Pencil This In: Food, Wine, Casa Vega and WTF
Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks celebrates 55 today by offering its famous house combination for $2.15—the original 1956 price. The $2.15 price is available for both lunch and dinner, and comes with Soup or Tostada Chiquita, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, and a choice of two items from a list of traditional Mexican dishes, including chile relleno, chicken taco, beef enchilada, vegetable tamale and more. Hours: 11 am-2 am.
Marc Maron brings his WTF podcast to the live stage at the Steve Allen Theater tonight at 8 pm Guests are Rob Huebel (Human Giant), Neil Hamburger (Tim & Eric Awesome Show), Seth Morris (Childrens Hospital), Eddie Pepitone, and Jim Earl) Tickets: $10.
The 9th Annual Summer Jazz Series continues tonight at Hollywood & Highland from 7-9 pm. There’s a free concert with the Luis Conte Ensemble, and a $10 donation to Project Angel Food gets you two glasses of wine and an assortment of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit to enjoy during the performance.
Cine-Shorts is a new film series at The Standard, Downtown LA for aspiring artists trying to make their mark. DJ Micah provides the tunes in between screenings start on the 30-minute mark from 7.30 pm. Tonight’s selection is "Great Nights Start with a Phone Call" by Albert Reed.
Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard hosts a reading for Vic Armstrong’s autobiography The True Adventures of The World’s Greatest Stuntman My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and other movie heroes.Tonight at 7:30 pm. Armstrong will show a highlight reel of his stunts.
*Pencil pick of the day
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