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Pencil This In: Satsang Lounge at the Bootleg, Karl Rove Speaks, The Moth (Westside)

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Satsang Lounge is a modern-day cabaret series that presents new work by LA’s up-and-coming bands, performers and filmmakers. Tonight is the sixth installment and features bands Wet & Reckless, Bandito Royale and Family of the Year; the short film Carl's Lament,; and Touch the Lightning, a stop motion animation music video directed by Emily Wilder for a song by Lemon Sun. Did we mention the clowns of The Dingbat Show will also be onhand? The show starts at 7:30 tonight at the Bootleg Theater. RSVP here. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Tonight, Karl Rove, the architect of the George W. Bush’s administration, pitches his new memoir Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. 7 pm. Tickets to the event at $25 or $40 with the book included. STORIESThe Moth LA holds its monthly Westside edition tonight at Air Conditioned Supper Club. With the theme “fear,” select participants are asked to prepare a five-minute story. Reading from notes is not allowed. Hosted by Jackie Clark, doors open at 7 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door.

There’s a screening of the mockumentary A New Tomorrow at the Film Courage Interactive at the Downtown Independent tonight. The film “skewers the Christian Right, lampoons dysfunctional Democrats, takes aim at the War in Iraq, caricatures the Bush Administration and pokes fun at how Americans vote.” The Interactive is a two-part event that begins with the screening and director’s Q&A. The second part involves an in-depth discussion among fellow filmmakers/actors/writers on upcoming projects, the current state of independent film and epiphanies about the business. 7-11 pm. Tickets $10.

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