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Pencil This In: Cause on the Rocks, 826LA Benefit Drones Screening, Cirque du Fromage at Palate

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Drink for a cause tonight at the Viceroy. | Photo by foodforfel via LAist's flickr pool.

Drink for a cause tonight at the Viceroy. | Photo by foodforfel via LAist's flickr pool.
The monthly Cause on the Rocks mixer returns to the Viceroy Santa Monica tonight from 7-10 pm. The cocktails with a cause will benefit St. Vincent Meals On Wheels, a program that prepares and delivers more than 2,600 nutritious meals daily to homebound elderly and other vulnerable clients around Los Angeles. This April's drink is the Cuba Libre and 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to St. Vincent’s. RSVP online! CLASSICAL
Chamber Music Palisades concludes its 13th season tonight at 8 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish in Pacific Palisades. Tonight’s program contrasts two works from LA's contemporary chamber music scene: the world premieres of Gernot Wolfgang's "Mr. Z," a sextet for piano and woodwinds, and 17-year-old Santa Monica-based Phillip Golub's humorous "Wood 'n' You." Other composers on the bill include Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. 

On Tuesdays from 6-10 pm, Palate in Glendale celebrates cheese with Le Cirque du Fromage at its wine bar. There’s a featured flight of three cheeses and one wine for $12. On the cheese menu this week are: Aragones from Spain; Azeitão dop from Portugal; and Abrigo from Spain.

826LA presents an exclusive screening of Drones tonight at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and crew. The movie follows the days of office drone who discovers a secret about his best friend with intergalactic ramifications. There’s an after-party with performances by Dan Bern & Common Rotation. Tickets: $15-$100.

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Conductor James Conlon is at the Hammer Museum tonight at 7 pm to discuss the LA Opera’s upcoming Ring cycle, which marks the first time that Richard Wagner’s epic masterwork will performed in its in Los Angeles. The program is free, but tickets are required. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis.

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