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Pencil This In: Tequila Appreciation, Ramen + Movie, L.A. Iconoclasts, Retail Inspired Art

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You may enjoy tequila, you may even love tequila, but do you appreciate it? If so, tonight is your night. Malo is hosting a Tequila Appreciation Night for imbiber-enthusiasts 21+, which will include free tastes of Milagro tequilas as paired with herbaceous, floral, fruity and/or spicy flavors, as well as free tastes of some of Malo’s new menu items and a DJ to mix things up. To get in to this free event, you need to get one of the spots by sending in an email to RSVP. 8-10 PM.

Tonight Royal/T kicks off its fall entertainment line-up for “Nighttime @ Royal/T”—the new transformation of its stylish back lounge space into a live music, film screening, and multimedia performance venue once the café maid servers “go to sleep for the night”—with an exclusive screening of Juzo Itami’s cult classic Tampopo, a quirky and sexy comedy about food, sex, satire, and ramen culture in Japan. To preface the showing, Dr. Jordan A. Yamaji Smith, Lecturer in Japanese Studies and Comparative Literature at UCLA and CSU Long Beach, will give a short lecture titled “Food, Sex, Satire in Modern Japan.” Royal/T’s Japanese maid café will also offer guests selections from a special ramen menu starting at 6 PM and the movie will begin at 7:30 PM