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Pencil This In: Cake Tasting and Book Signing, Short Film Fest

Cake tasting and book signing today at Heath Ceramics. / Photo by breksquish via LAist's flickr pool.
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Blankspaces is holding the “Unintentional Entrepreneur Event” tonight from 6:30-8 pm. The event will feature successful, local entrepreneurs sharing tips and advice with those starting out or struggling with their existing business. Free beer and pizza, too.

The LA Shorts Fest opens tonight and runs through July 31. There’s a lot of star power at this year’s fest, which features more than 280 short films, music videos and commercials. Stars (both behind and in front of the camera) include: Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox, Demi Moore, Kirsten Smith, Lena Headey and Patrick Warburton and more. (The opening night gala is sold out, though.)

Heath Ceramics is hosting a book signing and cake-tasting reception from 6-8 pm with fashion designer Sarah Magid to celebrate her new book Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets that Taste as Good as They Look. A selection of cakes will be prepared, baked and served by Magid during the event, who'll speak at 7 pm. Admission is free, but R.S.V.P. here or call 323-965-0800

REDCAT's sixth annual New Original Works Festival (NOW) opens tonight and runs through Aug. 8, showcasing eight new projects by Los Angeles-based artists who are expanding the language of visual performance. This weekend’s program features the work of Early Morning Opera, Sheetal Gandhi and Ayana Hampton.