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Pencil This In: LAPL's Young Literati, 'Talking Pictures' Exhibit, Scrabble Challenge and Spotlight: LA Tech

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The Young Literati group of the Los Angeles Public Library is holding a talk tonight with artist Cathy Opie, comedian Patton Oswalt and Wesley Stace—better known as singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. They’re Angelenos who’ll talk about what they do and how they do it. At the Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library. The talk begins at 8 pm, and there’s a musical performance at 9:30 pm with He's My Brother, She's My Sister. $15 admission / $10 Young Literati members. Some tix may be available at the door for the talk, but space is still available for the concert. 

Cambridge Jones has been described as the UK’s version of Annie Leibovitz. Jones’ new exhibit, which opens today at Barnsdall Art Park, features 30 portraits, including many Welsh actors. In the audio accompanying the Talking Pictures exhibit, Cambridge asks his subjects to talk briefly about who or what inspired them. (Hence the name of the show.) The show is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-5 pm through April 24. Free.

BookEnds hosts the 3rd annual Believe in Kids SCRABBLE Challenge fundraiser tonight to support literacy and leadership in LA schools and organizations. It’s features a friendly Scrabble tournament and a silent auction. At the Mark in Beverly Hills. 6-9:30 pm. Single player entry fee starts at $100.