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Pencil This In: '80s Angst, Film Surprises and Flamenco

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Yeah, we know this has nothing to to with today's events...but it'll help us get through Monday. / Photo by Alan Heitz via LAist's flickr pool.

Yeah, we know this has nothing to to with today's events...but it'll help us get through Monday. / Photo by Alan Heitz via LAist's flickr pool.
'80s ANGST!
Buzzworks Theater Company presents “Angst! A Radical Night of 80s Oddities” tonight at 8 pm at the Renberg Theatre at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The company will reinvent favorite 80s classics for the stage. The local indie-pop band, Populuxe, will be covering the biggest hits of the decade with celebrity guest singers. Audience members will be invited to mix and mingle with the stars at a post-show cocktail reception. Tickets are $25 and will help benefit the company.

FILM ETC.* Cinefamily at the Silent Movie theatre has an evening of film and other surprises tonight at 8 pm. The program’s curated by Eric Wareheim (of "Tim & Eric") and Doug Lussenhop (DJ Douggpound) who have lined up music videos, short films, video experiments and TV sneak peeks. One of the items on the bill is the premiere of Eric's new music video for Major Lazer/Diplo for "Pon De Floor." And if that’s not enough to entice you, then there will be free beer and hot dogs afterwards. Tickets are $12.

Mark Isham and Kate Ceberano perform jazz standards from their new album Bittersweet for a cause tonight at the Catalina Bar & Grill. The evening performance will benefit the the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research. The performance begins at 8 pm, and tickets are $25.

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There’s free flamenco lessons at the Ford Amphitheater tonight at 7 pm as part of its J.A.M. sessions. The “Flamenco for All” program features Briseyda Zarate, star of Fountain Theatre’s hit flamenco series, who’ll lead the session on flamenco dance movement and technique. J.A.M.s are designed for everyone, from the completely inexperienced to professional. Reservations can be made through the website or by calling 323 461-3673.

In case you missed this mention in yesterday’s Get Out column, Café Metropol in Downtown Los Angeles hosts the play The Debate over Courtney O’Connell of Columbus, Nebraska tonight at 8 pm. It’s set in a tavern in Nebraska where Courtney’s ex-boyfriend has challenged her new fiancé to a public debate for her hand, invoking the Morgan Morality Act of 1894. Courtney is forced to choose a winner, and the second act of the play re-enacts events that led to the writing of the “Morgan Morality Act,” which may or may not exist. The play runs through July 25 on Sundays and Mondays, and tickets are $15.

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