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Get Out: Wine + Goat Tacos at Palate, RocknRoll Garden in Highland Park

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Sunday wine tasting at Palate today. / 'Corks' by Tyler S. Andrews via LAist's flickr pool.
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BASKETBALL BLOCK PARTY
The Protege Basketball Block Party stops at the Kmart in Torrance (19330 Hawthorne Blvd.) today from noon to 6 pm with free on- and off-court interactive activities (shooting contests, b-ball tips, etc.) for all ages. It’s an 18-wheel, 53-foot show truck that transforms into a 4,500-square-foot basketball playground. And best part of all? Former Laker-turned-commentator James Worthy stops by from 5-6 pm today.

WORDS
The nonprofit literary salon WordTheater hosts an evening of “Upheaval” -- literature at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre Café in Silverlake tonight at 7 pm. Actor/author pairings include Brian Howe (Gran Torino) performing "Essence and Attribute" by Fernando Sorrentino, Ernie Silva performing "The Voices in My Head" by Jack Handey, Graham Hamilton performing "Crazy Glue" by Etgar Keret, Mayim Bialik (Blossom) reading "The Harvest" by Amy Hempel, Michaela Conlin (Bones) performing "The Swim Team" by Miranda July, Ravi Kapoor (Crossing Jordan) performing "japanese children with digital cameras in a field" by Tao Lin and Ellen Kennedy, Reynaldo Pacheco performing "I Am Bigfoot" by Ron Carlson, Theron Cook reading "Stories" by John Edgar Wideman and Valarie Rae Miller (Crank, All About The Benjamins) reading "Tag" by Lisa Glatt. Tickets are $15 at the door.

VINO+TACOS
Sundays are awesome at Palate Food and Wine. Today, they’re holding “Larner Vineyard Fête L.A.” a tasting of the best local producers for $12. In addition, they’ll be serving up slow-roasted goat tacos with stone fruit pico for $3. The tasting runs from 1-4 pm today, and reservations are required: nina@palatefoodwine.com.