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Pencil This In: College Night at the Getty, Writers Read LA at the Annenberg Beach House, Honey Honey and Xavier Rudd at the El Rey

It's College Night at the Getty Museum tonight. (Photo: Jared Wilbanks via LAist's flickr pool.)
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The Getty Museum rocks out tonight with College Night at the Getty Center,highlighting local talent in art and music. With input from UCLA and USC student committees, the evening includes 3-D installation projects, indie-pop trio Lady Danville, and Trojan dj duo Trackstars. For the more traditional art aficionados, the Getty will provide curator-led tours of French, German, and Chinese exhibitions and special presentations and demonstrations related to the exhibition Paris: Life & Luxury. If all that doesn’t get you, how about these two words: free food. There’s a cash bar onsite, too. Free, but reservations recommended.

The Basement Tavernin Santa Monica’s holds a “Wooden Nickel Monday Locals’ Night.” Patrons with an ID from any Santa Monica or Venice zip code will get a wooden nickel, redeemable tonight for a 5¢ beer or signature cocktail, including seasonal favorites The Dragon, with Pearl Vodka, Peach, Strawberries, Basil, Spicy Finish, or The Modern Fashioned with Whiskey, Blackberries, Blood Oranges, Agave Nectar, Bitters ($10). 

If you didn't get your fill of book talk this weekend: Writers Bloc presents literary novelist/critic Francine Prose (Reading Like A Writer, My New American Life: A Novel) tonight at 7:30 pm. She’ll be in conversation with short story writer/screenwriter Mark Richard (House Of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home). At the MGM Building in Century City. Tickets:$20. For reservations, visit

It's a School Night at Bardot features live performances by Ceci Bastida and Leftover Cuties. Free. Honeyhoney plays at the El Rey tonight with Xavier Rudd and The Gateway Jazz Orchestra, a 17-member big band, performs music by conductor Alan Chan and his influences from Fred Ho to Jim McNeely and Uri Caine. The concert will be held at Gateway Christian Church. Tickets are $14 in advance and $18 at the door.

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In conjunction with the Considering Eden at the exhibit (through July 9), Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Beach House presents Writers Read LA with Dorothy Barresi, Katherine Haake, Karen Kevorkian and Rod Val Moore will reading from their works. Considering Eden, curated by Lisa Bloomfield, features five mid-career California Artists and their explorations in relationship to landscape, still life and storytelling. Free, but reservations recommended. 

A little Honeyhoney for Monday, Monday:

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