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Pencil this In: Thursday
Tokyo Table is hosting sake tastings tonight. We don't know if that includes sake boxes like those above. / Photo by cesarastudillo via flickr.
Tokyo Table is holding two seatings for a sake night tonight, with more than 20 varieties of Japan’s national drink. All food and beverages included in the price. Reservations needed.
6-8 pm or 9-11 pm // Tokyo Table // 50 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills // $35.
King Corn follows two college friends as they travel to Iowa, plant an acre of commodity corn and follow it through the industrial food system with the hope of understanding how our country's king crop affects our health and the economy. Aaron Woolf, director of the film, will participate in a post-screening discussion about the making of the film.
6 pm // Center for Healthy Communities // 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles // Free, but reservations required.
Clothing designers Rodan vs Griffith are hosting a party to celebrate photography of Sterling Andrews, who has pictures of the Shins, Silversun Pickups, etc. An acoustic set will also be provided by Hello Vegas.
7 pm // Rodan vs. Griffith // 8207 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles // Free.
Chronicle Books and Ghettogloss are hosting a release party of Kip Fulbeck's book of tattoo portraits called Permannence.
8 pm // Ghettogloss // 2380 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.
There’s a free screening of Endless Bummer tonight. Dude, the film follows a group of teens and a veteran surfer from Ventura to the Valley to track down a prized stolen surfboard. In addition to the screening, there will be a performance from Street Drum Corps and a surprise guest from the film's soundtrack, plus giveaways.
Doors at 6 and show at 7 pm // Majestic Crest Theater // 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.
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