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Pencil This In: Jar Opens its SummerBar and Lounge, Behind the Scenes of Modern Family and Pinter Documentary Screening

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California International Theatre Festival this week. | Photo: Stones by Roy Flour

California International Theatre Festival this week. | Photo: Stones by Roy Flour
Jar opens its SummerBar and Lounge tonight and features a new weekly LittleBites menu with $4-$13 and $10 drinks of the week (this week: white peach margaritas). The lounge hours are 5:30-10:30 pm (and later) from Sunday through Friday nights. For those in the mood for more food, Jar also starts a summer prix fixe menu that’s available with or without wine pairings ($39 or $45). The menu is not available on Saturday nights. MUSIC TALKThe Grammy Museum hosts guests Train tonight at 8 pm for an interview and performance in the Museum’s 200-seat Sound Stage. The band members will talk about their career, musical influences and most recent album, Save Me, San Francisco. Train will take questions from the audience, perform a few of their greatest hits, and conduct a meet-and-greet with fans. Tickets: $35 and includes a copy of the new album. All proceeds benefit The Grammy Museum and The Grammy Foundation.

The California International Theatre Festivalstarted Saturday in Calabasas, and tonight as part of the fest, there’s a documentary screening Working with Pinter: An Intimate and Revealing Portrait, directed by Harry Burton. “Collaborator and friends with Pinter for twenty-five years, Burton was given sole permission to film the Nobel laureate working with actors on excerpts from his plays. Riveting conversations shed further light on Pinter’s essential character and the art of theatre collaboration.” The film begins at 7 pm at Founders Hall (100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas). Free.

Tonight, the Paley Center for Media presents the program Inside the Writers Room: Modern Family. If you haven’t caught this show yet, then you’re seriously missing out on some real laughs. Tonight, hear how the creative team puts together a great show on a weekly basis. Guests tonight include: have a chance to hear directly from the show's creative team: Steve Levitan, cocreator/executive producer; Bill Wrubel, coexecutive producer; Danny Zuker, coexecutive producer; Brad Walsh, coexecutive producer; Dan O’Shannon, coexecutive producer; and Paul Corrigan, coexecutive producer. The event takes place at 7 pm tonight at The Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets: $10 members / $15 general public. A limited number of free tickets will also be available to members of WGA, ATAS, SAG, AFTRA, DGA and PGA. (Membership card is a must.)

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