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Pencil This In: Happy Hour for a Cause, Andrei Codrescu @The Getty, "Dirty Harry" and "Cool Hand Luke" @The Egyptian

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Angelenos are invited to come support Taste of the Nation Los Angeles by stopping by Border Grill Downtown for a special benefit Happy Hour. Advance tickets to 2011's Taste of the Nation event will be on sale and all ticket buyers will receive a complementary Roasted Lamb Taco, plus a raffle ticket to win a $75 Border Grill gift certificate. Additionally, there will be a raffle for all happy hour attendees to win 20 tacos from the Border Grill Truck. 6:00-8:30 pm.

Getty Perspectives presents Andrei Codrescu: The Poetry Lesson tonight at 7 p.m. at the Getty Center's Harold M. Williams Auditorium. The indescribable Andrei Codrescu follows up on last year's how-to-live-as-art manual, The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, with what critic Marjorie Perloff describes as a "comic masterpiece," The Poetry Lesson. Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or online.

In a double feature presentation, see Dirty Harry and Cool Hand Luke on the big screen at The Egyptian. Discussion between films with composer Lalo Schifrin, moderated by Larry Karaszewski. 7:30 PM. Tickets.