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Pencil This In: Film About Jazz, "Crush It!" Time, Architecture Lecture, and Shopping to Support in Santa Monica

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A little Dexter Gordon for you Wednesday enjoyment

'Round Midnight (1986) screens at the Aero Theatre. "Jazz legend Dexter Gordon gives the performance of a lifetime as saxophone player Dale Turner, a talented musician whose alcoholism and alienation are getting the best of him in 1950s New York. When Dale is invited to play at a club in Paris, he enjoys a few precious moments of freedom from racism, and a moving if brief relationship with his young daughter and an enthusiastic local fan." 7:30 PM $11 (Tickets)

Gary Vaynerchuk discusses and signs "Crush It!" at Vroman's in Pasadena. The social media, business and wine innovator is in Los Angeles to promote his book. Says Vroman's: "In this book, Vaynerchuck shares the techniques and strategies that helped him transform his business and his life. If you have a passion that keeps you up at night and you want to know how to make that into a career, now is the time to 'Crush it,' and this is the book for you." 7 PM. Free.

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Michael Rotondi: From the Center @SCI-Arc (Downtown). A trans-disciplinary educator and practitioner, Michael Rotondi is principal of Los Angeles-based ROTO Architects and a SCI-Arc Distinguished Faculty member. His research and work propose insights essential to an open-minded approach to architecture and design. Envisioning new directions and solving complex problems at object, building and city scales, Rotondi tests ideas in real time with a diversity of people and disciplines in unique ways. His collaborations range from the contemplative and cultural, to the commercial and civic. 7 PM. @W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

If you happen to shop at one of three Santa Monica Whole Foods locations today (23rd Street & Wilshire, Montana Avenue, 5th Street & Wilshire) you will be shopping in support of the Santa Monica Museum of Art. It's 5% Day, when 5% of sales from that day will directly support SMMoA's exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.