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Arts and Entertainment

Pencil This In: (The Geeks Rule Edition) Kung Fu Movie Clips, Doctor Who DVD Signing and Metal Mariachi

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It’s Tuesday night in LA LA land, and here’s what’s going on: See metal mariachi in NoHo for $5; wine and jazz at Hollywood & Highland to benefit Project Angel Food; Amoeba hosts a Doctor Who DVD signing; and Kung Fu A Gogo at Meltdown Comics. Read on for all the deets...

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Merry Karnowsky Gallery opens a group show this weekend featuring work by zibition featuring Deedee Cheriel’s 'Stairway to Heaven.' (Photo courtesy of the Merry Karnowsky Gallery.)
MUSIC
We were intrigued when we saw that Metalachi—the world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band—takes to the stage at Skinny’s Lounge in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. Metalachi combines music and comedy, blending the worlds of Steel Panther, Lucha Va Voom and Cheech and Chong. Four other bands on the bill: Shiva’s Daydream, PC 101 (Classic Punk Covers), Chasing Avalanche, Bottle Trees. 21+, $5.

WINE+JAZZ
The 9th Annual Summer Jazz Series continues tonight at Hollywood & Highland from 7-9 pm. There’s a free concert with Downtown Project, founded by Paul E. Allen, Elijah Rock and DJ Jonny Boy, a group that pays homage to swing, classic jazz, bebop, afro-beat and funk. and a $10 donation to Project Angel Food gets you two glasses of wine and samples of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit during the performance.

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DVD SIGNING
Tonight at Amoeba there's a Doctor Who DVD signing with Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) to celebrate the release of Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1. The signing will be limited to the first 200 people to buy the DVD series. Fans can get one item signed.

MARTIAL ARTS*
Meltdown Comics hosts Kung Fu A Gogo Meltdownaganza with Ric Meyers tonight at 8 pm. He’ll bring a fight-filled clip show and his two new books (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films). The evening “full of love for the weirdest, wildest, most ridiculously exhilarating movies ever made.” $10.

SOCIAL MEDIA
The Social Media Club of Los Angeles holds its monthly meeting at Glow Bar at the Marina del Rey Marriott tonight at 6:30-10 pm. There's a panel discussion with SMCLA and Yellow Pages on Understanding the Power of Geo-location Tools. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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