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Pencil This In: Free Screening of Shatner's 'The Captains,' Open Mic at Ford's J.A.M. Session and Queer Mondays

From 'The Captains': William Shatner and Scott Bakula. (Photo: Le Big Boss Productions Inc., Copyright 2011)
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It's a busy night for a Monday. Read on for info on William Shatner's documentary on the Star Trek's captains, which screens at Hollywood Forever; Dan Harmon, creator of Community appears at Meltdown's Nerdist Theater and the Ford Amphitheater hosts an open mic night.

William Shatner—James T. Kirk himself—produced and directed The Captains, a documentary that screens tonight at Hollywood Forever Memorial Park. Shatner interviews each of the actors who have played captains in the Star Trek franchise, including Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Chris Pine, interspersing interviews with clips from each of their captain stints. Shatner will introduce the movie himself. Gates at 7 pm, festivities start at sundown. Free.

Writers from Slake: Los Angeles No. 3, “War and Peace” are reading at Vroman’s tonight at 6 pm. Contributors expected tonight are Jervey Tervalon, Erica Zora Wrightson, Brendan Schallert and Natasha Vargas Cooper.

Tonight’s J.A.M. Session at the Ford Amphitheatre welcomes Koffeehouse Music who’ll host a platform for local independent musicians. Aspiring singers are welcome to bring their best song (acoustic instruments welcome too). Reservations can be made online or call the Ford Box Office at 323.461.3673 to avoid handling fees.
Meltdown Comics hosts another episode of Harmontown tonight at 8 pm. Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community, tells us why he wants a colony on the moon and how he's going to get there with the help of Harmontown’s Comptroller Jeff B Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway) helping to keep things on track. Tickets: $10.

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Artist Ian MacKinnon brings us Queer Mondays, an evening of workshopped and experimental performance by and for LGBTQQ audiences tonight at 7:30 pm at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Performances by: Xavier Axelson, Kate Gilbert, Sky Palkowitz, Steve Young, Pablo Prince, Ofelia del Corazon, Ian MacKinnon, Raspin Stuwart and West Seegmiller. Tickets: $5.

It’s a School Night moves to El Cid for one night only. Tonight, listen to a mix of live music and DJs on the bill: Live set by White Arrows at 11:45 pm and DJ sets by Daniele Luppi at 9:15, John Stanier at 10:45 and Kids in the Hall at 12:15 pm.
 Free with RSVP.

*Pencil pick of the day

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