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Pencil This In: Songs of the Rat Pack at Friday Night Sing-Alongs and a Little Gay Hist-Orgy, Part 2

'Devil's Love at Midnight' at Zombie Joe's Underground (Photo: Jana Wimer)
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The Los Angeles Art Association and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation team up to present the art exhibition Equity for All Artists tonight from at Gallery 825 on La Cienega. The exhibition features the work of artists challenged with paralysis and spinal cord injury. The opening reception will be held tonight from 6-9 pm. Free. The show runs through Aug. 26.
Performer Ian MacKinnon searches history, mythology, psychology, and pornography to answer the question, “What is Gay Love?” in Gay Hist-Orgy! part 2 at Highways Performance Space. The hot romp through time features “orgasmic porno-storical encounters” with gay icons such as: Socrates, Walt Whitman, Hafiz, Zeus, Ganymede, Alexander the Great, Hadrian, Zeami, Bayard Rustin and more. Tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20 / $15 for students/seniors/members.

There is no fresher hell in Los Angeles than Zombie Joe's Underground theater in North Hollywood. And most of the seven mini-plays comprising its latest production, Devils Love at Midnight, which you can see tonight or either of the next two Friday nights at 11, offer the kind of hysterically sinister payoff that has become the company's trademark.  As always, the show lasts about an hour, at the end of which you're left both craving more and relieved to get a respite from the intensity of ZJU's inimitable onslaught of cerebrally violent stagecraft. Tickets: $15.

Get your Glee on at the Walt Disney Concert Hall tonight from 6:30-8 pm as the next installment of Friday Night Sing-Alongs features the music of the Rat Pack: Frank, Dean, Sammy, et al. Live musicians accompany the singers through the great American songbook like Beyond the Sea, Come Fly with Me, Old Devil Moon
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) and dozens more. Lyric sheets will be provided. The tone-deaf and singing-challenged are welcome. 6:30-8 pm. Free, but tickets require at the W.M. Keck Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before the event, while supplies last.

*Pencil pick of the day

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