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TALK: Zócalo hosts Paul Krugman for “The Financial Meltdown and the Future of American Politics” tonight at 7:30 pm The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica.
Krugma is an author, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and New York Times columnist. He'll explore the impact of what he's called, "the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression" on politics, parties, and people.

PERFORMANCE: Pale House presents "Medicine Show" at Taix in Echo Park tonight at 10 pm. There's a reading by Michael Stock (of Part Time Punks!), stand up by
Barnaby Slater and live music by the Tartans! It's a free, 21+ show.

PROM*: There's an '80s prom party tonight at 9 pm at V Lounge in Santa Monica. Come dressed to impress. Besides blasting Bon Jovi, Prince, Madonna and Journey the event will feature an Dope MCs (covers of old school 80s hip hop) and Metal Shop, a tribute band to the hair spray bands of the 80s and DJ sets in between. The venue will play host to more than 600 partiers, and admission will include prom pictures, gift bag, and an awesomely good time. 100% of proceeds will go to support the UCLA Oncology Department. Tickets are $20

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MELTDOWN: Tonight Meltdown Comics hosts Comedy Meltdown at 8:30 pm with Dana Gould, Stephanie Escajeda, Matt Peters, Ed Greer, Ron Lynch. Hosted by: Fred Belford. There's no cover.

Photo of a Polka Dot Dress by ~db~ via LAist's flickr pool.

Check out other upcoming events on our LAist Agenda: October.

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