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Pencil This In: Michel Gondry Book/DVD Signing at Family

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Michel Gondry is at Family Bookstore tonight for a signing of 'My New New York Diary.'

Michel Gondry is at Family Bookstore tonight for a signing of 'My New New York Diary.'
The Do LaB holds its monthly showcase of electronic artists tonight at King King beginning at 9 pm. On the bill are VibeSquaD (aka bass music producer/performer/innovator Aaron Holstein from Colorado), R/D and The Great Mundane. Tickets: $15 online.

Family Bookstore hosts filmmaker Michel Gondry tonight at 7:30 pm for a signing of a new book/DVD My New New York Diary. Gondry and llegendary cartoonist Julie Doucet collaborated on the comic-film-art-book project that includes a 20-minute film and Doucet's graphic novella. 7 pm.

Author Matt Vincent presents and signs [you] Ruined It for Everyone tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. Matthew Vincent looks to lay the blame in his new book, finding out why there’s a three-ounce rule on airplanes, who came up with the idea of branding every single sports stadium, who made curling an Olympic event? Or which pope made celibacy mandatory?

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EM & Co presents 2D/3D with charcoal works by Rajiv Jain and a fashion installation by Selma Starfinger. The opening reception is being held tonight from 6:30-9:30 pm with music by DJ Valida (School Night/KCRW) and Starfinger cocktails and snacks. There’s also an after party at 10 pm at the Andaz Hotel. RSVP:

Nora Ephron’s new book I Remember Nothing reflects on “women’s” issues like email, big decisions about men, the efficacies of chicken soup, money, etc. She’ll be in conversation at a Writer's Bloc event with Robin Swicord, the co-screenwriter of Benjamin Button at the Writers Guild Theater. Tonight at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 payable at the door (cash or checks only). RSVP:

Author Armistead Maupin is at Skylight Books tonight at 7:30 pm to read from and sign his latest novel—Mary Ann in Autumn—the eighth book in the Tales of the City series.

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