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Get Out: Blimps, Bloody Marys, Folktales, Wine School

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As part of their series The Masters of Disaster: The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Cinema, the American Cinematheque is screening the 1975 flick The HIndenburg tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre. The description: "Director Robert Wise helmed this film about the Hindenburg conflagration touched off when the German zeppelin landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937. George C. Scott is a conflicted German security officer aboard, Anne Bancroft is a wayward countess, William Atherton a possible saboteur, Roy Thinnes a fanatical Gestapo officer and Charles Durning the Hindenburg's captain." Tickets are $10.

For many of us it's the last day of a stretch of time off work (or for some it's just, well, the end of the weekend). But no matter who you are, you might need a "come down" from the weekend. Hit up The Come Down deal at the Cha Cha Lounge (2375 Glendale Blvd @ Silver Lake Blvd) from 5-9 tonight. There's no cover and $2 Bloody Marys. We hear they serve up a serious Bloody Mary--thanks in part to the special pickled peppers. Zing!

At Noon today We Tell Stories will perform A Feat From the East—folktales that draw from the rich traditions of Asia and the Middle East at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown. The group specializes in bringing classic literature and folk tales to life in classrooms, theatres, schools, museums, festivals, special events, and libraries, and this free show aims to inspire creativity, enhance literacy, cultivate intercultural awareness and harmony, and spark a love of the theatre and spoken word. And why not enjoy some time at the Museum itself?

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Perhaps you've made a New Year's resolution to learn more about wine. So head over to
the Learn About Wine Loft and take a class in wine basics. You will taste seven types of wine and acquire the skills to evaluate what you smell and taste. You'll learn how wine is made, what pairings bring out the best in food and wine, the do's and don'ts of wine service, how to purchase and store wine, and wine history. There's a class today from 3-5:15 p.m. and the fees run from $48-$65. Sample Wine List: Dry Creek Vintners Fume Blanc, Dry Creek; Sonoma Cutrier, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast; Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, Bourgogne, France; Bouchaine, Pinot Noir, Carneros Estate; Rosenthal Malibu Estate, Merlot, Devon Vineyard; Eden Canyon, Cabernet Sauvignon “Jolie,” Paso Robles; Starlite, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley

Other Things to Do: Take part in a pro-love + anti-H8 protest in East LA, hike the Hollywood Hills to find the remnants of the Outpost sign, take a bite out of Thai Town, use your Bank of America card to score free admission to some local museums, or have breakfast at the BluJam Cafe.

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