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Tonight at the Jazz Bakery is the The Alternative String Group, an ensemble of students from Robert Anderson and Jacob Szekely's music school in West Hollywood, The String Project | Los Angeles. Both studio musicians who have worked with the likes of the Dakah Hip-Hop Orchestra and SuperNova, the two have put together a conservatory that is pretty high tech with their interactive music lessons, recording and filming them for student's personal analysis... Finally, the viola gets some respect. The concert will feature solo and small group performances of music by legends such as The Grateful Dead, Jay-Z, Thelonious Monk, Carlos Santana, U2, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and more. Video above: Allie Performs Sunrise by Nora Jones withe the String Project Los Angeles Alternative String Group at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, November 2007.

8:00 & 9:30 p.m. // The Jazz Bakery // 3233 Helms Ave // $20 adults, $10 students

"Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Photography of George Hurrell" at the California Heritage Museum includes more than 60 iconic images of stars including Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Joan Collins and Arnold Schwarzenegger; plus, a replica of Hurrell's studio, and a collection of nude portraits. The show runs Weds-Sunday from now until the end of June.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. // California Heritage Museum // 2612 Main St. Santa Monica // General admission $5; Seniors, Students $3; Members, Children under twelve are Free

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The Ark Theatre Company presents Spatter Pattern, which is the story of a writer who is "thrust into the machinations of college professor Marcus Tate, accused in the grisly slashing death of a student" all the while mourning the loss of his lifelong love. The tension and drama of this unusual friendship becomes the focal point of the play.

7:00 p.m. // Ark Theatre Company // 1647 S. La Cienega Boulevard // $15-22

Materials and Applications (M&A) is an "experimental architecture and landscape-research center" that brings "artists and architects together to explore the artful use of sustainable resources and smart techologies." M&A's current exhibition is called "Density Fields" which is an "extreme cantilever" made from aluminum and polypropylene rope, and was created by professors Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu.

Daily: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. // Materials & Applications // 1619 Silver Lake Blvd // $5 (suggested donation)

LAist Editor Zach Behrens contributed to this post