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Pencil This In: Wooden Shjips at Amoeba, Jane Fonda at Vroman's and Bobcats

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On deck for tonight in LA: wine and jazz at Hollywood and Highland with Duke Robillard, Wooden Shjips play a free set at Amoeba, a talk on bobcats at Temescal Gateway Park and Jane Fonda discusses her latest book at Vroman's. Read on for all the details.


Wooden Shjips play a set at Amoeba Hollywood tonight at 7 pm. (Photo: Paul Carlin)
Tonight Hollywood & Highland’s Wine, Jazz & Moonlight series presents blues great Duke Robillard from 7-9 pm in the Central Courtyard. The event is free to the public (i.e., shoppers) but there’s a $10 wine tasting donation that gets you two glasses of wine and a box of cheese and crackers to enjoy during the performance. Proceeds go to Project Angel Food.

Wooden Shjips preview songs from their new album West tonight at 7 pm at Amoeba Records. The new records will be released on Sept. 13 from Thrill Jockey Records. They play The Echo on August 19th.

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Culture in the Canyon at the Chautauqua Series at Temescal Gateway Park
 presents a program on bobcats tonight at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker Laurel Klein is conducting research on these wild cats in the Santa Monica Mountains and will share her experiences and the results of her studies. The 1.5-hour program is free and parking is free for the evening. Meet at Woodland Hall.

Tonight at 6:30 pm, Jane Fonda discusses and signs her new book Prime Time at Vroman’s in Pasadena. “Fonda explores how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, can be times when we truly become the energetic, loving, fulfilled people we were meant to be.” This appearance will primarily consist of a discussion and Q&A; no signing of general memorabilia. General photos will be allowed before the event only, personal photos will not be allowed.

*Pencil pick of the day

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