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Pencil This In: Scotch Tasting at Morton's, Love Panel Benefit for 826LA

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Love advice from a panel of experts to benefit 826LA tonight. | Photo by RobeRt Vega via LAist's flickr pool.
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FILM
There’s a screening and interactive discussion with five other cities for the Ondi Timoner documentary We Live in Public tonight at the Egyptian Theater at 6 pm. The film follows artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris, who experiments with the web, including a six-month stint living with his girlfriend under 24-hour electronic surveillance. The scrutiny led to a mental collapse, which demonstrates price we can pay for living in public. The discussion following includes Timoner, Harris and our LA discussion host Eliza Dushku.

PANEL+MIXER
There’s a panel discussion tonight on Love, Sex and What Shoes Not to Wear on a First Date to benefit 826LA’s tutoring and literacy programs. Be prepared for witty responses from relationship writers Greg Behrendt, (He's Just Not That Into You) Sascha Rothchild (How To Get Divorced By 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage) and Lori Gottleib (Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough) and moderator Joel Stein. The panel begins at 8 pm at Busby’s East. Get started with an hour of questions and answers, followed by mingling and beverages. Tickets are $25 (includes 1 drink ticket). All proceeds go to 826 LA.

SCOTCH*
Morton's The Steakhouse is holding a series of Glenlivet Scotch Tasting events at various locations in the LA area. It’s Beverly Hills’ turn tonight at 6 pm. The Scotch tasting will focus on four of The Glenlivet's critically acclaimed single malts, paired with selections from Morton's hors d'oeuvres menu (Smoked Salmon Pinwheels, Sliced Tenderloin on Crostini, Broiled Sea Scallops, Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches). The event costs $49 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must.

ART
The new exhibit American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 opened at LACMA last week, highlighting American artistic achievement from the country’s Colonial period to the cusp of WWI. Artists recorded American life as it changed around them. Featured artists include John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows and others. The museum closes at 8 pm tonight.

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