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Get Out: Parker Posey Reads Dorothy Parker, An Unusual Travelogue And A Tolkein Read-A-Thon

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CELEB READING: The Getty kicks off "Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story," a two-day fest where actors like Leonard Nimoy, Allison Pill and Kate Burton read stories from the greats. Performances today will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the museum's Harold M. Williams auditorium. We're picking the matinee, when Parker Posey will read Dorothy Parker in a twist reminiscent of Spinal Tap. Tickets $20.

FILM: Cinefamily will continue a tribute to French filmmaker Chris Marker by screening his 1983 masterpiece, "Sans Soleil." The film, which shows at 7 p.m., addresses broad philosophical questions as it follows a woman reading letters from her roving friend. Tickets $12.

Sans Soleil (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

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COMEDY: The NerdMelt Theatre at Meltdown Comics will host The Mo Show with Mo Welch, a monthly comedy talk show. Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m. and will feature the excellent comic Kyle Kinane. Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door.

MORE READING: If seeing "The Hobbit" in super-ultra IMAX 3-D just didn't sit right with you, get on back to your bookish roots at Tolkein Reading Day at downtown's Last Bookstore. Volunteers from Tolkein Forever, L.A.'s chapter of the Tolkein Society, will be reading selections aloud from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.