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Pencil This In: Not Your Grandma's Bingo

Urban Rebel Bingo club tonight in East Hollywood. (Photo: Tom Chambers)
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It's Friday. Here's our roundup of events to help you round out your week. The UK-import Rebel Bingo Club hits East Hollywood tonight; Bright Eyes take to Hollywood Forever; NewFilmmakers LA holds its monthly screening; and there's an evening of music from the American songbook at The Gardenia. Read on for all the details.

The Underground Rebel Bingo Club is a covert organization that gathers in secret to play “hardcore Rebel Bingo, win stuff, draw on each other, and listen to music that is too loud.” The organizers say, “If you don't like loud music, dancing and shouting, don't come.” Dress code is whatever, but nothing too fancy and no plain white Tshirts. No cameras either. Sheesh. These bingo-ers sound serious. Tonight’s game is somewhere in East Hollywood. Tickets: $10. More info on the Rebel Bingo site.

Bright Eyes plays outdoors on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever tonight. Conor Oberst takes a break from The Mystic Valley Band to play it old school (circa 2005) tonight. Gates at 6 pm. Bring blankets, pillows, food and drinks. No tents, coolers, chairs or dogs/pets. Limited onsite parking at $10 per car. Tickets: $35.

NewFilmmakers LA holds its monthly screening series at Sunset Gower Studios tonight. The Short Film Program screening begins at 6 pm, followed by the Documentary Program at 7:45 and a Feature Program at 9:30 pm. There are Q&A sessions, receptions and after-parties for each program where attendees can meet both filmmakers, crews and talent. Please visit NewFilmmakers LA for the full program. Tickets: $6 per program.

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Chanteuse Amanda King and crooner T. Oliver Reid are teaming up for a new show tonight, An Intimate Affair: A man, a woman, and the American Songbook. Tonight and tomorrow at The Gardenia. Tickets: $20 with a two-drink minimum. Ticket Reservations: (323) 467-7444.

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).