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Pencil This In: Zombies at Book Soup, A Sonic Forest at USC

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Today's the day of a movie clothes sale at the Hollywood Roosevelt. | Photo by Jamie Engber via flickr.

Today's the day of a movie clothes sale at the Hollywood Roosevelt. | Photo by Jamie Engber via flickr.
The Sacred Fools Theatre Company presents Ten Tops! An Eclectic Open Performance Eventtonight at 8 pm. Hosted by Pogo Saito and Carla Jo Bailey, 10 performers get seven minutes apiece to do anything they want—from sketch comedy to dramatic readings, playing music to interpretive dance, spoken word poetry to apocryphal mime-ery. Sign up at 7:30 pm. The optional theme is “Be Real Scary.” General admission is $10; Ten Tops Collective members $5, FREE for performers. Tickets only available at the box office.

Artist/composer Christopher Janney's presents his Sonic Forest--a 1,000-square-foot interactive sound and light environment--on USC’s campus for five days beginning tonight by Tommy Trojan. There’s a performance piece with the Trojan Marching Band percussion section that kicks things off at 6:46 pm (the exact time of dusk). A panel discussion on "Art and Technology in Public Space" will immediately follow that performance in the nearby Annenberg Center.

Today’s the last day of the Hollywood Studio Collection’s movie studio clothing sample sale. Wardrobe pieces from various movie sets--vintage and contemporary clothing, shoes, décor, accessories and props--are up for grabs by the public. The sale is being held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and ends tonight at 10 pm. Admission is $5; buyers who purchase items that are $15 or more can present their receipt for validation and refund of entry fee.

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Avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs brings the programKen Jacobs: Towards The Depths of The Even Greater Depression A Nervous Magic Lantern Performance to REDCAT tonight at 8:30. It's a live 3-D show where Jacobs manipulates a film projector’s mechanisms, painted plastic cells, and sometimes objects, to create dizzying abstractions on screen.

Tonight at 9:30 pm at Book Soup, author David P. Murphy presents Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead. It’s a book that gives practical advice for people who’ve been bitten by a zombie. Tidbits include: “How to dress for your new lifestyle; Handy recipes for brains; Fitness ideas for keeping you somewhat energetic; New skin-care techniques to help ward off "rotting flesh syndrome"; How to overcome that darned zombie social stigma; Dance steps for the motor-impaired.

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