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Happening Tuesday: Mighty Mastodon and more

November 01, 2011

MUSIC

Uh Huh Her On the heels of their recently released second album, "Nocturnes," the indie-electro duo of Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey drop by the Sunset Strip for a stop on the Keep a Breast Tour. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jarrod Gorbel, formerly of the Honorary Title, will open. House of Blues, 8430 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. $22.50. (323) 848-5100. http://www.houseofblues.com

Mastodon With "The Hunter," the Atlanta metal quartet continues its reign as one of the most potent and adventurous crossover acts, pairing the precision and thrash of the underground with the melody and epic scope needed to headline festivals. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6:30 p.m. $23.50-$29.50. http://www.wiltern.com

BOOKS

Rebekka Skloot The award-winning science writer discusses "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the story of a poor tobacco farmer whose cells, surreptitiously taken from her in the 1950s, launched a multimillion-dollar medical industry and aided in medical advances from gene mapping to cancer treatment. A decade in the making, Skloot's bestselling work initiated a dialogue over bioethics and is being made into HBO movie produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. $20, free for UCLA community. (310) 825-4401. http://www.uclalive.org

Constant Elevation: The L.A. Black Arts Movement Through Spoken Word Established poets Jayne Cortez and Kamau Daaood take the stage with emerging L.A. poets Thea Monyee and Javon Johnson for a celebration of the art of the spoken word. Hosted by National Poetry Slam Champion Shihan Van Clief in conjunction with the exhibition "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980." Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free with advance tickets. (310) 443-7000. http://www.hammer.ucla.edu

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