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FILM: Attention all Hitchcock fans: The New Beverly Cinema screens two of his classics tonight and through the weekend. The spy thriller Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant begins at 7:30 pm and it’s followed by Rebecca with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

THEATRE*: The Falcon Theatre presents the Troubadour Theater Company tonight in a preview of the comedy As U2 Like It. The show’s a parody of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, singing and dancing through the play using U2 songs. Yeah, it’s hard for us to imagine, too. But remember, these are the same folks who are responsible for A Charlie James Brown Christmas and It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life. Tickets for tonight’s 8 pm preview are $27.50-$30.

COMEDY: The Sacred Fools Theater Company is at it again with the parody of Judy Blume’s Forever in its “Summer Camp” series. Now for the Blume uninitiated, Forever was a scandalous '70s book that chronicles a young woman’s first time. It was titillating, smutty and scandalous teen book then – and it’s awesome. The show begins at 9 pm tonight.

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REALLY OLD FILM: The Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo is screening the first "talkie" - 1927's The Jazz Singer - tonight at 8:15 pm. It's the Al Jolson version (and not the Neil Diamond one) about the cantor's son who leaves a life in the synagogue for a life of freewheeling jazz.

JAZZ: For those on a really tight budget, here's a great option: There's free jazz at LACMA tonight at 6 pm featuring drummer Peter Erksine, pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Dave Carpenter. The concert's part of the museum's Friday Night Jazz series with some of SoCal's leading jazz artists. The concerts are every Friday evening from April through November.

*Pencil pick of the day

"Astronomers" by lauren/pagni via LAist's flickr pool.