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Pencil This In: BBQ @ The Silent Movie Theatre, Storytelling on the Westside

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Kinda quiet on the event front on the Memorial Day, so here are a few ideas for those of you who aren't 'cuing it up at home today. FILM BBQ
The 5 Minutes Game & Cinefamily Memorial Day BBQ happens at 6 pm tonight at the SIlent Movie Theatre. “What we're gonna do is choose fifteen movies you've likely never seen before (with most, if not all the films unavailable on DVD), line 'em up, and only show you the first five minutes of each, not counting their opening credits. After all that, you, the audience, gets to vote on which film out of the fifteen we all then watch in its entirety.” Bring something to cook on the Cinefamily Grill. Tickets are $10, and the 'cue starts at 6 pm.

The Westside edition of the LA Moth StorySLAM happens tonight at the Air Conditioned Supper Club tonight at 7:30 pm with the theme of “Falling.” Got a story to tell in under 5 minutes? Can you tell it without notes? Then come to the Moth StorySLAM and put your name in the hat for a chance of being one of the 10 storytellers picked tonight. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Today’s the last day of the Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA that celebrates music, art, culture and diversity, while hosting some of the world’s most prominent musicians in Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and Reggae. On the bill today are Mavado*, Morgan Heritage(Peetah and Mojo Morgan), Assassin, Cherine Anderson, Tanto Metro and Devonte, Pangea Collective, Nola Darling, Eljai and Dan Marcus I. Tickets are $35 at the door. The kid-friendly festival ends at 7 pm tonight.

The Smokes' Memorial Day BBQ Blowout happens toight at 7 pm. It's a beer & brats salute to the nation's veteran improvisers! The Smokes will be turning the UCBT stage into a live backyard cookout for a fully improvised BBQ monoscene. Hot dogs, potato salad and demented characters are on the menu.