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Pencil This In: Forbidden Zone Live on Stage; Showcasing LA at LA Weekend and Comic Books Live!

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The Cast of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater take on old-time comic books on Hollywood.

The Cast of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater take on old-time comic books on Hollywood.
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater brings its old-time radio variety show stylings to Hollywood tonight at 8 pm. The troupe re-creates comic book stories from yesterday with the theme of "Hollywood" at the i/O West Mainstage. Tickets: $10 tickets at the i/O West box office aor website at or limited 1/2 price tickets at Goldstar.

Sacred Fools Theater presents the world premiere of Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension tonight at 8 pm. It's the live musical stage adaptation of Richard Elfman's movie and brings to the stage the "demented and delirious denizens of the Sixth Dimension" in a frenetic musical. The show features every vocal number from the film, songs from the initial release and a few new ones, too. There's an original score by Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Tickets are $25. Runs through June 28.

There's an LA launch through the weekend for Refinery29, and the retailer has created the first-ever Refinery29 East/West Tag Sale at Space 15Twenty in Hollywood. "The sale event will offer a modern twist on old-school estate and yard sales and feature a highly curated selection of steeply discounted merchandise from a mix of L.A. and New York's top emerging and established designers (Helmut Lang, Rogan, Band of Outsiders, Vena Cava, and more), bi-coastal vintage purveyors What Goes Around Comes Around, a curated lineup of NYC and Los Angeles's coolest boutiques, and the first ever mini pop-up from famed NYC charity and vintage clothing chain Housing Works."

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Tomorrow's Harvey Milk Day, and to honor the occasion, Pride at Work, L.A. and UNITE HERE Local 11 are hosting a panel discussion on From Harvey to ENDA: the Current State of LGBTQ Workers tonight at Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe, near MacArthur Park. Panelists include John Cleary of Stonewall Democrats; Yardenna Aaron of the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund; Erik Nakano of CA Faith for Equality and others who'll explore just how far the LBGTQ community has come since Harvey Milk lost his life in an incident of workplace violence--and just how far we need to go in securing the rights for working LGBTQ Americans. 6:30 pm mixer & light refreshments, 7pm panel discussion. For more information call 323-298-0435. RSVP:

The 2nd Annual LA Weekend--organized by the LA Weekly--starts tonight at 7 pm at the Saban Theater. The two-day event showcases local arts, food, music, theater, books and film. Attendees can meander through musical performances, readings, comedy shows, film screenings, political forums and more. "From a raucous DJ set to a fiery political debate, to a panel on hot dogs led by our Pulitzer prize-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, L.A. Weekend is a true cornucopia of the city." It also runs tomorrow from noon to midnight. Tickets: $12.50 (in advance) and $15 at the door.

Other events:
> The End Times Opry in Eagle Rock tonight
> LAist's Film Calendar
> This Week in Comedy

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