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Pencil This In: Webisode Screenings; A New Edition of 'Star Dreck,' ALT+J in Concert and a Date Night at Street

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Here’s a short and sweet list of our favorite events in LA tonight, from a screening of Webisodes on the Westside; ALT+J in concert; vaudeville, sideshow circus acts and burlesque at The Dragonfly; a tasty date night at Street and an evening of really bad Star Trek episodes. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 8 pm, the Westside Comedy Theater presents The Web Show Show. A panel of web industry experts—Daniel O'Brien (Head Writer/Creative Director of Video,, Alec Owen (Writer/Performer, 5secondfilms) and Lloyd Ahlquist (Writer/Performer, Epic Rap Battles of History)—judge new webisodes in front of a live audience that will vote on which creator gets to show another episode at the next screening. (Not only that, but the winner also takes home a “gift card for a delicious treat!”). Shows on tap for tonight are: Dead Kevin Sketch; TWISTed, the web series; David Malki; Titled Sketch Project; Holy Singles and Single Siblings. Admission: $5.

The Leeds, U.K.-based quartet Alt-J play the Hollywood Palladium tonight in support of their 2012 debut album An Awesome Wave. Also on the bill tonight: Royal Canoe. Tickets (if you can get them): $35 + $13.35 in fees.

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Tonight and every last Tuesday at The Dragonfly, The Vaudeville Sideshow features singers, burlesque, cabaret, circus sideshow acts, comedy and the unexpected.Hosts Heather Gardner and Louise Van Veenendaal, lead the audience through a night full of surprises, drinking games and crazy antics. Tonight’s two acts include: comedy by Paul Cibis; shock artist Dangerous D; burlesque by Dixie Mae Rebel; pole performance by Brynn Route; ventriloquism by Christine Barger; magic by Wacko Medellin; burlesque by Eva Eden and special intermission performances, too. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; Pair of VIP seats: $40; Private VIP Table: $100. Doors at 8, show at 9.

Susan Feniger’s STREET continues its Tuesday date night series tonight—a special that includes four courses and a couple of drinks for $55 per couple. Tonight’s theme is Picnic and includes dishes like Wood Oven Roasted Chicken or Beer Battered Cauliflower as entree choices and a Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Throw in a couple glasses of sangria, too, and there’s a bargain.

Tonight at 8 pm, Nerdmelt presents the next installment of Star Dreck, in which comedians and Trekkies Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira introduce the audience to Star Trek episodes that haven't quite held up through the years. With the help of Ron Funches and Emily V. Gordon, they’ll rip the selected show to shreds—with love of course. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. As NerdMelt will tell you, set your “phasers to phun” for this show.

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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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