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Pencil This In: A Coolhaus Party, Talking Politics in WeHo and Music for a School Night

Political posters are on view in the WeHo Library (Images, l-r,: Artist Unknown, 1967, and 'War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things' by Lorraine Schneider, 1967.)
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Why not avoid the crowds tomorrow and take your Valentine out tonight? Coolhaus hosts a party at its storefront with all you can eat treats and an open bar; Mr. Fish and Robert Scheer talk politics at Center for the Study of Political Graphics; It's a School Night at Bardot; and the Aero screens a sneak preview of The Secret World of Arrietty. Read on for all the details.

Tonight from from 7:30-9:30 pm, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics presents a conversation with political cartoonist Mr. Fish(Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, The Advocate, etc) and Robert Scheer, the editor-in-chief of TruthDig and from NPR’s Left, Right, and Center. We can’t wait to hear what they might say about the Republican primary right now. The event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition of political posters, Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975, which is up now at the WeHo Library.

Coolhaus is throwing a Pre-Valentine's Day Singles Party tonight at its Culver City storefront from 8 pm-midnight. Tickets are $20, but for the price of admission, you get an open bar and all-you-can-eat treats, including the newest flavor Fried Chicken and Waffle ice cream. (Even if you're not single, we doubt they'll check the marriage cards at the door.)

It’s a School Night takes over Bardot in Hollywood for an evening of live music and DJs. Performing live tonight are Walk the Moon, UCLA’s own Lady Danville, Liam Bailey and Butterfly Bouchet and a guest DJ set by Justin Cornwall. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. 9 pm to 2 am.

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ALOUD at the Central Library presents the program Keeping Your Brain Healthy: Preventing Alzheimer’s with authors Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan who’ll be in conversation with Dr. Linda Ercoli, associate clinical professor, director geriatric psychology, UCLA Semel Institute. Small and Vorgan are the authors of Memory Bible, about cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research, the disease’s treatment, prevention and progress toward a cure. 7 pm. Free with RSVP.

The Aero Theater in Santa Monica continues the film series Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli, with a sneak preview screening of the animated feature The Secret World of Arrietty (Kari-Gurashi No Arietti). The film, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Gary Rydstrom, focuses on a 14-year-old who’s hidden from view in the home in which her family is staying. It’s based on Mary Norton’s children’s book seriesThe Borrowers. Voice actors include Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Carol Burnett. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $11.