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Midnight Ridazz are rolling with the alphabet tonight. / Photo by ~db~ via LAist’s flickr pool.

SPOKEN WORD
It’s Spoken Word night at the Echo Park Film Center, where artists and writers gather to read a range of work. “Past readings have included critical theory, fiction, drama, poetry, performance, erotica, excerpts from plays, poorly written ad copy promoting consumables, letters to your math teacher and more.” On the schedule tonight are writers/performers: Kim Calder, Darick Chamberlin, Michael Chick, Doug Cordell, Peter Darchuk, Sean Dungan. Chip Godwin, Kara Hamer, Josh Lough, Ron Osborn, Dahlia Schweitzer, Alice Wood and Will Wright.

8pm // Echo Park Film Center // 1200 N. Alvarado St., (@ Sunset), Los Angeles // Free.

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RIDIN’ RIDIN’ RIDIN’*
The Midnight Ridazz present bike riding around LA like you probably never experienced before. Tonight , they’re asking riders to dress up like a letter and ride around to make words (and friends). The Ridazz promise “half-amazing/half-stupid games for no prizes at all!!!” Now if an offer like that doesn’t get you off your couch and onto your bike, we don’t know what will.

10 pm // Amphitheater @ Pan Pacific Park // 1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles // Free.