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Pencil This In: Antarctica's Animals and Icebergs on Exhibit, Joseph Nye at Zócalo, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon at ALOUD

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Archangel, mixed media on paper, by Cynthia Alexander. | Image: Courtesy of Tag Gallery

Archangel, mixed media on paper, by Cynthia Alexander. | Image: Courtesy of Tag Gallery

Tonight the G2 Gallery opens Faces from the Southern Ocean, an exhibition of 35 prints of animals and icebergs from Antarctica by artist and photographer J.J. L’Heureux. L’Heureux will give an artist’s talk at the gallery Friday, April 8, at 7:30 pm, and the closing reception will be held on May 6, 6:30-9 pm. ALOUD
ALOUD at the Central Library welcomes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, former ABC news reporter and a current Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She’ll be talking about her book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana with Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace on American Public Media. The nonfiction work focuses on the story of an unlikely entrepreneur who saved her family and inspired her community in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Free, but reservations recommended. At the Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. 7 pm.

CAST LA (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) holds a cocktail reception and mixer as a lead-up to its celebrity Gala in May poolside at the Viceroy Santa Monica tonight. CAST Executive Director Kay Buck and survivor and headlining playwright, Udaya Kanthi Salgadu (Letters From My Mother) will address guests during the reception.
Live DJ and $10 Specialty Cocktail Bacardi Limon Mojito will benefit CAST. 7-9 pm.

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Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye visits Zócalo tonight at 7 pm for the program What Does Power Mean in the Digital Age? In his latest book, The Future of Power, Nye argues that “smart power” and new technologies coalesce in unexpected ways. “As the collapse of one regime in Tunisia and then another in Egypt recently demonstrated, the guns of hard power can be nearly defenseless against the inventiveness of smart power.” At The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. Free, but reservations recommended.

TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station opens an exhibition today featuring the work Cynthia Alexander and Suki Kuss. The reception will be held Saturday, April 2 from 5-8 pm and the artist talk is on April 16 at 2 pm.

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