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Pencil This In: Instant LA Summer at Carmichael Gallery, Sizzling Summer Nights at the Autry and Mindshare LA

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The Venice Art Crawl launches tonight. | Photo: Anna D via LAist's flickr pool.

The Venice Art Crawl launches tonight. | Photo: Anna D via LAist's flickr pool.

The Autry Museum’s Sizzling Summer Nights Series continues tonight with Afro-Cuban music from Jose “Perico” Hernandez y Son de la Tierra tonight from 6-9 pm. A taco and drink bar will serve up the “best margaritas in Griffith Park.” Complimentary dance lessons and a separate dance floor for kids. Free for Autry members / $7 for nonmembers. MINDSHARE
Mindshare LA is a gathering of people interested in “enlightened debauchery.” Guest speakers and performers lined up for tonight’s event include neuroeconomist Paul Zak; Micki Krimmel (aka Mickipedia), founder of, and melodic progressive house spun by Jacob Henry. Complimentary vodka drink specials by Pama and IZZE. $30. The event starts at 7 pm at Exchange LA in DTLA.

There’s an opening reception tonight for the exhibit Instant LA Summer at Carmichael Gallery in Culver City tonight from 7-9 pm. The exhibition curated by Esteban Schimpf features artists Charles Irvin, Daniel Desure, Emily Mast, Kenneth Tam and Simon Haas and many others. Please RSVP to

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NBC weather forecaster Fritz Coleman does comedy on the side. A four-night run begins tonight in NoHo for his one-man show: On the Fritz-An Evening with Fritz Coleman.“The affable honorary Mayor of Toluca Lake will make you laugh with his acerbic stand-up comedy and answer all of your questions from the audience about the news business, the weather, a certain late night talk show on NBC, and anything and everything under the California sun in a laugh-filled look at life in the public eye.” Tickets: $45 (but mention code NOHO for $10 off).

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