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Pencil This In: Movies, Martinis, Manicures and Music

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We scour event listings and sift through tons of press releases to bring you the best events of the evening. Even for a Monday night, things are still hopping around town, including an outdoor movie screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Station Hollywood; tango lessons on the Ford Amphitheatre stage and a Denise Richards' book signing.


A new shade structure-art project made out of Tyvek, designed by Materials & Applications with designer Kate Moxham, now covers the 826LA center patio in Echo Park. (Photo: Scott Mayoral)

Station Hollywood, the outdoor bar and lounge located at the W Hollywood, hosts an evening of Monday Night Movies, Martinis and Manicures. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will show on the 35-foot screen and complimentary mini-manicures will be provided by Bliss Hollywood. Guests can order off of the restaurant’s small plates menu or imbibe signature cocktails. No reservations necessary. Tonight from 8-11 pm with the movie beginning at 9.

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The Grammy Museum hosts an evening of local music with its program Homegrown: The Belle Brigade at 7:30 pm. The band, led by siblings and Valley natives Barbara and Ethan Gruska, have been touring in support of their self-titled debut album. In addition to a performance, the band will be interviewed by the museum’s Executive Director Bob Santelli. Tickets: $15

Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen’s former wife, is at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena to discuss and sign her new book The Real Girl Next Door tonight at 7 pm. She promises “an up-close and personal account of her life, including her childhood dreams, her fated move to Hollywood with her close-knit family, her rise to fame, the pressures of living in the spotlight, the controversy surrounding her relationships, and much more.”
Tonight’s J.A.M. Session at the Ford Amphitheatre holds an evening of Tango, Tango, Tango! tonight at 7 pm. J.A.M. attendees can learn authentic Argentine Tango from Gloria and Claudio Otero, accompanied by The Dina Durand Tango trio on piano, guitar and bandoneon. Now’s your chance to say you’ve danced on the Ford stage. Reservations can be made online or call the Ford Box Office at 323.461.3673 to avoid handling fees.

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