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Pencil This In: Puma Party, Conga Room Reopens*

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Puma celebrates its 60th anniversary with a concert tonight. / Photo by polaroid-girl via LAist's flickr pool.

POETRY:
Boston Court Performing Arts Center and Red Hen Press present poetry readings tonight at 7 pm at Boston Court in Pasadena. The featured poets are Bart Edelman, Kate Gale and Douglas Kearney. Tickets are $10.

PUMA ROCKS OUT:
Puma turns 60 this year and to celebrate, the shoe company is hosting a concert featuring The Plain White Tees with DJ Adam at The Roxy tonight at 8 pm. The only places to get the free tickets are at The PUMA Concept Stores at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., 712 Americana Way in Americana at Brand, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. and 1350 3rd Street Promenade. Entrance to the show is only guaranteed until capacity.

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FILM:
The New Beverly Cinema presents a classic silent movie double feature tonight beginning with Charlie Chaplin's City Lights and Speedy, Harold Lloyd's final silent film. These films prove that sometimes dialogue can be so overrated.

CLASSICAL:
Classical Music fans should head over to the Monday Evening Concert Series at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School at 8 pm tonight. The program "The Avant-Garde Through the Ages" features performers Amy Knoles, piano; Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, cello; Eric km Clark, violin; Shira Kammen, vielle; Susan Feldman, vielle; Phoebe Jevtovic Alexander, soprano; Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion; Kuniko Kato, percussion; and Movses Pogossian, violin.

OPENING*:
The Conga Room (which is co-owned by a number of people including Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez and Paul Rodriguez) re-opens tonight at L.A. Live and there's going to be a party starting at 8 pm on WEDNESDAY. The club encompasses 15,000 square feet of space and can accommodate 1,100 patrons. The new Conga Room will feature pan-Latin cuisine and live entertainment ranging from salsa and world-beat to rock en Español, jazz, urban and pop/rock.