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Pencil This In: Fringe Festival Begins Today, Mindshare LA tonight and Seth Rogen Loves Classical Music

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Jeb & Jeremiah: Alive in 2010!!!!! is just one of the productions playing during the opening day of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. | Photo courtesy of Hollywood Fringe.


Jeb & Jeremiah: Alive in 2010!!!!! is just one of the productions playing during the opening day of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. | Photo courtesy of Hollywood Fringe.
THEATER
The first Hollywood Fringe Festival opens today and runs through June 27. Nearly 200 artistic companies are putting on more than 800 workshops and productions. Tickets for individual performances range from $0 to $25 (on average $12). View map of Hollywood Fringe Festival locations.

CLASSICAL*
Tonight, the Salastina Society's classical music series, directed by violinists Maia Jasper and Kevin Kumar, makes its debut tonight at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School. Special guest Seth Rogen will be doing a dramatic reading of Ferdinand the Bull. According to concert organizers "[Rogen] actually learned how to read specifically for this concert!" There will free Scoops ice cream after the first performance. Formal attire is requested for attendees of the performance. Tickets: $10-$40.

MINDSHARE
Tonight's the monthly Mindshare event at Club 740. Lakers game will be show before the event begins. Food trucks on site at 6:45 pm and doors at 7 pm. The program this month includes talks about "Augmented Reality to Sexual Cooking Techniques, from Financial Responsibilities for Babies to the Wisdom of Animal Dung Showering." There's also live music, visual performance art and interactive installations. A limited student tickets available. Email student@mindshare.la for more info. $30.

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READING
The New American Writing series at the Hammer Museum welcomes NY-based author Colson Whitehead. Quite a resume under his belt already. "His first novel, The Intuitionist, won the QPB New Voices Award and was an Ernest Hemingway/PEN Award finalist. His second novel, John Henry Days, was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice." Free.
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