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Pencil This In: A 7-inch Release at Family, Italian Film and Political Cartoons

Mr. Fish is in conversation with Robert Scheer tonight at Vroman's.
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We found a few events going on about town tonight: As usual, it's a mix of live music and DJ sets at Bardot for It's a School Night; Family Bookstore holds an opening reception for artist/composer John Wiese; Robert Scheer and Mr. Fish are in discussion at Vroman's; and films by Vittorio de Sica and Janie Geiser are on the big screen. 7-INCH*
Family Bookstore holds an opening reception tonight from 6-9 pm for artist and composer John Wiese's 100th 7-inch record release. All 7-inches produced by Wiese over the last 13 years are presented, in addition to a sound piece featuring the 100th record. The exhibit is up through Nov. 8. To coincide with the exhibition a hardcover monograph (b/w, 150 pages) will be published by Helicopter featuring essays by Sam McKinlay and Brian Roettinger.

Tonight at 7 pm at Vroman's, political pundit Robert Scheer is in conversation with Mr. Fish, political cartoonist and the author of Go Fish: How To Win Contempt and Influence People. The book of political cartoons and original essays from Mr. Fish spans “politics, popular culture, the economic crisis, the Obama presidency, and much more, where nobody—right, left, or middle—is safe from his razor-edged satire.”

A few film events piqued our interest tonight. At the Billy Wilder Theater, the Italian film series Days of Glory: Masterworks of Italian Neo-Realism screens two films by Vittorio de Sica: Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, Italy, 1948) and Shoeshine (Sciuscià, 1946). At REDCAT, Janie Geiser brings a new series of experimental films that raise collage to to a new level. The program Janie Geiser: "Nervous Films," Secret Stories begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $8-$10.

It’s a School Night tonight and that means an evening of live music and DJs at Bardot in Hollywood. On the live bill: El May at 10 pm; Meiko at 11:30 pm; and special DJ sets by Gotye at 10:30 and Alex Luke (DJ Maydoubt) at midnight. Doors at 9 pm. Free with RSVP.

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