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Drinks with Digital LA tonight at Bodega Bar in Santa Monica (and yes, this is not the Bodega bar) / Photo by C-Monster via LAist's photo pool.

I am so scaaared. Writer/director Eli Roth (Hostel) continues his reign at the New Beverly in “The Greats of Roth” series. Tonight, he’s screening the double-feature of The Blair Witch Project (1999) and Cannibal Holocaust (1980), an earlier film that deals with a missing documentary film crew. But it has the best tagline. Ever. "Ripout! Barbeque! Devour! How long can you take it?"

7:30 (Blair Witch) and 9:20 pm (Cannibal) // New Beverly Cinema // 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles // $7.

Professor Giovanni La Varra, a member of URB&COM, a laboratory of the Department of Architecture and Planning of the Polytechnic of Milan, visits SCI-Arc tonight with "Milanese Chronicles" as part of the school’s spring lecture series. His interest focuses on political relations between urban planning and commerce and how the Nomadic ways of some European populations is transforming Milan.

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7 pm // SCI-Arc // 960 East 3rd St., Los Angeles // Free.

Theatre of NOTE presents poet Ron Allen’s Eye Mouth Graffiti Bodyshop to kickstart its "Off-night Series." (Works that run on Wednesdays and Thursdays.) Allen’s work is described as a “theatrical journey of language” that “utilizes the tastes, sights and sounds of the city as a text for the absurdity and surreality spectacle of urban culture.”

8 pm // Theatre of NOTE // 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood // $18, $15 for students.

UCLA Film and Television Archive’s occasional series The Movie That Inspired Me continues tonight with award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men, Jarhead). Deakins, who will be in attendance, has selected Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows (1969) as one of the films that influenced his work. The film is examines the French Resistance during WWII against the Nazi occupation. The Archive’s Honorary Chairman and series curator Curtis Hanson hosts.

7:30 pm //Billy Wilder Theater @ the Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.

B.J. Novak (Ryan on The Office – as well as one of the show’s writers and producers) and friends take the stage for an evening of laughs at Largo tonight. Yes, the tables are booked up, but you can still stand in line outside for bar real estate.

9 pm // Largo // 432 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // call for price.

Digital LA organizes mixers at local bars to bring together Internet professionals (online advertising, marketing, entertainment, e-commerce) for socializing and networking. Tonight they invade Santa Monica.

6 pm // Bodega Bar // 814 Broadway, Santa Monica // Depends on your bar tab.

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