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Barbarella plays at the Arclight tonight. / Photo by atomicshakespeares via LAist's flickr pool.

SPOKEN WORD
The NYC-based nonprofit organization The Moth brings its StorySLAM to LA every first Tuesday of the month. If you’re good a spinning yarns, then StorySLAM is for you. They provide the theme and the mic – you put your name in the hat and if you’re picked, you have 5-minutes to tell your story – no papers allowed. “The stories are scored by three teams of audience-member judges, and a winner is announced at every SLAM. SLAM winners later face off in a Moth GrandSLAM.” March’s theme is: scars.

7 pm // Tangier // 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles // $6.

FILM *
Director Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, features Jane Fonda in the title role as a 41st century woman who’s sent on a mission by the president of Earth to find Duran Duran, a scientist who has disappeared with an all-powerful weapon. It's on the big screen at ArcLight Hollywood tonight.

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8 pm // ArcLight Hollywood // 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // $12.

THEATRE
In the play Some Girl(s), a writer tries to make peace with his exes before getting married. But it can't be that simple - especially when the play comes from the pen of Neil LaBute. (This is the show's final week -- ends March 9.)

7:30 pm // Audrey Skirball Kenis Theatre @ the Geffen Playhouse // 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles // $69 tickets left for tonight’s performance.

FILM
Gus Van Sant melds the themes of violence and teenage angst to his latest film Paranoid Park It centers on a group of skate rats – and one boy’s involvement in an act of violence.

7:30 pm // UCLA Film & Television Archive-Billy Wilder Theatre @ the Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood // $7-$9.

NETWORKING
ExecTec’s holds its weekly networking dinner tonight in Westwood. The group’s all about bringing together executives in media, technology and entertainment to meet with peers, share ideas and develop relationships that can help group members reach the next level of their personal goals.

7:30 pm // ExecTec Dinner @ D'Amore's Pizza Connection // 1136 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles // $21.

CLASSICAL
Pianist Lang Lang, 25, is in concert tonight at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with a program featuring the pieces: The evening’s program includes Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333, Schumann’s Fantasie in C major, Op. 17, Los Requiebros from Granados Goyescas and two pieces by Liszt – Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S.244/6. The concert is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s 2007/08 Colburn Celebrity Recital series.

8 pm // Walt Disney Concert Hall // 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles // $15-$88.

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