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Get Out: Stories about 'My Ex,' Global Feminism & Civil Rights

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STORYTELLING: The Mint LA is kicking off a monthly storytelling event called "I'm Going Somewhere With This," and the inaugural theme is "My Ex" with comedians Laura Kightlinger, Nicke Thune, Sean Patton, Josh Di Donato and Gary Buchlet. Tickets are $8 and you can buy them online. For more information, visit The Mint LA's website.

SOLIDARITY: Tonight at REDCAT two prominent authors and international feminists will be discussing their work at "The Magic of Solidarity: Shahrnush Parsipur and Suheir Hammad." Editor Persis Karim will moderate a discussion with Iranian novelist Shahrnush Parsipur and Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad. Parsipur was banned in Iran and her work has been adapted into film. Hammad made her name on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. The discussion begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10.

MUSEUMS: Today is your last chance to view two exhibits at The Geffen Contemporary at the MOCA in downtown. Under the Big Black Sun features over 130 artists whose work explored an array of different forms and genres after the end of modernism in American art. Theaster Gates: An Epitaph for Civil Rights uses mixed media sculptures and installation works to explore the power of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s campaign in Birmingham, Alabama when demonstrators were violently treated by police forces in May of 1963. For more information, visit the MOCA's calendar.

LAist writer Gerri Gonzalez contributed to this post.