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Pencil This In: Listen to Naughty Taboo Tales Tonight

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Here's what happening tonight in LA. There's a little something for everyone: Naughty storytellers participate in Taboo Tales; Lisa Hannigan is at the El Rey tonight; Nerdy secrets are revealed at Meltdown Comics' roundtable discussion; and Book Soup hosts a reading for a new book on Bob Marley. Read on for all the details.

Taboo Tales, an evening of storytelling with a twist, takes over the Zephyr Theater in WeHo tonight at 8 pm. It’s an evening of uncomfortable stories. Behind the mike tonight are storytellers: Liz Brown, Sarah Monson, Rob Morgan, Oded Gross, Cara Harshman, Andrea Abbate and Christine Schoenwald. Arrive by 7:15 to participate in the sharing of your own taboos and or drink some wine. Tickets: $10 online and $15 at the door.

You might not know her name, but you’ll probably remember Irish singer Lisa Hannigan’s voice. She most notably sang background on Damien Rice’s O before releasing her own debut, Sea Sew. She’s on tour now with a stop at the El Rey tonight to promote her latest record, Passenger. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets: $16.50. John Smith opens.

NerdMelt’s own talk show Nerdy Secrets takes to the stage at Meltdown Comics tonight at 8 pm. Hosted by Mo Fathelbab and DC Pierson, this is a roundtable discussion of all things nerdy. “The show brings comedy, nerd, and pop culture together for a round table discussion. Guests features actors, comics, porn stars, and writers to dish out their nerdiest interests, secrets and desires.” Tickts: $8 in advance, $10 day of show.

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Tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup, Chris Salewicz discusses and signs Bob Marley: The Untold Story.It examines Bob Marley’s popularity in a world dominated by rock ’n’ roll. Even after his death, Marley remains the biggest reggae artist ever. The book examines how he’s a still a beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans.

*Pencil pick of the day

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