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For a new LAist first, tonight is the first time we've suggested an event involving nudity. It is summer, after all, so hedonism is allowed.

Get an eyeful of the Suicide Girls Burlesque at the Knitting Factory Main Lounge. The array of pierced, dyed and tattooed girls will be performing with Sound of the Struggle, Something for Rockets and DJ Keith Morris (of the Circle Jerks). The show starts at 9:00 PM and tickets are $15.00 at the door.

It's a good night for film, as we have two museums showing classics. At the Skirball Cultural Center, see Wes Craven's screening of Roman Polanski's Repulsion at 7:30 PM. This 1965 film is a profoundly unsettling thriller about a young woman (Catherine Deneuve) driven to madness by her own fears and fantasies; it is widely recognized as a prelude to Polanski's later, signature work in psychological horror. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00 for members and $6.00 for students.

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Just down the freeway at the UCLA Hammer Museum, see Luis Buñuel’s Abismos de Pasión in the outdoor courtyard at 8:00 PM. The director's adaptation of the classic story of Wuthering Heights, this 1954 film narrates Catalina’s estrangement by love. In love with her husband and with another man, Catalina invokes a story of impossible love and corrosive hate, which plays out against the barren Mexican high chaparral. Admission to the museum is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors (65+) and free for students, UCLA faculty and staff.