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Pencil This In: Science of Laughter at Mindshare, Tubefilter Meet Up, Music at Royal-T

The science of laughter and humor is on the Mindshare agenda tonight. (Photo by KPE via LAist's flickr pool.)
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Mindshare—the monthly meeting where brain power meets beer—takes over the Los Angeles Theatre Center tonight. There are a number of talks, installations, games and music planned, including TV producer Dan O'Shannon (Cheers, Frasier, Modern Family) speaking on Just What the Hell Are You All Laughing At? The Science of Comedy; and porn journo Marty Barrett (AKA Gram Ponante) on Oh The Things You Didn't Know About Porn Valley! Tickets: $20 and $25 at the door.

The Wilderness Society opens its new office in downtown Los Angeles (714 W. Olympic Boulevard, #614) with a reception tonight from 5:30-7:30 pm. Parking is available in the building’s underground lot, two driveways directly south of the building on Flower Street for $5. Tell the attendant that you’re attending TWS’s reception in Suite 614. RSVP required.

There’s a Tubefilter meetup at Busby’s East, tonight at 7 pm featuring Digitour panelists. The Digitour, a 27-city national tour of web stars with more than one billion combined views and more than six million subscribers on YouTube—is finishing its six week tour, and tonight’s its last stop. The panelists will discuss ways online talent can connect with, engage and monetize fans. Speakers include: Sarah Evershed, Dave Days, MysteryGuitarMan and DeStorm.

Royal-T presents quartet Chord Four who’ll will perform songs that “explore sound in space and culture to strike the careful balance between rhythm and harmony. What results is music to move to and by moved by, in a blend ranging from jazz to gamelan and European art music.” 8 pm. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 for students (with ID).

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