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Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog talks about his new novel The Garden of Last Days, which explores sex and parenthood, honor and masculinity. He’ll be in conversation with the LA Times book review editor David L. Ulin.

7 pm // Hollywood & Highland // 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10 for wine and cheese.

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Kids on Paper hosts “The Horror and the Hilarity” later this afternoon at the Van Nuys Library for kids and the adults in their lives. It’s a PowerPoint presentation that focuses on two comic titles, EC’s Tales from the Crypt and John Stanley’s “Little Lulu” (described as a 1950s version of The Simpsons. All ages are welcome, but any adult must be accompanied by someone under 18 years of age.

4 pm // Los Angeles Public Library – Van Nuys // 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys // Free.

Two former low-riders were turned into ice cream trucks by two Chicano artists – with LA as the subject matter. In a gallery talk tonight, "A Tale of Two Ice Cream Trucks," “Vincent Valdez’ ice cream truck “El Chavez Ravine (owned by musician Ry Cooder) and Mister Cartoon’s 1963 International Ice Cream Truck will "reflect on their journeys as artists and how lowriding played a role in their art, telling the story of the two ice cream trucks featured in the Museum’s current exhibit, La Vida Lowrider: Cruising the City of Angels.”

7:30 pm // Second Floor Grand Salon @ the Peterson Automotive Museum// 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // Free with museum entrance fee ($3-$10).