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Pencil This In: Ben Folds Plays on a School Night

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Ben Folds plays It's a School Night tonight. It's free with RSVP. (Photo: benfolds.com)
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Here's what's happening tonight in LA. Ben Folds headlines It's a School Night in Hollywood; fundraiser for EnrichLA at Canele Restaurant; and Charles C. Mann is at [ALOUD]. Read on for all the details.

MUSIC*
It’s a School Night tonight and that means an evening of live music and DJs at Bardot in Hollywood. On the bill: Charlie Winston at 9 pm; Chad Valley at 9:30 pm; and headliner Ben Folds at 10:45 pm. In between, there are DJ sets with special guests: Penguin Prison and Roofeo [TV on the Radio] closes out the night. Free with RSVP.

FOOD
Canele Restaurant hosts “Closed on Mondays” to benefit local food initiatives like EnrichLA. For $35 (CASH ONLY) you get a three-course prix fixe meal, with choices including Greek salad, salt-roasted branzino with dill rice and tzatziki, or roasted half chicken over french fries with vinegar and Greek oregano.
With produce donated by the Atwater Village Farmers’ Market, all profits from food sales on this night go directly toward EnrichLA, with the FoxGives matching what’s raised in the fundraiser.

LIT
[ALOUD] at the Central Library welcomes Charles C. Mann, author of 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. It’s a follow up to his 1491—a study of the pre-Columbian Americas. This latest book explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. He’ll be in conversation with author Richard Rodriguez. At the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library at 7 pm.

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BOOKS
Update: The Dyan Cannon event has been postponed because of Obamajam tonight.
Tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup, actress Dyan Cannon presents and signs her book Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant. In her memoir, she talks about her romance and stormy marriage to Hollywood legend Cary Grant, friend to the likes of Noel Coward, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn. Behind closed doors, she met a Grant that no one knew. “A thoughtful, caring, and private person, with dark family secrets that weighed heavily on him. He was a man contending with the swan song of an astonishing film career while her career was just beginning.”

*Pencil pick of the day

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