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Pencil This In: Downtown Music Crawl, Rock'n Comic Con in Pasadena, Dance Performance in Lincoln Heights

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Will hi-jinks like this ensue at the new Rock'n Comic Con in Pasadena this weekend? | Photo: Vader killed Pan, WTF? by Brad Herman

Will hi-jinks like this ensue at the new Rock'n Comic Con in Pasadena this weekend? | Photo: Vader killed Pan, WTF? by Brad Herman

The Downtown Music Projectsonically kicks off Memorial Day Weekend tonight. (It’s a free music crawl on the last Friday of the month.) Several venues are hosting live music performances. Start off at the California Plaza at 7 pm with music by Judson & Mary, followed by sets by John Issac Waters, Samuel Stewart and Downtown Train. Other venues include Casey’s Irish Pub, Five Star Bar, Broadway Bar, Noe, Tony’s Saloon, The O Hotel and more. ROCK+COMICS
Geek alert! The first Rock’n Comic Con takes over the Pasadena Convention Center today through Sunday. It's all about comic books and rock bands: “See Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, comic book alley with hundreds of comic book artists, studio animators, panels and celebrity after hours parties to 2 am.” Daily admission is $25 at the door; $60 for the three-day pass.

The play Two Figures opens tonight at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica at 8 pm. The drama focuses on the love affair between a high school art teacher and his student and touches on “the very nature of love and taboo.” The Ahimsa Collective will also be hosting an art gallery at the theater, featuring original pieces by 14 emerging artists that were inspired by the hundreds of sexual fantasies submitted anonymously on their website. There’s a reception before the opening tonight. Tickets start at $7 when purchased in advance and $20.00 at the door.

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Dancer-choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones brings Fat and other Stories: New and Old Dances and Fiction to PieterPASD (performance art space DANCE) in Lincoln Heights tonight at 8:30 pm. The evening will feature dances, text and video by IHJ and Julie Dash, Steven Craig Paxton and Dennis Cooper. With LA guest artists Meg Wolfe, Greg Barnett, Taisha Pagett, Doran George, Justin Streichman and Adam Wile. The venue is located at 420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10 in Lincoln Heights. Admission is a suggested donation to a free boutique/bar (i.e., booze, snacks).

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