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Pencil This In: Month of Photography LA, Mamma Mia!

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Photo of a flower at Los Angeles State Historic Park by musique nonstop via LAist's flickr pool.

Photo of a flower at Los Angeles State Historic Park by musique nonstop via LAist's flickr pool.
PHOTO LECTURE*
April marks the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) and there’s an array of programming for photographers and collectors alike. This afternoon from 3-5 pm at the Pacific Design Center, Blue Building, there’s a lecture on “Looking at the Past to Build a Better Future - Lessons Learned from Photographic Trends” moderated by Debra Weiss with Steve Levit, Michael Kochman and Tim Wride. The opening reception for six MOPLA exhibits is also tonight from 6-9 pm.

POETRY
Tonight at 7 pm, B.H. Fairchild and Elise Paschen read their poetry at Aloud at the Central Library series. Their works celebrate the “humble.” Fairchild is winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award and Paschen is the winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize. The event is co-presented with Red Hen Press. Reservations are recommended.

MUSICAL
If you’re an Abba fan, it’s your lucky day. Mamma Mia! comes back to town starting tonight at 8 pm through April 19 at the Pantages Theatre. The play’s plotline is thin - one girl, three possible fathers - but really, no one goes for the script. It’s all about the music. Use code "TM15M" into the Promotions & Special Offers box today for $15 off on select performances between 4/8/09 - 4/16/09.

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COMEDY
For a night of laughs head over to the Echoplex for the General Tso Show at 8:30 pm tonight. The lineup of comedians: Harland Williams (Half Baked, Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber); Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway); Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy); Todd Glass (Last Comic Standing) and Nick Thune (Tonight Show). Tickets are $10.

TALK
Got a biz idea that you want to run by an audience for feedback? Well if you got the guts, then head over to the Bloblive open mic event at the Daily Grill downtown tonight at 6 pm. They bring the food. You bring your ideas and suggestions.

*Pencil pick of the day