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Pencil This In: Neistat Brothers, Escape to Nirvana, The Lost Art of Reading and Wine Flight Respite

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Flux Screening Series at Hammer Museum (Photo via Hammer Museum)


Flux Screening Series at Hammer Museum (Photo via Hammer Museum)
SHORT FILM FUN
The Flux Screening Series is back again at Hammer Museum and the special guests this evening are swoon-worthy: The Neistat Brothers, Angela + Ithyle, Vincent Haycock and Sophie Gateau. They will each be showcasing rare works from their archive. New Spike Jonze, Aardman Animation, Kutiman and David Altobelli work will be shown as well, capping off what should be a delicious short film/music video fest kind of night. Event is FREE, starts at 8 p.m., box office opens one hour before event to get free ticket on first come, first served basis.

EXPERIENCE NIRVANA
Indian oasis Nirvana wraps up their December happy hour series tonight with singer/songwriter Sarah Dashew and cocktail and appetizer specials starting at 6 p.m. Once you get behind those gorgeously carved wooden doors, you will forget all the things you worried about only seconds before stepping in. It's the best kind of forgetting that a $6 mango mojito can buy!

READING
David Ulin, LA Times Book Critic, will discuss and sign his book The Lost Art of Reading at Book Soup this evening. In our increasingly digital culture, Ulin asks how "flipping" a page on your iPad or Kindle affects how you absorb the story you're reading. Starts at 7 p.m. and promises to be an interesting discussion.

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WINE TASTING
Enoteca Drago in Beverly Hills is hosting a Ferrari Wine Tasting. Work your way up to the bar, order a flight of sparkling wine and enjoy complimentary appetizers. The perfect sophisticated respite from holiday shopping madness. Tasting starts at 6 p.m.