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Pencil This In: Al Gore in Conversation at Writers Bloc, Eddie Huang Book Signing and 'Annie Hall' on the Big Screen

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Eddie Huang, the lawyer turned NYC restaurateur, discusses and signs his book, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir tonight at 7pm at Book Soup. Huang, owner of the East Village’s Baohaus, tells his immigration story through a memoir filled with food and family.

Tonight at 7 pm, Writers Bloc presents former Vice President Al Gore in conversation with Madeleine Brand (from KCET's SoCal Connected). They’ll discuss Gore’s latest book, The Future, in which the die hard environmentalist identifies his “six drivers for social change.” Topics of conversation will touch on digital innovation, global power shifts, environmental issues, global food issues and more. At the Saban Theater. Tickets: $25, and $42 with pre-signed book.

Tonight at 7 pm, the MUSE/IQUE organization continues its Uncorked series with “Jazz Laid Down” at Pasadena’s Castle Press. The evening features special guest Charlie Haden, the legendary bassist who was honored with a special achievement award by the Grammys this weekend. There’s going to be electro-acoustic jazz, funk and world music by TriTone Asylum and original choreography by Joffrey Ballet choreographer Alice Alyse performed by dancer Haylee Roderick. The setting is an attraction itself as Castle Press is one of the nation’s busiest printing shops, with chairs and cocktail stations scattered around the massive press. Tickets: $60 per person.

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Cinefamily hosts The Greg Proops Film Club for a live taping of Proops’ podcast. It’s followed with, in our estimation anyway, Woody Allen’s best film: the bittersweet Annie Hall. Starring Diane Keaton in the titular role, Allen co-stars as the neurotic comedian Alvy Singer as he looks back at his failed relationship with Ms. Hall. Unlike Doug Benson’s Interrupted show, there’s no talking over the film. Tickets: $12/free for members.

Tonight, the Satellite presents its Monday Night Residency show with this month's artists, The Mowgli's, with Terraplane Sun, The Lucky Lonely and COYOL. There are $2 well drinks/PBR specials and $5 specialty cocktails from 6-9 pm. Doors at 8 and the show starts at 9 pm. 21+. Free.

It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Touch Tone opens with a DJ set at 8 pm; with live sets by Leagues at 8:30, Caught A Ghost at 9:30 pm, Chali 2Na at 10:30 pm and Starting Six at 11:30 pm. Sean Glass DJs at midnight. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

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