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Pencil This In: Sushi & Champagne Menu at Roy's Restaurants, Lil' Wayne Doc on the Big Screen

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Roy's Restaurants has a special menu tonight--sushi and champagne. | Photo by Benjamin Page via LAist's flickr pool.

Roy's Restaurants has a special menu tonight--sushi and champagne. | Photo by Benjamin Page via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight at 7:30 pm Writers Bloc presents British mystery novelist Dame Ruth Rendell (who also writes as Barbara Vine) in conversation with April Smith, creator of the Ana Gray series. Rendell will talk about her latest book The Monster In The Box. The event will be held at the MGM Building in the ICM Theater. Park in the Westfield shopping center directly across the street. Tickets: $20. For reservations, visit


Roy’s Restaurants (DTLA, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, Anaheim) under the direction of Chef Roy Yamaguchi, have compiled special menu tonight featuring sushi and champagne from Moët & Chandon. The dinner includes three courses of sushi, a Waygu beef entrée and dessert. Moët champagnes, including Moët Impérial, Moët Rosé Impérial, Moët Nectar Impérial and Moët Grand Vintage 2000, will complement each course. But to kick off the evening, guests will be served the Moët & Chandon Impérial “POG” Cocktail - passion fruit, orange and guava mimosa. The menu is available by reservation only from 6-9 pm. $75 per person.

Tonight Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater screens The Carter: Lil’ Wayne, a documentary about the rapper that premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Director Adam Bhala Lough got unprecedented access of Lil’ Wayne’s public and private lives. The 8pm show sold out quickly, so Cinefamily has added a 10:30 pm show.

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The Miami-based electro-rock trio Awesome New Republic are playing tonight at the Dim Mak Records party at Cinespace. The band’s described as a mix of Hot Chip and Franz Ferdinand. Also on the bill are Fischer Spooner, DJ sets by Them Jeans, Dan Oh, photos by The Cobra Snake. Cover is only $5 before 11 pm with RSVP and free vodka between 10-11 pm.


UC-Irvine and UCLA are co-hosting a joint symposium Para Cinema: Collaborations with Portuguese director Pedro Costa through Thursday. Tonight’s a free screening and discussion with Costa on his smei-documentary film Colossal Youth (Juventude em Marcha/En Avant, Jeumesse!) the third installment of the director’s collaboration with residents of the Fontainhas district of Lisbon, a slum populated mostly by immigrants from Cape Verde. The 2006 film will be screened in Portuguese with English subtitles. The film begins at 7:30 pm at James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall on the UCLA campus.

Bill Cain’s new play Equivocation opens for previews tonight at the Geffen. The plot focuses on the events surrounding the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 (the one where Guy Fawkes conspired to take down Parliament) with a slight twist: King James commissions William Shakespeare to write the “true history” of the plot. The official opening is Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 20. 

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