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Pencil This In: Wednesday
Can you re-imagine the LA Riverfront? Then checkout tonight's lecture at SCI-Arc. / Photo by Lush.i.ous via LAist's flickr pool.
A classic Japanese double feature plays at the New Beverly tonight and tomorrow. While these films were made more than 50 years ago, the themes are timeless: Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) focuses on a housewife who’s sick and tired of her boring life with her business-minded husband as her niece struggles against an arranged marriage – determined to NOT end up like her aunt and uncle. Immediately following Green Tea is 1953’s Tokyo Story, about an elderly couple who visit their children in the city. The kids are more irritated than pleased by the visit from mom and pops.
7:30 pm (Green Tea), 9:45 pm (Tokyo Story) // New Beverly Cinema // 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles // $7.
SCI-Arc’s Spring Lecture Series continues tonight with “Mark Johnson: Re-Building Civitas: the Re-Generation of Place in Urban Design.” Landscape architect Mark Johnson has a habit of rebuilding high-profile, urban riverfront properties. His latest project: the LA River. (You know, the concrete “river” that holds more graffiti than water.)
7 pm // SCI-Arc // 960 E. Third St., Los Angeles // Free.
FILM (Option 2)
There’s a rare screening of “Hank” films of writer and poet Charles Bukowski in Venice tonight. There’s a 7 pm pre-show of Bukowski readings by S.A. Griffin and others.
8 pm // Seven Dudley Cinema @ Sponto Gallery // 7 Dudley Ave., Venice // Free.
FILM (Option 3)
Long long Before Julia Roberts became America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford ruled the screen. She stars in the 1921 silent Little Lord Fauntleroy – where she plays the boy and his mother.
8 pm // Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // $10.
Sultry Canadian singer Holly Cole brings her smoky vocal style to jazz standards at the Catalina Bar & Grill tonight.
8 pm // Catalina Bar & Grill // 6725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // $20.
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