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Don't try this at home -- or at the Civic Center Metro Station. / Photo by puck90 via LAist's flickr pool.

Metro is studying alternatives for connecting the Gold, Blue and Expo lines through downtown Los Angeles. This study will examine linking the future Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension (near the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station) and the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Tonight Metro will update the public on the project and allow time for questions and answers.

6:30 pm // Japanese American National Museum // 369 E. 1st St., Los Angeles // Free.

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CoisCéim Dance Theatre presents its work “Knots” tonight in Irvine. Yes, we know it’s far, but this sounds really cool. (Read our prior coverage.) The 80-minute program is a series of vignettes based on the studies of couples’ relationships by psychologist R.D. Laing. According to the program materials, “Virtuoso choreographer Liam Steel (of Stan Won’t Dance) directs the six performers of CoisCéim in a show that tries to untangle the complexity of human relationships.” The show does come with a warning label that the show’s not suited for kids, and some content and language might disturb or offend the sensitive adult viewer. Count us in!

8 pm // Irvine Barclay Theatre // 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine // $33-$38.

The Zócalo Public Square Lecture Series continues tonight with an examination of the past Hollywood writer’s strike and its ramifications of traditional and Web-based media. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jon Healey of the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board and will include David Ginsburg, professor of Entertainment and Media Law at UCLA, Aaron Mendelsohn, from the Writers Guild of America West, Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein. Reservations required.

7:30 pm // Skirball Cultural Center // 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

Circus Theatricals presents an evening of eight one act-plays, written by both seasoned and emerging writers.

8 pm // Circus Theatricals Studio Theatre at The Hayworth (second floor, enter on Carondelet) // 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $20.

The American Cinematheque’s February seminar “The Complete Guide to Short Film” is dedicated to everything you ever wanted to know about short filmmaking but were afraid to ask. A few of the topics include: the differences between festival and Internet shorts; best film distribution methods and what exactly the Academy looks for in a short film. The event will be led by Thomas Ethan Harris, former director of Programming of both the LA Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.

7:30 pm // Aero Theatre // 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica // $12-$20.

Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers, is the guest speaker for the ALOUD at the Central Library lecture tonight. In a program titled, “The Age of American Unreason” she’ll discuss the cultural and intellectual life of the U.S. (Bring your Kleenex in case it makes you weep.) Jacoby will be interviewed by Jack Miles, distinguished professor of English and Religious Studies at UC Irvine. ***Please note that this event is sold out. Standby only.***

7:30 pm // Central Library // 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles //Free.

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