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Pencil This In: 'Breaking Bad' Show at Gallery1988, Everything Is Festival's 'Show and Tell,' and Free Music

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It's Monday! Here's what's happening in LA tonight: Free music shows at the Bootleg and Bardot; the Everything Is Film Festival continues; Gallery1988 opens a Breaking Bad-themed show and music and dance lessons from Veracruz. Read on for all the details.

Cinefamily’s Everything Is Festival 2012 edition continues tonight with an evening of Show & Tell. It’s a series that asks artists, filmmakers, musicians and others to divulge their “deepest, darkest media obsessions” by digging into their closets to share whatever video or audio ephemera they want. Cinefamily’s guest tonight is Joel Hodgson—creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Cinematic Titanic—who’ll bring his collection of ventriloquist dummies, but also various TV pilots he’s been involved in over the years. $14. 8 pm.

Gallery1988 Melrose opens a special exhibit tonight from 7-10 pm of 17 Breaking Bad limited-edition screenprints, releasing the final one at the opening. Dozens of new pieces, inspired by the show, will also be unveiled. The show will be up at the gallery this week only, through Aug. 26, and closed tomorrow.

Singer-songwriter Ryan Darton, formerly of SLC’s Kid Theodore, is at the Bootleg tonightto support his upcoming first solo record, I Am A Moth. Also on the bill are LA native Holly Conlon and trio Ertel. DJs spin between sets. Free. 21+. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.

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It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Playing live are Everest, Lucy Schwartz, Sierra Noble (LA debut) with DJ sets by Midnight Magic and Justin Cornwall. 10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

The Ford Amphitheatre’s J.A.M session takes participants on a journey to Veracruz, Mexico, tonight at 7 pm with the help of dancers from Resurrección Mexican Folk and musicians from Conjunto Tenocelomeh. Session participants can learn traditional Veracruz dances or listen to the son jarocho music. All ages. Free.

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