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Pencil This In: Downtown Art Walk, Absinthe

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Crewest Gallery is just one of the participating venues during tonight's Downtown Art Walk. / Photo by victoriabernal via LAist's flickr pool.

Crewest Gallery is just one of the participating venues during tonight's Downtown Art Walk. / Photo by victoriabernal via LAist's flickr pool.
So you want to learn a little more about the green drink? Morton's downtown is holding a seminar on the art and history of absinthe with an evening of Pernod absinthe cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6-7:30 pm. “From the slow pour of the fairy fountain, to the sugar cube and slotted spoon...absinthe tasting is a cocktail experience to savor.” Tickets are $45 per person.

Tens of thousands of people in LA live in extreme slum housing, and it’s making them sick. Unsatisfied with the traditional response to this public health crisis, four nonprofit organizations teamed up to break the cycle of illness and social injustice and formed a coalition that has achieved unprecedented results in the fight for healthy homes and healthy kids. In "Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids" Hear from panelists Gilda Haas of SAJE, Nancy Halpern-Ibrahim of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, Jim Mangia of St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and Becky Dennison of the Los Angeles Community Action Network. The evening at the Center for Healthy Communities will be moderated by Patt Morrison from 89.3 KPCC.

The monthly Downtown Art Walk, a self-guided tour of downtown galleries and other venues, happens until 9 pm tonight. Special events tonight include: Contemporary short films & videos at Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles; Metropolis Books’ 7 pm exhibit of photos of Downtown Los Angeles by Jack Nadelle; A stand-up comedy show starring Rawle Lewis from Cool Runnings and Karen Anzoategui from the Ice House at the Alexandria Hotel; and complimentary sparkling wine cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for an early St. Patty's Day at Tiara Cafe.

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Did you get Heisman-ed at work? Pink slipped with nothing to do? Then head for the next Pink Slip Mixer, a networking event with other mid- to upper-level professionals who are recently downsized or just looking to make a career change. Tonight, a career counselor will help with resume tips. Bring portfolios, resumes and cover letters to Wokcano in Santa Monica at 7 pm. The event’s free.

In conjunction with the exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, LACMA presents “Conversations with Artists: Paul McCarthy” tonight at 7 pm at the museum’s Bing Theater. Paul McCarthy joins Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art, in conversation about German artist Dieter Roth's work and its impact on art in Los Angeles. This event is free.

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