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Pencil This In: Celebrating Bitches Brew, Yamashiro Farmer's Market and Celebrating 9.02.10

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew celebrates 40 years.


Miles Davis' Bitches Brew celebrates 40 years.
BOOKS 
Tonight Skylight Books welcomes LA author Mona Simpson who’ll read from her latest novel My Hollywood. She’s better known for her novel turned chick flick Anywhere But Here. 7:30 pm. MUSIC*
The Grammy Museum celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' Masterpiece Bitches Brew tonight at 7:30 pm. The jazz-funk-rock album has been ranked as one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The multimedia presentation will be accompanied by a panel discussion led by Bubba Jackson (KKJZ) with special guests Henry Rollins, KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Garth Trinidad, KPFK's Maggie LePique, Jazz great Bernie Maupin, Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) and other special guests.

FOOD
Food & Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills starts today and runs through Sunday. To kick things off, there’s a 9.02.10 celebration at 9900 Wilshire Blvd., next to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It’s a separate event, with entertainment by Natasha Bedingfield, along with CNN Talk Show host Larry King as master of ceremonies. Guests will be provided with unlimited food and drink from tons of Beverly Hills restaurants and chefs. Though the event’s sold out, VIP tickets are still available, and a few general tickets will be sold at the door. $150-$199.

MARKET
Tonight the weekly Yamashiro Farmers Market brings in more local farm vendors offering a wide variety of Japanese Veggies, sprouts and wheat grass. There will also be offers free salsa and tango classes, and wine tastings will be available with wine from Spain and South America. Park for free at the Christian Science Church on La Brea & Hollywood Boulevard and take the free shuttle up to the market. 5-9 pm.

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THEATER
Neighbors--a provocative play about race and sex in America--opened at the Matrix Theatre last week. An upwardly mobile African-American academic, married to a white woman, resents a family of black actors who has moved in next door. They’re rowdy, bawdy and uncouth and causing havoc in his life. LAist loved the production, but read the full review about the graphic issues explored on stage. The play runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets: $25.

*Pencil pick of the day

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