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Pencil This In: Ingmar Bergman Films at CSUN, Art Park and Art Walk, and 'Too Beautiful to Live' at the Troub

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Art Park happens tonight during Art Walk in Downtown LA. | Photo: Christine N. Ziemba

Art Park happens tonight during Art Walk in Downtown LA. | Photo: Christine N. Ziemba
CSUN Cinematheque continues its 14-week retrospective of Ingmar Bergman films tonight with the upper of a film the Seventh Seal. Hosted by Prof. Tim Halloran. Screenings begin at 7 pm. TALK
Luke Burbank, one of the panelists on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me a sometimes contributor to This American Life, hosts a daily podcast Too Beautiful To Live. He’s bringing the show to tape in front of a live audience tonight at the Troubadour. The guests so far are Rob Corddry, Dana Gould, Garfunkel & Oates, Princeton (the band), Marc Maron and Adam Felber. Tickets $20. 8 pm.

During tonight's Art Walk, a parking lot is converted to an “art park” where artists, vendors, performers get together for live entertainment and shopping under the stars. (We had a great time at the Art Park a few months ago...felt very...New York-ish). Location: 433 S. Main St. (between 4th & 5th in Downtown LA).

The Channel Islands Surfboard Store on Melrose is screening the surf film Melali, The Drifter Sessions, by Taylor Steele and Rob Machado. “Filmed in Bali, the movie presents insane surfing sessions from the unedited version of The Drifter, which was released last year.” There’s a Q&A with Machado, live music, and tacos and beverages. Parking on the rooftop, but screening is indoors. Free. 7 pm.

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Canvas Falconsis a musical/love story about Bill and Anne set against the backdrop of WW I. It follows the lives of two Americans, Bill and Anne, and their trials and tribulations. “Bill goes to war to find himself, Anna goes to keep him from forgetting himself.” It’s a full musical with 13 original songs. Tonight at 8 pm at the Secret Rose Theatre. $20.

It’s time for the monthly Downtown LA Art Walk, where the arts district comes alive with people, art and food trucks from 3-9 pm. There are openings at Terrell Moore Gallery, Crewest, PYO, Edgar Varela, CB1, Dialect galleries and others. There's also digital art/experimental film at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. If you’ve never been before, the stop by the welcome center from 6-9 PM at the LATC located at 514 South Spring St. Post-walk, head over to Exchange LA for the official after party with no cover. Doors at 9:30 pm.

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