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Pencil This In: Poetry @ The Geffen, Green Tamale Season Opens

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Strawberries and green tamales are in season. / Photo by Lucy in LA via LAist's flickr pool
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FILM
REDCAT presents filmmaker Zoe Beloff in the program “Conjuring Specters.” The New York-based artist specializes in variety of cinematic imagery: film, stereoscopic projection performance, interactive media and installation. She is fascinated by phantoms, images that aren’t really there. According to her bio: “She would like to think of herself as an heir to the 19th century mediums whose materialization séances conjured up unconscious desires, in the most theatrical fashion.” A few of her short, experimental films will be screened, and Beloff will be there in person to discuss. The event begins at 8:30 pm and tickets are $9. FOOD*
It’s green tamale season at El Cholo, and the original restaurant on Western is celebrating by holding a Green Corn Tamales Kick Off Party tonight at 6:30 pm. On the menu: green corn tamales, ceviche tostadas, lobster and shrimp enchiladas, Texas BBQ Pork Chops with mango papaya salsa, Mexican churros with cajeta sauce and more. Reservations are required. The $60 tab includes food, tax and tip.

ART
JF Chen Exhibitions holds its inaugural show “Architectonic,” displaying the unique works of ceramicist Yassi Mazandi and furniture artist Michael. “Both Mazandi and Wilson display new and emerging ideas in the industries of design and art, merging aesthetics with functionality.” The showroom’s open until 5 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 12-5 pm.