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Pencil This In: Prop 19 Panel Discussions, A Party with Marty (Short) and Art of the Steal Screening

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Prop. 19 panel discussions tonight. | Photo: jimmay bone via LAist's flickr pool.

Prop. 19 panel discussions tonight. | Photo: jimmay bone via LAist's flickr pool.
The Reprise Theatre Company is holding a one-night only benefit performance with A Party with Marty tonight at 8 pm at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. It’s a evening of comedy and song with Martin Short featuring Jason Alexander. Additional performers include Jeff Babko, (pianist from The Jimmy Kimmel Show), Mary Birdsong (Reno 911) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Tickets: $40-$150.

The Actor’s Gang hosts the discussion Don’t Bogart that Law! A Discussion about Proposition 19 and Legalizing Marijuana tonight at 8 pm in Culver City. Moderated by comedian Tere Joyce, panelists include Bree Walker (news anchor/reporter/activist), Mark Haskell Smith (author of “Baked”), Alex Dating (founder of Five Years From Now), Michael Backes (director of Cornerstone Research Collective) and Sarah Diesel (founder of Sarah D Magazine). Pay-What-You-Can--proceeds will benefit The Veterans Project and The Actors’ Gang.

The Art of the Stealscreens this afternoon at 4 pm in the Great Hall at Pierce College, followed by a panel discussion and question-answer session. The film follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' $25 billion collection of modern and post-impressionist art. “The documentary is a searing expose about what is possibly the biggest art heist of our century.” Panelists are Monika Del Bosque, Pierce College art department, Cara Gillis, Pierce College philosophy department, and Sean Greenberg, UC Irvine philosophy department. Melanie McQuitty, from the Pierce College philosophy department, moderates.

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Douglas Campbell (of Mindshare LA and Syyn Labs) hosts a new event series called Projectfresh Presents... at the Downtown Independent Theater. Tonight’s inaugural event discusses Proposition 19 (the pot initiative). Educate yourself on the ballot proposition before you cast your vote on Tuesday. Program includes speakers: James Burgdorf, Doctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation, Stephen Gutwillig, California Director from Drug Policy Alliance. Free but RSVP required. 8 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

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