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There are a lot of quality events going on about town this hump day evening:


The Darfur Now College Tour arrives at UCLA today and kicks off with a screening of Don Cheadle’s documentary Darfur Now tonight. The tour’s purpose is to raise awareness and funds to stop the genocide happening in the African nation. (Please park in lots 4 and 6 for this event.)

6 pm // Moore 100 @ UCLA // 555 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles // Free, but donations highly suggested.

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Here’s the premise for the Upright Citizens Brigade’s “Jen & Angie”: A jet crashes on a deserted island and Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie survive the crash. Brad Pitt only partially survives (you'll see). The two face the island, its challenges -- and themselves. Talk about awkward. Sara Chase and Cristina Casa play the dynamic duo.

8 pm // Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre // 5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles // $5.

Calling all you writers, bloggers, flash animators, Podcasters, actors and directors – this networking event might be for you. Mixing creative and tech sides of new media, the New Media Interchange can help answer questions, provide resources and introduce you to like-minded folks.

7 pm // Panera Bread // 12131 Ventura Blvd., Studio City // Price varies.

ALOUD at the Central Library series continues with Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Story of a Marriage in conversation with blogger and novelist Mark Sarvas. He'll look at the "climate of repression in 1950s America and asks how far we are willing to go to escape that which confines us."

7 pm // Mark Taper Forum @ the Central Library // 630 Fifth St., Los Angeles // Free, but reservations required.

FIDM holds an alumni trunk show, featuring 30 designers of clothing for men, women, children; green products; stationery and accessories.

Until 4 pm // FIDM Museum Shop on the Park // 919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles // Price depends on your budget.

The Academy hosts a double-feature on Iraq war documentaries. The first film is Deborah Scranton's The War Tapes, which captured footage by cameras strapped to gun turrets, helmets and vests. In Patricia Foulkrod's The Ground Truth, soldiers learn that the war was only a precursor to the battles they face at home with their families, the public and government bureaucracy.

7 pm // Linwood-Dunn Theater @ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences // 1313 N. Vine St., Los Angeles // Free.

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*Pencil pick of the day

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