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Pencil This In: Machine Project Says Buh Bye to Analog TV, but Hello LA Pride Weekend

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Say goodbye to analog TV tonight with Machine Project. / Photo by polaroid-girl via LAist's flickr pool.
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TALK*
Machine Project is hosting a “Farewell to Analog TV” lecture and mixer tonight at 10 pm. Jason Torchinsky will talk about mechanical televisions, which will be followed by a countdown to the demise of analog TV. At midnight, all the old analog television broadcasts will stop, replaced by digital signals so all the TVs without converter boxes won’t work anymore. Machine Project will be gathering a pyramid of old TVs together for a countdown as they go to static, all at once.FESTIVAL
The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is a free, two-day event that celebrates stories of the inter-racial, inter-cultural, interfaith experience through films, readings, workshops and live performances. The festival started this morning and runs through tomorrow night at the Japanese American National Museum. Register in advance if you can.

EROTICA
The 13th Annual Erotica LA (ELA) is back at the LA Convention Center this weekend with a little something for everyone. The three-day sexuality and lifestyle exposition features “hundreds of exhibitors with the latest and most erotic merchandise on the market from lingerie, clubwear, jewelry, shoes, books, cosmetics, toys, lotions, potions and hot DVDs." There’s also live entertainment, classes and ahem, demonstrations. ELA runs from 4­-11 pm tonight and 11 am­-11 pm tomorrow and 11 am- 6 pm on Sunday. Tickets cost $35 per person, per day or $75 for a three-day VIP pass.