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Pencil This In: Robert Wilson Performs John Cage's 'Lecture on Nothing,' a Dim Mak Party and 'Notes from the Tribe' Art

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Here are our Tuesday night event picks—the short list of things to check out in LA tonight, including a pop-up art exhibit of Will Deutsch’s work at Gabba Gabba Gallery; a night of music at Dim Mak studios; a performance of John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing by Robert Wilson; a conversation between Frank Gehry and Esa-Pekka Salonen; and storytelling from The Moth and Erotic Fan Fiction. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Hammer Museum presents a conversation between architect Frank Gehry, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonenand architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff to discuss the collaboration between music and architecture especially in the planning and opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall 10 years ago. Free. Get there early. Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6 pm.

Theater luminary Robert Wilson presents composer John Cage's Lecture on Nothingtonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Wilson adapted the seminal experimental literary work and tonight it will be accompanied by music from composer Arno Kraehahn and visual elements from video artist Tomek Jeziorski. 8 pm. $30-$60 ($20 UCLA students).

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Rapper Chuck Inglish, co-founder of The Cool Kids, brings his monthly Sounds Like Fun party to Dim Mak Studios tonight. On the bill tonight are Free The Robots, the solo project of musician/DJ Chris Alfaro and LA-based house producer Jason Stewart, a.k.a. Them Jeans and other special guests. Tickets: $5-$15.

The Gabba Gabba Gallery hosts a five-day pop-up featuring work of the LA artist Will Deutsch beginning tonight with a party from 7-11 pm. Deutsch’s Notes From The Tribe exhibition features 108 drawings that stop at the intersection of American and Jewish identity. What to expect? ”Think JDate meets Adam and Eve, iPhone Jewish American Princesses and Hasidic Chabad Telethons inked with a Sofer’s quill. A seven-foot tall resin pastrami sandwich sculpture towers among the works…” Tonight’s festivities include a Bar Mitzvah-esque party complete with a DJ, dance floor, photo booth and some horah.

Two of our favorite storytelling events happen tonight. Over at NerdMelt at 9 pm, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction takes to the stage with sexy fan fic from Rory Scovel, Andres Dubouchet, Emily Maya Mills, Dave Stone, Ian Karmel, Mike O’Connell, Mike Bridenstein, Tony Sam, and Gaby Dunn. Half of the writers tonight will be writing stories on the spot, based on audience suggestions. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at door. The Moth takes over Los Globos tonight at 7 pm with storytellers telling five-minute stories on “cheating.” Tickets: $8 at the door. This is an 18+ venue.

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