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Pencil This In: So Funny It Hurts at LACE Gallery, Lit and Music at Largo and Drink at Mom's for Wells4Wells

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Nathan Bockelman performs at LACE tonight.
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LIT AND MUSIC*
Wizards & Stars: A Literary And Musical Celebration with Paul Myers & Scott Miller takes over Largo tonight at 8 pm. Hosted by Dave Foley, the evening celebrates the release of two books from two SF-based musician authors. Scott Miller reads from Music: What Happened?, a song-by-song critical essay and homage to some of his favorite songs from the last 53 years of popular music. Paul Myers shares excerpts from A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio. Invited musical artists will come up and sing a selection of Rundgren songs in tribute. Copies of the books will be for sale and signing. Tickets: $25.ART TALK
Tonight LACE Gallery presents So Funny it Hurts: Lauren Weedman and Nathan Bockelman. Curated by Brian Getnick, the evening features a performances by Lauren Weedman and Nathan Bockelman that use satire to examine complex notions of self. It’s a series that explores humor in society, particularly dark humor. And we like that. The series continues for the next two Thursdays with Asher Hartman with Curt Lemieux and Paul Outlaw. Suggested donation of $10 at the door directly supports the So Funny it Hurts program. 7 pm.

PERFORMANCE
Pam Murphy’s one-woman show The C Word shares her story of her battle with breast cancer—through comedy—tonight at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at 8 pm. Tickets: $5.

MUSIC
Family Bookstore hosts a free performance from White Magic tonight at 7:30 pm to celebrate the brand new 7", White Widow (b side: White Rabbit).

FILM
The Hammer Museum hosts a free screening of Semper Fi: Always Faithful tonight at 7 pm in the Billy Wilder Theater. Presented by the Sundance Institute, the work-in-progress follows the story of Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger. When his 9-year-old daughter dies of a rare type of leukemia, the grief-stricken father searches for answers. He discovers a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. A Q&A with filmmakers Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon and Master Sgt. John Ensminger follows the screening. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

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DRINKS
Drink for a cause tonight with the Africa water charity Drop In The Bucket’s Wells4Wells happy hour at Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica. Wells4Wells is throwing a series of happy hours in cities across the nation and raise $5,500 to build a well at a school in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mom's Bar will donate 15% of the proceeds to Drop In The Bucket. Tonight from 6-9 pm. Free appetizers while they last, and the Manila Machine will be parked outside.

*Pencil pick of the day

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