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Pencil This In: Patton Oswalt at Skylight, Cakebread Cellars Dinner in Westwood, LACMA Art Talk on John Biggers

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Patton Oswalt signs his book at Skylight tonight.

Patton Oswalt signs his book at Skylight tonight.
Napa Valley Grille in Westwood is hosting a special four-course wine pairing dinnertonight with wine selections from Cakebread Cellars. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. The menu includes Roasted Fennel Soup, Vanilla Salt-Cured Gravlax with Green Dragon Apple Salad and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Sonoma Lamb Rillette, Grilled Petite Filet Mignon and a surprise finish, each paired with a wine. $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).BOOK SIGNING
Comedian Patton Oswalt is at Skylight Books tonight to sign his brand-spanking new book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland tonight at 7:30 pm. The bookstore is expecting a lot of people, so in order to get something signed, you need to buy the book at Skylight and get your number for the signing line. Photos are OK from the line.

Tonight at 6:30 pm, LACMA presents the roundtable discussion: John Biggers in Focus. The program will focuses on his career and issues of race and African American identity. Panelists include the art historian Samella Lewis; artist William Pajaud; and collector Bill Perkins. Moderating the discussion will be Franklin Sirmans, department head, Contemporary Art at LACMA. At the museum’s Brown Auditorium. Free.

Tonight, Palate Food + Wine adds live jazz to its Tuesday wine tasting. Get three tastings for $10 and explore the wines of eccentric wine producer Bill Hawley/Random Ridge Winery. Bottles on the tasting menu are 10% off, too. 6:30-9 pm.

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The Moth LA holds its monthly Eastside edition tonight at El Cid. With the theme “witness,” storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute true story. Reading from notes or doing standup is not allowed. This night is about telling a story...with a beginning and an end. Hosted by Brian Finklestein, doors open at 6 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door.

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