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Pencil This In: Vintage Clothes Swap, Barbara Kingsolver on the Bloc

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Barbara Kingsolver at Red Hen Press Mondays

Barbara Kingsolver at Red Hen Press Mondays
The LA Vintage Swap Party takes place tonight from 7-9 pm at What Goes Around Comes Around (at Space15Twenty). Co-hosts Alexi Wasser of, stylist Monica Rose and Geri Hirsch, Founder of help guests swap vintage fashion with fresh designs from the best closets in the city. Bring 1-4 quality vintage items and get treated to music by DJ Magdalena and complimentary drinks by Tito’s Vodka and KARMA California Brut. RSVP to: (Bonus: Umami Burger just opened in Space15Twenty, too!)

Writers Bloc presents an evening with novelist Barbara Kingsolver tonight at 7:30 pm at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal Dreams, among others, will talk with Patt Morrison of KPCC and the LA Times about her latest release, The Lacuna. Tickets, $20. For reservations, visit

Red Hen Press Monday Evenings at the Geffen is a literary event for both writers and readers. The evening gives writers a platform to speak about their work, and where readers can engage in dialogue about literature and ideas. Tonight at 7:30, Red Hen welcomes Marc Acito, Annie La Ganga, Lisa See and moderator Patt Morrison of KPCC and LA Times. (Yes, we realize that Morrison is listed as moderator for both events. We hope that the event coordinators realize that, too!) Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors).

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Tonight’s Largo presents The Benson Interruption, a comedy show starring Doug Benson. Here’s the premise: Benson invites his [funny] friends to take to the stage, and proceeds to interrupt their routine. Scheduled to appear tonight are: Dax Shepard, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman and others. The show begins at 9 pm and tickets are $20.

The Chamber Music in Historic Sites series continues tonight with Adam del Monte’s Cuarteto Flamenco playing at Cicada at the Oviatt in Downtown LA tonight at 8 pm. “Elegant Lalique glass, the warmth of burnished wood, and an Art Deco Framework provide the salon setting for an intimate encounter with the passionate art of flamenco. Led by a guitarist whose eclectic awareness of jazz, world music and other contemporary forms has led to new creative renditions of flamenco repertoire, Cuarteto Flamenco spotlights the intense artistry of Jesús Montoya, ‘The Pavarotti of Flamenco.’” Tickets are $44-$49.

And don't forget that MOCA has free admission through Friday!

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