5 events worth checking out in Los Angeles this week

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There's a little something for everyone coming up on the events calendar this week. From a book release to a lecture on the guided psychedelic experience, here's a rundown of options to help you get social around town.

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Book Release — 'This Little Boy' by Brandon Allen

From the event description:

Come join us for the exclusive book screening of Brandon Allen's "This Little Boy." The night promises to be full of excitement... Brandon takes you on a journey from victim to victor through the eyes of a boy growing up in a harsh world. If you or someone you know needs to be inspired to fight the lies that culture tells us about our boys, Brandon Allen is the one to inspire you.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7-11 p.m.
Where: World Stage Performance Gallery, 4321 Degnan Blvd.
Admission: $10 - $30
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6 Years of Clinic: Gene Farris

From the event description:

We're celebrating #6YearsOfClinic the entire month of January! Don't miss Gene Farris from Defected Records.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 p.m.- Thursday, Jan. 16, 2:30 a.m.
Where: The Sayers Club, 1645 Wilcox Ave.
Admission: $15
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The Basics of Acting

From the event description:

The Basics of Acting class is for people with little or no previous acting training, returning to acting after a long time off [or] who would like a refresher in the basics of acting.

When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, 11006 Magnolia Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe — Election Year 

From the event description:

Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship — across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too pleased with the current state of political discourse. Thus the reason why KDTU’s new album, "Gnomes & Badgers," out now on Seven Spheres Records, is Denson’s hard-grooving answer to these tragically divisive times. 

When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Lodge Room Highland Park, 104 N. Ave. 56th
Admission: $25
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The Guided Psychedelic Journey

From the event description:

Even the most experienced of psychonauts have questions about the so-called "therapeutic" or "guided" psychedelic experience. You may wonder what the difference is between a guide, a facilitator, a sitter and a shaman; why people use eye shades and headphones; what kind of music is used in these sessions; and many other things.

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Liberate Hollywood, 6365 Selma Ave.
Admission: $25
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