beat and feel like vegging in front of the TV tonight, IFC has a great comedy block tonight beginning at 10 pm with Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang featuring guest star Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Aukerman's musical partner in crime, Reggie Watts. It’s followed at 10:30 pm with the series premiere of The Birthday Boys, the comedy team who got its start at UCBLA.

*Pencil pick of the day

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