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Friday, August 5

"THE BURNING / SLEEPAWAY CAMP / TWISTED NIGHTMARE"

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

THE BURNING, 1981, Park Circus/Miramax, 91 min. Dir. Tony Maylam. When a prank played on a summer camp groundskeeper turns into a fiery accident, the campfire legend of Cropsy is born - but this is no tall tale to accompany smores. A disfigured and charred Cropsy savages canoes full of hapless campers with a pair of shears as flesh is sliced, fingers are chopped and the creek bank is stained blood-red. Featuring grotesque special effects by legend Tom Savini, a rocking synth score by Rick Wakeman of Yes fame, a pre-Seinfeld Jason Alexander and a young Holly Hunter. SLEEPAWAY CAMP, 1983, ???, 84 min. Dir. Robert Hiltzik. Carrying the baggage of a childhood tragedy, shy Angela Baker is sent to summer camp with her cousin. But when a series of bizarre and grisly accidents befalls various campers and staff, it becomes apparent that theres a murderer lurking among the cabins. Hormones rage and the body count rises, all of which coalesces into one of the most jaw-dropping shock endings of all time. Print provided by the American Genre Film Archive. TWISTED NIGHTMARE, 1987, 95 min. Dir. Paul Hunt. A group of teenagers hits the summertime jackpot as they win a trip to their childhood camp. But reliving their youth isn’t on the agenda as a killer stalks and murders them one by one. Now the survivors have to figure out who or what is after them before they end up trading in their sleeping bags for body bags. Print provided by Ant Timpson and the American Genre Film Archive. Discuss

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Saturday, August 6

The Young Artist Project

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638

1:00pm

The Stars of Tomorrow, on Our Stage Today! This is the only project of its kind that puts 8 strangers together with just 14 days to create, produce, and present an evening of original theatre, music, dance, film, and much more. Each year we find the best and brightest young performers, annually making The Young Artist Project a moving, thought provoking, entertaining evening of undiscovered talent.

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Taste of San Pedro

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

110 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, 90731

5:00pm to 10:00pm

EAT. DRINK. CELEBRATE!
The Taste of San Pedro is a culinary spectacle featuring delicious food, handcrafted beers, spirits and fine wines. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy choice samples from 25 San Pedro and Peninsula area restaurants and beer, wine and spirit tastings.
San Pedro’s newest craft brewery – Brouwerij West – will be open for the Taste of San Pedro. Plus, there will be live bands, fire dancers, street performers and other exciting entertainment throughout the evening.
$55 ticket includes ($65 at the door on August 6):

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Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night

USC Tower at South Park Center

1150 South Olive St, Los Angeles, 90015

5:00pm

Ed Asner and Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the USC Tower at South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles. More than 300 guests are expected at this years event, sponsored by Steelcase. Past celebrity attendees include Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Evan Handler, Max Burkholder, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean. In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will also enjoy a casino night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; a dinner buffet by Patina Catering; cocktails and silent/live auctions. Casino night prizes will be awarded as well as poker prizes for the top three winners. To purchase tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com.

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Ford Theatres Summer Season: 6th Annual Flypoet Under the Stars

Ford Theatres

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

8:00pm

John Hensley, the founder of Flypoet Entertainment, brings together some of the most highly regarded spoken word artists in a take-no-prisoners evening of poetry, music, comedy and live visual art. Previous Flypoet Under the Stars performers include national poetry slam winners Taa;a, Acey, Javon Johnson, Sekou Andrews, and HBO Def Poet Steve Connell, as well as singers Angie Stone, Lalah Hathaway and Malcom-Jamal Warner. As part of a dynamic multimedia collaboration, painter Norton Wisdom will draw inspiration from the poets throughout the evening, creating original artwork on an expansive backlit canvas live on stage. - See more at: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/1030#sthash.pfKxIJlX.dpuf

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