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Pencil This In: Dates Gone Awry in I Made out with him Anyway, Silver Lake Chorus Debuts and Japanese Pop Culture at Space 15 Twenty

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Silver Lake Chorus makes its debut tonight at El Cid.

Silver Lake Chorus makes its debut tonight at El Cid.
The Silver Lake Chorus (TSLC) makes its debut tonight at El Cid in Silver Lake at 8:30 pm. TSLC is a group of 25 young singers who create choral arrangements of indie music, including reimaginings of songs from Beck, Sia, Regina Spektor and more. Special guests for the show tonight include Ben Lee, Alex Lilly (Obi Best), Joaquin Pastor, Pi Jacobs and John Gold. 

If you’re a fan of Hello Kitty and all things about Japanese pop culture, then you need to head to a pop-up shop at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood. Theme parties, makeovers and shopping are scheduled throughout the weekend. To kick things off tonight, Bubble Punch is collaborating with Japan LA for a Zoolander-inspired Walk-Off party, asking guests to don their best outfits and practice the moves for a runway walk-off challenge that starts at 9 pm.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosts an opening for a number of artists and their exhibits tonight including Rick Araluce "The Poetry of Unreason" and Bonni Reid "Gone West" in Gallery 1, and JAW Cooper "Tarnished" Jessica Dalva "Tie Strings Into Knots" and “Krystopher Sapp"Exoskeletal Engine" in Gallery 2. The reception begins at 8 pm and runs through June 27.

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Kirstin Eggers and Evie Peck tell real stories about their “man-dates gone very very wrong” in their show I Made Out with Him Anyway!There are two shows tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm at 10:30 pm at The Lost Studio on La Brea.The show runs through June 26.Tickets: $10.

Artists in Aid present A Benefit for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill tonight at the Alexandria Hotel. Various artists have donated artwork which will be offered at a silent auction. Music provided by Red Cortez, The VLA, Bixby Knolls and others. $10 suggested donation at the door will go to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Other noteworthy events:
> First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Peanut Butter Wolf and Neon Indian;
> The Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company's gender-bending Wicked Wilde Shakespeare Festival;
> Dance Camera West at REDCAT;
> Magnum Opus Theatre’s presentation of an awful screenplay at Sacred Fools;
> Ballroom dance or learn how to at Dance Downtown at the Music Center; and
> Cornerstone Theater Company and Grand Performances, premieres 3 Truths by Naomi Iizuka, at California Plaza

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