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Pencil This In: Demetri Martin at Book Soup, Fried Chicken and Keg Beer at Eva, Stories at The Moth and a Bug Book

Amy Stewart discusses her book about harmful bugs at Vroman's tonight. (Photo: Suzanne Danziger via LAist's flickr pool.)
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Tonight at 7 pm, Book Soup hosts Comedy Central’s Demetri Martin who’ll discuss his new book: This Is a Book. The collection of essays, poetry, musings, miscellany and drawings gently skewers contemporary society and life in general. We heard gems from the book during an NPR interview with Martin: "The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door" or “May no man’s deathbed be a futon”

Mark Gold of Eva Restaurant is hosting an All you can eat and drink, Fried Chicken & Keg Beer pop-up night at the restaurant tonight for the first 100 people who make a reservation. Each guest will get all the fried chicken and keg beer they can consume for $29. Additional sides and desserts will be available for 7 pm each. 5-10 pm tonight. 21+ only. Reservations 323.634.0700.
Got a story on being “ditched”? Then try your storytelling skills at The Moth tonight at Busby’s East. Prepare a 5-minute true story and get behind the mic. No notes and no standup. 7 pm: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen. Stories begin at 7:30 pm. $8 at the doorr. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner who’ll compete in the next GrandSLAM Championship.

Amy Stewart discusses and signs her book Wicked Bugs tonight at Vroman’s at 7 pm. Stewart examines more than 100 bugs that have wreaked havoc on human existence. “From millipedes that stop traffic to flies that transmit deadly diseases and beyond, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.”

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