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FILM: There’s a special screening of The Gits tonight at the Egyptian. The documentary explores the Seattle punk rock band and the rape/murder of the band's singer Mia Zapata.”It was a crime unsolved when director Kerri O'Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim, however, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett (interviewed here) and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen what had become a cold case file. Mia's death had reverberated throughout the music community, and unexpectedly Mia's killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled.” The movie screens at 7:30. There’s a discussion following with O'Kane and producer Jessica Bender.

LEARNING: There’s special event tonight at 7:30 at the Aero:
All Doc'd Out: A Documentary Survival Guide Seminar.” The panel discussion will help budding documentary filmmakers with tips on distribution, exhibition and film festivals. The event’s moderated by film consultant/programmer Thomas Ethan Harris. Tickets are $20, $15 Student/Senior with valid I.D. and $12 for Cinematheque members.

THEATRE: The play A Majority of One focuses on a Jewish widow from Brooklyn whose only son was killed by the Japanese during WW II. She's now on a trip with her daughter to Japan where her son-in-law is to negotiate a trade agreement. Complications ensue when she makes the acquaintance of a traditional Japanese man - for both families and for the trade agreement. The play opens tonight and tickets are $35.

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EATS:* There's an olive oil tasting at Breadbar on Third Street today. For $30, guests can test up to 10 different olive oils. Now that might not sound like a bargain, but the restaurant's also serving up a seasonal five-course menu from Executive Chef Rogelio Marhx using a new line of hand-harvested Italian olive oils from Olio & Olive. Local author and celebrated food historian Linda Civitello also makes an appearance at the event. Reservations are required.

ART+FASHION: Thursday nights at Ghettogloss combine fashion, couture, art and bubbles -- in a rotating trunk show and bubble party. One local designer is featured each week in a trunk show and a fashion show. There's also a big bubble bash each night with drinks, a bubble machine and a swag bag for each guest. The event runs from 8-11:30 tonight.

Photo by jslander via LAist's flickr pool.

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