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

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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.

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.

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.