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Pencil This In: Social Media Week, Metzker Photo Exhibition, Russell Brand, Band of Horses and Ferraby Lionheart

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Tonight at 7:30 pm, Band of Horses plays a free concert for National Voter Registration Day at Space15Twenty. The special acoustic performance is for the first 100 people to purchase Band of Horses’s new album, Mirage Rock, at Ameoba Music and sign the Rock the Vote pledge. Buyers will receive a ticket for two for the intimate show.

There’s still time to sign up for sessions for Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA)—the weeklong series of sessions, workshops and demos that brings together tech and entertainment innovators. Sessions are free (with registration). Remaining keynotes and panels feature Jeff Berman, GM at NFL Digital Media; Beverly Jackson, Director of Marketing & Social Media at The GRAMMY Awards; the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Digital Team; Anthony Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise; Larry King and Nick Cannon. There’s also a free concert tonight with Janelle Monae to celebrate the launch of Nokia Music.

Russell Brand takes to the Largo stage tonight at 8 pm for an evening of standup comedy. It’s the first of three shows (also Oct. 16 and Oct. 22), which we’re sure will all sell out pretty quickly. Tickets are available online only: $25. Doors open for drinks at 7 pm.

The Getty Center opens the exhibition The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design today, with photos that showcase the experimental techniques of Metzker. He used high-contrast printing, multiple exposure and composite images to make photos that “render the ordinary world extraordinary, and strike a unique balance between formal elegance and optical brilliance.” Also on view are works from other students and teachers of Chicago's Bauhaus-inspired Institute of Design, which fostered photographic experimentation flourished. Through Feb. 24.

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Ferraby Lionheart headlines a show tonight at the Bootleg Theater, sharing the bill with Drug Cabin and Fire Chief Charlie. Show at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $10. The show is 21+.

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