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Pencil This In: Drinks for a Cause, Bob Newhart, Surfing Movie in Malibu, Brat Pack Book

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Surfing on the screen at Duke's in Malibu. | Photo by filmerp via LAist's flickr pool.


Surfing on the screen at Duke's in Malibu. | Photo by filmerp via LAist's flickr pool.
DRINKS*
Cause on the Rocks hits the Viceroy Santa Monica for a mixer with a cause tonight from 7-10 pm. The event will benefit the Young Storytellers Foundation, an arts education and youth development program that matches mentors with at-risk elementary school students to develop their own short screenplay. If you hit the Viceroy tonight, order the Belvedere Moscow Mule (Belvedere vodka, lime juice, ginger beer and a twist of lime on ice), and 100% of the proceeds for each drink go to Young Storytellers. RSVP to CauseOnTheRocks@causecast.org

TALK
The Grammy Museum plays host to Bob Newhart tonight at 8 pm. He’ll be interviewed by Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli and talk about his 50 years in show business. After the interview, Newhart will participate in an audience Q&A. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20.

BOOKS
There’s an event at Vroman’s that celebrates the all-new edition of EAT: Los Angeles, where you can find more than 1,100 listings of local resources that every food lover needs (restaurants, markets, bakeries, wine shops, coffeehouses, etc.). Participants include: Colleen Dunn Bates, Pat Saperstein, also of EatingLA.com and Daily Variety; Jean T. Barrett, of Westways; Linda Burum, Los Angeles Magazine and Los Angeles Times; and Miles Clements, who writes for the Los Angeles Times and the Long Beach District Weekly. 7 pm.

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FILM TALK
Tonight at 7 pm LACMA hosts Conversations on Experimental Film in a Museum Context: duration. A panel with Stan Douglas, artist, Sharon Lockhart, artist, and Vivian Sobchack, film scholar will talk about the “contemporary viewing experience of time-based media in art institutions and will consider issues such as distraction, attention, and boredom.” The event is free, but tickets are required (available one hour before the program begins).

SCREENING
There is a special advanced screening of the Joan Jett biopicThe Runaways with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning tonight at the Los Angeles Film School (across from the Cineramadome). All proceeds from the screening will benefit the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through music education. Doors at 7 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm sharp. Tickets are $15 and are available online only (no tickets will be sold at the door).

STORYTELLING
The MOTH’s latest night of storytelling takes over Busby’s East tonight at 7:30 pm. The topic is Rules. Participants are asked to prepare a 5-minute true story about a rule--from school, religion, moral codes, the law or the parental units. Doors 6:30 pm. Tickets $7 at the door.

SURF SCREENING
The Malibu Surfing Association is celebrating the premiere of Malibu surfer Kyle MacLennan’s new movie, Scattered Archives tonight at 7 pm at Duke’s Malibu. The film was shot with top surfers on location in Baja, California, Hawaii, mainland Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The screening is free and open to all. Come early for Taco Tuesday at Duke's starting at 6 pm.

BOOKS
Susannah Gora stops by Book Soup to discuss her book You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation. If you are a fan of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, St. Elmo’s Fire etc., then this book is for you. It takes us back to that era, interviewing key players, such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and how their films and the soundtracks shaped a generation. 7 pm.

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