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Get Out: Rib Eating Contest, Price is Right for Haiti, Garden Talk, Roller Disco

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The 1st Annual Spring Street Smoke House Rib Eating Contest
You hungry? Hungry enough to chow down on some ribs as part of the 1st Annual Spring Street Smoke House Rib Eating Contest? It's taking place at the restaurant today from 1-3 p.m. To get in on the action there's a $25 entry fee (limited number of contestants!) but you can also head over to eat and cheer on your favorite contestant. There will be affles, beer/food specials, and of course some hardcore rib eatin' going on. [Twitter] [Facebook]

The Price is Right for Haiti: A Comedy Fundraiser
Tonight at 9 p.m. Drew Carey headlines an impromptu benefit show at the Hollywood Improv on a bill that includes 8 comedians, 2 short films, and a way for the audience to make a difference for the people of Haiti. The Hilarium at the Hollywood Improv will donate 100% of all it’s proceeds to aid in Haiti by way of Relief International. Tickets are $5.

Nancy Power discusses and signs Power of Gardens
Learn about the artistry of landscapes at this discussion & signing event. Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Nancy Power to the store today at 3 p.m. to discuss and sign her new book, Power of Gardens. Power's blend of cultural and landscape palettes, her painter's eye, her use of water, stone, appropriate planting, color, and light to create designs for use and comfort place her as one of the great landscape designers working in the nation today. Nancy Power was awarded the 1999 Henry Francis du Pont Medal in landscape architecture, she was an Artist in Residence at American Academy in Rome in 2004, and was the recipient of the 2005 House Beautiful Giants of Design Award.

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Down & Derby Roller Disco
Get ready to strap on some wheels and get funky at the Glass House in Pomona. It's the Down & Derby Roller Disco, tonight from 6p-Midnight. Skate rental is available, or bring your own. It's $10 at the door, or $5 with advance RSVP online. Skate in your funky neon knee socks to tunes provided by dublab's DJ Greenleaf, SFV Acid, and Suzanne Kraft.