Pencil This In: 'Annie Hall' Outdoor Screening, The Hitchcock 9 Continues, Bugs Bunny and Friends Mix it up at the Bowl
Here’s our short list of happenings in LA tonight: The Hitchcock 9 film series continues LACMA (which is open extra late tonight); Looney Tunes cartoons and the LA Phil mix it up at the Bowl; art openings at La Luz de Jesus; a new comedy club opens at Hollywood and Highland; a free, outdoor film fest opens in Pasadena; and Silver Lake has a free and family-friendly new music series. Read on for all the details.
The Hitchcock 9 film series, co-presented by The Academy, continues tonight at LACMA with two of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film thrillers. Up first at 7:30 pm is The Lodger: A Story of The London Fog. It’s an “atmospheric thriller” about a Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer that borrows from German Expressionist film. it’s followed by Downhill at 9:30 pm, in which a rugby star and model student is accused of getting a girl pregnant. He’s expelled, disowned by his family and begins a decent into the seedy underbelly of Marseilles. Tickets: $12, $9 LACMA members, students, and seniors, $5 Academy and LACMA Film Club members. This is not a double feature—all of the films in the series are individually ticketed. Get there early enough for a little jazz in the courtyard beginning at 6 pm with Larry Nash & the Jazz Symphonics.
LATE NIGHT ARTS
Beginning tonight and Fridays through Aug. 30, LACMA keeps later hours. During Summer Late Fridays, BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion are open until 11 pm, which means you might get a chance to see one of their great current exhibitions: James Turrell: A Retrospective; Hans Richter: Encounters; The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA; Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It; Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and the Broad Art Foundation; and Chris Burden's Metropolis II.
The LA Phil’s summer concert series begins tonight at 8 pm at the Hollywood Bowl with two nights of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, George Daugherty conducts a live orchestra playing scores to classic Looney Tunes cartoons that are screened on the Bowl’s big screens. The evening also includes two new 3D theatrical animated shorts. Tickets: $21.50-$142 (+service fees).
The Old Pasadena Film Festival begins tonight with more than 20 (mostly outdoor) free screenings throughout the month of July. Expect both classic and new crowd-pleasers at the largest open-air film fest in California that’s expected to draw up to 10,000 attendees. Screening tonight at 8:30 pm in the One Colorado Courtyard is Woody Allen’s Annie Hall (1977).
There’s an opening reception tonight from 8-11 pm at La Luz de Jesus Gallery for its latest group show, featuring the following artists and their exhibitions: Derek Harrison: L.A. Woman; Click Mort: Mutatis Mutandis; Mel Weiner: Esther Milkfat and Other Characters; and Jasmine Worth: Cultus Sanguine. The show is on view through July 28.
The Silver Lake Social—a new family-friendly (and free) music event—takes over the Sunset Tirangle Plaza tonight from 8-11 pm. Acoustic performances by The Secret Life of Songs, Andrew Sheppard & the Gallivants and TJ Stafford. Bring a chair, blanket and your family and friends.
The new comedy club Inside Jokes opens tonight at 9 pm inside the TCL Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland. The evening of standup—Russell Simmons Presents All Def Digital Comedy (A-D-D)—is hosted by Chris Spencer, creator of BET's The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Tickets: $20-$200. The show is 21+, and there’s a two-drink minimum.
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