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Pencil This In: Wine and the Dosa Truck, The Case for Actual Books, Fringe Festival Town Hall, and The Wines of Paso Robles

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It's Wine, Beer & Indian Food Night at Wine Expo. The Wine Bar will be open from 5PM to Midnight and the Dosa Truck will be serving from 6:30 to 10:30 as we offer a wide range of great brews and refreshing wines from around the world....a good time will be had by all.

In conjunction with D.A.P./ARTBOOK and Paper Chase Press, Big City Forum presents a conversation on advocating the physical book, even in an increasingly digitized culture. Participants include: David Ulin, book critic for the Los Angeles Times and author of The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Are So Important in a Distracted Time, Lisa Pearson, publisher of Siglio Press, and Lorraine Wild, book designer and and founder of Green Dragon Office. 7-9pm @ARTBOOK at Paper Chase Press in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is holding a Town Hall tonight at 7:00pm at Theatre Asylum on Theatre Row in Hollywood to discuss the second annual Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 16-26, 2011). After, attendees are encouraged to join the Fringe Staff for a Fringe Mixer at Three Clubs. The Town Hall and Mixer are free informative events organized by the Fringe Staff in order to promote networking in the Hollywood Fringe community. Learn about the talent, locations, and more about the upcoming Fest. Doors at 6:30pm, Town Hall from 7:00-8:30pm; Mixer to follow at Three Clubs. Free admission.

Paso Robles Wine Country, one of the nation’s premier wine producing regions, is having a tasting event in L.A. tonight as part of their Grand Tasting Tour. Over 40 winery and hospitality representatives from Paso Robles will feature more than 150 wines at Vibiana in DTLA. Wineries will showcase a sample of their portfolio that best exemplifies the over 40 varietals (and blends thereof) from Paso Robles Wine Country. Appetizers to be provided by Room Forty, featuring wine country cuisine to delight any palate. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $60 per person; purchase online.