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Pencil This In: Comic Book Thrillers Onstage, Spooky Stories, New Filmmakers LA Screening and Parties Galore

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Rogue Artists Ensemble previews Hyperbole: Origins this weekend at [Inside] the Ford.

Rogue Artists Ensemble previews Hyperbole: Origins this weekend at [Inside] the Ford.

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents a Halloween Gallery of Horrors Variety Show tonight (and tomorrow night) at the WHERE Gallery in Silverlake. The theater troupe brings old comic book stories to life like an old-time radio show. There’s also music, projected art, short acts and prizes. Arrive early and get a Zombie makeover by one of their undead make-up artists. 8 pm. Tickets are $10.PERFORMANCE
Tonight from 6 pm to 2 am, Beacon Arts in Inglewood presents Ghost Stories: A Night of Happenings and Hauntings. Free until midnight and $10 after. There are performances by Jill Tracy, Rev. Ethan Acres, Dino Dinco, Rich Ferguson, Amy Kaps, Milo Martin, Dorian Wood and screening of short films including, Warhol’s darkly sexual masterpiece Frankenstein. Also roaming the building: storytellers, poets and other performers until 2 am.

Amor Fati LA Art & Lit Magazine presents The Halloween Deathmatch Cabaret: Zombies vs. Vampires. Celebrate the release of Amor Fati Volume 3 with an art show and burlesque showdown between zombie and vampires. There’s also a secrets confessional, mortician make-up station, photo booth and projections. Watch a faceoff between zombies and vampires at midnight on the catwalk. Don your best zombie or vampire fear tonight. Downtown Warehouse 233 7 E Olympic St @ Sante Fe, 90021. $5 entry | $8 w/o password | $10 w/ AF magazine order. Cheap cash bar. RSVP for password.

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Tonight NewFilmmakers LA holds its monthly screening program and premieres nine short films and one feature narrative film at the Sunset Gower Studios. The first shorts program begins at 6:15 pm, the second program is at 7:45 pm and the feature film screens at 8:45 pm. There are receptions before each screening and an after party following each program with sounds by DJ SHY, DJ DON P and full bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $5, and tickets are two for one if you mention LAist.

Rogue Artists Ensemble presents Hyperbole: Origins--a “celebratory theatrical event that examines ancient and modern stories of origin.” This theater experience incorporates masks, puppets, music and technology to examine myth, science and faith and set to an eclectic soundtrack. Music contributions from: Animal Collective, Josiah Wolf, The Very Best, Deerhoof, Oh No Ono, Max Tundra, The Ditty Bops and more. Previews this weekend tonight at opens officially on Nov. 4. 8 pm. Runs through Dec. 12 at [Inside] the Ford.

It’s the last weekend for the Visceral Company’s Tales to Die For: Six Shocking Stories, tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm at T.U. Studios in NoHo. Be led through six one-act plays by the company's gleeful ghoul Hemophelia (Lara Fisher). Plays include: "The Monster Seated Next to Me"; "Fever Dream"; “My Sexy Doll"; "Dante's Inferno: The Motion Picture"; "Routine Procedure"; and "Lying in Wait." Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door. VIP tickets (which include preferred seating, a complimentary drink and a special gift) are $20 in advance/$25 at the door.

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