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Pencil This In: Classical Music with Mona Simpson, the Getty's College Night, Ozomatli and Liquid Tax Relief

Roger Kuntz's 'Inside Out,' 1961, is currently on view at the Getty. (Image: Courtesy of Maureen Murphy Fine Arts and Mary Kuntz, © The Estate of Roger E. Kuntz)
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Here’s what’s happening in LA tonight: There's a mix of history, literature and classical music by LACO on the Westside; it's College Night at the Getty; there's liquid tax relief available tonight; Ozomatli in a benefit concert; and Greg Proops takes over Cinefamily for his film podcast recording a screening of a thriller from the 1970s. Read on for all the details:

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) teams with novelist Mona Simpson to explore the relationship between “Music & Story." The Westside Connections chamber music series takes place at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica tonight at 7:30 pm. The program features Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata” and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer.” Simpson offers her insights into the history of both pieces. Tickets: $50.

The Getty Museum hosts College Night tonight from 6-9:30 pm. Local college students get a chance to enjoy the museum at night, with special tours of the galleries, interactive art projects and live music by Cayucas and Trackstars. Many of the activities are a complement to the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, which features iconic modern architecture in the City of Angels. Free admission AND parking. Attendees get a ticket for one free non-alcoholic drink and food item, and other food and drink will be on sale. Reservations are encouraged.

The 1933 Group’s bars offer liquid tax relief tonight from 7-9 pm (while supplies last). Each bar has designated a signature cocktail for $1: Bigfoot West, Damm the Man: Whiskey, Hot Damn Liqueur, Coca-Cola on ice; Thirsty Crow, Refund Rum Old Fashioned: Zaya Rum, bitters and sugar; Oldfield’s Liquor Room, Triangle Revolt: House spiced rum, Laird’s Apple Brandy, fresh lime juice, pineapple gomme syrup, Apple & Angostura Bitters; La Cuevita, The Write-Off: Strawberry & basil infused vodka, fresh lime juice topped with soda; and Bigfoot Lodge, Tax Day Daiquiri: Pyrat Rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup.

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The Pasadena Playhouse stages a one-night only concert featuring LA’s own Ozomatli. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit The Playhouse’s Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project. The evening features all-new music from their upcoming album. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which include a Café Con Ozo meet and greet with the band members featuring Ozomatli's Ozo Espresso. 7 pm. Tickets: $30-$75

The Greg Proops Film Club screens The Taking of Pelham One Two Three tonight at 7:30 pm at Cinefamily. Proops records his podcast The Greg Proops Film Club, first talking about and deconstructing one of the great thrillers from the 1970s. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is about twisted gunmen who hijack a subway train, and ransom the lives of the hostages by threatening to kill one every minute. Proops doesn’t talk over the movie like Doug Benson Movie Interruption. Tickets - $12/free for members.

*Pencil pick of the day

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