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Pencil This In: Short Films with Llyn Foulkes, Music and Comedy with Don't Stop or We'll Die and Moth Storytelling

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: a program of short films starring Llyn Foulkes screens tonight at the Hammer; Moth storytellers take on “envy” tonight, 1933’s Eastside bars hold a pub crawl and finally the the piano power trio Don’t Stop or We’ll Die brings a blend of comedy and music to the stage. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 8 pm, The Grammy Museum presents The Drop series with special guest Natalie Maines. She'll talk about and perform a few songs from her debut solo album Mother. It's a departure from her music with the Dixie Chicks, with whom she's won 13 Grammy Awards and sold more than 30 million albums. Maines teamed up with friend Ben Harper for the new sound and style. Although this program is sold out, the Grammy Museum is releasing a few more tickets online. Hurry, before they're gone. $25.

The Hammer Museum presents an evening of Short Films Starring Llyn Foulkes tonight at 7:30 pm. The films and excerpts in this program date back to the 1950s to the present and all feature the artist and musician Foulkes, whose work is currently on view at the Hammer. Filmmaker and video artist Stanya Kahn, who directed Happy Song For You (2011) with Foulkes, introduces the program. Free.

The piano power pop trioDon't Stop or We'll Diefeatures comedians Michael Cassady (piano, vocals), Paul Rust (bass, vocals) and Harris Wittels (drums, backing vocals). They’ll take to Largo’s stage tonight to rock out and bring their blend of comedy to the audience. Not famiiar with their work? Check out their Funny or Die videos. Doors open for drinks at 7:30 pm and showtime is 9 pm. Tickets are available online only. $25.

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The 1933 Group presents an Eastside Critter Crawl tonight from 7 pm to midnight, in which Angelenos are encouraged to visit all three of their Eastside locations: La Cuevita in Highland Park; Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz and Thirsty Crow in Silverlake. Tonight’s Critter Crawl features $5 drink specials and other surprises at each location. Hit up all three spots and receive a free shot. To discourage drunk or buzzed driving, they’re partnering with to Lyft and offering each participant who makes it to all three locations $25 in complimentary credits towards rides for the evening.

Got a story on envy, jealousy or the green-eyed monster”? Then test your storytelling skills at The Moth tonight at Busby’s East. Prepare a 5-minute true story and sign up to get your chance behind the mic. No notes and no standup. At 7 pm: Sign up to tell a story or just sit back and listen. The stories begin at 7:30 pm. $8 at the door ($16 advance tickets guarantee an early entrance). The storyteller with the highest score becomes the StorySLAM winner to compete in the next GrandSLAM Championship.

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

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