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Pencil This In: Video Screening, Performance at Family; Free Ice Blendeds

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Tonight at Family, Jacob Ciocci (of the Paper Rad art collective) presents a new 20-mix of original videos and animations, and will perform 'I Let My Nightmares Go' featuring video and dance moves that “grapple with mental demons, web 2.0, G.O.D., 21st-century breakdown, real lies and fake truths, cartoon violence, and awareness bracelets.” Music will be provided by David Wightman/Fortress of Amplitude. The free screening/performance starts at 7 pm.

Time to partaaay...fiesta... the En Tu Ciudad Tour: Los Angeles stops at La Cita tonight at 8 pm. The evening features a different kind of Latin music: indie, bilingual and eclectic rock and fusion. On the bill: Very Be Careful, La Santa Cecilia, Wait.Think.Fast and numerous DJs. There’s also live T-shirt silk screenings and giveaways. There’s free cover with a secret password.

The Grammy Museum hosts “Work O' The Weavers: Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet” tonight at 7:30 pm. It’s a musical biography the trailblazing folk quartet The Weavers and their songs. The event is part of the Museum's special exhibit “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom.” The event begins at 7 pm, and tickets are $10/$8 for members.

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The Hammer Museum’s “New American Writing” series welcomes Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, a collection of short fiction tonight at 7 pm. Tower is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and the Plimpton Discovery Prize from The Paris Review.

To launch the new Ice Blended flavor, Instant Karma (a nutty creme caramel), participating Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores will be giving out the free 12 oz. size today from 3-7 pm. Not a bad way to beat the heat today. Check here to see if your neighborhood CBTL is doing the Instant Karma promo.

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