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Pencil This In: Sex Manual Parody, Farm to Table Dinner, Block Party, and Get Mortified

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Explore Culver City's Public Art tonight (Photo by Lord Jim via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)


Explore Culver City's Public Art tonight (Photo by Lord Jim via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
BOOKS
Todd Levin & Scott Jacobson Read and Sign: Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk at Book Soup tonight. Three-time Conan O'Brien writer Todd Levin (NBC x2, TBS x1) and Scott Jacobson ("The Daily Show") read from the comedic sex manual book they co-authored with talented friends as "Association For Betterment of Sex. Their new book is a LOL-funny parody of a sixties-style sex manual (of course it has those with creepy illustrations.) The book was called by O'Brien: "Possibly the most irresponsible book written on the subject of sexuality since The Berenstain Bears Host a Key Party." No word if Levin and Jacobson will be offering live sex advice with purchase. LAist recently had a chance to interview Levin about the book, Conan, and more.

FOOD
Enjoy an elegant dinner tonight at a restaurant that's a too-often unsung hero on the dining scene. From the farm (in this case, Weiser Family Farms) to the tables of Eva Restaurant, for $65, guests will enjoy 4 courses, paired with Robert Oatley wines. Coffee service will be provided by Intelligentsia and eco-friendly cocktails by Veev. Proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength. 7 PM. RSVP: Eva Restaurant (323) 634-0700

BLOCK PARTY
The third Wednesday of the month means it's Block Party night in Downtown Culver City. Head over between 5 and 9 p.m. to taste food from the area's award-winning restaurants, sip wine and cocktails as the sun goes down, enjoy live music under the stars, shop and sample from one-of-a-kind boutiques and view art at gallery gatherings. Free.

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THEATRE
Bring your BFF and be ready to laugh until your side hurts, and maybe shed a tear or two. It's Mortified, the live reading of real people's childhood diaries onstage at King King in Hollywood. It's never the same line-up twice, so you won't see the same readers we did once upon a time. Featuring the retro-covers of The Mortified After School Orchestra. Doors at 7:10pm. Must be 21+. General admission. Seats are first come, first served. Tickets available online; may still have some at the door even if it says "sold out."