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Get Out: Beer Festival, Pillow Fight, 'The Simpsons' Trivia & Gospel Performances

Pillow fight (Photo by The.Erik.Estrada via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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By Maddy Keavy

BEER: The 5th annual Los Angeles Beer Festival held at Paramount Studios, features dozens of international and domestic beers. There will be over one dozen food trucks as well as live entertainment. There are two sessions from noon to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm. Tickets are $40 or $15 for designated drivers (food is extra). More information can be found here. Paramount Studios is located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

FILM: Cinefamily presents "Neighboring Sounds," a thriller that takes place in an affluent seaside community in Brazil. The film will be screening all week, but director Kleber Mendonça Filho will be at tonight's viewing at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be puchased at the event or online here. More information on the film itself can be found here.

COMEDY: The NerdMelt Showroom within Meltdown Comics presents Stonecutters LA. On the first Saturday of the month, fans of “The Simpsons” can test their knowledge! Two rounds of trivia questions are just the beginning, and today "Simpsons" executive producer Matt Selman will be joining the festivities. Admission to the event is free, and more information can be found on the NerdMelt website ( . Meltdown comics is located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard and the fun begins today at 3:45PM.

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MUSIC: To celebrate the arrival of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Music Center presents RockaYourSoul: LA's celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey. Today from 1 pm to 5 pm at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, participants will be taught by Ailey teaching artists. Local gospel choirs will be performing, and there will be storytelling, visual arts and singing workshops. The festival is free, but guests must register here to participate in the workshops. For more information visit the music center or call (213) 972-7211. For more dance events going on now, check out this week's dance round-up.

PILLOW FIGHT: Today is International Pillow Fight Day, so find a soft pillow (maybe a lumpy one you don't mind destroying?) and head over to Pershing Square. The fight goes from 3 until 5 pm, and for more information check out the event's website.

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