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Pencil This In: Web TV Meetup, Tim Kring Booksigning and Wine Tasting at Temescal Canyon

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Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
***Change of Venue***Book Soup presents a Q&A and book signing with Tim Kring, author of Shift and creator of Heroes tonight at 7 pm at the Renberg Theater. at Book Soup. The Q&A will be conducted by Damon Lindelof, co-creator and executive producer of Lost. Kring’s new book is the first in the Gate of Orpheus Trilogy, a “supernatural espionage thriller set at the collision of ‘60s counterculture and conspiracy. The book tells the story of Chandler Forrestal, a man who is dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers.” Admission is by advance ticketing only. Ticket price of $35 includes admission to book talk, an autographed copy of the book and ability to pose for a photo with Tim Kring.WINE*
Culture in the Park series at Temescal Gateway Park presents the program Winemaker's Heaven: California's Mediterranean Climate tonight at 7:30 pm. Learn about California wines from growers at Malibu Vineyards and Rosenthal Estate Wines. Kristin Carrillo will moderate this wine seminar and wine tasting.

Tonight novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen is in conversation with former LAist editor and now LA Times writer Carolyn Kellogg at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. As part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series, they’ll be discussing Hiaasen’s latest work Star Island--a novel about pop stars and paparazzi. Tickets: $20, $35 including the book, and $95 for reserved seats, a copy of Hiaasen’s book and a reception from 6:30-7:30 pm before the event.

Jar Restaurant is holding Tuesday Tacos and Tequilanight tonight from 5:30-10 pm. They’re offering a three-taco menu item for $8 with choices like char siu pork tacos with mango salsa, fish tacos with pico de gallo or duck tacos with tomatillo. There will be complimentary Aha Toro Tequila tastings tonight, too.

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The Hollywood Web TV Meetup is back after a few months on hiatus. Tubefilter is teaming up with the online entertainment network to examine storytelling and entertainment through video gaming. 7:30 pm tonight at Busby’s East. $5.

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