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Pencil This In: Free Backstreet Boys Concert, Free 'Jaws' Screening & Adam Devine In WeHo

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Happy Wednesday, L.A.! It's a big night tonight, with a free Backstreet Boys concert at The Grove, a showing of Jaws at TOMS, and a screening of The Spectacular Now at Cinefamily. If you're looking for something a bit different, Cafeina Galeria in Silver Lake is putting on a show of music and performing art, Book Soup is hosting a signing with producer Robert Evans, and the Viper Room presents a comedy show featuring Adam Devine. Scroll forth for more info!

In celebration of the upcoming Shark Week, TOMS is showing Jaws tonight as a part of their summer movie series. The movie is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m at the flagship store in Venice on Abbott Kinney. Free.

Cafeina Galeria in Silver Lake puts on a show every Wednesday night comprised of local creatives and their work. The show features an eclectic mix of stories, songs, and performance art. Tonight's event starts 8 p.m. Free.

We mentioned it earlier in the summer, but tonight's the night the Backstreet Boys are performing live at The Grove for free. The Boys are performing as the final installment of The Grove's Summer Concert Series and will likely draw a massive crowd. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but perhaps arrive early to steak out a prime location.

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As a part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, the Viper Room is hosting a comedy show tonight at 9 p.m. The Bare Bones Show will feature guests such as the Workaholics' Adam Devine, SNL's Finesse Mitchell, and Kevin Christy. The night will conclude with a special performance by L.A.-based band, We Were Indians. Tickets cost $15 at the door or online. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Robert Evans, the actor-turned-producer who saved Paramount from a slow death in the 1960s, is presenting his memoir The Kid Stays In the Picture tonight at Book Soup. Evans oversaw studio production of The Odd Couple and The Godfather and personally acted as the producer on Chinatown. Evans, who is also known for his quick wit, will start speaking at 7 p.m tonight. Attendance requires a Book Soup receipt of The Kid Stays In the Picture, which the store is selling for $18.

Catch a screening of the Sundance hit The Spectacular Now tonight at Cinefamily. The movie, which was written by many of the same writers as 500 Days of Summer, is a story of a cool "life of the party" guy and a "nice girl who reads science fiction" crossing paths and falling for each other. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required. The screening starts at 8 p.m.

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