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Pencil This In: LA Times Pop-up Gallery at Art Walk, LA Poets at ALOUD and Beerlesque Night in NoHo

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The exhibition Sinerlandia at Crewest is just one of the dozens of galleries participating in the Downtown LA Art Walk tonight. (Photo: Graffiti artist Siner's work, courtesy of the Gallery)
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ART*
In conjunction with DTLA’s monthly Art Walk, the LA Times is producing a special pop-up gallery and block party on the corner of 2nd and Spring, sponsored by Ketel One. The one-night-only gallery showcases photography, digital slideshows and an original projection collaboration with Aphidoidea by LA Times photographers. DJ sets by Darren Revell of “Big Sonic Heaven,” cash bar, Border Grill and Lee’s Philly food trucks on site. 21+ only. 6-10 pm. Free admission.

POETRY
April is National Poetry Month and ALOUD celebrates tonight with the program Concrete Rivers: The Emotional Topography of LA, a reading and conversation with two renowned local poets, Wanda Coleman and Lewis MacAdams. The poets examine how LA has influenced their work and activism. 7 pm. Standby only.

BEERLESQUE
Tonight from 6 pm-2 am, Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood hosts Beer-lesque: Tastings & Tassels. Free admission to an evening of craft beer samples by Dechutes Brewery, Burlesque dancers, comedy and Vaudeville variety acts. The Chasing Paradise and Germany's Best Bratwurst food trucks will be serving all night.

MUSIC
Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur released a free double-album, Redemption City.He makes his first LA stop at Largo tonight at 8 pm to promote the release. James, the U.K. band hits the El Rey stage tonightin advance of its Coachella appearance. The original lineup that recorded Laid is back with Tim Booth on lead vocals.

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COMEDY
NerdMelt hosts The Writers’ Room with comedian Jimmy Pardo tonight at 8 pm. “Tired of using his quick wit and legendary crowd work skills to get laughs, Jimmy Pardo has hired a team of writers to park themselves on stage and pen material for him on the fly”—which could be a recipe for hi-larious disaster. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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