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Pencil This In: Open Projector Night at the Hammer, Book Bash(ing) at Skylight

V.C. Andrews gets discussed at Skylight tonight.
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LITSkylight Books presents the Lit Thing Book Bash tonight at 7:30 pm. It’s time for writers to rant or rave about the book they love--or the book they love to hate. On the program tonight are: Cylin Busby talking about Flowers in the Attic; Liza Palmer presenting Hope for the Flowers, Antoine Wilson covering A Spell for Chameleon, Cecil Castellucci talking about Tintin; and former LAist editor Carolyn Kellogg discussing Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music. Which ones will they love or hate? You gotta show up to find out. TV
Tonight the Paley Center presents White Collar Comes Clean: An Evening with the Cast and Creative Team at 7 pm. The USA Network’s TV show focuses on a charming criminal who turns FBI informer. In person guests include Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen and Sharif Atkins who’ll talk about their freshman season and what fans can look forward to this fall. Tickets are $15 and $10 for Paley Center Members.

Animation historian Jerry Beck brings Cartoon Fight Club to the Cinefamily tonight at 8 pm. Beck has selected the best on-screen fights and battles from the annals of animation history. Tonight’s card includes rounds with Tom vs. Jerry, Popeye vs. Bluto and Duck vs Fudd. Pacquiao’s got nothing on these critters.

It’s time for another Open Projector Night, hosted by Jason and Randy Sklar, at the Hammer Museum tonight at 7:30 pm. Bring your film (on VHS DVD Mini DV & Mini HDV Super 8mm, 8mm and 16mm film) of 10 minutes or shorter and throw it up before a sometimes rowdy audience. It may win you a fabulous prize--or get you voted off the island. If you don’t have a film, then just come for the free popcorn and cash bar. Sign-ups are first come, first served, and submissions will be accepted from from 7 to 7:30 pm only. The program is free.

To help celebrate National Poetry Month, [ALOUD] at Central Library welcomes California poets Ralph Angel, Carol Muske-Dukes and Cecilia Woloch for a reading at 7 pm tonight.

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