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It's the last week of the Los Angeles Comedy Festival in Hollywood. There are two shows tonight (one at 8:00 p.m., another at 9:30 p.m.) that include 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, Dry Hump and The Comedy Jesus Show.

8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. // McCadden Theatre // 1157 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles // $12/show

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Whether you're over the hill on the East or Westside, or even in the Valley, start the week off with good food at great prices. $1 Tacos at Barragan's Mexican Restaurant in Echo Park or $1 Hot Dogs at The Stand in Encino or Westwood. You choose.

Tacos: All Day // Barragan's Mexican Restaurant // 1538 W Sunset Blvd., Echo Park // $1/Taco
Hot Dogs: 5-9:00 p.m. // The Stand // 17000 Ventura Blvd., Encino // $1/Hot Dog
Hot Dogs: 5-11:00 p.m. // The Stand // 1116 Westwood Blvd., Westwood // $1/Hot Dog

Need we say more? It's Bingeoke -- that is ten rounds of bingo with karaoke breaks. Plus food if you choose. Plus beer, which is kinda prerequisite for this kind of thing, isn't it?

8:00 p.m. // Busby's East // 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // Free (Costs $20 for Bingo, goes to charity)

Forget the normal 80s karaoke classics, will ya? Let's talk Dresden Dolls, Nitzer Ebb, Joy Division, KMFDM, Bauhaus, Psychic TV, The Normal. Yes, welcome to Ground Control at Jewel's Catch One, also home to Vegan Village Internet Cafe.

8:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. // Jewel's Catch One // 4067 W. Pico Boulevard, Arlinging Heights // $4