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Pencil This In: Art Openings, David O. Russell Double Feature and 'American Horror Story: Asylum' at PaleyFest

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Here's a quick list of things to do tonight to celebrate the end of a long week. We found a couple of interesting art openings, a new literary reading series happening in Echo Park, a great David O. Russell double feature and the closing night of PaleyFest. Read on for the details.ART
Flicker, an exhibition of black and white monochrome works organized by Jan Tumlir, opens tonight at 7 pm at Control Room in DTLA. Artists included in the show are: Justin Beal, Phil Chang, Eduardo Consuegra, Brendan Fowler, Mark Hagen, Nick Herman, Brian Kennon, Christopher Michlig, Katrina Umber, Kaari Upson and Bobbi Woods. The gallery says to come early to try the Flicker cocktail by Ivette Soler (the Liquor Witch). The show remains on view through April 28.

The New Beverly is showing a great double feature of films by David O. Russell (director of Silver Linings Playbook). First up is the director’s 1994 debut Spanking the Monkey with Jeremy Davies at 7:30 pm, followed by I Heart Huckabees (2004) with a cast that includes Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts and music by Jon Brion at 9:30 pm. $8.

The Hemingway and Pickett shop welcomes UK artist Al Murphy who presents new works that are based on imagined literature—from Love is Like Pastry by Jesus Christ and David Bowie's autobiography My Secret Life As A Lizard. Original paintings, prints and limited edition screen prints are available. Opening reception with the artist from 6-9 pm tonight.

Tonight at 8 pm, the Echo Park Film Center presents a new series: an evening of literary readings by members of the Voluptuous Third Eye Realist Observatory Club. Writers on the bill tonight are Steve Abee and Daniel Weizmann, with special guests to be announced. Suggested donation: $5.

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The PaleyFest closes tonight with a presentation / panel with the cast and creators from American Horror Story: Asylum. Scheduled to appear are the show’s co-creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk along with cast members Jessica Lange (Sister Jude Martin), Frances Conroy (Dark Angel), Evan Peters (Kit Walker), Lily Rabe (Sister Mary Eunice), James Cromwell (Dr. Arthur Arden), among others. If you can’t make it down to the Saban Theatre tonight, live streaming begins at 7:30. Tickets: $20-$75.

*Pencil pick of the day

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