Notable Los Angeles: 8/3–8/9

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Monday 8/3: It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another Speakeasy/Open Mic Night! You’ve spent countless hours muttering to yourself as you tried to fix that line of dialogue, now it’s time to say it out loud in front of a supportive audience. Sign-ups begin at 7:45 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Tuesday 8/4: When’s the last time you volunteered at 826LA? You should get on that.

Thursday 8/6: Ruth Galm discusses and signs Into the Valley. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

CLS Ferguson, Peggy Dobreer, and Milo Martin read from their works. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

Tod Goldberg, Julia Ludovici Pistell, and Rider Strong are doing a live recording of Literary Disco! They’ll be joined by Mark Haskell Smith, who will be discussing his new book Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World. They’ll also be discussing the brand new book The Long Fire by Meghan Tifft. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Friday 8/7: Sylvia Sukop, Lynell George, and Laura Pulido discuss and sign Latitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Mason’s Noise Parlour features a diverse selection of songs and poetry from Lexie Rose, Nando Anderson, and Spencer Shapeero. Host Mason Summit and guest Spencer Shapeero will also perform as their duo, The Clowns Will Eat Me. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Saturday 8/8: Volunteering 101 is your entry into becoming an 826LA volunteer. You can make a difference. Email [email protected]g to RSVP. 12 p.m. at 826LA Echo Park.

Livia Blackburne and Michelle Levy discuss and sign Daughter of the Dusk and Not After Everything. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Chokin’ in the Heat: Watts Uprising 50th Anniversary. Will Alexander, Jawanza Dumisani, Pam Ward, and special guests come together to read from works that revisit the Watts Riots and their long-term aftermath. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.

Sunday 8/9: IWOSC Reads Its Own will feature fifteen members of IWOSC reading short excerpts of their works. 2 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Roni Askey-Doran discusses and signs Broken. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.

Robert Masello discusses and signs The Einstein Prophecy. 3 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.

Uncle Ruthie Buell celebrates turning 85! Join Ruthie and guests for a mix of storytelling, music and conversation that will cover everything from Thurber to Saroyan. 7:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.

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Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. reading series here in LA. He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit's "Love Sucks" event in February 2013, and has stories published in "Halloween Tales" and "Winter Horror Days" from Omnium Gatherum press. And once, he slew a dragon. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. More from this author →