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Pencil This In: Tiny Vaudeville #2 on Tap Tonight for 826LA

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Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Member John Healey moderates the Zócalo discussion “How Will Labor Discord Change Hollywood?” tonight at 7:30 pm at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks. Zócalo’s panel of Hollywood and high-tech experts will explore why talent unions are having so much trouble reaching a deal with the studios, what it means for talent unions in future negotiations, and how Hollywood will fare during the economic crisis and in its transition to the digital age. The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

The monthly Moth StorySLAM is so hot that there’s now a Westside edition. Tonight from 7-9:30 pm, storytellers take to the mic at the Air Conditioned Supper Club, focusing on the theme of "Blunders." The stories are scored by three teams of audience-member judges, and a winner is announced at every SLAM. SLAM winners later face off in a Moth Grand SLAM. Tickets are $6.

Tiny Vaudeville, 826LA's launched variety show at the Echoplex, features features live music, comedy, lectures, slide shows and film screenings among its assorted specialty acts. Aaron Ginsberg directs this month's installment, which includes comedy by Saturday Night Live alum Laraine Newman, music by Maria Taylor, and something called "melodious cutlery" with Jeremy Konner. The evening's already-whimsical lineup is capped off by readings of works by the young students of 826LA. The evening’s hosted by Joel Spence and Marc Evan Jackson.