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Pencil This In: Dick Van Patten at Book Soup, The Moth in Venice and the Films of Chris Langdon

The theme for tonight's Moth storytelling event is 'music'. | Photo by didier burton via LAist's flickr pool.
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The Moth StorySLAM provides a stage and a microphone, and people are selected to tell--not read--their five-minute stories. These are true stories ripped from the pages of your lives. Tonight at the Air-Conditioned Supper Club in Venice is the monthly Westside edition with the theme of “music.” Doors open at 7 pm and the stories start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7.

Tonight at 7 pm Dick Van Patten presents and signs his book Eighty is Not Enough: One Actor’s Journey Through American Entertainment at Book Soup. Best known for his work as the dad on Eight is Enough, he reflects on a career that has lasted more than seven decades. He shares insights and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in TV, movies and theater, along with the challenges of being a husband, father, animal rights crusader and as working actor in a very fickle business.

Just a reminder DineLA runs today through Friday, and next Monday through Friday. Lots of top LA restaurants are participating in the promotion aimed at getting Angelenos out and eating with prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Some of the restaurants we want to hit inlcude: BLD, Josie’s, Grace, Street, The Bazaar and the Lazy Ox Canteen -- for starters!