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Pencil This In: Everything Is Terrible Festival, An Iron Comic Competition, Latin Music Showcase and an Alice Cooper Cover Tribute

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight, including an edition of the Iron Comic live game show with Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes and more; the beginning of the Everything Is festival, celebrating found films and ephemera; the launch of Ray’s and Stark Bar’s new water menu, with tasting menu option; and music for a school night with Cloud Control and Peach Kings. Read on for all the details.

'TERRIBLE' FILM FESTIVAL*
Cinefamily presents the fourth edition of the Everything Is Terrible festival beginning today through Aug. 21. It’s a great festival that celebrates outsider art, ephemera and found films, with a little music, comedy, old school but terrible video games and interesting installations to boot. Hosts and performers throughout the week include Mike Judge, Dan Harmon, Tenacious D, Patton Ozwald, YACHT and more. This year’s theme is Dreamquest, so expect lots of films/acts from many out-there dimensions. Screening tonight is the collage Gyorgy Palfi's Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen, a love story told in clips from 450 movies at 7:30 pm, followed by Rewind This! at 10 pm, which is a documentary that follows the life and death of the videocassette. Tickets: $14 for each screening.

COMEDY
The Iron Comic comedy game show takes over Largo tonight at 8:30 pm with five comedians rushing to write routines in eight minutes from audience suggestions. Inspired by the Iron Chef format, at the end of the night there is only one comedian who can take the crown of Iron Comic. Hosted by Moshe Kasher and Nato Green, the comedians competing tonight are Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes, Ron Funches, Brent Weinbach and Brendon Walsh. Special guests tonight are Garfunkel and Oats. Tickets: $25.

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LATIN MUSIC
A new Monday night showcase of Latin music begins tonight at Dragonfly with artists Adaia, Octavio Red and Jon Huertas from ABC's Castle. Organizers promise a few other surprises, too. No cover charge and the party starts at 8 pm.

WATER
Ray’s & Stark Bar at LACMA launches a new Water Menu with 20 varietals of water from around the world today. General manager Martin Riese, a certified Water Sommelier from the German Mineral Water Association, developed the menu to be one of the most expansive and encompassing in LA. The waters come from 10 countries is available by the bottle or select the tasting menu for $12.

KIRTAN MANTRA CHANTING
The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight at 7 pm that immerses audience members in Kirtan-Mantra Chanting. Daniel Stewart leads a call-and-response Kirtan chanting from India. Tonight’s sing-along uses Sanskirt mantras and also incorporates elements of dance and meditation. Stewart blends western R&B and jazz style improvisation, too. Bring a pillow, cushion or towel to sit on. Free, but reservations recommended.

MUSIC
It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. On tap tonight are live performances by Cloud Control, Peach Kings, The Wild Feathers and Ethan Johns, who kicks off the night. DJ sets by Immigré and Jayvon. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

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TRIBUTE BAND
Mark Cuban’s AXS TV presents the World's Greatest Tribute Bands live from the Roxy. Hosted by Katie Daryl, the live show tonight features Alice In Cooperland, who of course, play tribute to the music of shock rocker turned golfer Alice Cooper. Doors are at 7pm, the show—which is televised—is at 8pm sharp…and all tickets are first-come, first-served. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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