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Pencil This In: Francisco Goldman at ALOUD, Walker Evans Cuba Photos at the Getty and a Tuesday Night Project

View of Havana (Plaza del Vapor, Market Area, Havana) by Walker Evans,1933. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Image courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum)
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Culture in the Canyon at the Chautauqua Series presents the program A Sustainable Future for Los Angeles tonight at 7:30 pm. Jessica Hall, landscape planner and co-author of Seeking Streams: A landscape framework for the upper Ballona Creek Watershed, discusses the relationship between landscape, waterways and urban areas to help bring a sustainable future Los Angeles. Meet at Woodland Hall at Temescal Gateway Park. Free.

ALOUD at the Central Library welcomes author Francisco Goldman who’ll be in conversation with novelist Rachel Kushner (Telex from Cuba). He’ll discuss his book Say Her Name, which was written in the aftermath of his wife’s death. 7 pm. Free. Reservations recommended.

The Getty Museum opens its latest exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now. The exhibit examines three critical periods in Cuba’s history as witnessed by photographers before, during, and after the country’s 1959 Revolution. Walker Evans’s 1933 images have not been shown before. Through Oct. 2.
Palate Food + Wine holds its Tuesday night wine tasting from 6:30-9 pm. They’re offering 4 wines / $8 per person. Tonight’s tasting prepares for summer as Palate pours four whites at $10 or less.

The Moth LA holds its monthly Eastside edition tonight at El Cid. With the theme “technology,” storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute story on how gadgetry helps or hinders your life. Reading from notes is not allowed. Hosted by Jackie Clarke, doors open at 6 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.

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Tuesday Night Cafe is a hodgepodge of art, music and comedy and happens each first and third Tuesdays of the month in Downtown LA. Because of the chance of rain today, the event’s been moved to Senor Fish tonight at 7:30 pm. The evening features performances by Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun, Kristina Wong, Scott Tang, Manila Ryce, Wanda Payne & the forgetmenots, Vicky Luu and featured live artist The F(ree)*art Collective.

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