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Pencil This In: 'Jews on Vinyl' curator talk at the Skirball, Bob Marley program at the Grammy Museum and Zócalo on globalization of education

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The GRAMMY museum welcomes rock historian Roger Steffens for the public program Life of Bob Marley tonight at 7:30 pm (doors at 7 pm). The evening commemorates the 29th anniversary of the Marley’s passing. Steffans owns the Reggae Archives, containing the world’s largest repository of Marley memorabilia. During the evening, Steffens will screen rare and unreleased video footage and photos while recounting Marley’s legendary life story.  Tickets: $10.

The Skirball’s highly anticipated Jews on Vinyl exhibit opens to the public tomorrow, but tonight, co-curator Josh Kun will be in conversation with Courtney Holt, president of MySpace Music. The two will present a slideshow of LP covers and rare music clips and talk about how the project restores missing legacies to the history of Jewish America. Lecture attendees and get a sneak peak of the exhibit before the talk (6-8 pm). The curator’s talk begins at 8 pm.
Tickets: $10.

The Cinefamily brings a special night of TV to the big screen tonight: Yo Gabba Gabba origins tonight at 8 pm. “...Yo Gabba Gabba features a space disco jumpsuited host and vinyl toys that come to life (evoking the aesthetics of 70s Japanese pop culture along with Sid and Marty Krofft) mingling with cutting-edge animation from the likes of Paper Rad and Geoff McFetridge. Add to the mixture drawing lessons from Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, beatbox demonstrations from Biz Markie, kid-friendly musical numbers from parent-friendly bands like The Shins, Chromeo, The Flaming Lips, and The Roots, and celebrity guests like Elijah Wood, Jack Black, and Erykah Badu -- and you've got the most radical show on television for kids and adults alike.” Audience members will get a chance to meet the show’s creators and see an evening of clips. $12. 8 pm.

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Zócalo Public Square lecture series welcomes author Ben Wildavsky for the program How is Globalization Changing Higher Ed? American institutions are accepting international students more than ever before; some have even set up satellite schools in other counties. Education expert Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping Our World, discusses what globalized education means for students, the US and the world. The program is free and open to the public at NPR West. 7:30 pm.

The MOTH (mid-city edition) takes over Busby’s East tonight at 7:30 pm with a fun storytelling topic: cheating. Storytellers are asked to prep a five-minute story--no notes allowed--on the subject. Doors open at 7 pm, and tickets are $7. Parking is available around back.

*Pencil pick of the day

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