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Pencil This In: Improv Comedy, Bird Talk

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Now if you want to get out there and revel in Obama’s day events, then check out our post from yesterday; but see the listings below for non-Obama events:

Weird On Top’s improvisational comedy returns to the Eclectic Company Theatre tonight at 8 pm with players Danielle Cintron, Tiffany Cole, Jay Fremed, Mason Halberg, Kerr Seth Lordygan, Sarah McCann , Alex Sanborn and Mike Tauzin. Expect a touch of the bizarre and the unexpected in between laughs.

In “Birds: The Local Story,” Santa Monica College biology professor Walt Sakai will share his insight about SoCal’s birds and his wanderings to study them. It's all part of the “Culture in the Canyon” series at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades. The program begins at 7:30 pm in Woodland Hall.

The LA Philharmonic’s “Green Umbrella” series brings new, adventurous classical music to life. Tonight’s performance by the LA Phil’s New Music group will be conducted by Lionel Bringuier and features vocalist Susan Narucki and members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The program includes Andriessen’s “De Stijl,” Mackey’s “Ars Moriendi”and Tüür’s “Architectronics III, Postmetaminimal Dream"

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Tonight’s the weekly “Da’ Poetry Lounge” at Greenway Court Theatre. Beginning at 9 pm, poets from around the country take to the stage to entertain and inspire through spoken word.

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