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Pencil This In: Free Sailor Jerry Rum & Tattoos, 'Girls' VS 'Golden Girls' & 'Sleepless In Hollywood'

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By Mariela Patron

Happy Hump Day, L.A.! Tonight, events beckon. Celebrate Sailor Jerry with free rum and tattoos, catch an Ola Podrida show, watch a Levon Helm documentary, get your copy of Sleepless in Hollywood signed and learn who reigns supreme between Girls and Golden Girls. Read on for the details.

True Tattoo celebrates the anniversary of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins' death with 102 free Sailor Jerry Flash Art tattoos by Oliver Peck and 102 free rum drinks from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Barbecue will be served up as well. Collins would turn 102 this year. First come, first served.

Controversial comedy show "The Great Debate: Girls vs. Golden GIrls - Who Empower Us and Who are a Bunch of Stunted Oppressed Degenerates?", with debaters Matt Price (Men of a Certain Age and Emmy Award winning writer for Cartoon Network's Regular Show) and Ilyse Mimoun (Hart of Dixie and 90210), comes to the Zephyr Theatre tonight. Price and Mimoun will debate topics like, "Is Hannah Horvath really the voice of her generation?" and "Are Rose's St. Olaf stories twisted and selfish?" Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. If you can't catch tonight's event, don't dismay. It's returning for the next two Wednesdays, June 19 and June 26.

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Jacob Hatley, director of Ain't In It for my Health: A Film About Levon Helm, will do a Q&A after a showing of the film tonight at The Cinefamily at 7:30 p.m. Helm was the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist of The Band. The documentary captures the last years of Helm's life after the release of his 2007 album Dirt Farmer. Admission costs $12 and free for members.

Ola Podrida performs at The Satellite to promote their Ghosts Go Blind album tonight. This is Ola Podrida's first tour in three years, and the band will be joined by Radar Brothers and The Georgia Sand. Doors to the 21 and over show open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10-$12.

Former producer Lynda Obst will present and sign Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business at Book Soup tonight at 7 p.m. In it, Obst discusses the moguls behind today's Hollywood and how the movie industry is losing its talent to cable television. A copy of the book costs $26.

LAist's Lauren Lloyd contributed to this post.

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