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Pencil This In: Learning about Local Olive Oil, Ed Hardy Documentary Screening and Making Clapper Sticks

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Olive bar photo by Benjamin Page via LAist's flickr pool.


Olive bar photo by Benjamin Page via LAist's flickr pool.
OLIVE OIL*
There’s another event tonight at 7:30 pm--by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy/Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority--on olive oil. SoCal has an ideal climate for growing olives, and local California olive grower Audrey Burnam, of Kiler Ridge Olive Farm, will lead the evening’s seminar on olive oil. The event includes a sampling of local olive oil for tasting.
 
ART 
There’s a screening tonight at the Hammer Museum for Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World.It traces the life of California artist Don Ed Hardy who decided at age 10 to be a tattoo artist. “After receiving a classical art education with Asian influences, he went on to initiate tattooing’s unprecedented global popularity. Hardy combined sophisticated work on skin with painting, printmaking, writing, publishing, and curatorial work.” 7 pm. Free.

STORIES
The Moth LA holds its monthly Eastside edition tonight at El Cid. With the theme “backfired,” storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute story. Reading from notes is not allowed. Hosted by Brian Finklestein, doors open at 6 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.

PARTY
There’s a party tonight to launch the new shop.chachalounge.com. L.A. Record, Cha Cha Lounge and Goldmine Shithouse present an evening of DJs, cocktails live silkscreenings, New designs by Kevin Willis, Jake Manny, Colin Burns and
Eduardo Benedetto will be available for screening while-u-drink on t-shirts OR on any article of clothing you choose to bring! Admission is free. 9 pm.

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NATURE
Tonight the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy sponsors the workshop Musical Clapper Sticks and How to Make Them in Franklin Canyon at 7 pm. Traditionally made from elderberry wood, learn about the history of the clapper stick and its value in the Chumash and Tongva (Native American) traditions. Free.

*Pencil pick of the day

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