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Pencil This In: Talking Heads Tribute Night, 'Very Special' TV Episodes, The Gaslamp Killer and Gerhard Richter Screenings

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Here's what's on tap tonight: There's a Talking Heads tribute night, screenings of very special TV episodes, a record release party for The Gaslamp Killer and a screening of a film on media-shy artist German Gerhard Richter. Read on for all the details.

It’s time for another TV Tuesday event with Cinefamily focusing on very very special TV episodes. They’ve chosen five best examples of what happens when the special episodes get way too special “with death scenes, abrupt stretches played uncomfortably straight, cast members getting backhanded across the room by drunken guest stars, prostitution and more!” 8 pm. Tickets: $12, free for Cinefamily members.

The Satellite hosts a free tribute show to Talking Heads tonight to honor the 35th anniversary of Talking Heads: '77. Several local bands are taking on the iconic band: Body Parts with members of Gothic Tropic and James Supercave, The New Limb, Strange Parade (which includes members of Radar Brothers, The Movies, Division Day, Strictly Ballroom). A 10-piece band closes out the night with "Remain in Light" in its entirety. Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9. Free.

Red Bull Music Academy presents The Gaslamp Killer celebrating the release of his full-length album Breakthrough at the Mayan Theater. The resident DJ and co-founder of the Low End Theory club night will be joined by special guests all night long. The album’s been described as a “manic and mystic trip through the mind of a madman.” Doors at 8 pm and entry is FREE w/RSVP.

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The Hammer Museum hosts media-shy German artist Gerhard Richter tonight at 7:30 pm. Considered by many to be one of the greatest living visual artists, Richter has spent more than five decades experimenting with different techniques to understand the modern world. Free. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6 pm.

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