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Wednesday, January 28

Guantánamo Diary

Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA, 90071

7:15pm

(1/28) Though never charged with a crime, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp since 2002. His deeply personal diary—an unprecedented publishing event as the first ever book published by a still-imprisoned detainee—is a terrifying (and darkly humorous) chronicle of a vivid miscarriage of justice. To discuss the book and the case, longtime human rights activist and editor of Slahi’s book, Larry Siems, joins Slahi’s lawyer, Nancy Hollander, whose practice is devoted to criminal cases (including that of Chelsea E. Manning) involving national security issues.

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Thenardiers Inn - A Les Miserables Cabaret

Creating Arts Studios

3110 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Monica, 90404

8:00pm

Welcome to Thenardier’s Inn, a re-telling of the Victor Hugo Les Miserable tale put on by the man himself. Submerge yourself in the dancing, drinks, and girls of the Inn, while singing along with the classic characters and songs, in this 360 degree immersive theatrical cabaret. You will be escorted through the event by Master Thenardier, where the audience is invited to his very Inn for an intimate yet rambunctious evening where every seat is in on the action!

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Mini Mansions

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Punk is no stranger to the individuals who form Mini Mansions, but neither is melody. While they have all played in various DIY bands throughout their youth, they also share a clear affinity for The Zombies, Gorillaz, and Devo. These three members know how to be imaginative and unorthodox, while having a grasp on the levity in nihilism and love, and the fine line in between. Their new album, The Great Pretenders, will be released on T Bone Burnett’s Electromagnetic Recordings/Capitol Records. They are his first signing.

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