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ART TALK
With just about a month left in the exhibit, artists Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Simone Legno will be gathering for a discussion about the work of Takashi Murakami at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The event, called Pervasive Persuasion, is a panel-style talk moderated by Eric Nakamura, publisher and co-editor of Giant Robot, and will include thoughts on "how and why artists in Los Angeles are blurring the lines of media to spread their ideas beyond museum walls." The evening will end with the opportunity for the audience to participate in a collaborative painting with the artists and a enjoy unique performance art experience by Oguri.

6 p.m. // Geffen Contemporary at MOCA // 152 North Central Avenue // $15 MOCA members; $20 non-members

FILM
The first ever Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival runs tonight at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, and features three documentaries, and one full-length feature film shown in the Tamazight language with English subtitles. The event is put on by the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity.

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6:00 p.m. // Barnsdall Gallery Theatre // 4800 Hollywood Boulevard // Tickets via itsmyseat.com, $10

DANCE
Okay, seriously, who doesn't get a little happy when they see tap dancers? Check out the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble's mix of contemporary choreography and traditional tap dancing as the tapping teens meld the stylings of the great Fred Astaire, and modern dance marvels like Stomp, Riverdance, and Bring in Da Noise.

8:00 p.m. // Armstrong Theatre: Torrance Cultural Arts Center // 3330 Civic Center Drive , Torrance // $20

STAGE
The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity is "the story of Lizzy (Annie Hendy), a witty and soulful Midwestern girl blossoming in the big city of her dreams, who upon realizing her priest has a better sex life than she does, decides to no longer live her life according to the rules of her religion." In 25 days our heroine hits the big 25 and vows to give up her precious flower... but to whom? Apparently her options sound like a bad day at Central Casting: A metrosexual, a Christian Conservative, a gym rat, a guy that just wants to wear her shoes. Or maybe it just sounds like the four faces of Ryan Seacrest. You be the judge.

8:00 p.m. // Pico Playhouse // 10508 W. Pico Blvd. // $20

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