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Pencil This In: The Eric Andre Show, a Vertical Art Gallery, Interactive Poetry, Freddie Roach and Stories Too Hot to Print

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Here's what's happening tonight in LA. It's an embarrassment of riches, really: The Last Bookstore hosts an evening of interactive poetry; the Standard Downtown hosts a vertical art gallery; The Eric Andre Show is live at the Satellite; director Peter Berg and boxing trainer Freddie Roach are at the Paley Center. There's more, too, so read on for all the details.

Tonight at 8 pm, The Last Bookstore hosts Interactive Poetry Installations By Mandy Kahn,the writer-in-residence for The Series and co-author of Collage Culture. She’s brought together poets Kate Durbin, Mathew Timmons, Dina Hardy, Noah Gershman, Ana Reyes and Jeff Hoffman to take part in several one-on-one, audience/poet installations—a break from the traditional “poet on a stage reading to you” format of usual poetry readings. The evening ends with composer Ali Helnwein and members of the Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra performing an original composition by Helnwein, written for Kahn's text.

Adult Swim and IHEARTCOMIX brings us The Eric Andre Show - Live! at The Satellite tonight at 7 pm. The late-night show's traditional talk show format quickly devolves into chaos as its “inept and bipolar host Eric Andre, along with his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL), subvert all late-night conventions.” The show lives in an alternate universe mixing actual celeb interviews with fake celebs and just plain old weirdos. The evening’s co-hosted by Hugh Moore and features Na'im Lynn, Brent Weinbach and Brody Stevens and celebrity guests, including special musical guest Nocando (Low End Theory). Doors at 7 pm and the performance is at 8 pm. Tickets: $12. This is a 21+ show.

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The Standard Downtown hosts an opening reception tonight for the Vertical Gallery. They’ve commissioned 10 of their favorite artists, including Skullphone, Anthony Lister, Sage Vaughn, Aiko and Deedee Cheriel, to take over tiny rooms on each floor of the hotel’s east stairwell. Visitors have a chance to climb the floors to check out the original works. RSVP to and meet on the mezzanine. 7-10 pm tonight.

The Paley Center presents An Evening with On Freddie Roach tonight at 7 pm. It’s a special screening and onstage conversation celebrating HBO and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Berg’s docu-series On Freddie Roach, focuses on the world-famous boxing trainer who owns and operates the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. Roach and the club has produced a number of of world champions, including Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, Oscar de la Hoya and Mike Tyson. Free, but RSVPs required.

The Pasadena Writing Project presents its Second Annual Public Reading—Bars, Breasts and Borders—Too Hot to Print?—tonight at 7 pm at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Writers/readers are: Vibiana Aparicio Chamberlin, Hilda Boulware, Estella Gonzalez , Lisa Hernandez, Carmen Morgan, Nada Ronning, and Louise J. Wannier. The evening also includes a Q&A and wine and cheese reception with the participants.

Calling all duffers and clubbers: Ghettogloss’sTwilight at the Club happens in Griffith Park tonight with Caddyshack projected on the building outside and Blonde Summer playing outside. The driving range will be open, there’s a putting contest at 10:30 (first prize wins the potty putter) and golf attire is totally encouraged. Free entrance, all ages, dinner menu and full bar. But you MUST be in the park by 10 pm or you won’t get in. The clubhouse is located in Griffith Park, next to the driving range and the pro shop at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.

Tonight at 7 pm, ALOUD presents An Evening with Novelist Richard Ford, who’s in conversation with Michael Silverblatt, host of "Bookworm" on KCRW. They’ll talk about Canada, the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Stand-by only.

*Pencil pick of the day

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