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Pencil This In: Sarah Silverman at Book Soup, The Literally Funny Show and an Evening of Reading and Drinking

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There’s a MOPLA Group Showhosted by Smashbox Studios Culver City from 7-10 pm tonight. Curated by Hossein Farmani (Lucie Foundation) and Dee deLara (Smashbox Studios), there will be almost 70 photographs by LA's finest photogs--including LAist’s own Koga and contributor Shawn Nee. The night will also feature Pro'jekt LA Part 4 (rained out last Tuesday). Ad-Nauseum: Uncommercializing the Commercial. Food provided by Food Fetish. Music provided by IE. Free with RSVP to

Sarah Silverman signs her new book The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee tonight at Book Soup. If you’re offended by Silverman’s humor--telling grandma to shove brownies up her ass or f*ing Matt Damon, then the book’s probably not for you. But otherwise, pick up your book at Book Soup tonight at 6 pm. She’ll speak briefly before signing. Posed photos aren’t allowed, but pictures from the line are OK.

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Tonight at 8 pm, The Last Bookstore (in DTLA) hosts The Literally Funny Show, an evening of comedians and comedy writers reading written pieces on stage. What to expect? “Short stories, essays, poems, blog entries, monologues, tv/movie pitches, song lyrics, instant messaging conversations, top ten lists and other things that aren't exactly standup but are definitely hilarious.” Admission is free.

Stories Books and Cafe hosts an evening of reading and drinking in slow motion from 7-9 pm. Benjamin Font, from the imaginary organization The Poor House reads from his new novella, In Full Bloom.

Why not wrap up National Poetry Month with Highways' 6th Annual Poetry Fest this weekend? Tonight at 8:30 pm is “Transblucency: Poems in the Key of Joy, curated by Pat Payne, and featuring poets and musicians who transcend the blues we are living in by transmuting the boundaries of poetry, music, movement, and visual art.” Tickets $20.

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