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Pencil This In: Downtown Film Fest; AXS TV Tribute Concert; Tig Notaro and an Ethan Hawke Double Feature

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight. Tig Notaro celebrates the release of her latest deluxe stand-up album; the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands AXS TV show’s second season kicks off tonight at the Roxy; the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles has both screenings and a filmmaker workshop tonight; there’s a square dancing J.A.M. session; and Gentlemen Halll and Royal Teeth headline It’s a School Night. Read on for all the details.

The Grammy Museum presents an evening with comedian Tig Notaro to celebrate the deluxe CD release of her latest stand-up album, Live. The album was recorded live at Largo, and Notaro will discuss her career, her battle with cancer, the album and participate in an audience Q&A. Live debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart, selling more than 100,000 copies. The Drop: Tig Notaro begins at 8 pm, and tickets are $20.

Mark Cuban’s AXS TV presents theWorld's Greatest Tribute Bands live from the Roxy. Hosted by Katie Daryl, season 2 kicks off tonight with a live show by Space Oddity: David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie. Doors are at 7pm, the show—which is televised—is at 8pm sharp…and all tickets are first-come, first-served. Free.

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Can you say school girl crush? The New Beverly screens an Ethan Hawke double featuretonight and tomorrow. Dead Poets Society (1989), which also stars Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles, screens at 7:30 pm. It's followed at 10 pm by Reality Bites (1994), which was directed by Ben Stiller and also stars Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Winona Ryder and Steve Zahn, among others. Tickets: $8 + service fee.

The Downtown LA Film Festival presents the workshop Building An Audience With Social Media tonight at 7 pm at Kleverdog CoWorking in DTLA. This hands-on workshop presented by Linda Nelson and Michael Madison, founders of Nelson Madison Films & Indie Rights, will teach attendees how to market their films through social media platforms, including a custom strategy based on the project’s production phase. Free, but RSVPs required.

Screening tonight at 7 pm at the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles is an Architectural Film Series, which focuses on “architecture, urban planning and environmental sustainability in the urban context.” Capacity examines the growth of DTLA, its planning and infrastructure. It’s followed by the West Coast premiere of The Human Scale, which examines life in urban areas, in which by 2050 80% of the world’s population will live. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. At the Downtown Independent Theater. Tickets: $13.

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. On tap tonight are live performances by Gentlemen Hall, Royal Teeth, Y Luv and Dreamers Dose and DJ sets by Sleazemore and Say Lou Lou. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

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The Ford Amphitheatre hosts afree J.A.M. Session tonight at 7 pm on Square Dancingwith Susan H. Michaels and Sausage Grinder. They promise that even those with two left feet will be swinging and do-si-doing to traditional American square dance music. Bring your dancing shoes, guitars, banjos and fiddles. Free, but reservations recommended.

*Pencil pick of the day

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