Pencil This In: Nick Hornby at the Skirball, The Moth's LA GrandSlam
Pourtal wine bar kicks off The Imbiber’s Ultimate Playmate Fantasy Wine Tour tonight from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It’s a flight of eight wines inspired by eight of history’s most iconic Playmates, from Marilyn Monroe to Anna Nicole Smith. Join “The Imbiber” Dan Dunn, booze writer and Playboy.com’s nightlife columnist, with a few of his friends: Featured Playmate Lisa Semler (Miss September 1980), whom Dunn paired with a selection from her family’s winery in Malibu, will make a special appearance to autograph special-edition bottles of the 2001 Semler Cabernet. Playboy model Andrea Lowell, host of the Playboy Radio Morning Show on Sirius/XM, will also be on hand to pour a special tasting of Waterbrook Melange 2005.
REDCAT presents the conversation Where Hope Lives: How Design Can Transform Lives and Communities tonight at 7:30 pm. CalArts President Steven D. Lavine welcomes architects from Michael Maltzan Architecture, Koning Eizenberg Architecture and Killefer Flammang Architects for a panel discussion on the role of design in realizing "supportive housing" solutions for the homeless. The event is free.
The Skirball welcomes author Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity) for a reading and book signing for his latest novel, Juliet, Naked. A reclusive 80s rock star forced into the open when the re-release of his most famous album brings him into contact with some of his most passionate fans. The event begins at 7:30 pm. Free.