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The "In the Flesh" reading series takes place tonight. / Photo by GarySe7en via LAist's flickr pool.

”In the Flesh: L.A.,” the monthly reading series meant to titillate your, umm, flesh, is held the last Thursday of each month at Freddy and Eddy, beginning at 8 p.m.. The evening’s hosted and curated by writer/editor Carly Milne (Sexography, Hooking Up, Naked Ambition). Readings tonight come from: Jenny Block (“Open”), Regina Lynn (“Sexier Sex”), Maggie Marr (“Secrets of the Hollywood Girls Club”), Rob Roberge (“More Than They Could Chew”) and Eugene Robinson (Fight). The event’s free, but a suggested $10 donation at the door will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network.

WeHo’s holding the first SUNSET Strip Music Festival—a three-day event set that starts tonight. The bill includes performances by B Real of Cypress Hill featuring Slash, Hot Hot Heat, Everclear, Hellogoodbye, Soul Asylum and Dilated Peoples. The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A-Go-Go, House of Blues, Viper Room, Key Club and the Cat Club are all uniting for the festival.

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MOCA's Allan Kaprow exhibit closes this weekend, but it won’t go before another performance art piece "Wink" – this time with patron participation. Visitors to the museum between 3 and 8 pm today are asked to communicate with each other only by blinking and winking.

There’s a Creative Commons Salon tonight beginning at 7:30 pm at Found, where there will be discussion on musicians, their decision to use CC licences, and how using CC licences can have promotional, ethical, and artistic impact beyond traditional copyright. Speaking tonight are Curt Smith, co-founder of Tears for Fears and Monk Turner, an LA-based multi-instrumentalist/songwriter. "Both will discuss their passion for music, their artistic aspirations, and their exploration of CC-licensing."

Calling all guitar heroes: The US Air Guitar Championships are underway and tonight Los Angeles has its chance to shine in the regional bracket. The airing starts at 8 pm at the Troubadour. $18 day at the door. Air Guitar legend, Dan “Bjorn Turoque” Crane, 2005 NY regional winner, star of “Air Guitar Nation” and noted author of “To Air is Human” will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The Mods and Rockers Festival opens tonight at the Egyptian Theatre with the world premiere of the documentary The Seventh Python. The film's subject is Neil Innes, a "comedic composer and performer with Monty Python, The Rutles (the spoof Beatles band he created with Eric Idle) and originally with the cult British group - the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band." Monty Python's John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam appear in the film. Innes will be on hand tonight to discuss his career with festival producer Martin Lewis. $10.

"The Horror and the Hilarity" -- a PowerPoint lecture that educates kids through comic books - makes a stop at the Studio City Library tonight. The horror will be showcased through the series EC's Tales from the Crypt and the hilarity will be exemplified through Little Lulu, the 1950's version of The Simpsons. Audience members will be invited to read character dialogue from word balloons the stories unfold panel-by-panel. Free.

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