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Pencil This In: Die Antwoord Video Night, J.R. Martinez Book Signing and a Printmaking Workshop

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Here's what's going on in LA tonight (a short and sweet list): Xeni Jardin hosts an evening with Die Antwoord; former Dancing with the Stars champ J.R. Martinez signs a new book; CAFAM hosts a printmaking workshop and an art and cocktails evening for the Armory Center. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 10 pm at NerdMelt, Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing) hosts an evening with Die Antwoord—the South African Zaf rap duo—featuring a video marathon with live commentary by Ninja and Yo-landi hosted by The screening will feature “Zefside,” “Enter the Ninja,” “Evil Boy,” “Rich Bitch,” “Fok Julle Naaiers,” “I Fink U Freeky,” “Baby’s On Fire,” and “Fatty Boom Boom.” Come early for a pre-event signing of "Limited Shits and Only-at-Meltdown Items" from 9-10pm. No outside items will be signed. $10. **This event is now sold out.

In 2003, Private J.R. Martinez, then just 19 years old, was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit a mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries and burns over his body. His journey is an inspiring one, and his message of healing and motivation came to the forefront when he danced his way to the top on Dancing with the Stars a few seasons ago. He’s at Vroman’s tonight to discuss and sign his bookFull of Hearttonight at 7 pm.

CAFAM concludes its Community Printmaking Sessions series tonight from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Led by Holly Jerger, this adult art workshop takes beginners and expert printers alike through printmaking sessions. Come down for casual instruction, basic supplies and the room to create. A small etching press and letterpress are also available for use. For ages 17 years + older. $25. RSVP required to (323) 937-4230 x28 or

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Pardon My French, which brings artwork to nightlife venues, presents the work of Avi Roth at Whiskey Blue @ W Hotel Westwood to benefit the Armory Center for the Arts. From 7-9 pm, view of work of Roth who uses coffee grinds and by-products as his medium. Free but RSVP needed.

A video from Die Antwoord that's probably a little NSFW:

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).

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