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Pencil This In: March Music Residencies with Harriet, Hunter Hunted, Film Noir Screenings and Rad! Comedy

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Happy Monday, LA! We found a number of film noir screenings tonight, including The Postman Always Rings Twice with John Garfied; a couple of new music residencies with Harriet and Hunter Hunted and a whiskey tasting to celebrate Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week. Read on for all the details.

FILM NOIR
The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica celebrates the centennial of actor John Garfield with a screening of the noir classic The Postman Always Rings Twice tonight at 7:30 pm. Co-starring Lana Turner, the film about a drifter and a married woman has been imitated both directly and indirectly, but the murderous original holds a special place in our hearts. Tickets: $11, $5 for seniors. It’s also Film Noir Night at UCLA with a double-feature of Try and Get Me (a.k.a. The Sound of Fury) (1950) on the decline of post-war America; followed by “the noir version of It's a Wonderful Life,” Repeat Performance (1947), starring Joan Leslie. At the Billy Wilder Theater at 7:30 pm. $10.

COMEDY
That’s Rad!—a new stand-up comedy show by Rhea Butcher (Outloud Comedy Winner 2012, UCBLA, Chicago Underground Comedy) and produced with Mo Welch (The Mo Show, Lincoln Lodge, The Improv)—is at The Hayworth Theater in downtown LA tonight. Tonight’s lineup includes: Welch, Tess Barker (Lady2Lady podcast), Brodie Reed (End Of The World Show), Jake Weisman (Huffington Post), Cameron Esposito (Put Your Hands Together at UCB, JFL) and Baron Vaughn (Conan, JFL, Comedy Central). Tickets: $5.

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MUSIC RESIDENCIES
New month = new residencies at some of our local venues. The band Harriet—the brainchild of Alex Casnoff (formerly of Dawes and PAPA)—kicks off a free weekly residency at The Echo tonight and every Monday through the rest of March. The band is joined by supporting acts Brainstorm, Busy Living, New Life. Free with RSVP. Also beginning a residency tonight at the Bootleg Bar is Hunter Hunted—the new project from Michael Garner and Dan Chang of the now defunct Lady Danville. Opening for Hunter Hunted are Body Parts, AAN and Brandon. Show: 8:30 pm. Free. Both shows are 21+.

WHISKEY TASTING*
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week 2013 started on Friday and continues this week with food and drink specials in a number of Old Pasadena restaurants and bars. As part of the festivities, The Blind Donkey holds a Heaven Hill Distilleries Night tonight at 6:30 pm. Heaven Hill manager Andie Brokaw leads a whiskey tasting and demo. They’re offering $6 whiskey flights with three Heaven Hill products: Evan Williams single barrel, Bernheim and Rittenhouse.

*Pencil pick of the day

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