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Pencil This In: Thursday
The Egyptian is having a John Ford film fest this week, focusing on some of the 50-plus films made while he was at 20th Century Fox. Screening tonight is 1924’s The Iron Horse, a silent film that chronicles the American push out West. Ford shot the film on location in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. The film will be introduced by historian and author Robert Bircard.
7:30 pm // Egyptian Theatre // 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10
The Pasadena Museum of History presents “We ♥ Purses! We ♥ Pasadena!” a design showcase of the latest and greatest in purses, specially made for the event by artists and student designers. The bags on display will be available for purchase through a silent auction.
7:30 pm // Competitive Athletic Training Zone // 801 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena // $60 general and $50 for museum members.
Student composers take center stage in this annual "New Music for the Orchestra" concert by the USC Thornton Symphony. Who knows...could the next classical wunderkind (a la Dudamel) be waiting in the wings at USC?
7:30 pm // Carson Television Center @ USC // University Park Campus // Free.
FILM (Option 2)
An advance screening of Chicago 10, directed by Brett Morgen, plays at the Hammer tonight. He combines news and archival footage to follow the eight men arrested during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Where there are gaps in the storyline - including a farcical trial - Morgen inserts animation, featuring the voices of Mark Ruffalo, Hank Azaria and Tom Hayden (Yes, that Tom Hayden, who was one of the eight men arrested at the convention.)
7 pm // Billy Wilder Theater @ the Hammer // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // Free with RSVP (You must RSVP. And get there early because they'll only let the first 250 people in the door.)
If you didn't get enough drinks or politics at LAist's Super Tuesday event, or if you want to wallow in the fact that your candidate didn't do as well as you had hoped, then join the folks of the San Fernando Valley's Drinking Liberally chapter. As part of a nationwide organization, Drinking Liberally gives left-leaning folks a place to talk politics over a few drinks. Unlike your Mom's Thanksgiving dinner table, it's ok to talk about politics here.
7pm // The White Harte Pub // 22456 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills // Free.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.