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Pencil This In: Lit Throwdown at Skylight, Sex Stories at UCB and Site-Specific Dance at the Beach House

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The Annenberg Beach House Artist-in-Residence Holly Rothschild is holding a site-specific dance workshop tonight at 6:30 pm. She’ll guide participants in an exploration of site, movement and process during the free, two-hour workshop. Come early for a docent-led tour of the Beach House (formerly Marion Davies estate).

Tonight cartoonist, satirist and playwright Jules Feiffer discusses his new memoir Backing Into Forward. In the book Feiffer recounts his development into “one of our most subversive commentators, his almost lyrical musings about love and sex and fatherhood, and his relationships with other signature artists of the sixties and seventies. It's sometimes dark, often poignant, really funny, and includes pages of his instantly recognizable cartoons.” He’ll be in conversation with Carl Reiner. At Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20.

The NYC-based story night Stripped Stories makes a stop at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade tonight at 11 pm. A number of comedians, musicians and other guests are lined up to tell honest stories about their sex lives. Story tellers include: Charlie Sanders (The Office, Assscat and Late Night With Conan O'Brien); DC Pierson (Mystery Team, Derrick Comedy and author of The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To) and music from Kimmy Gatewood (TheApple Sisters, Oxygen, ESPN). Tickets: $5.

Tonight at Skylight Books, Canteen literary/arts journal launches a reading/competition series--Outwrite--that pits established writers against audience members in a flash fiction writing competition. Author Joyce Maynard (To Die For, At Home in the World) will give a traditional reading of her work, while two audience members will have the reading time to participate in a flash writing competition against The New Yorker’s Dana Goodyear. The throwdown begins at 7:30 pm and is free to the public.

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