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Get Out: Tribute to Sinatra Jr, Elvis' 75th, New Short Fiction
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Neil Hamburger presents A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Jr.
As part of the Comedy Death-Ray series at Cinefamily, stand-up comedian Neil Hamburger presents a live performance done in tribute to one of his idols and mentors, Frank Sinatra Jr. In honor of Frank Jr.'s birthday, Hamburger has assembled this evening of rare, vintage Frank Jr. TV variety specials and film appearances. Hamburger says: "To hell with today's slovenly singer-songwriter scam-artists! If you're looking for an amazingly gifted vocalist who puts every ounce of his experience into every word he sings, Sinatra Jr. is your man." 8 p.m. Tickets - $14/free for members. [Buy online]
Elvis Presley's 75th Birthday Celebration
Join the Egyptian Theatre for a celebration of what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday, with music, a trivia contest from Wise Guys Events, food vendors including banana-peanut butter pancake bites from Buttermilk Truck, BBQ from BarbiesQ, drinks from Pig 'n Whistle and to top it all off, birthday cake from La Morenita Bakery for the entire audience. Plus, Special Guest, Francine York who appeared in TICKLE ME with Elvis. Fabulous prizes from Bettie Page Clothing, Warner Bros. Home Video, The Grammy Museum, Hollywood Book & Poster and more. Dress to im-Presley! This is followed by a double feature: ELVIS '56 and Jailhouse Rock, starting @ 7:30. [Event details]
New Short Fiction @ Barnsdall Park
Every second Sunday of the month at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Art Park is the New Short Fiction Series. Tonight as part of LA Arts month it's Painted Bicycles and other stories by Andrea Lisa Leeb featuring the talents of Jennifer Ann Evans (Criminal Minds), Jesse Holcomb (Dead Shot and Eddie), and Buckley Sampson (According to Jim). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:00 p.m. $10.00 advance ticket purchase; $15.00 tickets purchased at the door (Reservations Recommended) [Buy online or call 1-866-811-4111]
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