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Pencil This In: Celebrating 7" Records at Family, Cookin' It Up at Royal/T, Jenny McCarthy Booksigning at the Grove

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Touchable Sound: A book that celebrates 7" record covers.

Touchable Sound: A book that celebrates 7" record covers.
Family Bookstore holds the launch of the book, Touchable Sound: 7" Records from America, tonight at 7 pm. There will be a slide show of 7"s with commentary and discussion by all three book editors--Mike Treff, Brian Roettinger, Diego Hadis, plus Britt Brown of Not Not Fun Records and Justin Pearson of Three One G Records.

There’s a special event tonight as part of the Angel City Jazz Festival tonight at Royal/T. Cookin’ It Up features interactive improvisations in music, dance and food with Paul Canales and Kelsey Bergstrom of Oliveto Restaurant in Oakland, dancer Oguri, and musicians Myra Melford - piano, Mark Dresser - bass, Alex Cline - percussion, Nels Cline - guitars, Jeff Gauthier - violin, and Yuka Honda - electronics and sampling. Two seatings at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets: $65.

Barnes and Nobles in the Grove is hosting a book signing and Q&A with Jenny McCarthy tonight at 7:30 pm. She’s plugging her new book Love, Lust & Faking It: The Truth About Sex, Lies and True Romance, a candidly funny look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it.

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dineLA restaurant week continues today. Get lunches for $16, $22 or $28 or dinners for $26, $34 or $44 at restaurants throughout LA. For example, one of our fav restaurants, Comme Ça offers a three-course lunch with three different choices. Our lunch pick? The salad frisee to start with warm bacon vinaigrette, poached egg; followed by the Comme Ça burger; and ending with profiteroles with creme chantilly, chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

There's afood and wine benefit for Homeboy Industries tonight from 6-9 pm at Homeboy's HQ in Downtown LA. The wines have been donated by Boyle Heights' based Accidental Wine, and the food will be provided by Homegirl Cafe. A silent auction will feature food, wine, art and clothing. Tickets: $75.

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