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Pencil This In: Postopolis! at the Standard Downtown, Tom Morello Talks

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Photo of Standard Downtown by sfxeric via LAist's featured flickr pool.
LEARNING
In conjunction with the second annual LA Art Weekend, Postopolis! begins tonight at the Standard Downtown. It’s a live, five-day blogathon with six host bloggers (ArchDaily/Plataforma Arquitectura, BLDGBLOG, City of Sound, Subtopia, Mudd Up!, We Make Money Not Art) who’ve invited 40+ participants from a multitude of fields including architecture, urban planning, geology, defense, publishing, game design, artistic practice, oceanography, music, politics and many others to give brief presentations, each followed by a public discussion. Here’s the full schedule.

TOM MORELLO TALKS*
The Grammy Museum hosts “An Evening With Tom Morello” tonight at 8 pm. Executive Director Robert Santelli interviews the Grammy-winning musician (Rage, Audioslave) and social activist Tom Morello before an intimate audience of 200. Hear Morello talk about his songwriting, political activism, electric and acoustic careers. After the interview, Morello will take questions from the audience and perform a few songs acoustically. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $19.95; $17.95 for members.

TALK
Writer’s Bloc presents comedian Carol Leifer, and author of the new memoir, When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win. She has written and produced for The Larry Sanders Show, Rules of Engagement, Alright Already, Saturday Night Live and others. Tonight she’ll be interviewed by Garry Shandling. What a conversation that’ll be. The event is being held at Writer's Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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FOOD+WINE
Morton's of Beverly Hills is hosting a four-course wine dinner with Peter Mondavi Jr, exploring the vintages of the Charles Krug Winery of Napa Valley paired with a five-course menu of Morton's signature dishes, including filet mignon. The price ain’t cheap at $150, but if you’re wallet is recession proof then it’ll probably be a memorable event. There’s also an auction that will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The reception begins at 6:30 pm and the dinner is at 7 pm.

FILM
The Hammer Museum screens the 1961 then-controversial film Splendor in the Grass with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. It’s a drama about sexually repressed and neurotic teenagers in rural Kansas in 1928. Filmed by director Elia Kazan, its claim to fame is the first French kiss in a Hollywood film.

*Pencil pick of the day