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Pencil This In: Eddie Izzard at the Echoplex, WTF Fest at Actor's Gang

Eddie Izzard is at the Echoplex tonight to benefit 826LA (and its Time Travel Mart). | Photo by Never Cool in School via LAist's flickr pool.
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The anti-slavery organization Free the Slaves is holding its Freedom Awards tonight at USC’s Bovard Auditorium at 7 pm. The nonprofit frees slaves around the world, helps them rebuild their lives, researches solutions to the root-causes of slavery, and enlists businesses to clean slavery out of their product and supply chains. The awards provide winners with financial support to continue their work on the issue. Actresses Demi Moore and Camilla Belle, singer Peter Buffett, author Isabel Allende, football great Emmitt Smith, and Olympic Sprinter Maurice Greene are expected to attend and pay tribute to the people working on the frontlines to free slaves worldwide. Entrance to the event is free, but guests will need a ticket to enter. Request here and will be reserved based on availability.


Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard plays the Echoplex for one-night-only show tonight at the Echoplex at 7 pm to benefit the literacy and tutoring nonprofit 826LA. Tickets are $20 (standing) or $25 (seated).