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Pencil This In: Museum of Jurassic Technology Founder @ the Hammer, and Cinco de Mayo Stuff

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Now this is a perfect Cinco de Mayo. / Photo by Ca-los! via LAist's flickr pool.

Now this is a perfect Cinco de Mayo. / Photo by Ca-los! via LAist's flickr pool.
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When we think of Cinco de Mayo, we immediately think Former talk radio host Tom Leykis, don’t you? Well, el hombre is hosting his Cinco de Mayo booztacular starting at 5 pm tonight at J Loungedowntown. He promises “The Leykettes , traditional Mexican music and plenty of Cazadores Tequila.”

The Hammer Museum welcomes the Museum of Jurassic Technology's founding director David Wilson tonight at 7 pm. The MJT, which opened in 1988, is an odd little museum that’s part science, part concept art and a whole lot of fun. It’s one of those places that we can’t describe. You just have to go and experience for yourself. Tonight, Wilson will be discussing his work at MJT and his independent film work in conjunction with Kabinet, an arts and science-based cultural institution located in St. Petersburg, Russia.The event is free, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

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Y Tu Mamá También costars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna reunite for the soccer comedy Rudo y Cursi. There's a free screening tonight at the Montalban Theater. The pre-screening reception starts at 7 pm with special surprises and cocktails by Belvedere IX, and the movie begins at 8 pm with a Q&A with director Carlos Cuarón. RSVP is required, but does not guarantee admittance. Seating is limited, and tickets will be distributed on a first- come, first-served basis.

Lucha VaVoom is throwing a “Cinco de Mayan” party tonight at 8 pm at the Mayan Theater downtown, adding a lil spin to the typical fiesta. They guarantee luchadores and wrestling, burlesque, comedy, mariachis, dancing and debauchery. Tickets are $40 (!) and available at the box office.

Third Street Dance Studio is holding a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta tonight from 9 pm to 1 am with dancing demonstrations in salsa, tango and swing. Admission to the party is $10. There’s valet parking at the restaurant next door with studio validation, but it’s cheaper if you park at the Bev Center (yes, it’s still there) for $1.

The ALOUD series at the Central Library welcomes author and poet Anne Waldman for the “Manatee/Humanity: Poetry Performance” tonight at 7 pm. She “draws on animal lore, animal encounters, dreams, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and Buddhist ritual in her new investigative hybrid-poem exploring the nuances of inter-species communication and compassion.” (We’re not sure what an “investigative hybrid-poem” is, but if you do, then this program is definitely for you.)

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