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Get Out: Ghosts, DJs and Poets

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Para-Con: Today is the second day of Para-Con, Southern California's conference celebrating all things macabre. Starting at 10 a.m., you can attend lectures by leaders in the field of paranormal investigation. Maybe you're just there for the party? There will be a Carnivale of the Dead Costume Ball after all the lectures, but remember to wear a costume — or at least a mask. Tickets to the ball at 7 p.m. are $25, cocktail hour at 6 p.m. is $20 at the door. There are also packaged deals. The conference is being held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel (where they filmed Ghostbusters) on 506 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit the event's site.

DUBLAB: dublab and LACMA are teaming up so that you can listen to, say, dj Turquoise Wisdom while looking at the German Expressionism collection, while sipping on Heineken. Enjoy a full roster of DJs, along with performances and interactive projects, during this after-hours event at the museum from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Enjoy late night access to special exhibitions Tim Burton and Asco — plus LACMA’s modern, contemporary, and Art of the Pacific galleries. Admission includes complimentary beer, wine, and parking. Craft cocktails available for purchase at Stark Bar. Tickets are $25 Muse Members; $40 General Admission (Enter promo code “DUBLAB1″ for $30 discount tickets). Call (323) 857-6010 or buy the tickets online.

Dark Blushing: The Getty Museum is teaming up with the Write Now Poetry Society to host "Dark Blushing" featuring poets Patricia Smith, Ilya Kaminsky, Jeffrey McDaniel, Rachel McKibbens, Brendan Constantine, and Suzanne Lummis presenting new work inspired by the museum's exhibition "Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings." Their performances are accompanied by the live music of Portland artist Timmy Straw, whose work combines classical training on piano and strings with electronic beats and loops. The event will be hosted by actress and author Amber Tamblyn and poet Mindy Nettifee. Marilyn Manson is also expected to make an appearance, reading the works of William Blake. The event is free and it kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Reservations are full, but the museum will be passing out stand-by tickets at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Getty's website.