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Happening Wednesday: Dub Club, 'The Golden Bed' and more

January 05, 2011

MOVIES

Focus on Female Directors Eight women filmmakers — some of them promising experimentalists, some established Oscar winners, one of them Kirsten Dunst — have their short films screened at the Egyptian Theatre as part of the American Cinematheque's event. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $11. http://www.americancinematheque.com

The Golden Bed Cecil B. DeMille is best remembered for grand epics such as "Cleopatra" and "The Ten Commandments," but he was equally adept at crafting melodramas. His 1925 film "The Golden Bed" is a tale of wealth and ruin, of love and betrayal. Historian Bob Birchard, author of "Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood," will introduce the film. Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org

POP MUSIC

Dub Club The Echoplex's weekly night of rocksteady, roots, dub and dancehall continues to draw top-shelf talent from the international reggae community. This week's guest is the Jamaican-born Rastafarian Anthony B., with his live band in tow. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd. 9 p.m. $10 before 10 p.m., $15 after. (213) 413-8200. http://www.attheecho.com

EVENTS

Introduction to Meditation Workshop This class teaches participants to release stress, stay centered and relaxed, have fun and develop their creative intuition, all through the natural powers of the mind. Southern California Psychic Institute, 1741 21st St., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 587-3536. http://www.socalpi.org

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