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Pencil This In: Cinema Speakeasy's Screening of Undead, Blood Lusting Baby Grace, Hamlet at the Hammer and Alex Ross on Music at ALOUD

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A wet Walk of Fame. | Photo: by Myles (i_hate_my_screen_name) via LAist's flickr pool.

Cinema Speakeasy screens Grace, the horror film about a woman who loses her unborn child but carries the dead baby to term. The child returns to life after the delivery, but has an appetite for human blood. Bwahahahaha. Director Paul Solet will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A. Grace screens tonight at 7:45 pm with cult favorite short The Worm Episode 10: Tent Hopping. At the Echo Park Film Center. Tickets: $5 at the door. Come with candy and booze for a trick or treat trading party. STORY
The Moth LA holds its monthly Eastside edition tonight at El Cid. With the theme “focus,” storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute story on how you kept your eyes on the prize, how you shot the perfect picture...anything related to the theme. Reading from notes is not allowed. Hosted by Brian Finklestein, doors open at 6 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.

The New Yorker’s music critic Alex Ross visits ALOUD at the Central Library for the program Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues: Bass Lines of Music History. “Ross leads an audio tour of several hundred years of music history, from Renaissance lute songs to Led Zeppelin, showing how certain motifs of celebration and lament recur in many different contexts and cultures.” At the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library tonight at 7 pm. RSVPs for the event are full, but standby is an option. Free.

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There’s a staging of Hamlet in the Hammer Courtyard at 7:30 pm tonight. Directed by Michael McLain of UCLA’s Theater program, with David S. Rodes, the Grunwald Center’s director emeritus, as dramaturge, the production is scheduled to go through mist, light drizzle or gloomy skies. Dress for the weather, but heaters and ponchos will be supplied. Unfortunately, steady rainfall between 5pm and 10:30 pm will unfortunately cancel the production.

The Wine Merchant at Palate hosts the Tuesday night wine tasting adventure tonight with Venture to Espana with Importer/Distributor Amy Atwood. The Spanish wine flight includes: NV Dibon Cava, Brut Reserve; Lagar De Cervera Albarino; Vina Arana Reserva La Rioja Alta; Vina Herminia Reserva Rioja. $10 for the tasting. 6:30 to 9 pm.

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