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CABARET
Lucent Dossier brings its vaudeville/cabaret show to the Edison tonight. Who do they have in their talent roster? Little elves, fire dancers, belly dancers, trapeze artists, contortionists, jugglers, burlesque dancers, performance art and the bearded lady. So, really, you never know what to expect tonight.

9 pm // Edison // 108 West 2nd St. 101, Los Angeles // $15.

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TALK *
Iranian authors Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran) and Marjane Satrapi Persepolis appear at Royce Hall tonight. The discussion will be moderated by culture journalist Alicia Anstead.

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8 pm // UCLA Royce Hall // 340 Royce Dr., Los Angeles // $20-$38

PLAY READINGS
Here’s your chance to comment on Circle X’s upcoming season. The theatre group is holding free play readings tonight and giving audience members the chance to participate in the post-reading discussion. On tap tonight: Hello Failure by Kristen Kosmas, directed by Abigail Marateck. Free beverages (vino!) and snacks after the reading.

8 pm // Studio/Stage // 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles // Free.

FILM
Rare performance films of jazz and blues greats Bessie Smith, Howlin' Wolf, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, Big Mama Thornton, Son House, Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Waller are screened as part of “Blues & Jazz Voices” in Venice. Come early because seating is extremely limited.

8 pm // 7 Dudley Cinema @ Sponto Gallery // 7 Dudley Ave., Venice // Free.

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DISCUSSION
Come to a Creative Commons Salon tonight where local online content creators come together to share information and shoot the breeze. Scheduled presenters: Rex Bruce, director of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Holly Willis, director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy; Jack Lerner, acting director, USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic; Chris Weisbart, multimedia designer and Michael Wilson.

7:30 pm // Found Gallery // 1903 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles // Free.

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