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Pencil This In: Supernatural Storytelling, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Mindshare 50 and an Unusual LA Guidebook

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Here's what's going on in LA tonight: An evening of storytelling set to music tonight at the Velaslavasay Panorama; a book signing with Laura Pulido and Wendy Chang; the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival; and the Mindshare50 weekend. Read on for all the details.

The Velaslavasay Panorama holds an evening of spoken word/storytelling with a musical score tonight at 8 pm. 3 Stories High presents “complex and hypnotic tales of love, crime and the supernatural, in which a carefully-crafted musical score becomes an additional character in several remarkable, unconventional narratives.” Writer and spoken-word artist James Napoli and musicians and composers Kate Kohler and Rob Kohler create an evening of “music for the mind.” An additional performance tomorrow at 8 pm, too. Tickets: $12, $10 VPES members.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival continues through May 20 in several venues in West Hollywood, Koreatown and Long Beach. Screenings begin tonight at 7 pm and include the world premiere of the feature film Model Minority, directed by Lily Mariye. The film focuses on growing up as a bicultural teenager in multicultural Los Angeles.

Mindshare LA, the salon of enlightened debauchery, celebrates its 50th month of existence with a weekend of talks, music, art and other festivities. We just found out that tonight’s events are sold out, but there are tickets left for tomorrow’s talks and after party. Tickets ($49-$99).

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Laura Pulido and Wendy Chang present their book A People's Guide to Los Angeles tonight at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books. This isn’t your typical guidebook. They lead the reader through 115 little-known sites where struggles related to race, class, gender and sexuality have occurred, creating a fresh history of LA>

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