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The Moth presents its StorySLAM finals tonight at King King. / Emperor moth photo by guano via flickr.

CLASSICAL MUSICComposer Helmut Lachenmann makes a rare visit to Los Angeles for this portrait concert that explores three of his works, including the West Coast premiere of the truly spectacular Mouvement for fifteen players.

8 pm // Zipper Concert Hall @ Colburn School // 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // $25 general admission, $10 student.

The NYC-based, nonprofit storytelling organization The Moth holds its GrandSLAM finals tonight. The winning storyteller – whose story will be featured on The Moth’s newly launched podcast – will be determined by guest judges Rob Huebel (MTV’s Human Giant), Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), and Christie Smith (talent manager, Mosaic). The theme tonight? “When Worlds Collide.”

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8 pm // King King // 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles //$12

The Beatles’ film Help! is a spoof on the James Bond film, trippier and hippier. A group of cult members pursue the Fab Four around the world in an attempt to get back their special ring from Ringo.

7:30 pm // Arclight Cinemas Sherman Oaks // 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. $11.50

Who doesn’t love Paris in the springtime? Photographer Christopher Rauschenberg revisits and re-photographs many of predecessor's Eugène Atget’s original locations. Reservations for the photo lecture are full, standby only.

7 pm // Mark Taper Auditorium @ Central Library // Fifth & Flower Streets, Los Angeles // Free.

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