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Pencil This In: Cinema Speakeasy, Technicolor 'Toons

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The Grammy Museum hosts bandleader and music icon Herb Alpert and singer Lani Hall tonight at 8 pm. The duo will talk about their careers, collaborative work and their new album together, Anything Goes. There will be a Q&A after the discussion, and they’ll perform a few songs. Tickets are $20; $15 for members.

Animation historian Jerry Beck returns to the Silent Movie Theater tonight with a new program of "Technicolor Toons" at 8 pm. He's bringing16mm and 35mm film prints of classic, uncut animated cartoons in Technicolor. "The old Technicolor IB process, not used in over 35 years, made cartoon color pop! You’ll drool over the cyan, magenta and yellow hues: The spinach is greener, the rainbows are brighter… even the colors themselves are funnier!" Beck will also be screening cartoons made through other color processes, like Cine-Color and KodaChrome. Tickets are $13

To celebrate the release of Jennifer Caloyeras debut young adult novel, Urban Falcon, Skylight Books hosts a launch party tonight at 7:30 pm. Evan Falcon’s life is taking a downturn: His dad’s job forces the family to move during his last year of high school, his best friend isn’t talking to him and he thinks his mom might be having an affair. It’s drama 24/7.