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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: Rant & Rave at Rogue Machine, Tarantino in Person at the Egyptian,

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Quentin Tarantino is in person tonight at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood for a double-feature of his films: Pulp Fiction at 6 pm, followed by Inglorious Basterds. There’s a moderated discussion following each film with director Tarantino. Tickets are $11 and student/senior are $9.

It’s the latest installment of Rant & Rave at Rogue Machine tonight at 8 pm. A group of writers are given a topic--this time it’s love--and a time limits. Writers-performers include: Ralph Bruneau, Katherine Cortez, Douglas Kearney, Julio Martinez, Michael O’Keefe, Debora Puette, Michael Redfield and Betsy Zajko. Tickets: $15.

Andrew Porter, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, signs his book The Theory of Light and Matter tonight at Vroman’s at 7 pm. The collection of stories “takes familiar characters and puts them into surprising and difficult situations.” 7 pm. Free.

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For two weeks this month, the Heard of Elephants art and music collective takes over the Synchronicity Space for the show c'est l'amour. The show features artwork from Liza Epps, Lynde Low, Adam Stamp, Erina Digby, Peter Van Dyke, Billy Franevsky, Alex Pfender, Andrew Huang, Lauren Lim, Michal Carman, Alicia Papanek, Will Canzoneri, Jonathan Smith and others. Performances tonight from Ohioan, Ah Holly Fam'ly, M Geddis Gengras, Bow+Arrow, Moment Trigger

Sacred Fools Theatre Company presentsTen Tops! An Eclectic Open Performance Event tonight. Hosted by Pogo Saito & Carla Jo Bailey, 10 performers get seven minutes apiece to do anything they want—sketch comedy to dramatic readings, rock & roll to interpretive dance to spoken word poetry. Tonight’s featured performer is The Roman Catholic Mime Collective. Optional theme: Love. Tickets $10, Ten Tops Collective members $5, free for performers. Sign up to perform at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8.

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