Pencil This In: Friday
Join Bugsy Siegel and a host of other dead celebs for a Ramones tribute tonight at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. / Photo by Fire Monkey Fish via LAist's flickr pool.
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE*: Obey and Z-Trip are throwing a Barack Obama fundraiser at the Echoplex tonight. DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey), Troublemaker and other special guests will also be in attendance. The first 100 arrivals at the 18+ party will receive Fairey’s Obama “Hope” poster. Tickets are $20.
RAMONE REMEMBRANCE: Friends and fans of the late Johnny Ramone will host a special tribute event tonight at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Three of the Ramones will be present and available for signings, and Flea will introduce a 1988 concert film. The concert will be followed by the 1932 cult classic, Freaks. Gates open at 6:30 tonight and the screenings on the 24-ft. mausoleum wall begin after dark. The $10 minimum donation ticket price will benefit Johnny Ramone's prostate cancer research charity at Cedar's Sinai.
FILM TALK: Rob Cohen, director of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes an appearance at Book Soup tonight at 5:30
hawking discussing two things: his film and the companion Art of book.
EXHIBIT: The Sunset Marquis Hotel hosts a gallery exhibit today through Aug. 24. “Gibson Through the Lens” is a photo exhibit that features 70 rockers and their Gibson guitars. Photos include: The Who, Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Slash, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Madonna (who knew that she played a Gibson?)
THEATRE: Eugene O’Neill’s powerful autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey Into Night will be performed in an equally dramatic setting – the Theatricum Botanicum. The outdoor amphitheatre, built into a terraced hillside, is located in Topanga between the 101 and the PCH. O’Neill forbade the play, with themes of family, alcoholism and drugs, from being published or performed until after his death.