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Pencil This In: Learn to Dance the Tango Downtown, Titmouse Exhibit at Ghettogloss and Web TV on the Big Screen

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Chris Reccardi's 'Cerebropod' at Titmouse Exhibit tonight at Ghettogloss.


Chris Reccardi's 'Cerebropod' at Titmouse Exhibit tonight at Ghettogloss.
ART
Ghettogloss on Melrose is getting ready for Comicon tonight with an art exhibit and book launch party for Titmouse. There will be cocktails and DJ sets by Droidbot, and the Qzilla truck rolls up at 8:30 pm for BBQ. 7 pm to midnight. Valet parking is available in back.TV ON THE BIG SCREEN
Tonight at 7:30 pm, the American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet, screening web shows from Drama 3/4 Productions. They’ve sponsored web series including Mr. Robinson’s Driving School, starring Craig Robinson, The Guy’s Manual, with host Kenny Mayne, and Suitemates with Kevin Pollak and Ray Wise; to studio projects like The Iceman Chronicles with Rick Overton and Christine Lakin. The program includes early and current viral hits. Discussion following with Drama 3/4 partners Brice Beckham, David Fickas and Josh Uranga along with select cast and co-producers.

THEATER
When you catch them on top of their game, the denizens of Zombie Joe's Underground can sustain 60 to 75 minutes of sheer dramatic tension like no other theater company in LA. And this latest confection of theirs, The Baker's Oven, a creepy Depression-era family meltdown tale, showcases the group's uniquely unsettling charms with all the shock and intensity you'd probably want to take. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 through August 7 at the ZJU theater space in North Hollywood. Tickets $15.

BOOKS*
Larry Doyle (I Love You, Beth Cooper) presents and signs his latest book Go, Mutants! at Book Soup tonight. Here’s the book in a nutshell: “J!m, the son of the alien who nearly destroyed the planet, is a brooding, megacephalic rebel with a big forehead and exceptionally oily skin. Along with Johnny, a radioactive biker ape, and Jelly, a gelatinous mass passing as a fat kid, J!m navigates a particularly unpleasant adolescence in which he really is as alienated as he feels, the world might actually be out to get him, and true love is complicated by misunderstanding and incompatible parts.” 7 pm.

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DANCE
Tonight, Active Arts at the Music Center presents the next installment of Dance Downtown, a free evening of music and dance. Learn the steps and sensuality of the Argentine Tango. No experience or partner necessary. There are complimentary beginner lessons starting at 6:30pm and throughout the evening.

*Pencil pick of the day

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