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Pencil This In: ThreadCrawl Begins; Hollyshorts and Everything is Terrible Film Fests Continue and Dogfish Head Beer

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Here's the short list of what's happening in LA tonight, including the start of a week-long ThreadCrawl; the continuation of both the Hollyshorts and the Everything is Terrible film festivals; salsa dancing under the stars at the Ford; and music for a school night with Ulrich Schnauss, The Colourist and more. Read on for all the details.

ThreadCrawl is a week-long shopping event that kicks off today to celebrate fashion, design and culture with deals and specials at more than 160 retails throughout the area. A $17 ticket purchase to the event gets ticket holders from 15-50 percent off at stores like Rebecca Minkoff, Juicy Couture, Theory, Splendid, Johnny Was, Jill Roberts, Civilianaire, Alternative Apparel, New Era, Margaret O'Leary, Oliver Tolentino, Confederacy, Roots Canada, Cerre and pop-up stories and parties, too. ThreadCrawl runs through Aug. 25. $2 from every ticket sold will be benefit the City of Hope.

The HollyShorts Film Festival(HSFF) continues its showcasing of the the best and brightest short films from around the world today at the TCL Chinese Theatres. All the films screened are 30-minutes or shorter, and today's programming blocks include thrillers (we posted the trailer from Marla, above), music videos and international films as well as networking and panel discussions. Tickets from $15 to $80 for the day pass. The festival runs through Thursday.

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Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware (one of our favorite breweries anywhere) leads a tour of Dogfish Head’s “innovative, hop-centric beers” tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Franklin & Company Tavern. Beers include 120 Minute IPA, 90 Minute, Sixty-One Minute, Burton Baton and Indian Brown Ale. The first 10 folks to buy a pint at 5 p.m. will get a wool Dogfish/Apolis ballcap and the next 48 people will get a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight at 7 p.m. on salsa dancing with the urban Latin dance theatre troupe Contra-Tiempo. Bring a dance partner or fly solo to learn the basic steps. Free, but reservations recommended.

It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. On tap tonight are live performances by Ulrich Schnauss, The Colourist, Chain gang of 1974 and Nightbox. DJ sets by Newbody and Sweet Mix Kids are on tap tonight, too. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 p.m.

Cinefamily and folks at EIT continue the Everything Is Terrible festival, which ends on Wednesday. It’s a crazy fest that celebrates outsider art, ephemera and found films, with a little music, comedy, old school but terrible video games and interesting installations to boot. Tonight, comedian Doug Benson and a few friends present a special festival installment of Benson’s Movie Interruption with a screening of Now You See Me at 7:30 pm. Benson and company sit at the front of the room with mics and riff on what everyone’s watching. You’ll never know what’ll happen. Tickets: $14.

*Pencil pick of the day

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