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HIP HOP CULTURE:* Kids and adults tonight can sample and try out the four elements of hip-hop: turntables, dance, spoken word and graffiti art at the Ford Amphitheatre’s J.A.M. Session tonight. Culture Shock Los Angeles, in collaboration with established artists Man One (Crewest Gallery) and DJ Hapa (Scratch DJ Academy), will host “Hip Hop Shock,” at 7 pm tonight. The event is free.

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FILM: Stephen Farber’s summer movie discussion series “Reel Talk” continues at the Landmark Theatre tonight @ 7 pm with The Stone Angel. Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page star in this adaptation of Margaret Lawrence’s novel which has 90-year-old Hagar Shipley struggling against being put in a nursing home, which she sees as a symbol of death. The present-day narrative alternates with Hagar looking back at her life where she tries to reconcile with her turbulent past. $20.

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ART: We’ve been meaning to get out to the Norton Simon in Pasadena to see the “Marcel Duchamp Redux.”The retrospective marks the 45th anniversary of Duchamp’s retrospective at the former Pasadena Museum of Art. The installation features a dozen Duchamp works, photographs and ephemera from the retrospective. “Ready-mades (everyday or found objects that become art, thanks to the artist’s idea and designation thereof) perfectly illustrate Duchamp’s irreverent wit and subversive relationship to art history.” The museum closes at 6 pm tonight with an $8 entrance fee. (Free for students with ID and those under age 18).

FILM: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Amy Heckerling, screens at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks tonight at 7:30 pm. He wrote the novel while undercover for a year as a high school senior, but what the film’s more famous for is the start of Sean Penn’s career. $11.50.

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