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5 Things to Do Tonight in LA

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Here's the short, but sweet lowdown on what's happening in LA tonight, from an outdoor noir screening under the Broadway Street Bridge to a multimedia performance at REDCAT to Davy Rothbart and the Ladies of Rap. Read on for all the details.

  • There’s a screening of Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye tonight at 8 pm under the Broadway Street Bridge, adjacent to the LA River. The Los Angeles State Historic Park staff will have a campfire to roast marshmallows and give out the free popcorn. Free, but bring your own blanket.
  • Tonight at 8 pm, Davy Rothbart (of Public Radio's This American Life and FOUND Magazine) is bringing the FOUND Unfinished Business Tour to a private residence in Silver Lake tonight with stories, found items and entertainment by sword swallower Brett Loudermilk and filmmaker/artist Caron Mell. Admission: $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit 826LA. All guests receive a copy of Rothbart’s book My Heart is an Idiot.
  • Multimedia artist Cynthia Hopkins opens a four-night run at REDCAT tonight at 8:30 pm with her latest work This Clement World. The "live documentary film" is accompanied by a 15-member chorus and band, and Hopkins' own portrayal of three outlandish characters. Tickets: $16-$20.
  • Family holds a release party for the Toronto-based biannual Bad Day Magazine: Issue 16 tonight at 7:30 pm. The issue features Neville Wakefield, Paul Morrissey, Marc Hundley, Eckhaus Latta, Asger Carlsen, Jennifer Castle, Jason Nocito, Emily Kai Bock and more. Oh, and there’s beer tonight, too.
  • NerdMelt presents the Awkward Kids aka the Ladies of Rap who bring their Get Ready to Fap show tonight at 7:30 pm. These songs are inspired by film, TV and life that NerdMelt says are a sure thing to set fire to your loins.$8 in advance, $10 at the door. This Ladies of Rap video is NSFW, btw:

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