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Pencil This In: Naughty Cabaret at the Eclectic Company Theatre, Shriekfest Festival Opening Party and Home Sweet Home Town Hall at the Skirball

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Photo of Point Viicente by Jake Rome via LAist's flickr pool.

Photo of Point Viicente by Jake Rome via LAist's flickr pool.
In the mood for something spicy tonight? The Eclectic Company Theatre presents naughty cabaret from the New York-based Goth performance artist Earienne of La Petite Guignole. Other performances includes burlesque by exotic dance artists Iona Vibrator, Miss Angie Cakes, Holly Rock-It, Amelie; and “death defying dances” by Mason Hallberg, Danielle Cintron and Questa Gleason. Tickets $15. 9 pm.

Tonight UCLA welcomes Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale for When Past & Future Collide-Paris 1919 live. In this West Coast premiere, Cale performs his seminal 1973 album Paris 1919 in its entirety with his band and members of the UCLA Philharmonia. “With evocative melodies, sweeping orchestration and poetic lyricism, Paris 1919 effortlessly blends rock, soul and classical music.” At UCLA Live at Royce Hall. 8 pm. Tickets: $38-68 ($15 for UCLA students).

The Position, written by William Bivins, is darkly comic thriller a world ravaged by 80% unemployment and mass social chaos. Directed by June Carryl, a mysterious government agency flies six finalists to a remote compound where they’re given every luxury and compete for the one job that they believe can give them hope in a desolate world. Thursdays-Sundays at 8 pm at Asylum Lab through Oct. 9. Tickets are $20 at the door or online.

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The Skirball Center holds its first Town Hall meeting at 7:30 pm for the art installation home sweet home. Community members (aka those who purchased the $15 kit homes) are coming together to discuss neighborhood issues, work on home improvements and help guide the Town Council. Discuss the installation and process Subject to_change creators Abigail Conway, Lucy Hayhoe and other participating artists. Home purchases available until 7 pm. Participants can work on homes from 5-9 pm. The Town Hall event is free to home key owners.

Shriekfest 2010--the 10th annual horror and sci-fi film festival and screenplay competition--through Sunday at Raleigh Studios.The opening night party is tonight from 8 pm-midnight at B 52 Club in Hollywood. FREE if you RSVP and are on the list, $5 for everyone else (plenty of food will be served). Drink specials and dancing. 

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