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Pencil This In: Multimedia Animation at REDCAT, The Moth's Westside StorySLAM

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Dia de los muertos photo by Chris Lott via LAist's flickr pool.

Dia de los muertos photo by Chris Lott via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight at 8:30 pm, REDCAT hosts the world premiere of filmmaker Christine Panuska’s and spoken word artist Alberto Araiza’s Mosca and the Meaning of Life. The multimedia piece has animated characters leaping off the screen and joining a live performance. The program also includes other films by Panushka, as well as an excerpt of Biting the Pillow, a performance by Araiza. Both artists will be in attendance at tonight’s performance. Tickets: $9, students $7 and CalArts students, faculty and staff $5.

Tonight the Bigfoot Lodge hosts an evening of Scaryoke. The Atwater Village bar will also have $4 kamikaze shots to get your voice in tune. Fun starts at 9 pm.

Sara Benincasa takes to the Largo stage tonight with her one-woman comedy show Agorafabulous: Mostly True Tales from Sara Benincasa. She’s a rising star in the NY alternative comedy scene and often pulls the comedy from her own struggles with agoraphobia. “A surprisingly poignant celebration of weirdness and quirks--emotional and psychological--Sara's stories will inspire, delight, and occasionally terrify you.” 9 pm. Tickets are $10.

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STORYTELLINGThe Moth’s StorySLAM Westside edition takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice. Tonight’s theme is "Disguises": “Prepare a five-minute story about your undercover self, about obscuring the real you- with a fake mustache, a nurse's uniform, a cloak, a girdle or a giant hotdog costume. Mental disguises, like the Ph.D. you earned to appease your mother; or the "sensitive guy" persona you put on to get with the ladies.” Sign up to tell your true life stories at 7 pm or volunteer to sit on the judging panel. The storytelling--not reading or standup--begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door.

There's afree tequila tasting tonightfrom 7-9 pm at Rivera (1050 S. Flower St.) for the first 50 people, hosted by Tequila Ocho and Partida. But this evening's drinks are meant to be sipped, not slammed. The event's intent is to "spread knowledge and respect for the category as a whole, as well as highlighting some of the most exclusive, hand crafted tequilas in the US market." In attendance will be tequila crafters, members of Los Angeles Tequila Club and the U.S. Bar Guild.

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