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Pencil This In: Celebrating 4/20, Spring at StorySLAM and Photography

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POT
Ok, let's talk about the elephant in the room. There are a number of pot-related events to celebrate 4/20. Yesterday, we told you about a screening of Reefer Madness at the Vine, but there are so many other ways to celebrate.The ArcLight Sherman Oaks is showing both a Cheech & Chong movie (Hey, Watch This) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The production Pot! The Musical takes the stage at The Electric Lodge tonight at 8 pm. The Art Theatre of Long Beach hosts a fundraiser screening of Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke to benefit The District Weekly freelance writers.

PHOTOGRAPHY
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF RAIN***The Month of Photography Los Angeles holds its next event tonight at Space 15Twenty from 7-10 pm. Pro'jekt LA Part 4: presents Ad Nauseum: Uncommercializing the Commercial featuring the projected work of Comrade, Eva Kolenko, Hugh Kretschmer, Adam Levey, Steven Lippman, Anthony Redpath, Zachary Scott, Morgan Silk and Jamey Stillings. It's a free event with RSVP: projektla4@monthofphotography.com.
 
SCREENING*
Avant-Game is an evening of free screenings of video game-based experimental shorts being presented tonight by UCLA Melnitz Movies, Los Angeles Filmforum and UCLA's Ludus (student gaming organization). The films consist of video game-based experimental shorts, appropriating "content from a game such as Grand Theft Auto, World of Warcraft, or Tomb Raider and re-contextualizes it, commenting on issues of gender or militarism, identity or representation." The program begins at 7:30 pm in The James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall at UCLA. Free tickets are available at the Melnitz box office at 6:30 pm.