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The “In the Flesh” reading series begun by author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel in NYC in 2005 finally launches in LA today. Accomplished local authors are asked to share intimate and humorous details about s-e-x. The LA series will be hosted by writer Carrie Milne (Hooking Up, Naked Ambition) and will be held the last Thursday of every month. Tonight’s theme: Survival.

7:30 pm // Freddy and Eddy // 12613 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles // Free, but there’s a $10 suggested door fee that will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network.

An entire art exhibit dedicated to images of rock legend Jimi Hendrix opens in Beverly Hills with a reception tonight. The show – featuring more than 30 works by 17 artists – coincides with the 40th anniversary of Hendix’s first US tour in 1968.

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7 pm // Celebrity Vault // 345 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills // Free.

Street culture and pop art mix it up at Ghettogloss Gallery’s latest exhibit “Guilty Pleasures,” featuring the works of Ryan Graeff, Sharktoof and Pingping. While the show runs until June 16, there’s an artists’ reception tonight.

7 pm // Ghettogloss Gallery // 2380 Glendale Blvd., Silverlake // Free.

Calling all Twitter addicts: there's a meet up at Seven Grand tonight. Bring your twittering devices of choice: iPhone, cellphone, PDA, laptop. If you Twitter about this, don't forget to tag it #latweetup.

8 pm // Seven Grand // 515 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles // Free, but the whiskey will cost you.

The Darfur Now College Tour's second day at UCLA features a "Mighty Mic Save Darfour Concert." On the bill: OK Go, Ana Dim Mak, Nico Vega and others. 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 // Ackerman Grand Ballroom @ UCLA // 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles // Free, but $15 donation highly suggested.

I Gelosi tells the story of Italy's first great traveling theater troupe. In the late 16th century, the Gelosi Company become rock stars of Europe thanks to beautiful and charming Isabella Andreini, one of the first women ever to play on the stage. But things take a turn for the worse for the troup when they make fun of the Pope in a satire.

8 pm // Powerhouse Theatre // 3116 2nd St., Santa Monica // $20 ($10 for students and military).

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Silkscreen/Collage by Sharktoof (2008)