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Pencil This In: Castle at the Paley Center, Downtown's Historic Theaters, and 21st Century Gardening

Classic Downtown LA theaters are the topic of discussion at the Santa Monica Museum of Art tonight. | Photo by sfxeric via LAist's flckr pool.
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Tonight the Paley Center welcomes the cast and creative crew from the TV show Castle. For those who have never seen the ABC comedy-drama, here’s a brief summary: Castle is a comedy-drama about a mystery novelist (Nathan Fillion) and an NYPD detective (Stana Katic) who "bicker and banter their way through all kinds of bizarre murders that need to be solved.: Both Fillion and Katic will be speaking and appearing in person along with executive producers Andrew W. Marlowe, Rob Bowman and Laurie Zaks. 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and $12 for center members.

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy welcomes Alrie Middlebrook, of Middlebrook Gardens, who’s recognized as a leader in California native plant gardening. She’ll discuss 35 Ways to Garden for the 21st Century tonight at 7:30 pm at Temescal Gateway Park’s Woodland Hall.

Tonight the Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Opulence and Entertainment: Los Angeles Historic Theaters with Robert Berger and Hillsman Wright. Berger, architectural photographer and co-author of The Last Remaining Seats: Movie Palaces in Tinseltown, and Wright, co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, discuss Downtown's Broadway theater district. Free Admission. Limited seating: first come, first seated. 7 pm.