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You think the photo's pretty trippy? Then check out the film on the schedule at the Silent Movie Theatre tonight. / Photo by Lord Jim via Laist's flickr pool.

MUSICAL FILM: You love movie musicals? Especially ones that would be deemed oh-so-politically incorrect today? Then head over to the ArcLight Hollywood tonight for a special anniversary screening of Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Mitzi Gaynor will host the event and will be joined by other guests from the film. Sing it all together now: “I gotta wash that man right out of my hair…”

POETRY*: Greenway Court celebrates poetry and the spoken word with a weeklong festival featuring new and established writers and poets. Celebrate the Word’s opening reception is at 7 pm tonight, followed by Da’ Poetry Lounge at 9 pm. The evening features “The Battle for L.A.” with artists from all over the state. Tickets are $10.

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GEEK DINNER: Internet and technology lovers unite! The geeks will be out tonight for the monthly LA Geek Dinner at Shakey’s Pizza in Hollywood at 8 pm. Bring money for pizza, beer and the arcade.

FILM: Cinefamily along with Cinemad present filmmaker Ben Russell's experimental works in Trypps tonight at 8 at the Silent Movie Theatre. "His Black and White Trypps subjects range from elliptical trees in high contrast to a crowd at a Lightning Bolt show to a Richard Pryor performance blown out visually. Russell will also perform The American War (#10), a 16mm double-projection live performance involving film loops, mixer feedback, a delay pedal, and a homemade light-sensitive synthesizer." This 60-minute program comes with a serious warning: Some visuals may be harmful for those with epilepsy. Yikes. Then again, that just might entice a few more LAist readers...

CHEAP DRINKS: $3 Dewars night all night long at Boardner's to celebrate Let's Independent! -- Radio Free Silver Lake's monthly independent music night. On the bill tonight for the show's two-year anniversary are Death To Anders (acoustic), The Savages and Xu Xu Fang. The show starts at 9 pm.

DANCE: As part of Universal CityWalk's "Summer Block Party" the Rumba Room sponsors salsa lessons on Tuesday nights from 7:30-10 pm with a live band and dance instructor Marco Antonio.

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