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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

August 15, 2011 12:00 PM
Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18 50s film noir: NIGHTFALL (1957) & PUSHOVER (1954) (double feature) New Beverly Cinema presents a double bill of film noirs released by Columbia Pictures in the 1950s!

Thursday, August 18 to Sunday, September 4 18MMW presents "¡Asiático!" All new sketch comedy from the award winning 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors comedy troupe! See: European Vampires and a Chinese vampire experience a clash of cultures, two Asian slackers go on an "Inception" style journey into the mind of a straight A student, everything you wanted to know about Central Asia in song, Mao Tse Tung returns...and finds a China that's sold out, Chinese in the original "1001 Arabian Nights," meet the Kandela's: A Filipino version of the Kardashians, two women celebrate a birthday in a HOST bar, and more! This performance is suggested for mature audiences only!

Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 Blind Jacob and the Heralding Troll Once up a time, there was a princess named Heidi, who climbed out of her tower for her prince, Jacob. Jacob loved Heidi very much...but he was restless about life and the modern world. The play opens with Jacob on a quest to find his place in the world. Heidi begins to question Jacob's sanity. Lisa, Heidi's BFF, knows he's lost it when Jacob makes a wish into a fountain, hears the fountain speak to him and goes into the city sewer system looking for the voice. When Jacob finds the voice, Harold, he brings Heidi and a reluctant Lisa into the sewer to see the magical world he thinks he has found. Funny and charmingly sweet, this modern day fairy tale takes you from the idyllic world of Heidi and Jacob's apartment into the sewers below the city. 

Saturday, August 20 Cosmic Slumber Party The first Cosmic Slumber Party was held in Brooklyn Oct. 2010 with musical acts Exit Music, Boom Chick, Silent Pictures, Space Lord and more. This years event on the left coast will include twice as many bands as well as filmmakers, fashion and performance / installation artists. Bands include Boyscout Jamboree (members of Spindrift), Sky Parade, Silent Pictures, Magic Mirror, 1776, Antenna, Golden Ghosts and Tarantula. Also there will be independent short films: "Scar" (Leslie Satterfield), "Trifecta" (Alyssa Taylor Wendt) and more. Visual artists include Jose Ulloa and Ruben Zavala.

Saturday, August 20 The Saturday! Saturday! Show "TOP PICK!" by THE LOS ANGELES TIMES! The third Saturday night of each month, the best performers, comedians & groups in Los Angeles join forces under one roof for an all star evening of fun, interactive live comedy. There will be featured comedians from TBS' Conan, E!'s Chelsea Lately, NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings, IO West Theater, Second City, The Comedy Store & more. Hosted by premier LA improv troupe, Robert Downey JR JR.

Know of any other events happening in the Los Angeles area this week? Post them in the comments section.

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