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Get Out: Warhol/Hopper, Midsummer Night's Dream, Puerto Rican Festival, Book Events

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Warhol/Hopper films @Egyptian Theatre
In conjunction with the Tribute to Dennis Hopper and the Dennis Hopper show at MOCA, Filmforum is screening two of Andy Warhol’s films that feature Dennis Hopper. Screen Tests Reel #4 (1964-65, 16mm, app. 40 min, silent, b&w, 18 fps) has ten screen tests including two with Hopper, filmed in 1964. Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964, 80 min, 16mm, color, sound), directed by Warhol, featuring Taylor Mead as Tarzan, Naomi Levine as Jane, Dennis Hopper, Irving Blum, Brooke Howard , and Andy Warhol in Warhol’s rarely-seen film shot in Los Angeles in October 1963 while he was in town for his second show at the Ferus Gallery. The end result is a chaotic romp with Taylor Meade and a fantastic portrait of Los Angeles in 1963. 7:30 p.m. @Egyptian Theatre. Admission $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members. [Tickets]

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream
The City of West Hollywood’s 2010 Free Shakespeare in the Parks program features Classical Theatre Lab’s presentation of A Midsummer Nights Dream. The show goes on this afternoon at Kings Road Park at 4 p.m. Although performances are free, seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations or more information, please call Classical Theatre Lab at 323/960-5691.

The 4th Annual California Boricua Festival
The 4th Annual California Boricua Festival is a celebration of Puerto Rican culture in California. There will be live music, food, cultural artwork, and items for sale. $25.00 day of event children under the age of 12 FREE. 10 AM to 7 PM @The Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach.

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Book Events
Gregory Orfalea discusses and signs The Man Who Guarded the Bomb: Stories @Vroman's in Pasadena at 6 p.m.; There's a Book Launch Party for The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway at Diesel Brentwood @ 3 p.m.; Catch a Book Discussion With Laura Skandera Trombley about her work, Mark Twain's Other Woman @The Autry National Center from 2-3 p.m.;