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Pencil This In: 'Die Hard' Marathon, Comedy Central Pilot Taping, Lucha VaVOOM's V-Day Spectacular

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Mexican wrestling/comedy/burlesque juggernaut Lucha VaVOOM returns to Downtown for a two-night Valentine's Day engagement at the Mayan. Expect quick bouts of wrestling alternated with sexy circus performers and L.A. mainstay comics like Blaine Capatch. The 21+ show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out, but still available at Brat, Wacko and Garage Pizza.

Can't wait for more John McClane? Regal's Die Hard marathon at L.A. Live will tide you over until A Good Day to Die Hard hits theaters tomorrow. The original Die Hard already started at noon, but you can still catch Catch Die Hard II at 2:35 p.m. and take in the rest of the series, including the new installment, for the rest of the day and into the night. Tickets are $20 at the box office only ($25 for non-members or when purchased online). A medium popcorn and drink combo is being offered for just $5.

Happy pilot season! One of our favorite comedy shows, The Meltdown, is taping their Comedy Central pilot at Meltdown Comics' NerdMelt Theatre, and they need a limited amount of audience members to laugh along for free. Tapings will occur at 7 p.m. (must be in line at 6:30 p.m.) and 9:30 p.m. (must be in line at 9 p.m.), and audience members should plan to be available all night (you'll get dinner!). Just follow the protocol to ensure a seat.

If Valentine's Day isn't your favorite holiday of the year, consider heading to Cinefamily at 7:30 p.m. to watch Doug Benson and friends skewer Gary Marshall's schmaltz-fest Valentine's Day in a very special Movie Interruption. Tickets costs $14 (free for members).

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New York Times best-selling author Chad Kultgen will make a stop in L.A. during his book tour at Book Soup tonight. Kultgen's new read, The Average American Marriage: A Novel, brings back his "swaggering hero" from The Average American Male as a married man. Books will be signed and discussed tonight, starting at 7 p.m. A paperback copy of the book costs $14.99.

*Pencil pick of the day

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LAist's Lauren Lloyd contributed to this post.