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Pencil This In: Girls in Tech, SMMoA Fundraiser at Library Ale House

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Tonight Girls in Tech LA presents a “Social Fashion & Beauty Summit Part Deux” tonight from 7-11pm at Live! On Sunset. There’s a panel discussion featuring women from the tech, fashion and beauty industries, followed by a cocktail party. Scheduled for tonight are: Nadine Jolie, founder/editor, and editorial director,; Lauren Messiah, social marketing manager, and founder,, BJ Fleming, managing editor at, Bren Lee Gomez (moderator): PR & social media assistant, and editor/founder, The entire event will raise money for Dress For Success, which provides professional wardrobes, counseling and support to homeless women, recent immigrants and victims of domestic violence and the like. Bring “gently used purses and shoes” for the nonprofit’s brand new Hollywood office. The event starts at 7 pm tonight. Tickets: $20.

TWITTERJeff Pulver's 140 Characters Conference (#140conf on twitter) takes place today and tomorrow at the Kodak Theater. The original intentions of #140conf was to explore "the effects of twitter on: Celebrity, "The Media", Advertising and (maybe) Politics." It’s evolved since then to include sports, music, the arts, sciences and more. The LA event xwill have a special focus on the use of twitter in the Music and Entertainment industry.” There are 130 speakers on the program and include: Alexia Tsotsis (@alexiatsotsis) of the SF Weekly, Andrew Nystrom @ LAT (@latimesnystrom) - Digital Media Strategist, Los Angeles Times, Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff), co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post, Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) - Correspondent, AMC News; executive director, Why Tuesday?, Jon Klein (@JonKleinCNN) - President, CNN, Richard Rushfield (@richardrushfield) - West Coast Editor, Gawker and too many others to mention. Ticket prices: $200-$895. Discounts available for nonprofits, startups and educational institutions.

[ALOUD] at Central Librarypresents Jonathan Letham, author of Chronic City tonight at 7 pm. In his new novel, “the acclaimed author of Motherless Brooklyn portrays a Manhattan that is beautiful and tawdry, tragic and forgiving, devastating and utterly unique.” He’ll be interviewed by Tom Teicholz, journalist and film producer in Los Angeles. The event is full, standby seating only.

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The Hammer Museum is holding hosting the public forum State of Dysfunction: Government Gridlock and California's Broken Dreams tonight at 7 pm. “With California struggling to pay bills, raise revenues, and borrow money, politicians in Sacramento are facing an angry public and the possibility of a constitutional convention. Robert M. Hertzberg, former speaker of the California State Assembly, and Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, will examine obstacles and propose solutions to the state’s financial crisis.” The program will be moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, commentator, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio program Background Briefing on KPFK 90.7 FM. The free event begins at 7 pm. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start

The Library Alehouseis holding a fundraiser today for the Santa Monica Museum of Art all day today. The bar and restaurant is donating 15% of its proceeds from this one day fundraiser. So drink (and eat) up!

Tonight from 6-9 pm at Jillian's on Universal City Walk, bowl for a good cause: BOOBIES. But get your minds out of the gutter. Proceeds from the Bowling for Boobies event go to helping local women who are battling breast cancer. There's a $20 suggested donation at door; and the first 20 people to make a $40 or more donation get a goody bag! There will be complimentary appetizers and refreshments plus Blue Angel Vodka Boobitini's and martinis! Celeb strikers include Jane Wiedlin of The Go Go's, and Thomas Lennon of RENO 911. Parking is $12.

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