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Saturday, April 26

Harold and Maude @ Your Downtown Drive-In

Electric Dusk Drive-In

1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm to 9:30pm

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. In this 1971 dark romantic comedy, a young man named Harold, intrigued with death, drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all.

Also starring Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles.

Gates open at 6:30pm.

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Touch of Evil at Grand Central Market and the Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

307 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm

Dinner and a movie goes noir when Grand Central Market stays open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 for a special screening of Orson Welles' crime thriller, Touch of Evil, next door at The Million Dollar Theatre.  The film opens with a three-minute, twenty-second tracking shot widely considered by critics as one of the greatest long takes in cinema history.  The stellar cast includes Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Akim Tamiroff and Welles.

Tickets are available at http://touchofevil.bpt.meParking will be available at the adjacent Grand Central Parking structure, 308 S. Hill St. Touch of Evil screens at 8:00 p.m.

The 1958 Universal classic, filmed on location in vintage Venice Beach, will be the first film shown in the three-part noir series curated by Vintage Los Angeles at the landmark Million Dollar Theatre, the first movie palace built by Sid Grauman. Before the show, select vendors will be open late, inviting moviegoers to enjoy the flavors and history next door at the iconic Grand Central Market - bringing Angelenos together through food since 1917.

Participating eateries include Ana Maria's, Belcampo Meat Co., Bento Ya, Berlin Currywurst, Jose Chiquito, Jose's Ice Cream, La Huerta, Lupita's Seafood, Roast To Go and Sarita's Pupuseria.

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Sunday, April 27

RINGO’S BEATLES KITS AND GEAR

GRAMMY Museum

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015

10:30am

In all of the years since The Beatles, there has never been an accurate undertaking to clearly document the details of Ringo's Beatles kits. In June of 2013, Gary Astridge had the distinct honor of handling and documenting two of Ringo's Beatles kits, and his Ludwig gold plated snare drum, for our popular exhibit, Ringo: Peace & Love. This included being the first person since Mal Evans, the Beatles road manager and trusted friend, to set up Ringo's The Ed Sullivan Show and Let It Be kits.  Since that time, Astridge has been involved in other related projects and has now documented all of Ringo's Beatle kits.  Currently, Astridge is involved in implementing a plan to organize, preserve and securely store each iconic kit for history and their future placement in a museums and other cultural institutions. Astridge has spent countless hours reading books and magazines, scrutinizing thousands of photos and has spoken to people who are knowledgeable in vintage drums, as well as people with a Beatles/Ringo connection.  In addition to learning from vintage collectors and Ringo drum enthusiasts, his primary source of information has been photographs. Detailed forensic analysis of photos has played a key role in providing information that verifies specific drums and hardware and gives a timeline.  Please join us, on the final day of the Ringo: Peace & Love exhibition run, for a member-exclusive event, featuring an audio/visual presentation with Astridge.

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