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Pencil This In: 'Slake's' Lundi Gras Party, Shepard Fairey at ALOUD, Poetry at the Boston Court and Dance Talk at the Annenberg Beach House

It's the last week for 'Dangerous Beauty'—a musical based on the life of courtesan Veronica Franco—at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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Slake is holding a Lundi Gras party tonight at the Bootleg with a mix of music readings, art and film screenings from artists from the Crescent City. Performances by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz & Funeral Band, Venice torch-and-twang duo honeyhoney and musician Paul Gailiunas. Short films by the late New Orleans filmmaker Helen Hill and Robert Sobul. Readings by Slake writers and art and photography by Matjames, Anne Fishbein, Michelle Pullman and painter Ingrid Allen. Beer and wine available at the bar and the Crazy Creole Cafe truck will be stationed on the back patio. Doors at 7 pm. $10 donation to support Slake.

[ALOUD] at the Central Library welcomes LA-based artist Shepard Fairey to speak on his life and work tonight at 7 pm. He’ll be in conversation with Aaron Rose, artist and curator, for the program MAYDAY: the Politics of Street Art. Up for discussion: Obey Giant stencil, the HOPE poster and Fairey’s move from the street to large-scale museum exhibitions. The event is full, but there may be tickets available for standby.