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Pencil This In: Pee Wee, Rude People, Soldiers of Fortune

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Pee-wee's back. | Photo: Greg Gorman

Pee-wee's back. | Photo: Greg Gorman
This week the American Cinematheque screens all five films up for the Best Foreign-Language film at the Golden Globes. The week culminates in a free panel discussion with the films’ directors on Saturday at the Egyptian.Tonight at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian is a nominee from France. A Prophet tells the story of 19-year-old Malik, sentenced to six years in prison. Members of a Corsican gang in jail pressure Malik to complete "missions" that ultimately solidify his stature as a skilled gangster. Tickets are $11/$9 for students and seniors.

Amy Alkon discusses and signsI See Rude People tonight at 7 pm, at Vroman’s. You see it every day: A driver cuts you off on the freeway and gives you the bird as you drive by. Someone cuts in a line you’ve been waiting in for a half hour. The Escalade is taking up two compact spaces in the Target lot. In I See Rude People, Alkon presents “anthropological, psychological, even economical data on how and why people are rude, strategies for dealing with it, and even pranks the offenders. Her mission is to restore common courtesy, respect and good manners to society… one chastened cell phone shouter at a time.”

Paul Reubens brings The Pee-wee Herman Show to Club Nokia at LA Live for a limited engagement starting tonight through Feb. 7. Joining Pee-wee on stage are classic characters Miss Yvonne (played by Lynne Stewart), Mailman Mike (John Moody), Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), as well as Pee-wee’s talking chair, Chairry, Pterri the pterodactyl, Randy, and many more. 8 pm. Tickets $26-65.

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The Santa Monica Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority present a Nachochan Gathering from 7-9 pm tonight the Sooky Goldman Nature Center in Franklin Canyon. It’s an evening of learning about Native American cultures with songs, games, food, crafts and language.

Patriots for Profit: The Rise of the Corporate Warrior is a program at the Hammer Museum tonight at 7 pm. Retired U.S. Marine officer and senior research fellow at the National Defense University Thomas X. Hammes and writer Robert Young Pelton, author of The World's Most Dangerous Places and Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, discuss the growing role of mercenary contractors in war zones and the privatization of National Security. The event is free.

Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and author of Animals in Translation, and Animals Make us Human, provides insights into animal behavior in an [ALOUD] at Central Library program tonight at 7 pm. The event is sold out, but standby seats may be available.

The Echo Country Outpost is hosting a night of shopping, cheap drinks and music with Golden Birthday from Chicago. The store just got in new wool blankets from Pendeton, Hudson's Bay and more from $100-200. 9 pm. Donations welcome.

Tonight at 8 pm, the Grammy Museum hosts an evening with Ringo Starr. He’ll be interviewed by Executive Director Robert Santelli about his newest and most personal album, Y Not (Hip-O Records/UMe), which was released last week. After the interview, Starr will take questions and perform a few songs backed by Ben Harper and the Relentless 7. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

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