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Pencil This In: Laundromatinee Dance, Granta Sex Issue, Interactive Performance Art

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We love the mural at Mercado la Paloma | Photo by nomsnotbombs via LAist's flickr pool.

We love the mural at Mercado la Paloma | Photo by nomsnotbombs via LAist's flickr pool.
There’s an opening reception tonight from 8 pm-midnight for the group art show Its 2AM at Ghettogloss. The works of 14 artists are up, including JJ Villard, Tim Lamb, Tony Ortiz, Pablo Rvalcaba and Morgan Kelly.

The LA FuXion Truck has a permanent home for dinner and they're celebrating its new location today from 7 pm-12am.The celebration includes complimentary cocktails provided by Pura Casta Tequila, an art show with works from Gallery Light House, a DJ and more.

The magazine Granta is holding a launch party tonight for its latest issue on sex. The party’s being held at the erotic shop Coco de Mer at 7 pm. Writers featured in the latest Granta issue include: Mark Doty, Jennifer Egan, Jeanette Winterson and Marie Darrieussecq.

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La Luz de Jesus is hosting a book signing tonight for artist Lindsey Kuhn’s "Lure of the Swamp." Since 1984, the artist and screen-printer Lindsey Kuhn has been creating posters for rock shows worldwide. He’ll be bringing along a few posters and art prints for show and discussion.

Collage Dance Theatre performs the site-specific dance work Laundromatineetonight and tomorrow at the Spin Cycle Coin Laundry in historic Filipinotown. The dancers will interact with, and dance around the washers, dryers and folding tables. 7 and 9 pm. Tickets are $25.

The new production Blind Date Interactive sounds like it’s a choose your own adventure for the screen. It’s a film that depicts a blind date between a businesswoman and a widowed artist. But at certain moments in the film, the date is interrupted because the characters turn to the audience to decide what to do. Written, directed, produced and hosted by John Lengsfelder, he’ll moderate the discussion to help reach a consensus among audience members.

Silver Lake's upscale whiskey bar--The Thirsty Crow--officially debuts tonight. We can personally attest to the awesomeness of their Manhattans. We hope that it sticks around awhile.

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