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Pencil This In: Sex on the Brain at Mindshare, Readings with Daniel Hernandez, Rhonda Janzen and Dana Precious and a Film Editing Workshop

Slake throws a book release party tonight at the Echo for Daniel Hernandez.
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Slake: Los Angeles hosts a reading and party at the Echo tonight for Down and Delirious in Mexico City, the first book by Slake contributor Daniel Hernandez. The book is a collection of stories about the artists, musicians and neighborhoods of the city. In addition to the reading, there will be performances by local acts DJ Total Freedom, Crazy Band, Sister Mantos, and DJ Lengua. Doors at 8 pm. RSVP recommended.READING
Hammer Readings series presents Rhonda Janzen tonight at 7 pm. She authored the NYT bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, and Babel’s Stair, a collection of poems. She was the University of California poet laureate in 1994 and 1997. Free. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

The monthly Mindshare meetup gives LA’s intellectual types a chance to learn and drink together for an evening of “enlightened debauchery.” Tonight’s topics are about sex, and include: How Sex, the Red Queen and Parasites Control the World, Sensual Foods: Aphrodesia and the 6th Sense and A Brief History of Masturbation. There’s an after-party with jazz, hors d’oeuvres, games and prizes, too. At LA Center Studios in Downtown LA. Doors at 7, the program begins at 8:30 pm. Admission: $30.