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A new drawing exhibit opens at the Getty today. / Photo by el daverino via LAist'f flickr pool.

PERFORMANCE ART* Artist Martin Kersels creates an extraordinary evening filled with song, music, dance and visual material to describe his work at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. He’ll perform atop his large-scale installation “Rickey” with a Q&A with the artist after the performance. The event’s free. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the performance begins at 7.

FILM: David Earnhardt's UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections screens at the Regency Fairfax Cinemas in Los Angeles tonight at 7:30 pm. To move America toward absolute election integrity, there will be a discussion panel with leaders in national efforts to preserve democracy and ensure that the voice of every voter is heard at the polls. The panel members include: Mimi Kennedy, Board Chair, Progressive Democrats of America and actress; Brad Friedman, independent journalist and BradBlog.com; Steve Heller, Los Angeles resident and Diebold Whistleblower and VelvetRevolution.us; Blair Berk, attorney for Steve Heller; and director Earnhardt. The screening starts at 7:30 tonight.

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ART: The exhibit, "A Light Touch: Exploring Humor in Drawing" opens today at the Getty and runs until Dec. 7. Drawings from the Getty's collection, along with several loans from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, explore humor in European drawing up to the year 1900. Included in the exhibition are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Urs Graf, Giambattista Tiepolo, Francisco de Goya, Thomas Rowlandson, and Pierre Bonnard.

TALK: Zócalo asks, "How Dangerous is the Garment Industry?" in a panel discussion tonight at 7:30. The garment industry provides more than 50,000 jobs in Los Angeles County, including many that are tied businesses where safety rules and laws don't apply and a labor pool of illegal immigrants keeps quiet about violations out of fear of deportation. Kimi Lee of the Garment Worker Center, a Downtown-base advocacy group, Garment Contractors Association Executive Director Joe Rodriguez and Michael Kang, owner of the Caribe fashion label in the Garment District sit on a panel to discuss the industry, moderated by Jerry Sullivan, publisher of the Los Angeles Garment & Citizen. The event's being held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

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For other events this month, check out LAist Agenda: September.