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Pencil This In: Buddy Guy at the Grammy Museum, Shepherd Fairey Art at Subliminal Projects and Jonathan Franzen at ALOUD

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Fred Mortagne's Untitled, 2003, is one of works available in LACE's Back to School Sale tonight.

Fred Mortagne's Untitled, 2003, is one of works available in LACE's Back to School Sale tonight.

The Grammy Museum welcomes blues great Buddy Guy tonight at 8 pm. Guy will be interviewed by museum’s Executive Director Robert Santelli to discuss his career and his upcoming new album Living Proof. There will be a Q&A with the audience before Guy takes to the stage for a couple of songs. Tickets: $20 (general public), 2 for 1 (Museum members only special). FILM
We have a soft spot for Hitchcock films and tonight the Aero Theater kicks off a screening series of the director’s Technicolor films. Tonight’s double feature screens Hitchcock’s last film, Family Plot (1976) at 7:30 pm with Bruce Dern, William Devane and Karen Black. That’s followed by Rope (1948), his long-take adaptation of Leopold & Loeb’s thrill murder. Discussion between films with Karen Black and Bruce Dern (schedule permitting). $11.

There’s an opening reception tonight for the show Printed Matters by Shepard Fairey at Subliminal Projects. This exhibition focuses on the the “importance of printed material and incorporates every variety of Shepard's printed works, works on wood, metal, album covers, and fine art collage papers.” There will also be a book signing for Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art. Reception: 8-11 pm. The exhibition runs through Oct. 9.

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Family Bookstore is holding a launch party for two new books from Fantagraphics Books: Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird by Tony Millionaire and Prison Pit vol 2 by Johnny Ryan. 7 pm.

LACE is holding a “Back to School Art Sale” offering the work of Laura Owens, Julian Hoeber, Nayland Blake, William O'Brien, Olga Koumoundouros, Steve Roden, Lezley Saar and more. The artwork will is available for sale before the event on a first come, first serve basis. At François Ghebaly Gallery in Downtown LA. 7-9 pm. Tonight only.

The ALOUD series welcomes author Jonathan Franzen to the Aratani/Japan America Theatre tonight at 8 pm. He’ll be in conversation with LA Times columnist Meghan Daum, and the two will discuss Freedom, Franzen’s first novel since The Corrections. $25 general admission; $17.50 Library Associates.

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