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Come celebrate at LA's annual Lunar New Year Festival! Today the Golden Dragon Parade featuring lion and dragon dancers will thrill over 100,000 spectators along North Broadway. The festival continues until 8pm tonight, and runs from 10am to 3pm tomorrow at Broadway and Cesar Chavez.

Parade 2pm-5pm Festival 10am-8pm // Chinatown // N. Broadway & College Street // Free

The Kinsey Sicks, a "Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet" perform their critically acclaimed musical comedy "Condoleezzapalooza" only once, and luckily for you, it's tonight! Watch as the heroines of the show "hurl blame at each other liked chipped beef at a cafeteria food fight" and sing both original songs and parodies in four-part harmony. Dragalicious!

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8:00pm // Pacific Design Center, SilverScreen Theater // 8687 Melrose Ave WeHo, 90069 // $30.00

The Cinefamily presents Shirley Clark's 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason in which she interviews hustler Jason Holiday regarding his experiences with racism as a black person growing up in the south, his activism and life as a gigolo. His wit and charm keep viewers riveted even as the film eventually becomes a voyeuristic documentation of his gradual descent into the bottle. "A landmark in both queer and confessional cinema."

7:30pm // The Silent Movie Theater // 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 // $10

For its second show tonight, Cinefamily presents Jack Smight's No Way To Treat a Lady. George Segal is on the trail of Christopher Gill, a "master-of-disaster-of-disguise" murderer, played by Rod Steiger who hams up the bizarre impersonations to the extreme.

10:30pm // The Silent Movie Theater // 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 // $10

Meet author/lawyer Gloria Browne-Marshall at Eso Won Books as she discusses and signs her book, Race, Law, and American Society:1607 to Present. This book examines the role of race in shaping American social institutions, particularly in the areas of education, voting rights, civil liberties and criminal justice.

5:00pm // Eso Won Books // 4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008 // Free

The Nuart screens Dale Kutzera's Military Intelligence and You, a spoof in the guise of a long-lost WWII Army training film "...for it is intelligence that distinguishes dangerous enemies from merely annoying foreigners." Real training footage is edited in, providing "cameos" from the likes of William Holden, Alan Ladd and Ronald Reagan. Writer and Director Dale Kutzera will make a personal appearance at the 5:15 and 7:30 showings.

3:00 5:15 7:30 9:45 // The Nuart // 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West LA 90025 // $9.50

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