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Events: Politics, Films in the Valley, Wine, Corn & Thai

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Monday: The Next Herb Wesson
Unless you spent the $225 for the series that includes Al Franken and Ann Coulter tonight at The Gibson, you’re out of luck. Rather, we recommend you check out local celebrity politico Eric Garcetti at the Improv Olympic on The Blank Blank Show in Hollywood.

Tuesday: "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."
The face behind This Modern World, political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow, will present and sign his latest book, Hell in a Handbasket: Dispatches from the Country Formerly Known as America, at Book Soup. If you don't know Tomorrow or his work, you might recognize him with some help from a visual.

Wednesday: "An arch never sleeps"
Hodgetts + Fung, the whiz kids behind such buildings as the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, UCLA Gateway, and the Sculpture Studio at Occidental College, will be giving a lecture at SCI-Arc at 7:00 p.m.

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Thursday: Not a hip and trendy cleaning product
The week long (+ 1 day) independent film festival - Method Fest - kicks off in Calabasas. Named after Stanislavski's method, "the Method Fest is the only major film festival in the U.S. that pays homage to the actor."

Friday: "We only part to meet again"
This is it. We Frown. Good day Not A Cornfield.

Saturday: "I am willing to taste any drink once"
Humphrey Bogart once said, "The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." Catch up at The 3rd Annual Malibu Wine Classic.

Sunday: Salivating
Mayor Grand Marshal Villaraigosa will lead the parade at this year's Thai New Year celebration - Songkran Festival 2006. That and performances, arts and crafts, and most importantly, food, will make up this gigantor festival. The MTA says use them for arrival and departure. L.A. Times lists a phone number for it, but when we called, we seemed to wake up someone from their sleep. Oops! But what's happening this year at the North Hollywood version?

Photo of Not a Cornfield by Mary-Austin and Scott via Flickr.