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Pencil This In: Jenny O at the Skirball; Lucky Dragons Plays Silent Film Screening and a Night of Vaudeville, Big Easy Style

Gallery1988 (East) opens a new solo show by Justin White. (Image: Courtesy of the artist and gallery).
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We found a number of events tonight that are a great way to kick off the unofficial last weekend of summer. There are art openings; a concert at the Skirball with Jenny O and more; another concert in DTLA to benefit working families; a New Orleans’ 1930s vaudeville revival at the Ford; and Lucky Dragons accompanies the 1923 film Souls for Sale at the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile’s next stop. Read on for all the details.

The Skirball Center wants to end the summer of 2013 (*sniff*) on a high note tonight. They’re planing to party Into the Night: The Wild Side! featuring performances by indie bands Jenny O., In the Valley Below, Body Parts and DJ sets with KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe. There are also craft activities with Julianna Parr of CraftNight; a film screening of Dr. Seuss' The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T; after-hours exhibition access; and cash bar with speciality cocktails. Tickets: $20. Ages 21+. ID required.

Tonight, Gallery1988 (East) opens the sequel to Justin White's "Rated G!" with an opening reception from 7-10 pm. He creates original animation cels for cartoons that should never happen: Think Kill Bill, American Psycho, Game of Thrones, Purple Rain and more. The artist will be in attendance tonight and the show remains on view through Sept. 14.

The Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile Summer Screening Series brings interesting films to unexpected locations. Tonight at 8 pm, the Filmmobile is showing the 1923 film Souls for Sale, a comedy-drama about a young woman who goes to Hollywood to become a star. Sound familiar? The live musical accomplishment will be provided by Lucky Dragons, and introducing the film is Richard Adkins of the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Free. Call 213.484.8846 or Twitter @EPFCFilmmobile for exact location.

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Tonight Vaud & the Villains present Sin & Tonic: A New Orleans Musical Celebration at the Ford Amphitheatre tonight at 8:30 pm. With its 19-piece orchestra and cabaret show, Vaud & the Villains bring parlor songs, spirituals, Mardi Gras classics and the pageantry that brings 1930s New Orleans to life. Tickets: $35, students: $20.

The Trunk Gallery in Venice is holding a closing reception tonight from 8-11 pm tonight for 21 Hours of 21 Artists. The show features “affordable art for art aficionados” from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed-media and more, featuring artists Smokey Miles, Leebs, Von Paul and Raven Burnes. Prices start at $20.

Tonight at 5 pm, Working Californians presentsNightShift ‘13, a Labor Day Concert to support working families with Aaron Neville, Lucinda Williams, Etana and The Iguanas. The outdoor concert takes place at Lot #7, next to STAPLES Center. Tickets: $35-$150.

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).